Hambledon  Surrey


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

HAMBLEDON, a village, a parish, and a district in Surrey. The village stands 1½ mile NE of Witley r. station, and 3½ S of Godalming; and has a post office under Godalming. The parish comprises 1, 556 acres. Real property, £1, 634. Pop., 557. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. ...

A remarkable group of ancient chestnuts is at Burghgate; and an excellent building stone, called the Burghgate stone, is there. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £207.* Patron, the Earl of Radnor. The church is almost entirely modern. The workhouse is at the verge of the parish; and, in 1861, had 133 inmates.—The district comprehends the sub-district of Witley, containing the parishes of Hambledon, Witley, Thursley, Elstead, Pepper-Harrow, Haslemere, Chiddingfold, and Hascombe; and the sub-district of Cranley, containing the parishes of Cranley, Ewhurst, Dunsfold, Bramley, Shalford, St. Martha-on-the-Hill, Wonersh, and Alford, -the last partly in Sussex. Acres, 60, 351. Poor rates in 1863, £, 899. Pop. in 185, 1, 552; in 186, 13, 907. Houses, 2, 724. Marriages in 186, 79; births, 442, -of which 24 were illegitimate; deaths, 207, -of which 62 were at ages under 5 years, and 11 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 868; births, 4, 238; deaths, 2, 336. The places of worship, in 1851, were 17 of the Church of England, with 4, 867 sittings; 5 of Inpendents, with 765 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 100 s.; 1 of Wesleyans, with 124 s.; and 1 undefined, with 130 s. The schools were 16 public day schools, with 1, 095 scholars; 24 private day schools, with 480 s.; 20 Sunday schools, with 1, 404 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 32 s.

Hambledon through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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