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Banstead Village

The Grange
The Banstead Image Library
The Grange

The Grange, in Sutton Lane, was built in 1906 by Mr Radclyffe Powell, senior partner in a City firm Powell & Co., and a member of the London Stock Exchange. In a 1910 article in an architectural journal it was said that from the top floor on a clear day one could see Windsor Castle, 35 miles to the west. The house had extensive gardens plus a paddock. During WWII the paddock was used for growing wheat and oats, whilst part of the gardens was made available as allotments for local people. 
In 1952 the paddock was sold for development and became Grange Meadow, whilst the gardens became Grange Gardens. The house was later demolished.
 Does anyone know when?
Mr Powell is buried in All Saints Churchyard. The date of the photograph is approximate.
Picture added on 09 July 2010 at 14:45
I used to deliver the morning papers here for two years 1948/50. A couple of ladies by the name of Hillman lived there and they had about six papers a day!
Added by Ray Foster on 26 September 2010
My father Joe Hines snr used to garden for the Misses May,Wynn & Lil Binks-Gardner.They purchased the house I believe in the 50's I seem to remember for a figure of £12000 and it was probably demolished around 1968 to make way for Grange Gdns.The Lodge is still in Grange Gardens at the top on the right.There was originally a row of greenhouses going all the way down the road.The Grange had oak panelling in all the rooms,I helped remove it and it was sold and installed in The Penthouse Club in Park Lane!

LNW: Thanks Robert. That is just the sort of information that we could never find out any other way.
Added by Robert Hines on 04 November 2012
May, Wynn and Lil were my grandfather's sisters. I have pics of the inside of the house. it was very grand!

Note from LNW: Wow Derrick, we hardly have any photos of the house at all let alone the inside. Any chance you could send us a few scans. You can contact me on webmaster@bansteadhistory.com.

Added by Derrick Gardner on 16 November 2016
I really look forward to seeing what Derrick has to show us,are there any showing Yew Lodge and the greenhouses that stretched down Grange Gardens,this is interesting info coming to light.

Note from LNW: Derrick has uploaded further images since his original submission. See picture #498 picture #499 picture #500 picture #501
Added by Robert Hines on 18 November 2016
I will have to look thru some boxes for some more pictures of the grange. I will also ask my sister for some pictures. I do have a picture of my grandparents wedding taken in the gardens around 1914.

Note from LNW: The more the merrier! If you have any stories or memories of events etc do include them.
Added by Derrick gardner on 19 November 2016
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