An 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Reigate


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868



"REIGATE, a parish, post and market town, municipal and parliamentary borough, in the hundred of the same name, county Surrey, 2 miles from Redhill, 11 E. of Guildford, and 21 S.W. of London. It is a station on the Reading branch of the South-Eastern railway. This place, which is of considerable antiquity, is mentioned in Domesday Book as Cherche felle, and was subsequently called Church-field in Reigate. It is situated upon a rocky eminence, intersected by a branch of the river Mole, and near the head of Holmesdale. " (There is more of this description).

"RED HILL, a village in the parish of Reigate, first division of the hundred of Reigate, county Surrey, 2 miles from Reigate, and 22 from London. It is a junction station on the South Eastern and Brighton railways, where the Dover and Reading branches turn off. It is situated under the chalk hills. The Philanthropic Society's farm school for convicts' children, originally established at St. George's Fields, in 1788, was removed here in 1849, when the late lamented Prince Consort laid the first stone of the present building. There are two district churches, one dedicated to St. John, is a perpetual Our.,* the other, dedicated to St. Matthew, is a curacy,* joint value £190, in the diocese of Winchester, and in the patronage of the bishop."

"REIGATE-FOREIGN, a liberty in the parish and borough of Reigate, first division of Reigate hundred, county Surrey. See Reigate."

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