Place:Ottershaw, Surrey, England

TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.367°N 0.533°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoGodley Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Chertsey, Surrey, Englandcivil parish in which it was located until 1974
Runnymede District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Ottershaw is a village of more than 2,800 people now located in the Runnymede District of Surrey, England about 20 miles to the south-west of London. It is in the mixed rural and suburban Foxhills ward and is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Ottershaw first established in 1864. Before 1864 it was a chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Chertsey.

Immediately surrounding settlements are West Byfleet, Woodham, Addlestone and Chertsey.

The map of Surrey circa 1900 (when blown up) provides an good image of the parish of Chertsey and the various settlements within it. This map is from from the website, 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.)

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


  • 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 Chertsey which includes references to Ottershaw