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Ashtead, Surrey

Ashtead is a large commuter village in Surrey, sandwiched between Leatherhead and Epsom.

Ashtead is mentioned in the Domesday Book, where its name is 'Stede'.

St Giles Church, in Ashtead Park, dates from the 16th Century.

Ashtead is mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diaries. He is not particularly complimentary.

Ashtead is frequently mis-spelt Ashstead.

Despite its size, it retains a "village" atmosphere.

External links

Ashtead Parish Church and Village (http://parish.ashtead.org)

Ashtead Residents Association (http://www.ashteadresidents.org.uk/)

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