Place:Ockley, Surrey, England

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NameOckley
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.148°N 0.363°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoWotton Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dorking Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 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
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ockley is a rural village and civil parish in Surrey, England. It is lies astride the A29 road, the modern road using the alignment of Stane Street (Chichester). The A29 diverges from the A24 from London about 2.5 miles northeast and takes the alignment of Stane Street a mile north of the village. It has a medieval parish church.

Nicholas Culpeper, a leading herbalist of the Stuart period, was born here on 18 October 1616.

Ockley 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.

Image:Dorking and Rural District post 1933.png

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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