Banstead, Surrey Family History Guide

Banstead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1547
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1801

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Calvinist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sutton
  • Buckland
  • Epsom
  • Cheam
  • Ewell
  • Chipstead
  • Cuddington
  • Reigate St Mary Magdalene
  • Kingswood
  • Woodmansterne
  • Carshalton
  • Walton on the Hill

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BANSTEAD, a village and a parish in Epsom district, Surrey. The village stands under the SW side of Ban stead Downs, 4 miles E of Epsom; and has a post office under Epsom, a r. station, and a police station. The parish comprises 5,518 acres. Real property, £7,214. Pop., 1,461. Houses, 275. The property is subdivided. Banstead Park is a seat belonging to Mr. Yong; and Burgh House, in the neighbourhood, is the seat of the Earl of Egmont. Banstead downs rise to the height of 576 feet; command extensive views; and are famous for coursing, for hunting, and for fine sheep pasturage. Here, said Pope,

To Hounslow-Heath I point, and Banstead Down,
Thence comes your mutton, and these chicks my own.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £300. Patron, the Earl of Egmont. The church is chiefly perpendicular English; has a good tower, surmounted by a tall spire; stands on high ground, and serves well, for miles round, as a landmark. Charities, £39. The Banstead and Epsom Downs railway, from the Sutton station of the Croydon and Epsom, was authorised in 1862 and opened in 1865.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992

Census returns for Banstead, 1841-1891

Banstead, Surrey monumental inscriptions, 1875, and the registers of marriages, 1547-1810, baptism, 1547-1812, and burials 1548-1812

Bishop's transcripts for Banstead, 1803-1855

Computer printout of Banstead, Surr., Eng

Churchwardens' accounts, vestry minutes, and charities, 1693-1860

Court rolls, 1508-1600 Manor of Hulle Place. Court (Surrey)

Court rolls, 1639-1894 Manor of Perrotts. Court (Surrey)

Parish registers for Banstead, 1547-1924

The registers of Banstead in the county of Surrey, 1547-1789 Author:
Lambert, F. A. Heygate (Frederick Arthur Heygate)

Transcripts of parish registers of Banstead, Surrey, England, 1754-1837 Author: Challen, W. H. (William Harold); Church of England. Parish Church of Banstead (Surrey)

Land tax assessments for the parish of Banstead, 1780-1831


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Epsom
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Epsom
Hundred: Copthorne
Province: Canterbury