Place:Pirbright, Surrey, England

Alt namesCovesource: hamlet in parish
Stanford Commonsource: settlement in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.3°N 0.65°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoWoking Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Guildford Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Guildford District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Pirbright is a village and civil parish in the Guildford District or Borough of Surrey. The parish contains one buffered sub-locality, Stanford Common which is located near the Pirbright Institute, Britain's farm animal disease research institute.

Explorer Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) has his imposing boulder grave at the end of the grounds of the grade II* (mid category) listed medieval church and the nearby headwater Hodge Brook accordingly is marked as Congo Stream, between Ruwenzori and Stanley Hills, two other places in the village that have names from Africa.

Ecclesiastically Pirbright was a chapelry in the ancient parish of Woking.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Pirbright.

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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