Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for EWHURST

EWHURST, a parish in Hambledon district, Surrey; at the edge of the Weald, 5 miles S of Gomshall r. station, and 8 SW of Dorking. It has a post office under Guildford. Acres, 5, 483. Real property, £4, 416. Pop., 881. Houses, 174. The property is much subdivided. Baynards, in the S part of the parish, is the seat of the Rev. T. Thurlow; was built, about 1577, by Sir George More of Losely; has been well restored; is a good specimen of Tudor architecture; and contains a remarkable portrait of Queen Elizabeth, and the charter chest of Sir Thomas More. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £468. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church stands high, and was almost wholly rebuilt in 1839. There are national schools.

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

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Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Ewhurst CP/AP       Hambledon RegD/PLU       Surrey AncC
Place: Ewhurst

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