The Limpsfield Parish area includes the village of Limpsfield (a designated Conservation Area), Limpsfield Chart, Limpsfield Common, Pains Hill, Itchingwood Common and Staffhurst Wood and, aside from being a beautiful place to live, has loads on offer for residents and visitors alike.
The village of Limpsfield itself dates back to Saxon times and appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Limenesfeld. Much of the area’s properties and surrounding countryside belong to the historic Titsey Estate, one of the largest surviving estates in Surrey, dating back to the mid-sixteenth century.
Surrounded by Green Belt, the incredibly pretty and partly Medieval village is noted for its variety of architecture, including lovingly restored post and beam, timber-framed cottages dating from Norman times, classic Georgian village houses and many examples of beautiful Arts and Crafts homes.
The non-urban areas of the Parish are a mixture of farmland and well-maintained woodland that largely belongs to the Titsey Estate and National Trust and is dotted with imposing Tudor manor houses and large gothic buildings, many of which have served as hospitals, convalescent homes and schools in their former lives, though have now been converted to beautiful and very popular residential developments.
With 89 listed buildings of historical interest (20 of which are Medieval), beautiful countryside walks, cricket, golf and tennis clubs, playing field, pretty churches, local shops, historic pubs, Limpsfield CofE Infant School, Hazelwood School (independent prep), The Limpsfield Grange school and Oxted School (Academy) which sits on the Parish border, this thriving semi-rural community is a great place to both visit and live.
Community life is strong in the Parish, with many well-established events, groups and societies, such as music, choral, history, horticultural and arts societies; together with a large number of small businesses and home-based enterprises.
The Parish also includes the lower main end of the town of Oxted, comprising many shops and businesses, the Tandridge District Council Offices, Library and the Oxted Health Centre that serves a wide area.
Find out more about the parish and its history on the Limpsfield website, at www.limpsfieldsurrey.com