An 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Woodmansterne


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868



"WOODMANSTERNE, a parish in the first division of Wallington hundred, county Surrey, 5 miles S.E. of Epsom, 4 S.W. of Croydon, and 2½ S. of the Carshalton railway station. This parish, also called Woodmanstone or Woodmansthorne, is situated on Banstead Downs, near the line of the London and Brighton railway, and contains "The Oaks," formerly an inn, but converted into a hunting seat by the late General Burgoyne, and now a seat of the Earl of Derby. The surface, which is said to be the highest ground in the county, is varied by several sheets of water, one of which, near the church, is called Mere Pond, about 420 feet above the Thames. In this parish is Stagbury, the seat of the Walpole family, and Shortes House, an old building with curiously carved wainscotting.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester, value £300, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. There is a National school, built in 1839. The charities produce £6 per annum."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003] These pages are intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.