This section provides links to information about the history of many of the borough's older areas.
The area has a colourful history stretching back to the days of the Domesday Book. Some stories from the past are passed from generation to generation and survive as much as legend as fact.
Others survive as part of the borough's heritage.
Intriguing stories about clandestine meetings before the signing of the Magna Carta are part of the tapestry of local history.
History of local towns
To read a short history of each of the towns, click on one of the links below.
- Banstead history
- Chipstead history
- Horley history
- Kingswood history
- Redhill history
- Reigate history
- Tadworth history
- Surrey History Centre (Surrey County Council website) and How to discover your family history (Surrey County Council website) - for family, house and town history
- Past Mayors of the Borough of Reigate and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead (website).
Last updated : 02/06/2010