- Chipstead, Surrey
Chipstead shown within Surrey
Population <6,000 OS grid reference District Reigate and Banstead Shire county Surrey Region South East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Coulsdon Postcode district CR5 Dialling code 01737 Police Surrey Fire Surrey Ambulance South East Coast EU Parliament South East England UK Parliament Reigate List of places: UK • England • Surrey
Chipstead, Surrey is a commuter village primarily in the north-eastern corner of the county. In reality it spreads across the administrative border with the London Borough of Croydon; for example Chipstead Valley Primary School is administered by the London Borough of Croydon. Neighbouring villages include Woodmansterne, Banstead, Coulsdon, Hooley and Kingswood.
The village lay within the Reigate hundred.
The census area Chipstead, Hooley and Woodmansterne has a population of 6.912. Today Chipstead does not have a clearly defined village centre; instead there are several small areas of economic activity in a leafy, largely residential area.
Within the vicinity of Chipstead, there are several sports clubs, many taking the Chipstead name. Chipstead F.C. has a minor claim to fame as some of Footballers' Wives was filmed here. Chipstead Rugby Football Club is also situated in the village. They play in Surrey League 1 and have been open since 1960.
There are also numerous stables nearby; there is also an amateur dramatics society with a little theatre of its own created out of an old stable block.
Despite having some of the most expensive housing in the area, the residents of Chipstead continue to resist the installation of street lighting, particularly in the southern parts of the village.
In 2007 the local resident's associations combined to launch a village website, www.chipsteadvillage.org
Chipstead Downs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). To the north-west of the village is Banstead Heath, an area of open common land which is used by many groups. There is a large car park just north of the village on the road to Banstead. This area is maintained by the Banstead Commons Conservators. 
There are no bus services through the village, although route 166 run by Arriva London for London Buses passes the edge of the area to serve neighbouring Woodmansterne. For other services and connections it is preferable to travel to Banstead or Coulsdon.
Towns, villages and hamlets in the Reigate and Banstead District of Surrey, England
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Chipstead — may refer to: Chipstead, Kent Chipstead, Surrey This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the li … Wikipedia
Chipstead railway station — Chipstead … Wikipedia
Chipstead F.C. — Chipstead Full name Chipstead Football Club Nickname(s) The Chips Founded 1906 Ground … Wikipedia
Surrey Iron Railway — Watercolour showing the Surrey Iron Railway, the first public railway company , passing Chipstead Valley Road, Surrey. Locale England Dates of operation … Wikipedia
Chipstead Downs — is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Surrey, England. It lies near Chipstead and Banstead. It has a chalk downland ecosystem. It is managed by the Banstead Commons Conservators. See also List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in… … Wikipedia
Surrey — Wappen Geographische Lage in England Geografie Status: Zeremonielle und Verwaltungsgrafschaft … Deutsch Wikipedia
Nork, Surrey — Coordinates: 51°19′23″N 0°13′12″W / 51.323°N 0.220°W / 51.323; 0.220 … Wikipedia
Kingswood, Surrey — infobox UK place country = England latitude= 51.2931 longitude= 0.2086 official name= Kingswood map type= Surrey population … Wikipedia
List of places in Surrey — This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Surrey, England. See the list of places in England for places in other counties. [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspublications.nsf/591f7dda55aad72a80256c670041a50d… … Wikipedia
C.A.F. Rhys Davids — Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids (1934). Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids, née le 27 septembre 1857 à Wadhurst (Sussex de l Est) et morte le 26 juin 1942 à Chipstead (Surrey), est une… … Wikipédia en Français