Searching for "BANSTEAD"

We could not match "BANSTEAD" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 16 possible matches we have found for you:

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Banstead Surrey Banstead , par. and vil. with ry. sta., mid. Surrey, 3½ miles E. of Epsom, 5557 ac., pop. 3826; P.O., T.O. Bartholomew
    BANSTEAD Surrey BANSTEAD , a village and a parish in Epsom district, Surrey. The village stands under the SW side of Ban stead Imperial
    Banstead Downs Surrey Banstead Downs , hilly tract of 1400 ac., mid. Surrey, commanding extensive views, alt. 576 ft. Bartholomew
    Burgh Heath Surrey Burgh Heath , small hamlet, Banstead par., W. Surrey, 4 miles S. of Sutton. Bartholomew
    Burrough House Surrey Burrough House , seat, on Banstead Downs, 3 miles SE. of Epsom, mid. Surrey. Bartholomew
    BURROUGH-HOUSE Surrey Banstead Downs, 3¼ miles SE of Epsom. It belonged to the Buckles, and passed to the Percevals; and it is believed Imperial
    CALIFORNIA Surrey CALIFORNIA , a station on the Epsom Downs railway, in Surrey; between Sutton and Banstead. Imperial
    CHEAM Surrey Banstead downs, 5¼ miles WSW of Croydon. It has a station on the railway; and a post office under Imperial
    CROYDON Surrey Banstead Downs, near the source of the river Wandle, 10½ miles by railway S of London. The Brighton railway Imperial
    Epsom Surrey Banstead Downs, 16¾ m. SW. of London, 4424 ac., pop. 6916; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers.Market-day, Friday Bartholomew
    EPSOM Surrey Banstead downs, on the London and Leatherhead railway, 10 miles SE of Croydon, and 18 SSE of London; and it is connected Imperial
    KINGSWOOD Surrey Banstead parish, Surrey. The liberty is a detached part of Ewell; lies 2¾ miles NW of Merstham r. station Imperial
    LONDON London
    Banstead, Barnes, Beddington, Carshalton, Cheam, Chessington, Coulsdon, Croydon, Cuddington, East Moulsey, Epsom, Ewell, Farley, Ham-with-Hatch, Hook, Kew, Kingstonupon Imperial
    LONDON, BRIGHTON, AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY London Banstead and Epsom-Downs, the Bognor, the Uckfield and Tunbridge-Wells, the Horsham and Guildford Direct, the Mid-Sussex and Midhurst Imperial
    NONSUCH-PARK Surrey Banstead downs, 2½ miles N E of Epsom. It belongs to W. F. Farmer, Esq.; is a modern castellated Imperial
    OAKS (The) Surrey Banstead Downs, 4¼ miles E by N of Epsom. It was built, on the site of an inn, by the Hunters Imperial
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