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Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Redhill was 18,163.
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While many towns can point to a landmark and proudly proclaim “That building’s older than America!”, Redhill is a comparatively ‘young pup’ by British historical standards.
Dig out a map of Surrey circa 1800 and you won’t find a trace of Redhill. Instead, a small scattering of farms and houses went under the title of “Reigate Foreign” in what was inhospitable marsh ground and certainly not deemed fit for building a town. The area was “intersected by meandering streams, the haunt of snipe and duck” and other than a few remote homesteads, that was pretty much it.
It was the arrival of the railway line in 1841 that literally put Redhill on the map. New train lines made towns like Reigate a new idyll for those wanting to work in London but enjoy the charms of country living. These new middle-class commuters weren’t too keen on having a mainline station in their perfect town (they already had a small station) and so a new station was built away from the quite streets thanks to the convenient Redhill Gap that cut through the Downs. The new station sat in the area of Station Road and Redstone Hill. This was given the name Warwick Town. It was the re-siting of a post office from Red Hill Common that finally caused a name change and Redhill became official. However the two stations caused some difficulty, passengers getting off in Reigate would often have to walk a mile to Redhill for connecting services.
The building of the train lines meant thirty navvies and before long the new township had not one but three breweries to keep these men well-watered.
Having finally been put on the map, Redhill got off to life with a bang when Alfred Noble (whose name is honoured by the prestigious prizes) demonstrated his new invention, dynamite, in a quarry just outside the town in 1868. Prince Albert had also visited in 1853, laying the first stone of a new psychiatric hospital in Redhill. During the 1940s Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother’s two cousins would both live at the renamed Royal Earlswood Hospital.
The arrival of the motorway, faster trains, the need for new housing have all seen Redhill grow which now includes Redhill Common, an area that has a number of listed buildings, some of which are older than America.
Redhill Removals Company
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Are you a homeowner requiring long or short term household storage for furniture and personal effects for which you no longer have room? Do you need secure flexible household storage at short notice, with the minimum of fuss?
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