Surrey Churches Index



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Southwark, St. George the Martyr

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The present church dates from ca. 1733 although there has been a church on the site since the 12th Century. There is now no burial ground at the church. It may have been in use until the 1600s. The additional burial ground is now St. George’s Recreation Ground. At the end of the 19th Century the church crypt was cleared of coffins which were reburied at Brookwood Cemetery The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index contains no entries for St George the Martyr


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Parts of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Southwark St. George the Martyr were moved into new ecclesiastical parishesan 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 :
  • Southwark St. Mary (1843)
  • Southwark St. Stephen (1849)
  • Southwark St Jude, St. George's Road (1850)
  • Southwark St. Paul (1858)
  • Southwark St. Michael (1867)
  • Southwark St. Alphage (1872)
  • Southwark St. Saviour with All Hallows (195)

West Surrey Family History Society CD24(A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms) has baptismal records for Southwark St. George the Martyr from 1867 to 1876.

WSFHS CD29(A 2nd Collection of Metropolitan Surrey Burials) has burial records for Southwark St. George the Martyr from 1784 to 1800.

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The church is in the Church of England Diocese of Southwark. The Southwark Diocesan Record Office, where you should find any surviving parish registers for this church, is the London Metropolitan Archives.


Southwark is a district within the London Borough of Southwark


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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