Place:


Alfold  Surrey

 

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

ALFOLD, Aldfold, or Awfold, a parish in the district of Hambledon, and counties of Surrey and Sussex; on the Wey and Arundel canal, 6½ miles SE of Witley r. station, and 8 SSE of Godalming. It has a post office under Horsham. Acres, 2,883. Real property, £1,970. Pop., 535. Houses, 96. ...


Much of the surface is wood land; and little yields any grain but oats. Several French refugees from the massacre on St. Bartholomew's day settled here, and erected a glass manufactory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £205.* Patron, the Rev. L. W. Elliott. The church is Norman.

Alfold through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4093

Date accessed: 26th March 2017


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