Limpsfield is a village and civil parish in Surrey, England, at the foot of the North Downs close to Oxted railway station and the A25. The composer Frederick Delius and orchestral conductor Sir Thomas Beecham are buried in the village churchyard and there are 89 listed buildings.
English: 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 Clacket Lane service station. It is near three important national rights of way: Vanguard Way, Pilgrims' Way and Greensand Way.
Limpsfield est un village et une paroisse de l'est du comté du Surrey près d'Oxted au pied des North Downs entre la M25 et l'A25. Histoire. Le village est cité dans le Domesday Book en 1086 sous le nom de Limenesfeld. L'église normande de Saint-Pierre a été construite au XII e siècle.
- Notable burials
The Anglican Church of St Peter in Limpsfield, Surrey, England dates from the 12th century. It is a Grade I listed building. It is known for the number of prominent musicians buried in the graveyard, including the composer Frederick Delius and orchestra conductor Sir Thomas Beecham.
The oldest parts of the church are the 12th century tower, and 16th century entrance porch. The church was substantially renovated in the 19th century. The parish of Limpsfield and Titsey is part of the benefice of Limpsfield and Tatsfield within the Diocese of Southwark.
Constructed of ironstone rubble with stone dressings, it features a nave and two aisles, a chancel with chapel and vestry, and the tower with a peel of six bells. The nave has a Horsham slab roof, while the aisle roof is tiled. Buttresses support the gables at the west end of the church. The south west tower has tracery windows. The interior contai...
The composer Frederick Delius is buried in the churchyard, near his wife Jelka. Delius had wished to be buried in his own garden in Grez-sur-Loing, near Paris, but the French authorities would not allow it. Although an atheist, his alternative wish was to be buried "in some country churchyard in the south of England, where people could place wild f...
- Church of England
- Grade I listed building
- 11 June 1958
- Limpsfield, Surrey
Limpsfield är en ort och civil parish i Storbritannien. [ 1] Den ligger i grevskapet Surrey och riksdelen England, i den södra delen av landet, 29 km söder om huvudstaden London. Limpsfield ligger 120 meter över havet [ 1] och antalet invånare är 3 680. [ 2] Terrängen runt Limpsfield är lite kuperad, och sluttar söderut.