Place:Sanderstead, Surrey, England

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NameSanderstead
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates51.3358°N 0.0818°W
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoCroydon Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1915
Coulsdon and Purley, Surrey, Englandurban district in which it was located 1915-1965
Croydon (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon Borough covering the area since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sanderstead is a village in London Borough of Croydon, located on high ground at the edge of the built-up area of Greater London. From 1915 to 1965 it formed a parish in the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District of Surrey. Having been a farming community in previous centuries, Sanderstead is now essentially a dormitory village for commuters to central London and Croydon. The Grade I listed All Saints' Church dates from the 13th century but was extensively altered in later periods. It is Grade I listed. Sanderstead station is lower down the hill and has trains to East Croydon and central London, and to East Grinstead and Uckfield. Sanderstead was the place of origin of the Sanders surname.

Prior to 1915 it was a civil parish within Croydon Rural District and before 1894 it was in the Croydon Poor Law Union and within the Croydon Registration District.

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