RH1 (Redhill) area guide

The RH1 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Bletchingley, Bletchingley and Nutfield, Burstow, Horne and Outwood, Chipstead, Hooley and Woodmansterne, Earlswood, Earlswood and Whitebushes, Meadvale and St John's, Merstham, Nutfield, Outwood, Redhill, Redhill East, Redhill West, Reigate Central, Reigate Hill, Salfords, Salfords and Sidlow, South Nutfield, Surrey.
The town owes its existence to the construction of a road linking Gatton Point to the London- Brighton Road at Povey Cross in 1818, and later to the arrival of the railway. Two stations were introduced to the area in the early 1840s, one on the London to Brighton Route and a second on the Dover line. Although Redhill has no history which can be traced back to the days of William the Conqueror, it was to become as big as any town in the locality and a commercial centre which drew people in from all around. A few miles east of the London to Brighton Road, where Redhill now stands, was waterlogged wasteland as the 19th century dawned.
RH1 has some beautiful areas, and some very desirable places to live. Coldharbour Lane is one sought after road, with its large, detached homes. Property here costs an average of £930,000. This price will change from property to property, and as the market fluctuates. Outwood Common is another well to do road, with an average price of £838,000. There is a lot of open land around the houses here, as well as a school close by. The street contains terraces, detached properties and one of two flats. It is a great location to reside in if you enjoy the countryside and a lot of open land.

At the other end of the market, are streets like Lower Mead and Carrington Close. The average price for properties on Lower Mead is approximately £ 63,000, but may vary depending on house type, size and market conditions. The property stock on this street consists of flats and there are a couple of schools located nearby. The average value for properties on Carrington Close is approximately £110,000, but also subject to variation. The properties on this street are all flats except for two of them, and they are valued around £120,000.There are a few schools close by as well as a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
An interesting and fun attraction in the area is Barons Cave, which is one of the oldest show caves in Britain and has been explored since at least the 1700s. The caves run beneath the town’s ruined Norman castle, and it is thought that they date from the 11th century. They offer lantern lit tours that last about 20 to 30 minutes. Another nearby attraction that is fun and relaxing is Priory Park. It was founded in the 13th century and today makes up a 65 acre park with gardens, grassland, woodland, a lake and recreational facilities minutes from the town centre of Reigate. Concerts and fireworks shows are among the events that are regularly held here.

Of the many pubs and bars in the district, some of the more popular ones are The Dragon, The Junction, The Red Lion, The Dog and Duck, and The Flying Scud.

Some of the primary schools located in Redhill are Meath Green Junior School, Yattendon School, and Manorfield Primary and Nursery School. Some of the secondary schools are Oakwood School, Hazelwick School, and Ifield Community College.