infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.2606
longitude= 0.0119
official_name= Limpsfield
map_type= Surrey
population= 3,680 [ [ Census data] ]
region=South East England
constituency_westminster=East Surrey
postcode_district = RH8
postcode_area= RH

Limpsfield is a village and parish in the east of the county of Surrey, England near Oxted at the foot of the North Downs. It lies between the A25 to the south and the M25 motorway to the north, near the Clackett Lane service station. It is near three important national rights of way: Vanguard Way, Pilgrims' Way and Greensand Way.


The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Tandridge hundred.

Limpsfield appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Limenesfeld". It was held by the Abbot of Battle Abbey, Sussex. Its domesday assets were: 1 church, 1 mill worth 2s, 19 ploughs, 1 fishery, convert|4|acre|m2 of meadow, woodland worth 150 hogs, 2 stone quarries, 3 nests of hawks. It rendered £24. [ [ Surrey Domesday Book] ]

The parish church of St. Peter was constructed in the late 12th century. There are over twenty medieval buildings within the parish.

The composer Frederick Delius is buried in the churchyard of the Norman parish church of St. Peter's, as is his wife Jelka. The English orchestra conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, is also buried there, only a few metres from Delius, whose music he supported and promoted.


The current Rector is Rev. Neil Thompson,Soon to be promoted to a Canon at Rochester Cathedral

The village is in a conservation area and some of the surrounding area is National Trust land including Limpsfield Common. Staffhurst Wood is also within the parish boundaries and is notable for its bluebells in spring. [ [ Limpsfield parish council - amenities] ] Limpsfield Chart, a hamlet to the south east of the village has a golf course and cricket club. Limpsfield itself has a cricket club, a football team and a tennis club.

The village is served by Oxted railway station.


External links

* [ Limpsfield parish council]
* [ Limpsfield parish council - history]
* [ Delius' Gravestone]
* [ Photographs of Limpsfield]

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