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Coulsdon, Part of London, Croydon and the North Downs
Coulsdon is a generally suburban area of London, part of the London Borough of Croydon. It lies between Purley and Chipstead with the A23 Brighton Road running through the centre of the area north to south. It's also part of the North Downs. The south-east of Coulsdon is known as Old Coulsdon. The central area of Coulsdon has substantial industrial, retail and local premises particularly near its two railway stations Coulsdon South and Coulsdon Town. Coulsdon Town has trains to Purley, Tattenham Corner and London Bridge. Coulsdon South is on the Brighton main line and amongst its destinations are Gatwick Airport, London Bridge, Tonbridge and Littlehaven. Apart from Old Coulsdon, placed within Coulsdon are Smitham Bottom or Valley, The Marlpit Business and Industrial Estate, The Mount or Clockhouse, Coulsdon Woods and Cane Hill. There are a number of green spaces in the area including the Memorial Gardens which has an adventure park, tennis, basketball and cricket facilities. Grange Park in Old Coulsdon and Rickman Hill Park are also popular open spaces. Other places nearby to Coulsdon are Wallington, Banstead, Caterham and Carshalton. Coulsdon has the postcode CR5. Other surrounding postcodes include CR8, CR3, CR8 and CR2. Other major roads in the area include Woodcote Grove Road.