Walton on the Hill, Surrey Genealogy
'WALTON-ON-THE-HILL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Reigate, First division of the hundred of Copthorne, W. division of Surrey, 4 miles (S. by E.) from Epsom; containing 362 inhabitants. This parish is situated between Epsom and Reigate, at the distance of about a mile from the London and Brighton road by way of Sutton. It comprises 2591a. 1r. 23p., a considerable portion of which is open down and common; the soil consists of gravel, chalk, and clay, variously disposed. The surface is very hilly, and the eminences are covered with an extensive range of woods, remarkable for a profusion of wild strawberries, and containing many valuable botanical plants; the scenery in every direction is beautiful, and from the southern extremity of the parish, fine views may be had of the Surrey hills and valleys, and also of the Sussex Downs. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 6. 5½.; patron, Capt. Carew: the tithes have been commuted for £340, and the glebe consists of 46 acres. The body of the church having fallen into decay, was rebuilt in 1826, by the parishioners; and an elegant octagonal tower was erected at the expense of Mrs. A. Paston Gee: the chancel contains some remains of stained glass; and there is a curious leaden font, formed with nine compartments, in each of which is a figure in a sitting posture. Roman tiles and pottery have been dug up in an inclosure on Walton Heatb, an ancient earthwork; where also a brass figure of Æsculapius has been found. In the parish are some springs, the water of which is of a mineral quality.'
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- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 453-457. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51374 Date accessed: 14 April 2011.
- Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm