|Name||Ash and Normandy|
|Alt names||Normandy||source: hamlet in parish until 1965|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Surrey, England (1869 - 1955)|
|See also||Godley Hundred, Surrey, England||ancient county division in which it was part located|
|Woking Hundred, Surrey, England||ancient county division in which it was part located|
|Farnham Rural, Surrey, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1933|
|Guildford Rural, Surrey, England||rural district of which it was part 1933-1965|
|Ash, Surrey, England||civil parish revived in 1965|
|Guildford District, Surrey, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
Ash and Normandy was a civil parish that evolved from the parish of Ash in northwest Surrey, England. According to John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 Normandy was a hamlet in the parish of Ash. At some point (no date is quoted in A Vision of Britain through Time) prior to 1894 Normandy was sufficiently recognized to share the parish name with Ash, and the civil parish of Ash and Normandy is found in the lists of civil parishes belonging to the rural districts of Farnham (1894-1933) and Guildford (1933-1974). In 1965 the link was abolished and the two settlements became separate civil parishes. (Source: "A Vision of Britain through Time")
Surrey Research Tips
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
- The Victoria History of the County of Surrey is a series of three volumes available online through British History Online. The volumes were written over the past hundred or so years by a number of authors and cover various sections of Surrey. A list of the volumes and what each contains can be found under the source Victoria History of the County of Surrey. Both volumes 3 and 4 contain areas which are part of Greater London and parts of modern Surrey.
- Victoria County History chapter on Ash (Ash is considered to be in Woking Hundred in the VCH.)
Categories: Surrey, England | Ash and Normandy, Surrey, England | Godley Hundred, Surrey, England | Woking Hundred, Surrey, England | Farnham Rural, Surrey, England | Guildford Rural, Surrey, England | Guildford District, Surrey, England