Limpsfield  Surrey


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

LIMPSFIELD, a village and a parish in Godstone district, Surrey. The village stands 6 miles NE of Godstone r. station, and 12 ENE of Reigate; and has a postoffice under Red Hill. The parish contains also Moorhouse, Tenchley, and Trevereux. Acres, 3,904. Real property, £5,384. Pop., 1,216. ...

Houses, 245. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to G. W. G. Leveson Gower, Esq. Hookwood, adjoining the village, is the seat of Mrs. Gower; Tenchley Park is the seat of Seymour Teulon, Esq.; Moor House is the residence of J. F. Harris, Esq.; and Trevereux is the property of H. Cox, Esq. A house near the centre of the village was long occupied by Mrs. Stanhope, the writer of well known published letters to her husband, Philip Stanhope, the natural son of Lord Chesterfield. A picturesque common, clumped with firs, lies above the village; and other parts of the parochial surface are diversified and beautiful. Staffords-Wood is a favourite resort of gypsies. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £699.* Patron, W. Leveson Gower, Esq. The church is mainly early English, in good condition; has a tower, possibly Norman, with a piscina in the S wall, and surmounted by a spire; comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel; and contains a fine marble monument to Lord Elphinstone. There are a Baptist chapel, national and infant schools, and charities £4.

Limpsfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th December 2021

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