Place:Caterham, Surrey, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates51.283°N 0.067°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 1894-1899
Caterham and Warlingham, Surrey, Englandurban district of which it was part 1929-1974
Tandridge District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Contained Places
St. Mary the Virgin Church Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
:the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Caterham is a town in the Tandridge District of Surrey, England. Since it joined Tandridge District in 1974, the town is administratively divided into two as Caterham on the Hill and Caterham Valley. Caterham Valley includes the main town centre in the middle of a dry valley. The town lies close to the A22 road, centred 21 miles (34 km) from Guildford and 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Croydon in the North Downs. Caterham on the Hill is above the valley to the west. Due to its proximity to London, Caterham is a commuter town, with small-to-medium sized businesses of its own but relatively few business/industrial parks.

Caterham was joined with the neighbouring town of Warlingham to create the urban district of Caterham and Warlingham in 1929. The combined urban district became part of the non-metropolitan Tandridge District in 1974.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Caterham. There is a long "History" section covering local manor-owning families.

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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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