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Banstead(băn`stĕd, –stəd), town (1991 pop. 43,163), Surrey, SE England, on the North Downs. Banstead is mainly residential and comprises some highly regarded landscapes. A church from the Norman period and an excavated Roman villa are there. The area is mentioned in the Domesday BookDomesday Book
, record of a general census of England made (1085–86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror). The survey ascertained the economic resources of most of the country for purposes of more accurate taxation.
..... Click the link for more information. . Banstead and the larger city of ReigateReigate
, city (1991 pop. 52,554), Surrey, S England. Largely residential, Reigate has numerous parks that attract visitors from London. In the partly Norman church is the tomb of Lord Howard of Effingham, who defeated the Spanish Armada. A technical college is there.
..... Click the link for more information. constitute the district of Reigate and Banstead.
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a town in S England, in NE Surrey. Pop.: 19 332 (2001)
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