|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Surrey, England|
|See also||Tandridge Hundred, Surrey, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Godstone Rural, Surrey, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1929|
|Caterham and Warlingham, Surrey, England||urban district of which it was part 1929-1974|
|Tandridge District, Surrey, England||district 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.
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
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.
- In 1965 Staines and Sunbury were transferred from Middlesex to Surrey. In 1974 these areas became the new District of Spelthorne. Most records relating to the former Middlesex area are held by the London Metropolitan Archives.
- 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 | Woldingham, Surrey, England | Tandridge Hundred, Surrey, England | Godstone Rural, Surrey, England | Caterham and Warlingham, Surrey, England | Tandridge District, Surrey, England