Caterham and District Local History Centre

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Local history archive for the communities of Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Farleigh, Warlingham, Woldingham, Whyteleafe, Tatsfield and Titsey. A collaboration between Surrey East Area Libraries, Surrey History Service, Tandridge District council, The Bourne Society, The East Surrey Family History Society, Parish Councils and local schools.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Volunteer sessions run from 10am until noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. There is also a Tuesday session once a month. Please contact library for details. Open access to local history publications during normal library hours.

Admission charges

None generally. There may be a small charge for prinouts and photocopying. Access to Ancestry, etc is free in the library.

Additional info

Research can be carried out for overseas residents or those unable to visit the Centre in person. Submit your request via the Surrey History Service enquiry link.

The centre holds printed publications, historic maps and prints of the area and a photographic collection, part of which has been digitised under an 'Awards for All' grant. Selected images appear on 'Exploring Surrey's Past' website: Browseable albums of digital images for all communities served by the centre are already available, so that members of the public can share their knowledge of the subjects.

Collection details

Social History, Photography, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Bunce
  • Hassell
  • Bourne Society
  • family history research
  • house history
  • local newspapers

Caterham and District Local History Centre
Caterham Valley Library
Stafford Road



Caterham Valley Library


Caterham Valley Library

01883 - 343580


Caterham Valley Library

01883 - 330872

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