An 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Limpsfield


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868



"LIMPSFIELD, a parish in the first division of the hundred of Tandridge, county Surrey, 4½ miles E. of Godstone, its post town, and 10 from Croydon. The village is large, but principally agricultural. It is situated on the road from Croydon to Maidstone. Chalk is quarried for burning into lime. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £694.

The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Winchester, value £595. The church; dedicated to St. Peter, has a tower surmounted by a wooden spire and containing a clock. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. There are National and infant schools for both sexes. The Wesleyans have a chapel, situated on the common. Hook Wood is the principal residence. G. W. G. Leveson Gower, Esq., is lord of the manor."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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