|Alt names||Bunce Common||source: settlement in parish|
|Dawes Green||source: settlement in parish|
|Dawesgreen||source: spelling variant|
|Nalderswood||source: settlement in parish|
|Shellwood Cross||source: settlement in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Surrey, England|
|See also||Reigate Hundred, Surrey, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Reigate Rural, Surrey, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1933|
|Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, England||rural district in which it was located 1933-1974|
|Mole Valley District, Surrey, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Leigh is a village and civil parish in Surrey, between Reigate, Dorking and Charlwood in the east of Mole Valley District. The village centre is suburban and its remainder is agricultural, interspersed by four satellite clustered localities: Dawesgreen, Bunce Common, Shellwood Cross and Nalderswood which benefit from the amenities of the village. A minority of the remainder of the parish is woodland.
Leigh was part of the Reigate Rural District from 1894 until 1933, the Dorking and Horley Rural District from 1933 until 1974, and of the Mole Valley District since 1974. The four communities listed above are briefly described in Wikipedia and have all been redirected here.
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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.)
- 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.
- 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.
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
Categories: Surrey, England | Leigh, Surrey, England | Reigate Hundred, Surrey, England | Reigate Rural, Surrey, England | Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, England | Mole Valley District, Surrey, England