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Titsey Place Gardens
Grid reference: TQ408549
Location: 51°16’35"N, 0°1’6"E
Postcode: RH8
Local Government
Council: Tandridge

Titsey is a small village in eastern Surrey, in the Tandridge Hundred. The eastern parish boundary follows the London to Lewes Way, a Roman road which descends the escarpment of the North Downs here, crossing an important ancient east-west route, the North Downs ridgeway on the lower slopes.[1] The Pilgrims' Way passes by on the same route.

Titsey appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Ticesei. It was held by Haimo the Sheriff (of Kent). Its Domesday assets were: 2 hides; 1 church, 9 ploughs, pasture worth every seventh hog of the villains. It rendered £11.[2]


Map showing Titsey in Tandridge

Titsey covers the near crest, the southern edge of the North Downs with the part known as Botley Hill, the highest point of the range in the parish. Springs in Titsey, rising at the foot of the chalk scarp of the North Downs, are the source of the River Eden.[3][4]

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  1. Margary (1948: 130)
  2. Surrey Domesday Book
  3. Long, George; Porter, George (1850). The geography of Great Britain. London: Woodall. p. 50. OCLC 33113443. 
  4. Wooldridge, Sidney; Hutchings, Geoffrey (1957). "The scarp-zone foot". London's Countryside: Geographical Field Work for Students and Teachers of Geography. London: Methuen. p. 153. OCLC 519129.