Place:Chilworth, Surrey, England

Alt namesSt. Marthasource: Family History Library Catalog
St. Martha-on-the-Hillsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.214°N 0.538°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoSt. Martha, Surrey, Englandparish in which it is located
Guildford District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Chilworth is a village in the Guildford District or Borough of Surrey, southeast of Guildford. The village occupies both sides of the Tillingbourne between outcrops of the Greensand Ridge including St. Martha's Hill. Chilworth is split between two civil parishes, St. Martha's civil parish to the east and Shalford civil parish to the west.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Chilworth from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CHILWORTH, a hamlet and a parish in Hambledon [registration] district, Surrey. The hamlet lies N of the river Wey, adjacent to the Reading and Redhill railway, 2½ miles SE by E of Guildford; and has a station on the railway. The parish is called also St. Martha-on-the-Hill; and its post town is Guildford. Acres: 1,070. Population: 168. Houses: 23. The property is divided among a few. St. Martha's Hill consists of sandstone; is about 600 feet high; and commands a rich and various view. Paper mills and powder mills are in the pretty vale of Chilworth, below the hill; but have ceased, for a time, to be worked. The living is a donative in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £25. Patron: Lord Lovaine. The church stands on St. Martha's Hill; and is a restored cruciform ancient chapel, which belonged to the priory of Newark."

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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.)

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  • The Victoria History of the County of Surrey is a series of three volumes available online through British History Online. The volumes were written over the past hundred or so years by a number of authors and cover various sections of Surrey. A list of the volumes and what each contains can be found under the source Victoria History of the County of Surrey. Both volumes 3 and 4 contain areas which are part of Greater London and parts of modern Surrey.
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