Links and Resources

Exploring Surrey’s Past: a website provided by Surrey County Council enabling you to find out more about your local history and archaeology, with an array of different sections on people, places, themes etc and geocoded records with a new map search facility.

See here for the start of Chaldon material.


Surrey’s Historic Environment Record, or HER, is a comprehensive database which holds information on all the known archaeological sites, monuments, historic buildings and findspots across the county. Click here for more details.

It is accessible here through the Exploring Surrey’s Past website. Click on the symbols on the map and up comes the data available on a listed building, a stone age axe or other find, or results from a dig on that site.


Chaldon Explored: a guide to the parish and conservation area(1975 and updated in 1986) booklet published by Tandridge District Council which describes the architecturally interesting buildings in the parish, with good quality line drawing illustrations, and giving a guided walk round Chaldon. Free PDF download from Tandridge District Council website (link below) and available as the printed booklet to buy for £5 at Chaldon History Group events and from Liz Bonsall or Madeline Hutchins, see Home Page; Who We Are for contact details. (Proceeds from the sales go to the Friends of Chaldon Church to help with the preservation of this historic building.)


Historic England website gives information on all listed buildings, including the 11 in the parish of Chaldon, and others nearby, such as the site of a manor house (Alsted) in Netherne woods.

See here for Chaldon

and  here for Alsted manor house in Netherne Woods and a great description of a Medieval manorial unit.


Natural England website includes the National Character Area document for the North Downs. “The North Downs NCA provides a wide range of benefits to society. Each is derived from the attributes and processes (both natural and cultural features) within the area.”


Village Histories 7: Chaldon (2002) Bourne Society publication, with chapters covering a wide range of topics, from Prehistory to Recent Times, and including Pages from the Parish Records, the Agricultural Community, Historic Buildings, the Natural World, the Nineteenth Century, Leisure Activities and Personalities.

An extract, on Martin Harman, is available here

Copies of the book (£9) can be bought at Chaldon History Group talks, and at the East Surrey Museum, Stafford Road, Caterham, which is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10 am and 5 pm. In addition, the two Caterham public libraries carry stocks of Village Histories, and sometimes other titles, for sale to callers. The Bourne Society invariably operates a stand at local fairs and other events where books may be bought or ordered. Alternatively, orders may be sent by post to the Society’s publications officer, Paul Redington, at 13 Crewes Avenue, Warlingham, CR6 9NZ. Please add £2.50 for post and packing, (total £11.50) and make all cheques payable to ‘The Bourne Society’.


Surrey Mines  here