Banstead băn´stĕd, –stəd [key], town (1991 pop. 43,163), Surrey, SE England, on the North Downs. Banstead is mainly residential and comprises some highly regarded landscapes. A church from the Norman period and an excavated Roman villa are there. The area is mentioned in the Domesday Book . Banstead and the larger city of Reigate constitute the district of Reigate and Banstead.

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