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
village lay within the Anglo-Saxon
administrative division of Tandridge hundred.
Limpsfield appears in Domesday Book
1086 as Limenesfeld
. It was held by the Abbot of Battle
domesday assets were: 1 church, 1 mill
worth 2s, 19 ploughs
, 1 fishery
worth 150 hog
, 2 stone quarries
, 3 nests of hawks
The parish church of St. Peter
constructed in the late 12th century. There are over twenty
buildings within the parish.
The composer Frederick Delius
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
Another nearby grave is occupied by the cellist
, who lived
locally in Oxted, and who worked closely with both Delius and
The village is in a conservation area and some of the surrounding
land including Limpsfield Common. Staffhurst
Wood is also within the parish boundaries and is notable for its
in spring. 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 soccer team and a tennis club.
village is served by Oxted railway station.
Over time, the parish has been home to a number of notable
- Colin Cowdrey, former England
cricket captain, resided in the village for many years.
- The book illustrator Arthur
Rackham lived and died in Pains Hill (a small hamlet to the
south of Limpsfield village).
- The big brother host, Davina
McCall, spent much of her childhood in Limpsfield.