Readers interested in more information about Ottershaw, the Park and environs are referred to the following publications from which this account is largely drawn.

David, D.C.S, 1989 Christ Church Ottershaw. History and Guide. Stratton, H.J.M., 1990. Ottershaw through the ages. ISBN 0 9515834 0 9
Stratton, H.J.M., 1980. Chertsey & Addlestone in the past.
Goldsmith, F.H. ?1973 A short history of the first twenty-five years of Ottershaw School. SHC ref. 2506/8/1
Lair and Pevsner, 1962. Surrey.
Mais, S.P.B., ?1930's. Wild Woods and Vast Vistas. The Ottershaw Park Investment Company Ltd.
Ottershaw Park, Sale Catalog 1819
Ottershaw Park, Sale Catalog 1859
Ottershaw Park, Sale Catalog 1907
Ottershaw Park, Sale Catalog 1931. SHC ref: CC/97/1 and 6943/6/38E (copy)
Ottershaw Park, Sale Catalog 1980. SHC ref: CC/95/1
Dept of National Heritage 1992. Letter reference HD/5389/274/HP1735
Report by H M Inspectors on Ottershaw County Secondary boarding School for Boys, Surrey, 1954 PRO ref: ED162/1755.
Report of Inspection of Ottershaw College, Chertsey Surrey, 1937. PRO ref: ED 109/5566
Mobil in the second century. 1985. Authors collection
Wild Woods and Vast Vistas S.P.B. Mais, ?date. SHC ref: 942.2OTT
xxxxxxxxxxxxx, J Grant, ?date. SHC ref: 920/GRANT
Ottershaw College prospectus ?1933. PRO ref: ED35/6028
A short History of Ottershaw Park and Mansion. 1958. Written by boys at Ottershaw School
Mr Eckstein's Sculptor returns to Ottershaw. ?date. ?Written by boys at Ottershaw School.
Miscellaneous bills and letters relating to Sir George Wood. 1819 - 1825. PRO ref. C104/248
Copy will of Sir George Wood. PRO ref: Prob 11/1686
Memoirs of the Geological Survey 1911.
Memoirs of the Geological Survey 1912.
Report and Valuation of Ottershaw Park, William Grogan & Boyd. 1923. SHC ref: 2156/13/7
Certificate of Incorporation, Ottershaw College, Limited, 1932. PRO ref: BT31/35555/267096
Daily Express, July 7th 1936.
Life at Ottershaw during the war. Pastures New (Mobil Oil publication). Issue 16 June 2001
Ottershaw Memories. Pastures New (Mobil Oil publication). Issue 19 Mar 2002
Census returns for 1841. HO107/1074
Census returns for 1851.HO107/1593
Census returns for 1861. RG9/422
Census returns for 1871.RG10/804
Census returns for 1881. RG11/768
Census returns for 1891.RG12/552
Census returns for 1901. RG13/591
Ottershaw Survey. H Lane SHC ref. 6943/*
Ottershaw School Council Minute Books. SHC ref. 2506/2/1-3
Christmas card. drawn by one of the Ottershaw boys. SHC 6943/6/38A
Photographs from:-
Hannah Lane (HL)
Mrs Mainwaring (Mrs M)
OSOBS website(OSOBS)
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu (NMMB)
Richard Marjoram (RM)
Memories of Ida Riches and others (IR)

National Monument Record Centre(NMR)
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)


Grace & Favour: A handbook of who lived where at Hampton Court Palace, 1750-1950
Sarah E Parker. Historic Royal Palaces, 2005

Document types

Ottershaw Park Estate changed hands many times during the last 250 years often reflecting the fluctuations of the owners' personal fortunes. Consequently, there is no single collection of family papers which might document the history of the estate. On the contrary documents used to trace the history are dispersed among numerous repositories. This has required searching a great variety of documents in numerous locations. Below are the main types of documents which I have used in the research of Ottershaw Park.

Sale catalogs and estate agents particulars

Census returns

Tithe maps and apportionments

Enclosure awards

Ordnance Survey maps

Other maps

Conveyance and other deeds

Post Office/Street directories

National farm survey 1941

Land valuation survey 1910


Private papers

Aural history

Land registry deeds and plans

Electoral registers


Contempory accounts

Photographs and postcards

Paintings and illustrations