Shirley  Surrey


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

SHIRLEY, a chapelry, with a village, in Croydon parish, Surrey; 1¾ mile E of Croydon r. station. It has a post-office under Croydon. Pop., 642. Houses, 120. S. House is the seat of the Earl of Eldon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop ofThe church is modern.

Shirley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th September 2021

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