"STOKE-NEXT-GUILFORD, a parish in the first division of the hundred of Woking, county Surrey, half a mile N. of Guilford, within which borough it is, situated. The parish, which is intersected by the Wey canal, is bounded on the N. by Worplesdown and Woking, and on the E. by Merrow. The village, which is considerable, is situated on the road by Kingston to Portsmouth. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Winchester, value £597, in the patronage of trustees. The church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, is an ancient structure containing several monuments. There are three almshouses for six aged women, founded by H. and W. Parsons, also other charities producing about £100 per annum."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]