Place:Stoke next Guildford, Surrey, England

NameStoke next Guildford
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.237°N 0.588°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 1894-1904
Guildford, Surrey, Englandborough into which it was merged in 1904
Guildford District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Stoke next Guildford is an old suburb of Guildford, now more part of the centre of the town than it was a century or more ago. It was formally merged into Guildford in 1904. It was the location of the local workhouse. [There is no article in Wikipedia.]

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

"STOKE-NEXT-GUILDFORD, a parish in Guildford district, Surrey; on the river Wey, adjacent on when to Guildford town and [railway] station, and partly within Guildford borough. Acres: 2,314. Real property: £14,347; of which £570 are in gasworks. Population in 1851: 2,507; in 1861: 3,797, -of whom 286 were in Guildford workhouse. Houses: 709. The erection of numerous houses was the reason of the increase of population; and the erection of many more was in progress at the taking of the census. The manor belonged to the Crown from the time of the Confessor till that of John; was then given to the see of London; reverted to the Crown in the first year of Elizabeth; passed afterwards to various persons; and belongs now to the Onslows. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £597. Patron: Rev. S. Paynter. The church has been repaired and enlarged. A chapel of ease to the mother church was erected in 1868. There are a widows' almshouse-hospital with £113 a year, and other charities £36."

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  • Victoria County History chapter on Stoke next Guildford (or Stoke juxta Guildford)