Place:Tongham, Surrey, England

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NameTongham
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.237°N 0.732°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoFarnham Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Seale, Surrey, Englandadjoining parish with which it had links as Seale and Tongham
Guildford Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Guildford District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tongham is a village in the District or Borough of Guildford in Surrey located close to the town of Aldershot, northeast Hampshire. The village's buildings occupy most of the west of the civil parish, adjoining the A31 road and the A331 road. The boundaries take in Poyle Park in the east and the replacement to Runfold's manor house in the west.

Tongham was a chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Seale, but in 1866 became a separate ecclesiastical and civil parish. [At this point documentation of Tongham fades out. Neither A Vision of Britain through Time or Wikipedia are completely informative. Tongham is still an ecclesiastical parish and, according to Wikipedia is also a civil parish, but A Vision of Britain through Time infers it joined up with Seale.

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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

  • 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.

Parishes in the Alton Hundred of Hampshire and the Farnham Hundred of Surrey have been omitted from the Victoria County Histories. This may be because they were set up later than the other hundreds.


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