Old St Peter and St Paul Churchyard

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Old St Peter and St Paul Churchyard

Location
Albury, Guildford Borough, Surrey, England
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The old parish church of Albury stands on its own in the peaceful valley of the Tillingbourne, away from any sizeable community for which it could provide a focus of worship. For hundreds of years, from Saxon times and right up to the end of the 18th centry the village was known as Albury, or sometimes as Aldbury, but earlier it is referred to as Aldebury (14th cent.), Aldebur (13th cent.) and Eldeberie (11th cent.). The last form of the name, as found in the Domesday Survey, and meaning "the Old Bury", was taken from the name given by the Saxon settlers to a Roman enclosed settlement two miles south, on Farley Heath. The nave of the present church is, in origin, the nave of a small stone church that the Saxons built, consisting of a nave about 33ft. by 19 ft. with a chancel about 15 ft. square. Due to an account of unusual chain of events led to the church being closed in 1842, when its congregation was transferred to the then newly-built parish church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul a mile to the west.

This is the old Saxon church of St Peter and St Paul's
which fell out of use in 1842 except as a mortuary chapel on the Albury Park estate.
(The present-day St Peter and St Paul's is a mile to the west
in the village of Albury.)

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GPS Coordinates: 51.21993, -0.47889

  • Added: 10 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2309261