Place:Chipstead, Surrey, England

Alt namesHooleysource: hamlet in parish
Netherne-on-the-Hillsource: hamlet in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.3°N 0.167°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoReigate Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Reigate Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Banstead, Surrey, Englandurban district in which it was located 1933-1974
Reigate and Banstead District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Chipstead is a predominantly commuter village in north-east Surrey, England. Its rolling landscape meant that Chipstead's development was late and restricted compared to parishes of comparable distance from London.

The parish contains the hamlets of Hooley and Netherne-on-the-Hill. (redirected here)

Chipstead was part of the Reigate Rural District from 1894 until 1933, the Banstead Urban District from 1933 until 1974, and of the Tandridge District since 1974.

A nineteenth century description

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

"CHIPSTEAD, a parish in Reigate [registration] district, Surrey; on the Brighton railway, 2 miles N of Merstham [railway] station, and 5 NNE of Reigate. It has a post office under Red Hill [Redhill]. Acres 2,333. Real property: £2,592. Population: 541. Houses: 110. The property is divided among a few. Pirbright is the seat of Rasch, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £431. Patron: Col. Hylton Jolliffe. The church ranges from early Norman to perpendicular English; has a low central tower; stands on a conspicuous site; was recently well restored; and contains mementos of the Stephenses, the eldest daughter of Hooker, author of the "Ecclesiastical Polity, " and Sir Edward Banks, the architect. An endowed school has £70 a year."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Chipstead.

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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