Place:Abinger, Surrey, England

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NameAbinger
Alt namesAbinger Commonsource: hamlet in parish
Abinger Hammersource: hamlet in parish
Forest Greensource: hamlet in parish
Oakwoodsource: hamlet in parish
Oakwood Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Sutton Abingersource: hamlet in parish
Walliswoodsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.2°N 0.39°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoWotton Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dorking Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1933-1974
Mole Valley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


:the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Abinger is a large, well-wooded and mostly rural civil parish that lies between the settlements of Dorking, Shere and Ewhurst in Mole Valley District, Surrey, England. It adjoins Wotton Common on the same side of Leith Hill and includes Abinger Hammer, Sutton Abinger, Abinger Common, Forest Green, Walliswood, Oakwood Hill and some outskirts of Holmbury St. Mary. More than half of the parish lies on the Greensand Ridge, while the remainder is divided between the Vale of Holmesdale and the North Downs.

Abinger parish was part of the Dorking Rural District from 1894 until 1933, the Dorking and Horley Rural District from 1933 until 1974, and of the Mole Valley District since 1974.

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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.)

Registration Districts

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