Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HAMBLEDON

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.

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

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Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Hambledon AP/CP       Hambledon RegD/PLU       Surrey AncC
Place: Hambledon

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