Place:Horsell, Surrey, England

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NameHorsell
Alt namesHorshillsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 0.567°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoGodley Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Woking District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Horsell is an ancient village and a civil parish in the District or Borough of Woking of Surrey, located less than a mile northwest ofWoking town centre. In November 2012, its population was 9,384.

Until the late 19th century, the village consisted of scattered cottages and farms, surrounded by fields, heathlands and nurseries. Suburban development eventually began in the 1880s, although the village remains largely rural in character.

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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