Ashtead  Surrey


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

ASHTEAD, a parish in Epsom district, Surrey; on the Croydon and Leatherhead railway, 2½ miles SW of Epsom. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Epsom. Acres, 2,522. Real property, £3,519. Pop., 729. Houses, 124. The property is divided among a few. Ashtead House, the seat of the Howard family, is a splendid mansion, and contains some good pictures. ...

The park has some venerable old oaks and elms, and a long avenue of limes; and is well stocked with deer. Ashtead Common, above the park, commands picturesque views; and contains, among wood, an ancient entrenchment. The Roman Stone-street passed through the parish; and has left relics in the materials of the church. There is a mineral spring, similar to that of Epsom. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £499.* Patrons, the Heirs of the late Hon. Col. Howard. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower; and embodies Roman bricks and tiles in its walls; but has undergone numerous alterations. Sir Robert Howard used to entertain Charles II. in a mansion which occupied the site of the present Ashtead House. an alms house for six poor widows has £32 from endowment, and other charities £16.

Ashtead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th September 2021

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