Place:Godstone, Surrey, England

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NameGodstone
Alt namesBlindley Heathsource: settlement in parish
South Godstonesource: settlement in parish
The Enterdentsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 0.067°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoTandridge Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Godstone Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tandridge District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Contained Places
Cemetery
St. John the Evangelist's Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog



the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Godstone is a village and civil parish in the Tandridge District of Surrey. It is centred 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Reigate at the junction of the A22 and A25 roads, and near the M25 motorway on the escarpment of the North Downs to the north. In its far south it has a railway station, with its own small community, South Godstone, separated by agricultural land. Two other communities exist tied to Godstone, The Enterdent and Blindley Heath. The Greensand Way and the North Downs Way long-distance paths pass through areas of Godstone.

Godstone has a smaller population than Oxted, 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east, which is the administrative centre of its mid-unit of local government, the Tandridge District. Westerham, Kent is 6 miles (9.7 km) east. The county town of Guildford is 22 miles (35 km) due west and central London is 18.1 miles (29.1 km) north.

Godstone was part of the Godstone Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and of the Tandridge District since 1974.

Image:Tandridge District before 1974.png

Surrey Research Tips

Government

Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

  • Registration Districts in Surrey from their introduction in 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.

GENUKI provisions

The website GENUKI provides a very comprehensive list of reference sources for the County of Surrey. It includes:

  • Archives and Libraries
  • Church record availability for both Surrey and the former Surrey part of Greater London
  • 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
  • Lists of cemeteries
  • Local family history societies
  • A list of historic maps online

History


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