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Banstead, Surrey

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Banstead, Surrey

Banstead is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead in the county of Surrey, England, on the border with Greater London. It lies 13 miles south of London, 3 miles south of Sutton, 5 miles west of Croydon and 8.5 miles south-east of the county town of Kingston-Upon-Thames. Banstead is on the North Downs and is protected by the Metropolitan Green Belt; Banstead Downs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
DistrictReigate and Banstead
Administrative CountySurrey
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridTQ2559
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySurrey
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01737
Population46,280 (2001)

Other names by which Banstead, Surrey has been known in the past

Bansted ~ Benestede

Banstead, Surrey in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Banstead, par. and vil. with ry. sta., mid. Surrey, 3½ miles E. of Epsom, 5557 ac., pop. 3826; P.O., T.O.

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