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Dorking St. Paul

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The new 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 of Dorking St. Paul was created in 1857 from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Dorking St Martin.

The Surrey Monumental inscriptions Library has no records for Dorking St. Paul. However there are around 640 names for Dorking St Martin in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index for Dorking St. Martin, they date from the early 1700s to the 1870s
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10(The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Dorking St. Martin from 1538 to 1865.

WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for: WSFHS CD32 (Ancient Parishes in the Dorking District – Transcriptions and Indexes. February 2013) has baptismal records for Dorking St. Martin from 1538 to 1840; Marriages from 1539 to 1837 and Burial records from 1538 to 1840.

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The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Guildford. The Guildford Diocesan Record Office, where you should find any surviving registers for this parish, is the Surrey History Centre.


Dorking is 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.




The Mole Valley Index will show you all the churches and cemeteries we know of in the Mole Valley DistrictA district council is a second tier local authority that provides services such as planning and building control, waste collection, environmental health and housing. Surrey County Council is a first tier local authority. Civil parish councils are the bottom tier of local government in England. If we have missed any or you are looking for a church or graveyard that might no longer exist do please let us know using the "contact us" link at the bottom of this page

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