Reigate and Banstead

The borough of Reigate and Banstead is both urban and rural. It ranges from historic Reigate with its castle remains and priory, to Redhill, which grew up around the London to Brighton railway. To the south lies Gatwick airport. The rural part comprises the places lying on and at the foot of the North Downs, which has provided a source for stone and fuller’s earth, especially in the areas around Nutfield and Merstham.

Click here to read about Netherne Hospital, now the site of Netherne-on-the-Hill.

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  1. Bronwen Summers says:

    Kia ora

    I am particularly interested in the Risbridgers and the Edes of Reigate. This is starting in the 1700s.
    William Ede married Elizabeth Still in 1758.
    Benjamin Ede my great great grandfather moved to NZ with his wife Amy brewer in 1856.

    If anyone has any information on their ancestry that would be helpful. I do have some stuff further back but am not convinced it is correct. I have numerous connections to Surrey.

    Nga mihi
    Bronwen

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