Lingfield  Surrey


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

LINGFIELD, a village and a parish in the district of East Grinstead and county of Surrey. The village stands on a headstream of the river Medway, 4 miles N of East Grinstead, and 4 SE by S of Godstone r. station; contains some ancient timber houses; and has a post office under East Grinstead.—The parish contains also Arding-Run, Plaistow-Street, Ridlands-Green, DormansLand, Dryhill, Beacon-Heath, Apsley-Town, BaldwinsHill, Chartham-Park, and Fieldcourt. ...

Acres, 9,010. Real property, £10,138. Pop. in 1851,2,141; in 1861, 2,202. Houses, 420. The property is much subdivided. Wilderwick, Farrindons, Claridges, Porters-Hall, Fieldcourt-Lodge, and Haxted House are principal residences. Starborough Castle, 2½ miles E of the village, was built in the time of Edward III.; was a seat of the Cobhams; was garrisoned by the parliamentarian forces, in the civil wars of Charles I.; was subsequently demolished; and is represented now by only the moat, and some traces of the foundations. A modern house, bearing the castle's name, is the seat of Miss Tonge. A chalybeate spring is on Lingfield Common. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £145. Patrons, the Trustees of the late M. Atkins, Esq. The church is chiefly later English; includes earlier portions; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire; and contains eleven stalls, an ancient oak lecturn, a later English altar-tomb, and a number of brasses and other monuments of the Cobhams, the Howards, and others. A college, for a provost, chaplains, and clerks of the Carthusian order, wa" funded, at the W end of the churchyard, in 1431, by Reginald Lord Cobham; had endowments which, at the dissolution, were valued at upwards of £79; continued to be in a perfect state, in the time of Aubrey; but was taken down, to give place to a farm-house in the time of George I. There are two Baptist chapels, national and infant schools, a lending library, a workhouse, and charities £90.

Lingfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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