Nutfield, Surrey

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St Peter and St Paul's Church, Church Hill, Nutfield (NHLE Code 1377573).JPG
St Peter and St Paul's Church
Nutfield is located in Surrey
Nutfield shown within Surrey
Area 9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Population 2,673 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 272/km2 (700/sq mi)
• London 18 miles (29 km)
Civil parish
  • Nutfield
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town REDHILL
Postcode district RH1
Dialling code 01737
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
51°14′17″N 0°07′59″W / 51.238°N 0.133°W / 51.238; -0.133Coordinates: 51°14′17″N 0°07′59″W / 51.238°N 0.133°W / 51.238; -0.133

Nutfield is a village and civil parish in the Tandridge district of Surrey. It lies in the Weald immediately south of the Greensand Ridge and has a railway station at South Nutfield which is one stop from Redhill, on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line. It includes a watersports park, Mercer's Park Country Park.


The village lay within the Reigate hundred.

Nutfield appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Notfelle. It was held by Countess Ida of Boulogne (2nd wife of Count Eustace). Its domesday assets were: 3 hides; 1 church, 16 ploughs, 1 mill worth 2s, 10 acres (40,000 m2) of meadow, herbage worth 12 hogs. It rendered £15 per year to its feudal overlords.[2]

At the end of the 12th century, Nutfield was held by Hubert de Anstey and his wife Dionysia, then in 1210 it passed to his son and heir Nicholas de Anstey.[3]

The church is to St Peter and St Paul and is a II* listed building, built in the 13th century, with rebuilt tower in 1786 made of coursed stone to the base of the tower, rubblestone above and Horsham slabs feature in the chancel. It has three bay nave arcades, 13th century, on round piers with corbelled arches, a 14th-century corbelled chancel arch on attached piers with moulded capitals and a blocked 13th century arch to the north chapel. There are continuous mouldings to the tall impressive tower arch. The rubble stone walling is revealed in the chancel. There are two stained glass windows (one strong in blue and green) by Edward Burne-Jones.[4]


Nutfield Marsh is a community located to the north of the historic east-west route the A25 where the village centre is.
The village centre is also a quite small community, featuring the area of Nutfield Court and its conservation area; it is outsized by the largest part of the community South Nutfield next to the nearest station, Nutfield railway station. The parish council has an unusually great number of large photographs displaying buildings and landscape.[5]


There is one representative on Surrey County Council, conservative Tony Elias whose physically large ward is called Godstone.[6]

There are three representatives on Tandridge District Council:

Member Since Member[7]


2007 Gill Black Bletchingley & Nutfield
2006 Tony Edouard Elias Bletchingley & Nutfield
1998 Marian Eva Patricia Myland Bletchingley & Nutfield

The parish council has 8 members.[5]

The parish council was set up in 1894 under the terms of the Local Government Act 1894. The council's work ranges from planning applications, allotments, cemetery, meeting and cultural venues, overgrown footpaths to dog fouling. The Metropolitan Green Belt has been used to retain the largely agricultural green belt around the village of Nutfield.


At just over a mile, an undulating walk away, is Nutfield railway station in South Nutfield.

The A23 has road junctions to the village in Redhill and Salfords to the west, each 2 miles (3.2 km) away.


Within the bounds of Nutfield is the Aqua Sports Company's Mercers Park country park.

Famous Inhabitants[edit]

Maria Louisa Charlesworth, popular author of religious books for children in the 1800s, lived at Church Hill House, Nufield, and at The Cottage, where she died in 1861. She was buried at St Peter & St Paul's Church.

Demography and housing[edit]

2011 Census Homes
Output area Detached Semi-detached Terraced Flats and apartments Caravans/temporary/mobile homes shared between households[1]
(Civil Parish) 371 305 254 147 1 0

The average level of accommodation in the region composed of detached houses was 28%, the average that was apartments was 22.6%.

2011 Census Key Statistics
Output area Population Households % Owned outright % Owned with a loan hectares[1]
(Civil Parish) 2,673 1,078 35.5% 41.2% 981

The proportion of households in the civil parish who owned their home outright compares to the regional average of 35.1%. The proportion who owned their home with a loan compares to the regional average of 32.5%. The remaining % is made up of rented dwellings (plus a negligible % of households living rent-free).

Nearest settlements[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. ^ Surrey Domesday Book Archived 2007-07-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Anstey, G.M. and T.J. (2017). ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry. p. 126. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1377573)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Parish Council Members". Nutfield Parish Council. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "List of Surrey CC Councillors". Surrey County Council. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Council Members". Tandridge District Council. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2012.