The village of Limpsfield is to the east of Oxted, north of the A25. The manor of Limpsfield belonged to Battle Abbey from the time of Domesday until the 16th century and a number of medieval buildings still survive in the High Street. Many were 'modernised' in the 18th and 19th centuries with more fashionable brick frontages, but their older origins are still visible from the back.
Of the many buildings built by the Abbey, only the church and courthouse have survived, as the Manor House now standing near the church was only built in the late 18th century.
The London to East Grinstead railway opened in 1884 and Oxted and Limpsfield Station was constructed between the two villages. Development in the area increased to meet the demands of the new commuter population. Limpsfield expanded as new houses were built in surrounding roads, such as Bluehouse Lane and Detillens Lane.
The centre of Limpsfield remains largely unchanged. Many of the buildings are protected as listed buildings and the High Street is a conservation area. St Peter's Church stands in a prominent position in the centre of the village and the composer Delius is buried in the churchyard.
As well as having a variety of shops, Limpsfield has a restaurant, pub and large tennis club.
The High Chart to the south is a large area of woodland owned by the National Trust and has an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways. Within this area is the small settlement of Limpsfield Chart.
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