Titsey Place is the surviving manor of Titsey but a stately home that is open for visitors and is charitably run
|Area||10.99 km2 (4.24 sq mi)|
|Population||272 (Civil Parish 2011)|
|• Density||25/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||16 mi (26 km) NNE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
In local government it forms the south-western part of the ward Tatsfield and Titsey and in national statistics approximates to output area E00157289. It has no railway stations however one is centred 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-west, Oxted which also has the administrative centre of the district. Approximately half of it land is owned by a charity running the Titsey Place estate, with the remainder being a mixture of common and privately owned woodland and smallholdings.
The village lay within the Tandridge hundred, of greatest use in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England and it continues to form a parish in the church of England until its church became appropriated by that of Tatsfield.
The eastern parish boundary follows the London to Lewes Way Roman road which descends the escarpment of the North Downs here, crossing two important ancient east–west routes, the North Downs ridgeway and the Pilgrims Way on the lower slopes.
Titsey appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as a village: Ticesei held by Haimo the Sheriff (of Kent) when its assets were: 2 hides; 1 church, 9 ploughs, pasture worth every seventh hog of the villains. It rendered £11 per year to its feudal system overlords.
In 1929, the BBC established its radio signals receiving station in the parish of Titsey, though the facility was named after the nearby village of Tatsfield. The station's masts and shortwave aerials were a prominent local landmark. The station closed in 1974 when its work was merged with that of BBC Monitoring's receiving station at Crowsley Park in South Oxfordshire. Some derelict remains of the BBC station can still be seen.
Demography and housing
|Output area||Detached||Semi-detached||Terraced||Flats and apartments||Caravans/temporary/mobile homes/houseboats||Shared between households|
|Output area||Population||Households||% Owned outright||% Owned with a loan||hectares|
The proportion of households 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).
In 2011 the ward of the United Kingdom, Tatsfield and Titsey, almost twice its size, had 1,816 inhabitants
Titsey covers a long tract which reaches up the southern escarpment of the North Downs, specifically to the highest point of the range, Botley Hill, which is in the parish. The north has altitude of around 230 metres (750 ft) where the North Downs Way passes through the parish. Springs in Titsey, rising at the foot of the chalk scarp of the North Downs, are the source of the River Eden.
It is a dispersed settlement bordering Farleigh to the north and the London Borough of Bromley to the north-east. Biggin Hill is to the north-east, across the village centre of Tatsfield. The boundary with Kent is centred 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east. Titsey has two post towns depending on exact location.
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
- Margary, Ivan (1948). Roman Ways in the Weald (3 ed.). London: J. M. Dent. p. 133. OCLC 4611036.
- Tatsfield St Mary Church of England. Retrieved 31 December 2013
- Margary (1948: 130)
- Surrey Domesday Book Archived 15 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "The BBC Engineering Measurement and Receiving Station at Tatsfield" Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
- "The BBC Engineering Measurement and Receiving Station at Tatsfield" BBC Engineering Information Department pamphlet, 1961
- Information relating to the Tatsfield Monitoring Station BBC response to Freedom of Information request, January 2010
- Derelict Places Tatsfield Monitoring Station
- Tandridge Census Statistics
- Tandridge Borough Council
- Long, George; Porter, George (1850). The geography of Great Britain. London: Woodall. p. 50. OCLC 33113443.
- Wooldridge, Sidney; Hutchings, Geoffrey (1957). "The scarp-zone foot". London's Countryside: Geographical Field Work for Students and Teachers of Geography. London: Methuen. p. 153. OCLC 519129.
Media related to Titsey at Wikimedia Commons