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Books about Ashtead

These books are grouped into 2 sections:
See also Books with references to Ashtead Pottery

In each section the books are listed in alphabetical order of title

In-Print books and possibly others are available from many shops in the village (e.g. the Post Office and the library), the Leatherhead & District Local History Society, Barton's Bookshop in Leatherhead and, as they say, 'from all good book sellers'.


General reference books about Ashtead

Book cover: Ashtead - a village transformed Ashtead - a village transformed : a history of Ashtead from the earliest times
A.A. Jackson: Published 1977 by Leatherhead & District Local History Society, 237 pages, paperback, ISBN 0950600903
Reprinted 1978
Book cover: Ashtead - a village transformed Ashtead - a village transformed : a history of Ashtead from the earliest times
A.A. Jackson: Published 1979 by Leatherhead & District Local History Society, 247 pages, paperback, ISBN 0950600903
Book cover: Ashtead in Focus Ashtead in Focus
Photographs by Albert C. Pruden, compiled by K. Combeer:
Published 2003 by Mole Valley Press with Ashtead Residents' Association, 96 pages, paperback, ISBN 0954064917
Book cover: Bygone Ashtead Bygone Ashtead
G.J. Gollin: Published 1987 by G.J. Gollin, 135 pages hardback, ISBN 0951260707
Also Reprinted 1988 with minor corrections
The book is written in two parts. Part I is a reprint of 17 papers previously published in Special Paper No.2 in 1977 and in the Proceedings of the Leatherhead & District Local History Society - Volume 4, numbers 2 to 9
Book cover: A History of Ashtead A History of Ashtead
J.C. Stuttard: Published 1995 by Leatherhead & District Local History Society, 247 pages, paperback, ISBN 095060092X
This book gives a full description of the history of the area.
See also Howard John Davies
See also Geoffrey Scowcroft Fletcher
The history of Ashtead
Jean Baumann: Published 1959
Book cover: Images of England: Ashtead Images of England: Ashtead
Jane E.M. Jones & Ken Rogers: Published 1999 by Tempus Publishing Limited, 128 pages, paperback, ISBN 0752418203
Also Reprinted 2000
With over 200 photographs of Ashtead
See also George Harry Hunt
See also John Payne Jennings
See also Samuel Pepys
See also Captain Henry Reynolds VC, MC
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Books about specific topics in Ashtead life

Book cover: 100 Years of Education at Parsons Mead School 100 Years of Education at Parsons Mead School
Barbara Dawson: Published 1997
The school closed suddenly on 7 July 2006 and two websites created. Parsons Mead Photos (now apparently deleted) and Parsons Mead Action Group (now apparently deleted)
An act for vesting the Manor of Ashtead, otherwise Great Ashtead, and messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in the County of Surry, therein mentioned, in trustees, to be sold
Statutes Great Britain: Published 1789
An Ashtead argument : being a brief history of the village in verse enumerating the principal features and historic events from the time of the Saxons down to the present day
St Anthony: Published 1932 by R.W. Burl, 26 pages, hardback
According to the British Library Edmund J. Austin (the Rector at the time) used the pseudonym St Anthony
Ashtead Church : its story and memories
Edmund J. Austin: Published 1933 by Birch & Whittington, 54 pages
A review of the book can by found in Surrey Archæological Collections Vol. XLI (41), 1933
Ashtead Common Management Plan : first draft for public consultation
Lower Mole Countryside Management Project: Published 1991 by Surrey County Council
Ashtead Common Management Plan
Corporation of London: Published 1995 by Corporation of London
pdf Ashtead Common National Nature Reserve Management Plan - April 2000 to March 2005
Corporation of London: Published 2001 by Corporation of London
Available online: Ashtead Common National Nature Reserve Management Plan
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Book cover: Ashtead Horticultural Society Ashtead Horticultural Society - The First 125 years, 1875 to 2000
Published 2000 by Ashtead Horticultural Society, 46 pages, paperback
See also What else is called Ashtead?: Fuschia
See also Beverley Nichols
Book cover: The Ashtead Mysteries The Ashtead Mysteries
Andrew Carter: Published privately 2007, 96 pages, hardback
Over 260 of the best photographs of The Ashtead Mysteries
Ashtead Parish Magazine - 1904-1907
Published 1907
Bound copy of all the magazines, but without the serialised story that was with the originals each month
Ashtead past and present - A series of notes contributed to the Ashtead Parish Magazine between March, 1902, and July, 1903, by a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, etc.
Published 1903
Book cover: Ashtead: The Street Ashtead: The Street in the 1920s
Meredith Worsfold: Published 1998 by Meredith Worsfold, 20 pages, paperback, ISBN 0953437701
City Of London Freemen's School 1854 - 1954
Published 1954, 52 pages
The City of London Freemen's School Ashtead Park Surrey
Published by Corporation of London
The Dame, The Prison and the Pewterer - the Manor of Little Ashtead 1671-1851
G.J. Gollin: Published 1977 by Leatherhead & District Local History Society, 15 pages, paperback
Guiding in Ashtead from 1919 to 1985
Andree Hicks: Published 1985 by 1st Ashtead Guides
Book cover: The Jesus Road The Jesus Road
Andrew Carter: Published privately 2011, 132 pages, hardback
Over 400 of the best photographs of the Love & all that! from around the village
Book cover: The Jesus Road The Jesus Road
Andrew Carter: Published privately 2011, 26 pages, paperback
Over 80 of the best photographs of the Love & all that! from around the village
Book cover: Love & all that! Love & all that!
Andrew Carter: Published privately 2010, 96 pages, hardback
Nearly 300 of the best photographs of the Love & all that! rehersals
pdf Memories - A Village Remembered
Ashtead Residents Association: unpublished 1996
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Book cover: Merediths Memories Meredith's Memories - Recollections of Ashtead Village and other stories
Meredith Worsfold: Published 2009 by Meredith Worsfold in association with The Ashtead & Leatherhead Local Ltd, 48 pages, paperback
Paul's Place, Ashtead
Book cover: Saint Giles Ashtead Saint Giles Ashtead
B.E. Rowland, Richard Askew (Foreword): Published 1977, 16 pages, paperback
St Giles Church, Ashtead, Surrey in the Diocese of Guildford
The NADFAS Record for Church Furnishings: Published 1990
Book cover: St Giles' church, Ashtead The Story of St Giles Church, Ashtead
Published 1955 by British Publishing Co., Gloucester, 12 pages
Also published 1966 by British Publishing Co., Gloucester, 12 pages
Possibly by Neil Britton, ISBN-10: 0714005398, ISBN-13: 978-0714005393
Some records of the Ashtead estate and of it Howard possessors - with notices of Elford, Castle Rising, Levens, and Charlton, with genealogical tables
Francis Edward Paget: Privately printed 1873 by A.C. Lomax, Lichfield, 241 pages
Book cover: The Story of St Giles' School Ashtead The Story of St Giles' School Ashtead
Published 2002 by St Giles' School, 94 pages, paperback
Leaflet cover: What to look at in Ashtead What to look at in Ashtead : an elementary guide for the curious, folded A4 sheet
Published 1979 by Leatherhead & District Local History Society
Book cover: A Week of Celebration A Week of Celebration
Andrew Carter: Published privately 2006, 44 pages, hardback
132 of the best photographs of the St George's Church Centenary Celebration that took place from 18-23 April 2006
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See also Ashtead - from British History Online, 'Parishes: Ashtead', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3 (1911), pp. 247-252