|Alt names||Thames-Ditton||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Claygate||source: village in parish until 1974|
|Giggs Hill||source: village in parish|
|Weston Green||source: village in parish|
|Located in||Surrey, England|
|See also||Elmbridge Hundred, Surrey, England||ancient county division in which it was part located|
|Kingston Hundred, Surrey, England||ancient county division in which it was part located|
|Esher and the Dittons, Surrey, England||urban district of which it was part 1895-1933|
|Esher, Surrey, England||urban district of which it was part 1933-1974|
|Elmbridge District, Surrey, England||district municipality in which it has been located 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
Thames Ditton is a suburban village by and on the River Thames, on the edge of southwest Greater London, and in the Elmbridge District or Borough of Surrey, England. It has a large inhabited island in the river but is otherwise on the southern bank, its centre located 12.2 miles (19.6 km) southwest of Charing Cross in central London. Its clustered village centre and shopping area on a winding High Street is surrounded by housing, schools and sports areas. Its riverside is situated opposite Hampton Court Palace Gardens in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Its railway station is one of two on the Hampton Court Branch Line and is 500m from riverside end of the village centre and the village of Weston Green that was hived off from it in 1939. Two other villages within the modern parish are Claygate and Giggs Hill. Thames Ditton was part of Esher and the Dittons Urban District from 1895 until 1933 when the name of the urban district was changed to Esher Urban District.
Thames Ditton joins Long Ditton and Weston Green in occupying the land between Surbiton, Esher and East Molesey. Although reduced to less than one square mile, it formerly covered more than four square miles.
Thames Ditton was originally a chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Kingston upon Thames.
Claygate became an ecclesiastical parish in 1840, but was always linked to Thames Ditton for civil administration until 1974. (Source: "A Vision of Britain through Time")
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Thames Ditton. There is a lot of information here.
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.)
- In 1889 the County of London was created, and the areas of the modern London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth were removed from Surrey. The records of these areas are held either by the London Metropolitan Archives or by the local boroughs, but the Surrey History Centre holds pre-1889 Quarter Sessions records for this area.
- Also in 1889, Croydon was made into a county borough exempt from county administration. Croydon became a London borough in 1965, and most Croydon records are held by the Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives.
- In 1965 more of Surrey was lost to London, with the creation of the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and an expanded Croydon. For these areas, records are held by the local boroughs (either in their archives or local studies libraries) or the Surrey History Centre. The London Metropolitan Archives may also have some material.
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- 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.
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
Categories: Surrey, England | Thames Ditton, Surrey, England | Elmbridge Hundred, Surrey, England | Kingston Hundred, Surrey, England | Esher and the Dittons, Surrey, England | Esher, Surrey, England | Elmbridge District, Surrey, England