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PLEASE NOTE that the URL of this site is now and the e-mail address is
I apologise if some of your e-mails were unanswered. Unfortunately the URL was been grabbed by a Cybersquatter who is asking for nearly $1,000 to return it.

Information sought about
St. Andrew’s Church, Limpsfield Chart

Barbara Kearns (Sydney, Australia) has produced an Academic Paper regarding St. Andrew’s.  Although the Parer is published she would like to know who was the Vicar of St Andrews in 1911. If you can help, please e-mail Barbara Kearns Thank you :-)

Many local societies and organisations are now relying upon people to go to their web-sites for information. Consequently this site is becoming more of a Liimpfield archive than a local news site.

The latest society to have its own site is Limpsfield Decorative & Fine Arts Society. Their URL is



Changes to Limpsfield-dot-net content.

There is not much interest shown by local groups to advertise their events here. Although submissions are still welcome, the site has become more concerned with history and genealogy. Items to come are
- St. Peter’s Church Magazine, 1977
- Limpsfield chauffeur’s diary of 1900s
- Manor House School magazine 1930s


Details of local Servicemen lost in World War I can be seen on the Memorial page here. This was updated in July 2014.

Great interest has been shown in the history of the district. The web-master has received many enquiries from people who used to live in the area. Some lived in Limpsfield during the World War II, others had relatives who lived here centuries ago. E-mails has been received from as far away as Australia, Canada and China. Consequently you now have a History page. One visitor to this site has offered to help gather information.

Please contribute if you can. If the pages look blank it is because nothing has been received Either e-mail Web-master or use Feedback.

Voluntary organisations across the country have received substantial budget cuts and at the same time an increased workload. Community Resources, the community sector's newest weekly circular is there to help. This frequent, high quality magazine brings free advertising to a national audience, saving you money. It also promotes free or low cost resources, again saving you money! Operated entirely by volunteers, this publication 'hits the press' on Mondays and the initial mailing list exceeds 10,000 organisations. To place your free advertisement or to join the mailing list, go to Read the latest Community Resources Newsletter here

If you want to chat about local issues, sign-up on where you will Oxted, Surrey as a STREETLIFE district.

St. Peter’s Limpsfield Parish News. This is published quarterly and produced by a local team. You’ll find it a useful complement to this site. It is free so don’t be shy to ask for a copy. Contributions (money or articles) are always welcomed. Contact the editor

Serious business. Here’s something which affects you directly. Click on each for more.
Housing affordability & homelessness.

Scam alerts and  Phishing
are on the increase.

If you receive e-mail purporting to come from HMRC with “Subject: Notice of Underreported Income”, don’t open it or follow the link! If you do you could put something nasty on your PC. Delete it and tell HMRC if you like.
This information has been moved to here.


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Some people don’t read this or think they are above the law. At least one picture has been lifted from this site and used elsewhere without any permission. This is an infringement of copyright.

The photographer is entitled by law to a credit.

What do you know about Crabwood?

It is a Charitable Housing Association which offers SELF CONTAINED FLATS FOR INDEPENDENT ELDERLY PEOPLE TO RENT.
xted, Limpsfield and District Housing Association Limited, more popularly known as Crabwood, owes its existence to Mrs Georgette Parry. Read more
Even more on their site!


Owing to the lack of information Limpsfield in Bloom has been removed from this web-site. Archives are obtainable from the Webmaster.


is a very pleasant place. They have renovated the river banks where there is an attractive waterside park. The museum is very interesting and covers areas and items which would be of interest to Limpsfield residents. Edenbridge has a twin town in France name Mont St. Aignan. The towns have reciprocal visits.
Visit the Edenbridge & District Twinning Association web-site

Local planning issues can be read on the Oxted & Limpsfield Residents’ Group here

Weather in Limpsfield. The Weather button leads to Accuweather which gives a minute-by-minute of what to expect.

 Map of Tandridge Hundreds

This is a thumbnail section of the Tandridge Hundreds. It is one part of the map of Surrey which was engraved by Emmanuel Bowen, Geographer to King George III. Click on the thumbnail to see a large version. It is very large.

Tenchleys Manor

Read an article published in June 1908, about Tenchleys Manor. Click here

The Fabian Society

The Fabian Society has many connections with Limpsfield including Campions on Limpsfield Chart. You can read The Project Gutenberg eBook of The History Of The Fabian Society, by Edward R. Pease without having to download it by clicking here

Rosalind Fanning (née Thompson) and Carole Armitage (née England) were pupils at The Manor House School. They would be pleased to hear from contemporaries. The Web-master has been sent a collection of School Magazines, letters, Pupil Reports, Timetables and similar documents from the 1920s and 1930s which he will publish over the next few months. Why not make conctact through the Limpsfield FaceBook account?

The  World War One Furzedown Auxiliary Hospital was located in Grubb Street in the house still known as Furzedown. A reader has sent in a photograph and would like more information. Can you help? more


Read about Canadian Servicemen in Limpsfield click here. This house in Blue House Lane was 10 Platoon’s HQ

Read the account of a lady who spent some time working at Manor House School from  1938 to 1939, together with pictures. more

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Photographed 1938/9 at Manor House School showing May Griffin (left) and friends and
Ms. Gribble  Housekeeper (third from left).
Roll your mouse over to see Manor House Then and Now

Click here to read a new contribution regarding the history of Manor House, formerly Stanhopes, sent by Cheryl Nicol, Melbourne, Australia. Can anybody answer her questions?

Limpsfield Home Guard

What do you know about it? More here soon

What did Limpsfield look like in 1915? Click the pic to see the view then and now. There are more past and present pictures to come. Keep looking!
Read about the Limpsfield War Memorial. Have you seen the other at Limpsfield British Legion?
Even more pictures of Limpsfield, Oxted and district can be seen here.

How many of you remember Joyce’s on the Chart? What do you know about it? Lots more pics on the Maps & Pics page. Can you identify the locations?

Information sought

Ronald George Renwick Frazer was an Australian Airman who married Sheila Mary Stevens-Stephens 19/10/1944. He was shot-down in 1945. Lyall Frazer would like to contact Stevens-Stephens family relatives if there are any left in district.
Please e-mail Lyall Frazern.

Chris Tomlinson asks "I am trying to identify a Limpsfield building named Monkschester. I was cared for there in the early months of 1944 but I have been unable to locate the place. Can you be of any assistance to me. Thanks in anticipation. " Please e-mail the Web-master Much has been discovered since first posting this request. Much information has been found but more is welcome, please.

Kindertransport. Good news.

Dr. Susan Cohen asked if anybody had any information about the Oxted and Limpsfield Refugee Committee, of which Lady Evelyn Maude was Homes Officer, which operated in 1938-1939 helping find homes for children from Nazi Europe who had come to England on the Kindertransport.  Read about it in this link. Through this web-site, Dr. Cohen is now in touch with somebody in Germany.

Anne N of Whitstable, Kent found a tiny leather-bound album in a charity shop in Whitstable. Inside is a collection of names and a thank you message from the mothers and babies of the Infant Welfare Centre,  Limpsfield, Christmas 1918. Can you help to identify the families? Pics and more here

Missing persons, lost contacts ...

I receive requests from people who wish to contact old friends and relatives. I am always sceptical about this sort of thing so whereas I will do my best to provide information, I will not compromise privacy; it might be somebody you don’t want to know. A relation of Charlie Jarrett is asking for his e-mail.
Somebody is asking for the address of a South African gentleman named Richard. He was a carer and lived on Limpsfield Chart.
Contact the  Web-master

Amos, Jarrett and Limpsfield Chart

New page added on Amos, Jarrett and Limpsfield Chart under History & Genealogy. We have a new contribution from Len Fleckney. Read here. More pictures of the Jarrett family have been sent to me by somebody who unearthed pictures and information from the top of her mother’s loft. Can you provide information?. more

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See the end of The Bull

w1018limpsfieldsurrey.com1You won’t if you decided to support it. The pub in Limpsfield High Street will close. A leaflet has been delivered to most households in the district. Download it as a PDF here. If you are interested in seeing it stay open, consider the investment opportunity offered at the following link

Add your event

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Caterham Community Choir

“The Choir is aimed at all members of the community, regardless of age, ability or wealth. We are a truly inclusive choir for those who wish to benefit from the enjoyable and therapeutic effect of singing. We may arrive tired and stressed but always go home feeling happy and revitalised. No audition or the ability to read music required. We all share the love of singing.”
Visit their Facebook page

The choir meets on Tuesdays at 7.00pm in The Music Room, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey
More info from Jean Mallery 01883 345619

Tandridge Handicraft Society

Talks and Demonstrations Monthly talks
Venue: Woodhouse Centre, Oxted
Also open to visitors.  There is a visitor fee payable on the door, to include tea and biscuits. Please contact the Chairman on 01883 714658 or Jenny 01883 620730
More information from their web-site here

Have you ever visited
Oxted Country Market?

Is this still operating? It was open every Thursday 10.00-11.30am.
The market is a co-operative market selling
home-made cakes and savouries, preserves, eggs, home-grown veg, plants and a variety of crafts.  Orders taken. Tea/coffee served; take a seat and meet friends!

The last known contact is:
Mrs Bernie Kemp
Telephone: 01432 892503
Venue: Red Cross Centre,
Hoskins Road, Oxted
(behind the Leisure Centre)

Oxted & District History Society
Web-site here

The Oxted One World Group
Web-site here.

See what the charity ACE Africa does about HIV/AIDS.

Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society
Web-site here

Interested in Scouting?
Hurst Green Scout Group invites enquiries. Contact from Nick Stafford-Drew 07814 798863 or 43, Hurst Green Road
or e-mail:

Limpsfield Oxted and Distict Horticultural Society. On the first Wednesday every month 7.45pm there will be an experienced and qualified speaker. There is a raffle, monthly competition ie. cut flowers, tea & coffee break with a gardeners questions time! Membership £7 for the year - saving £5.. Venue: Red Cross Hall opposite Tandridge Leisure Centre. More info Mrs Jenny Deakin 01883 715496 Web-site here.

Tandridge Photographic Society
This group specialises in all aspects of photography, including dark room and digital. The group also regularly take park in external competitions as well as internal ones and arranges photographic outings. The group is open to people aged 11 and over.

Memorial Stores has its own web-site No further information will be published on

TraidCraft. Every Tuesday (in term time)
from 10.30-12.30 and 2-4pm, there is a selection of Fairly Traded Goods on sale at the Oxted United Reformed Church. These include coffee, tea, biscuits, muesli and delicious organic chocolate. Go there and have a look. Buy or just have a cuppa.
See the web-site for Fairtrade

Ramblers’ Association

There are over 140,000 miles of footpaths in England and Wales. The RA has worked to see that these paths are recorded, open and usable. Occasionally a walker might encounter an obstruction and the RA will sort it out if you send them precise information. Why not join? Go to

BICYCLEInterested in some gentle cycling with like-minded ladies? Belinda is keen to find other ladies to cycle with during the week. Rides would start from Limpsfield and travel for 7 to 15 mile.
E-mail here Web-master

Are you a walker?

There is a Tandridge Border Path comprising 50 miles around the boundary of Tandridge. A booklet sponsored by Tandridge DC is available from the library. It details six paths around Tatsfield, Staffhurst Wood, Dormans, Burstow, South Nutfield, Whyteleafe. It is hoped that permission can be obtained to include details on this web-site.

You might also be interested in the North Downs Ridge Circular Walks. There are six of them. Details from 01737 780176 which is a Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Help Shop.

If you want to know more about choral singing, take a look at Choral Society - WebMag for passionate choral singers

Want to give something which won’t cost you a penny? SSAFA is a charity which helps serving and ex-Service men, women and their families. 1-in-4 in our community would welcome some help; very often just a chat over a cup of tea. If you can spare a few hours a week and would like to know more
‘phone ROSEMARY 01737 555369 and please mention Limpsfield-dot-Net

SSAFA received money as a result of the sales of the Gareth Malone inspirational performance with the War Wives. The winning music was written by Paul Mealor who also composed Ubi Caritas for the 2011 Royal Wedding.

Do you need somewhere for weddings, WEDNGDAYevents, concerts, conferences etc? Hire Oxted United Reformed Church. Click here to see the wonderful facilities.
More information about contacting OURC here


Tandridge Voluntary Service Council (TVSC) is a collection of voluntary members who provide support of many kinds. They include firms, individuals, societies, clubs. On offer are car service, disability advice, care for the elderly. You can get cheap photocopying, laminating, security cards, word processing, OHP equipment hire etc.
01883 722593

Broadway. Limpsfield Chart

Memories of Des Hickinbottom who was stationed in WWII. He gave some interesting information about the ammunition dumps. He was billeted in Broadway, Limpsfield.