Place:Elstead, Surrey, England

Alt namesCharleshillsource: settlement in parish
Elstead Commonsource: settlement in parish
Pot Commonsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.183°N 0.717°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoFarnham Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hambledon Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Waverley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Elstead is a semi-rural civil parish in the Waverley District of Surrey, England with shops, houses and cottages spanning the north and south sides of the River Wey; the development is concentrated on two roads that meet at a central green. The population as at the UK census of 2011 was 2,557.

Elstead includes the village of Pot Common to the south. Hamlets in the parish, marginally separated from the village centre, are Charleshill and Elstead Common; both are rich in woodland. Elstead is on the B3001 road 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) west of the A3 road Milford interchange and lies between Farnham and Godalming.

Elstead's relative prosperity over the centuries can be partly attributed to the existence of the availability of a site for a watermill and a bridge over the river; parts of the bridge are dated to around 1300.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Elstead.

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


  • 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.

Parishes in the Alton Hundred of Hampshire and the Farnham Hundred of Surrey have been omitted from the Victoria County Histories. This may be because they were set up later than the other hundreds.

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