Place:Walton on the Hill, Surrey, England

NameWalton on the Hill
Alt namesWalton-on-the-Hillsource: FamilySearch
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.283°N 0.25°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoReigate Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Banstead, Surrey, Englandurban district in which it was located 1933-1974
Reigate and Banstead (district), Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality in which it is located
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Walton on the Hill, Surrey, is a village in England midway between the market towns of Reigate and Epsom. It lies on the North Downs, just inside the M25 London orbital motorway. It borders to the north-east its post town, Tadworth. Other neighbouring villages are Kingswood and Headley. The village is served by Tadworth railway station which provides a commuter line into London Bridge Station.

Walton on the Hill was part of the Reigate Rural District from 1894 until 1933, the Banstead Urban District from 1933 until 1974, and of the Reigate and Banstead District since 1974.


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The Romans are known to have settled here in the 1st century AD: a substantial villa has been excavated in Sandlands Road, and is believed to have been inhabited until around 400 AD. Roman finds have been discovered here and in the neighbouring village of Headley.

Walton-on-the-Hill lay within the Copthorne hundred, an administrative division devised by the Saxons.

Walton-on-the-Hill was called Waltone in Domesday Book of 1086. It was held by John from Richard Fitz Gilbert. Its Domesday assets were: 2 hides and 1 virgate. It had 5½ ploughs, 1 house in Southwark. It rendered £6. There is an early post-conquest motte within the grounds of Walton Place, the remains of a timber castle. The name Walton comes from settlement/farmstead of Wealas - Anglo-Saxon (Old English) for "Celtic-speaking tribes" or by derivation, "strangers/foreigners", see later form Welsh people and related old-fashioned phrases.

A legal record of 1418 mentioning 'Wauton Athill may refer to the village.

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