Place:Woldingham, Surrey, England

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NameWoldingham
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.2867°N 0.03825°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoTandridge Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Godstone Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1929
Caterham and Warlingham, Surrey, Englandurban district of which it was part 1929-1974
Tandridge District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Woldingham is a village and civil parish high on the North Downs in Surrey. It is within the M25 motorway ring which surrounds London and is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) south-by-southeast of central London; its buildings lie at 150–248m above sea level. Situated between Oxted and Warlingham, the village had 2,141 inhabitants in the UK census of 2011. Central London can be reached in 33 minutes by train and the village is served by the Oxted lines. Many of Woldingham's inhabitants work in Croydon or central London, making Woldingham part of the London commuter belt.

Woldingham was part of the Godstone Rural District from 1894 until 1929 when it was absorbed into Caterham and Warlingham Urban District. Since 1974 it has been part of the wider Tandridge District.

Image:Tandridge District before 1974.png

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Woldingham. Includes sections on various manors in the area and their owners over time. Most of this material is taken from The Victoria History of Surrey, chapter 4 (see Research Tips).


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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