This village is famous for the National Rifle Association championships which moved here in 1890. The competition is hosted by the NRA on the Bisley Ranges which is Ministry of Defence land and is also the base of the Royal Logistics Corps. Bisley has hosted shooting events for the 1908 Olympic Games and the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Bisley is a village about 4 miles north-west of Woking.
It was originally served by a railway line from Brookwood. The track was lifted in 1954.
The 13th century parish church of St. John the Baptist was donated by monks of Chertsey Abbey. It features a medieval bell and a 15th century porch said to have been made from a single oak.
A nearby spring known as the ‘Holy Well of St. John the Baptist’ was said to have medicinal powers.
Click here to see the catalogue of the St John the Baptist, Bisley, Parish Records (1561-1976) held at the Surrey History Centre.