Effingham  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Effingham like this:

EFFINGHAM, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Surrey. The village stands 3¾ miles SW of Leatherhead r. station, and 4¼ NW by W of Dorking; has a post office under Leatherhead; was formerly a place of some importance, said to have contained sixteen churches; and gives the title of Earl to the Howards of Grange. ...

The parish, with the village, is in Dorking district, and comprises 3, 148 acres. Real property, £4, 094. Pop., 633. Houses, 122. The property is much subdivided. Effingham Hall is the seat of the Stringers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £370.* Patron, Andrew Cuthell, Esq. The church is ancient, has stalls, and is good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The hundred contains also two other parishes. Acres, 7, 347. Pop., 1, 958. Houses, 373.

Effingham through time

Effingham is now part of Guildford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Guildford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Effingham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Effingham, in Guildford and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th September 2021

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