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Banstead Village

Windmill Bridge Banstead Downs
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Windmill Bridge Banstead Downs

This image of Windmill Bridge on Banstead Downs was presumably taken looking south east, in which case the building ahead in the distance was Banstead Grange, built 1906 and demolished in the 1950s. The site of the house is now Grange Meadow. The year is an estimate.
Picture added on 16 February 2011 at 15:44
Comments:
The opposite side of the bridge - towards the direction in which the gentleman is looking - there is (or was in the late 40's early 50's!) a sloping piece of ground which was one of our favourite tobogganing sites. Quite a trudge from Wilmot Way when one thinks back!
Added by Brian Nibbs on 28 February 2011
The sloping gound (to N.W. of bridge) refered to for tobogganing is a spoil mound of chalk left here from when the railway cutting was dug. This area now has colonies of two rare plants and is managed by the Banstead Commons Conservators by annual scrub cutting to maintain the area. The rare plants are: Early Gentian & Broad-leaved Cudweed.
Added by Dennis Skinner on 01 March 2011
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