Place:Artington, Surrey, England

Alt namesLoseley Parksource: from redirect
Guildford St. Nicholassource: alternate spelling
Littletonsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.219°N 0.581°W
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1908)
See alsoGodalming Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Guildford St. Nicolas, Surrey, Englandecclesiastical parish from which it was formed in 1894
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

Artington was formed as a civil parish in 1894. Formerly it was a tything in the ecclesiastical and civil parish of Guildford St. Nicolas which covered part of Guildford, Surrey as well as the rural area to the town's southwest.

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Artington encompasses several farms on the west bank of the River Wey from 1 mile (1.6 km) to 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Guildford town centre, above the ford which gave Guildford its name. It is crossed by the North Downs Way and Portsmouth Road. It contains Loseley Park, a country estate with dairy and the hamlet of Littleton. The 2011 UK census gave a population of 359 for the parish, an increase of more than 10% over 10 years.

Artington Manor was granted to the More family (later More-Molyneux family) who still own and run Loseley Park. Braboeuf Manor is a now the campus of The College of Law and, having much greater lands including Millmead, Guildford. It was held first by Stephen de Turnham (died 1214), who assigned part to his daughter Alice de Bendeng. It was then was held for centuries by various listed descendants named de Braboeuf, and then further named family relatives.

Guildford St. Nicolas

Guildford St. Nicolas [note spelling, re-directed here] was one of the ecclesiastical parishes of Guildford that also became a civil parish in 1837 (when civil registration began across England and Wales). It retained this status until 1908 when Guildford took responsibility for civil registration within its boundaries. However, part of it was hived off to create the parish of Artington in 1894.

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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