Lower Kingswood

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Lower Kingswood
Lower Kingswood is located in Surrey
Lower Kingswood
Lower Kingswood
Lower Kingswood shown within Surrey
Population 2,511 [1]
OS grid reference TQ248565
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tadworth
Postcode district KT20
Dialling code 01737
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
SurreyCoordinates: 51°17′38″N 0°12′41″W / 51.29396°N 0.21149°W / 51.29396; -0.21149

Lower Kingswood is a village located in Surrey, just within the M25 motorway. It is between Kingswood and Reigate, and is bisected by the A217 dual carriageway. Neighbouring settlements include Tadworth and Chipstead.

History[edit]

The village was situated around the Brighton Road (now the A217) and the crossroads with Buckland Road/Smithy Lane, the centre being where the Fox On The Hill pub, now an Indian restaurant and takeaway, and the Church of the Wisdom of God are located. Before the upgrading of the A217 Brighton Road to a dual carriageway, there was a pond outside the pub, where horses would frequently stop to drink after climbing the hill and before progressing on to Reigate.

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway stations are Tadworth, Kingswood and Reigate. Buses travel along the A217, north to Epsom and Sutton and south to Reigate and Redhill. Lower Kingswood is situated very close to Junction 8 of the M25.

Socialising[edit]

There are several social clubs in Lower Kingswood, catering for all ages, including youth clubs such as drama and football. For the older generations there is a bowls club and Women's Institute. The football club is named Kingswood Terriers FC and they play in the local Epsom and Ewell Youth League.

There is a recreation ground opposite Rookery Way, which includes a play park, bike ramps and football pitches.

The Kingswood Village Club (Lower Kingswood) has been voted CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) branch club of the year for four years running, from 2011 to 2014.[2]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Lower Kingswood at Wikimedia Commons