Place:Witley, Surrey, England

Alt namesBrook (Witley)source: hamlet in parish
Sandhillssource: hamlet in parish
Wormleysource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.15°N 0.633°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoGodalming Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hambledon Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Waverley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Witley is a village and civil parish in the Waverley District or Borough of Waverley in Surrey. It is centred southwest of the county town, Guildford, and also southwest of the town of Godalming. The land is made up of mixed rural (from woods to cultivated fields, including some of the forested Greensand Ridge) and suburban areas.

The small town of Milford is located in the north of the parish. It is unusual for a settlement of this size to be found in a civil parish with a different name. Occupying the hills in the south-west of Witley are Sandhills and Brook (Witley). There is another hamlet named Brook (Albury) northeast of Guildford.

The parish is served by two stations on the Portsmouth Direct Line: Witley station, actually sited to the south in nearby Wormley, and, to the north, Milford station, which is more or less equidistant between Milford and Witley. Its church dates to before the Norman Conquest and the village has a private sector, charitable co-educational boarding and day school founded in 1553 by King Edward VI and Nicholas Ridley.

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


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