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Whyteleafe is a small town (pop 2200) in South East England, in the Surreymarker district of Tandridgemarker. Four streets in Whyteleafe are just inside the southern edge of the London Borough of Croydon. Neighbouring villages and towns include Woldinghammarker, Caterhammarker, Coulsdonmarker, Warlinghammarker, and Kenleymarker (in London Borough of Croydonmarker). To the west are Kenleymarker airfield, Kenley Common (City of London owned) Coxes Wood and Blize Wood. To the east are Riddlesdown, the Dobbin, and Marden Park. The parish church of St Luke dating from the mid-1800s lies within the Diocese of Southwarkmarker.


Whyteleafe railway station
Whyteleafe is served by Whyteleafe Southmarker, Whyteleafemarker and Upper Warlinghammarker railway stations. The Godstone road A22 cuts through N-S. Buses 407 and 434 serve the area and run from Coulsdon, Croydon, Sutton, and Caterham. Whyteleafe village grew after the railway came on its way to Caterham in 1856. A second line followed a higher contour and opened in 1884. Among traders there is a pub, a newsagent, general store, two petrol stations and an M&S food outlet, a Post Office, hairdresser, chemist, ladies outfitter, baker, fish shop, barber, computer store.

The town houses the headquarters of Gold Group International, which is the town's biggest employer .

Whyteleafe F.C. has played in grounds in Church Road since 1959, having moved from the field off New Barn Lane, now used by the adjacent(Kenley School).

Whytleafe Cricket Club has played at The Dobbins, off Hillbury Road since 1890 and is one of the oldest cricket clubs in Surrey.

Whyteleafe School (primary) is located at the bottom of Whyteleafe Hill. It makes use of the former Whyteleafe Girls' Grammar School, vacated by them in the late 1970s. Warlingham Schoolmarker (secondary) is at the top of Tithe Pit Shaw Lane, to the east.


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