In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Surbiton like this:
SURBITON, a chapelry in Kingston-upon-Thames parish, Surrey; on the Southwestern railway, in the southern outskirts of Kingston. It was constituted in 1845; and it has a post-office‡ under Kingston-upon-Thames, and a r. station with telegraph. Rated property, £21,000. Pop., 4,691. ...
Houses, 726. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £150. Patrons, the Contts Family. The church was built in 1845; and is in the later English style, with tower and spire. An Independent chapel was built in 1866; and a Wesleyan chapel, used also as a temperance hall, was built in 1861. There are also a Roman Catholic chapel, and a national school.
Surbiton is now part of Kingston upon Thames district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kingston upon Thames has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Surbiton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Surbiton, in Kingston upon Thames and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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