Place:Ash and Normandy, Surrey, England

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NameAsh and Normandy
Alt namesNormandysource: hamlet in parish until 1965
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.249°N 0.7248°W
Located inSurrey, England     (1869 - 1955)
See alsoGodley Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Woking Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Farnham Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Guildford Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district of which it was part 1933-1965
Ash, Surrey, Englandcivil parish revived in 1965
Guildford District, Surrey, Englanddistrict 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")

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  • Victoria County History chapter on Ash (Ash is considered to be in Woking Hundred in the VCH.)