- source: Family History Library Catalog
Holmwood was created a civil parish in 1933 from the southern part of the former parish of Dorking Rural which itself was, for the most part, south of the town of Dorking. (The northern part of Dorking Rural Parish was renamed Milton at the same time.) The area of Dorking Rural Parish contained the two settlements of North Holmwood and South Holmwood. North Holmwood became a village in Milton Parish and is now contiguous with Dorking, while South Holmwood became the most built-up part of Holmwood. Another hamlet, Mid Holmwood, was also located in Holmwood Parish.
At the time the two parishes were created, the original Rural District of Dorking was abolished and replaced by the wider Rural District of Dorking and Horley. Since 1974 the whole area is contained in the Mole Valley District of Surrey.
NOTE: Settlements in italics have been redirected to their respective parishes.
Surrey Research Tips
Part of a list taken from GENUKI
Archives and Libraries
Surrey Cemeteries & Crematoriums
- Registration Districts in Surrey for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre)
- In 1889 the County of London was created, and the areas of the modern London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth were removed from Surrey. The records of these areas are held either by the London Metropolitan Archives or by the local boroughs, but the Surrey History Centre holds pre-1889 Quarter Sessions records for this area.
- Also in 1889, Croydon was made into a county borough exempt from county administration. Croydon became a London borough in 1965, and most Croydon records are held by the Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives.
- In 1965 more of Surrey was lost to London, with the creation of the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and an expanded Croydon. For these areas, records are held by the local boroughs (either in their archives or local studies libraries) or the Surrey History Centre. The London Metropolitan Archives may also have some material.
- In 1965 Staines and Sunbury were transferred from Middlesex to Surrey. In 1974 these areas became the new District of Spelthorne. Most records relating to the former Middlesex area are held by the London Metropolitan Archives.