Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HORLEY

HORLEY, a parish and a sub-district, in Reigate disstrict, Surrey. The parish lies in the Weald, on the river Mole, adjacent to the London and Brighton railway, 4¾ miles S by E of Reigate; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office‡ under Crawley. Acres, 7, 215. Real property, £7, 858. Pop., 1, 587. Houses, 268. The property is subdivided. The limits include Kennersley manor, Horley Lodge, Mason's Bridge, and Horse-Hill, -the last a conspicuous object. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £410.* Patron, Christ's Hospital, London. The church is early English, in good condition; and has a shingle spire. The vicarage of Sidlow Bridge is a separate benefice. There are a Baptist chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, national schools, and charities £25.—The sub-district contains six parishes. Acres, 28, 550. Pop., 6, 405. Houses, 1, 130.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a parish and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Horley AP/CP       Horley SubD       Surrey AncC
Place: Horley

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