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Welcome to the Tatsfield History Project website
The Parade with Mr Sawtell's butcher's shop. the Working Men's Club and Mr Field's shop ca.1905
Tatsfield's History Project has accumulated an archive of well over 5,000 items originally based on the records of Tatsfield Parish Council. This archive goes back to the first documented reference to Tatsfield in the Domesday Book. The archive catalogue is accessible from the drop-down menu on the left or from the link at the bottom of this page.
Enquiries about the details of individual items and requests for copies should be sent to the email address below. Burial records from 1870 until 2004 are available on request.
This project was developed by the team responsible for the publication of 'Tatsfield - the First 2,000 Years' in 1999. Copies can be borrowed from Surrey County Council libraries under reference LOC 942.2TAT. Second-hand copies can sometimes be found for sale on the internet. There are tentative plans to produce an updated second edition.
Information about the history of Tatsfield is also available at the Caterham and District Local History Centre in Caterham Valley Library. The Surrey History Centre can provide more information online, as can the National Archives. Surrey Parish Records can be found online at ancestry.co.uk
Coronavirus: he History Centre is closed but is still answering enquiries as far as it can. Click here for the latest details of services. The National Archives at Kew are re-opening on 21st July - details here.
Have you been to the excellent 'Exploring Surrey's Past' website lately? Click here and insert 'Tatsfield' into the 'Search Website & Collections' window to see what a wealth of material about Tatsfield is held by the Surrey History Centre.
Click here to find out where Tatsfield is
Future plans:The Tatsfield History Project continues. If you have lived in or near Tatsfield, or have any background information, photographs or any other material which you think might interest us, please get in touch through the email address below or by leaving a telephone message on +44 1959 577376. We are particularly interested in any deeds relating to sales of property in Tatsfield between 1830 and 1870.
PRIVACY: Everything held by theTatsfield History Project is already in the public domain, either in the official records of the parish council or of other public bodies, in material available on the internet, held in other public archives or in published books and other publications.
email: (We are able to respond relatively quickly to email requests for information from our archives. This can be especially useful if you are researching your family history. Please include the words ‘Research Enquiry’ in the subject line to avoid your email being consigned accidently to the ‘spam’ bin). Incoming emails will be retained indefinitely unless you specifically ask for this not to happen. One person's enquiry can often contain an answer to another person's question and it may from time to time be appropriate to ask you whether you would be happy for another enquirer to contact you direct.
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