The present church dates from ca. 1968. From around 1942 the congregation had worshipped, first in the Constitution Hall and then in converted huts on the site of the present church. In 1968 Ashtead St. Michael became a separate ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England
; from 1942 the various chapels had been daughter churches to Leatherhead Our lady and St. Peter.
There is no graveyard at the St. Michael's church. However early burials may have taken place at Ashtead St. Giles, the Anglican Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions church.
The inscriptions for the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Ashtead were noted by Arthur Ridley Bax (1844-1918). The notes are undated and were probably made around 1880 or 1890. There are around 400 names in the Index, which includes war graves from both World Wars.
Bax's notebooks are in the Library of Surrey Archaeological Society. They were filmed and transcribed by volunteers from West Surrey Family History Society and are used with permission.
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WSFHS CD44 (Some Ancient Parishes in the Epsom District (July 2015) has Baptismal records for Ashtead St Giles from 1662 to 1840; Marriage records from 1663 to 1837; and, Burial records from 1662 to 1840.
WSFHS CD10(The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Ashtead St Giles from 1662 to 1875.
WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Ashtead St Giles from 1841 to 1876.
See our sales page for more information (opens in a new page). Ashtead is a village in the Mole Valley district of Surrey
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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