Beddington  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beddington like this:

BEDDINGTON, a Village and a parish in Croydon district, Surrey. The village stands on the river Wandle, near the Southeastern and the Wimbledon and Croydon railways, 2¼. miles W of Croydon; and it has a station on the latter railway, and a post office under Croydon, London S. The parish includes also the place called Beddington Corner, and the hamlet of Wallington. ...

Acres, 3,909. Real property, £12,060. Pop., 1,556. Houses, 311. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Carews from 1360 till 1860. Beddington House, on the manor, now the seat of the Rev. A. H. Bridges, is chiefly a brick edifice of 1709; but includes a great hall, with very rich open roof, visited by Queen Elizabeth; and contained interesting family portraits, a curious trophy of arms, and an elaborately-formed door-lock. An orangery here, destroyed in 1739, sprang from pips imported by Sir Francis Carew, the brother-in-law of Sir walter Raleigh, the first pips planted in England. At Woodcote, in the southern part of the parish, many Roman remains have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £1,212.* Patron, the Rev. A. H. Bridges. The church shows Norman traces; was founded before the Con quest, and rebuilt of flint in the time of Richard I.; was renovated and extended, at a cost of £3,000, in 1850; and was again repaired in 1869. The p. curacy of Wallington is a separate charge, formed in 1867.

Beddington through time

Beddington is now part of Sutton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Sutton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Beddington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beddington, in Sutton and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th June 2024

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