Cheam

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Coordinates: 51°20′52″N 0°12′41″W / 51.3478°N 0.2113°W / 51.3478; -0.2113

Cheam (pronounced /tʃiːm/) is a large suburban village close to Sutton in the London Borough of Sutton, England and is located close to the southern boundary between Greater London and Surrey. It is divided into two main areas: North Cheam and Cheam Village. North Cheam includes more retail shops and supermarkets, whilst Cheam Village and the south of Cheam are more residential. It is bordered by Worcester Park (to the north-west), Morden (to the north-east), Sutton (to the east), Ewell (to the west) as well as Banstead and Belmont to the South. Cheam is one of the southernmost areas in Outer London under the control of a Greater London Authority (The London Borough of Sutton) as opposed to Surrey County Council, which controls bordering towns to the South and West including Banstead and Ewell. It located in London Travelcard Zone 5, and the area is served by Cheam railway station.

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History

The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Wallington hundred.

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