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Banstead Hospital Cemetery

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This is in the grounds of the former hospital on Banstead Downs, on a by-road to Carshalton. The map location for this is very approximate.


Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):
Asylum was founded in 1872 – 100 acre farm purchased. Light railway ran from Belmont Station for its construction. Opened 1877. Built in double pavilion style. Architect Frederick Hyde Pownall. Built for 1000 but 1700 inmates by 1881 and numbers rose to 2500 by 1900. Gas works, cemetery and large farm adjoining the asylum. 900 seater chapel and 2 infirmaries.

Patients transferred to Horton 1982. Closed Oct 1986. Main buildings demolished in 1989. Central site now occupied by Highdown Prison.

Visited 2007. Some original site walls remain as do the Victorian farm buildings and several houses. Cemetery (un-named) shown on maps but is now in private ownership and houses a dozen horses. Outline of path within the plot (circa 2 acres) still visible with 5 readable headstones and several others unreadable or broken up/sunken. Now home for about a dozen horses. We spoke to the owner who indicated that other memorials had sunk over time. The memorials included a CWGC stone and a metal numbered marker.
The cemetery was in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Banstead All Saints.
WSFHS CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Banstead All Saints from 1548 to 1866. See our sales page for more information (opens in a new page).

WSFHS CD44 Some Ancient Parishes in the Epsom district has Baptismal records for: Banstead All Saints from 1547 to 1840; Marriages from 1547 to 1837; and, Burials from 1547 to 1840. See our sales page for more information (opens in a new page).


The former Banstead Hospital Cemetery is in the Reigate and Banstead District of Surrey
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.




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