Variously known as "Duxhurst Colony", the "Industrial Farm Colony for Female Inebriates"; "Industrial Farm Colony for Inebriate Women and Babies Haven"; "Lady Henry Somerset Homes", and the "Children's Village Homes", the homes opened in 1895 to rehabilitate alcoholics. The colony included a church and small burial ground.
There are fifteen names from Duxhurst burial ground in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index, including one war grave.
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Duxhurst in the 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 Sidlow Bridge West Surrey Family History Society CD24(A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms (not in The IGI) - October 2011) has baptismal records for Sidlow Bridge for 1862 to 1876.
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The colony is in the (civil) parisha Civil Parish is the bottom most tier of local government in England Sometimes called Town Councils in urban areas
[NB Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different systems of local government] of Salfords and Sidlow in the Reigate and Banstead 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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