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A Quick Overview of Banstead
Banstead Railway Station is located on Banstead Road, Banstead in the County of Surrey in Travel Zone 6. The station has a self-service ticket machine, but there are no other facilities available.
The earliest mention of Banstead dates from an Anglo-Saxon charter of AD 967 in the reign of King Edgar.
- In the Domesday Book of 1086, the settlement is referred to as Benestede from ‘bene’ meaning ‘bean’ and ‘stede’ meaning an inhabited place without the status of a town, so it meant something like ‘Beantown’.
- The town is surrounded by open green areas including Banstead Common.
- Banstead High Street has pubs, cafes, restaurants and a number of independent shops.