Nutfield, Surrey

Coordinates: 51°14′17″N 0°07′59″W / 51.238°N 0.133°W / 51.238; -0.133
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St Peter and St Paul's Church
Nutfield is located in Surrey
Location within Surrey
Area9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Population2,673 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density272/km2 (700/sq mi)
• London18 miles (29 km)
Civil parish
  • Nutfield
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townREDHILL
Postcode districtRH1
Dialling code01737
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
List of places
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, England. 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 and picnic destination, Mercers 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 Grade II* listed St Peter and St Paul's church was built in the 13th century. The tower dates from the early 15th century but was partly rebuilt in the late 18th century.[4] There are two stained glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones.[5]

The Grade II listed Nutfield Priory, to the west of the village centre, was constructed by John Gibson in 1872–4.[6]


The village centre stretches south from the A25 towards Nutfield station where the neighbourhood of Nutfield South has grown up,[7] exceeding its parent village in size. North of the A25 is Nutfield Marsh. Also to the north of the A25 is Nutfield Court, a former country house that has been redeveloped into apartments, adjacent to St Peter & St Paul's church.


There is one representative on Surrey County Council, Chris Farr of the Independent group, for Godstone Division which includes Nutfield.[8]

There are three representatives on Tandridge District Council:

Member Since Member[9] Ward
2007 Gill Black Bletchingley & Nutfield
2022 Chris Pinard
2021 Liam Hammond

The parish council has 8 members.[10]

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.


The village is served by Nutfield railway station on the Redhill–Tonbridge line which is located in South Nutfield, approximately 1 mile to the south of the village. The station is served by hourly train services between Redhill and Tonbridge.

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

The village is served by the Metrobus route 400 and Southdown PSV route 410. These buses provide connections to Oxted, Caterham, Redhill, Gatwick Airport, Crawley and East Grinstead.[11][12]


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, Nutfield, and at The Cottage, where she died in 1861. She was buried at St Peter & St Paul's Church.
  • Michael Maw (1912–1944), cricketer and Royal Air Force airman

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 Archived 11 February 2003 at the Wayback Machine 2011 United Kingdom census 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. ^ "History". Nutfield Parish Church. Archived from the original on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1377573)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Nutfield Priory, Nutfield (1400998)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  7. ^ Deacon, Richard (2000). Nutfield : Our village since Domesday. Nutfield: Nutfield Local History Group. pp. 251–255.
  8. ^ "List of Surrey CC Councillors". Surrey County Council. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Your councillors by ward". Tandridge District Council. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Parish Council Members". Nutfield Parish Council. Archived from the original on 30 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Route 400: Caterham to East Grinstead". Metrobus. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Route 410: Hurst Green to Redhill". Southdown PSV. Retrieved 12 February 2022.