Place:Pyrford, Surrey, England

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NamePyrford
Alt namesPirfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.315°N 0.506°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoGodley Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Woking District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Pyrford is a village in the Borough of Woking in Surrey, England. It is located on the River Wey, around 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the town of Woking and just south of West Byfleet; the M25 motorway is also nearby.

The village sits on raised mixed heath soil, and has historical links with the Westminster Abbey, in whose possession it remained between the Norman Conquest in 1066 and the Dissolution of the Monasteries nearly five hundred years later.

Famous residents include the poet John Donne (1572-1631).

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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