This page provides some pointers to selected records for Effingham held on the website of the Surrey Archaeological Society.

The Society came into existence in 1854. Today it is a Registered Charity (No. 272098) and also a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 1160052). It is a highly active and distinguished body with its own research centre and library in Abinger Hammer, its own journal (Surrey Archaeological Collections), regular Bulletin, extensive publications, scheduled lectures and symposia, archives (now stored at the Surrey History Centre) and specialist research teams.

Surrey Archaeological Society Main Page

Surrey Archaeological Society

The main page looks like this –>

For our purposes here the main item of interest is the top menu’s Library link.


Library Page

Link for the Society’s Library page:

The Library link generates this interface –>

The links of immediate interest to us in the left-hand menu are:


• Library Archives

Catalogue Search

Link for the Society’s Catalogue search service:

The Catalogue link leads to this interface –>

which is a web page of a separate data management service Heritage Cirqa used by the Society to hold and manage their catalogue.

Entering the search term ‘Effingham’ and executing the search produces a listing of over 200 results. To the right of the listing is a Download link by means of which one can download the results as a file in a chosen format. Each result has a link which invokes a detailed description of the item.

The file for the ‘Effingham’ results as downloaded on 1 May 2020 is available via the following link, having been converted from downloaded .csv format to Microsoft Excel (.xlsx format):


This file contains some typographical errors owed either to original data entry errors or to the usual imperfections of OCR when searching scans of old documents.

Library Archives Search

Link for the Society’s Library Archives search service:

The Library Archives link leads to this interface –>

which presents several downloadable resources under the Attachment heading, including general documents, maps, prints and parish folders.

The Document Archive Parts 1 & 2 shown there are compilations (as .pdf) made by the Society of scans of their old indexes, originally stored in boxes. These evolved through long-ago phases of cataloguing and are variously typed, handwritten or copies of earlier photocopies – in general they form a very scrappy and incoherent repository typical of the pre-computer era.

The two pdfs have been separately searched by ELHG for ‘Effingham’ and the results condensed into the following file (.pdf):