Sidlow

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Sidlow
River Mole from Sidlow Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 230469.jpg
The River Mole and surrounding meadows and trees in summer, from the north-south main road.
Sidlow is located in Surrey
Sidlow
Sidlow
Sidlow shown within Surrey
Area 11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population 636 (2011 census)[1]
• Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ259470
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town REIGATE
Postcode district RH2
Dialling code 01737
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Surrey
51°12′29″N 0°11′56″W / 51.208°N 0.199°W / 51.208; -0.199Coordinates: 51°12′29″N 0°11′56″W / 51.208°N 0.199°W / 51.208; -0.199

Sidlow is a mainly rural, lightly populated village in the parish of Salfords and Sidlow, in the south of the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey, England.

Amenities[edit]

Sidlow has a Church of England church: Emmanuel, Sidlow Bridge dating to 1861 (designed by architect Henry Clutton) which is in the medieval-founded Diocese of Southwark and a listed building pub, the Three Horseshoes Inn. Other than residential, goods distribution, timber-related industry and agricultural uses, the village has the Sidlow Bridge Centre, a pupil referral unit one of several such units which takes its admissions from schools and families from schools of Surrey County Council and those independent of the local authority.[2][3]

Geography and sublocalities[edit]

Sidlow is the west of the civil parish; a high proportion of its land is taken up by farms; no motorways or railways bisect this part of the parish instead the area has three small tributaries' end points (confluences) into the upper River Mole. Urban to suburban development is residential and concentred into a linear settlement along a lane west of a road junction with the north-south A217 road which has the Anglican church opposite. Beyond this the road forms a crescent which briefly becomes urban again at the Ironsbottom neighbourhood, a sub-settlement. Two lines of further development are towards the crescent return of the lane named Ironsbottom at Wrays and south along the A217 at Crutchfield. The A217 direct, traffic light-controlled route between the economic centres of Reigate and Gatwick Airport is bypassed for long-distance traffic by the M23 motorway 3 miles (4.8 km) east. Less than 5% of the land of Sidlow is at flood risk, in built terms, restricted to homes opposite the church of Sidlow Bridge and the church itself.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Key Statistics: Population Density: Population and Area. Output Areas E00156202 and E00156205: 307 in 6.78 square km and 329 in 5.15, includes a small part ecclesiastically of Salfords an eastern area however associated with Sidlow and with Salfords physically and administratively. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
  2. ^ Sidlow. The Church of England. Accessed 2015-04-18
  3. ^ Sidlow Bridge Centre
  4. ^ Flood Risk Map of surrounding areas of 'Sidlow' - showing Riparian risk levels Environment Agency. Accessed 2015-04-15.

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