Epsom, Surrey

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Epsom is a town in Surrey

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Epsom within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Epsom in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Epsom, market town and par. with ry. sta., W. Surrey, at foot of Banstead Downs, 16¾ m. SW. of London, 4424 ac., pop. 6916; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers.Market-day, Friday. Epsom was formerly celebrated for its mineral spring (from the water of which Epsom salts were manufactured), and was for some time a spa of considerable repute. It is now known chiefly for its great lace meeting. The racecourse is on Epsom Downs (with branch line from Sutton); the grand stand (erected 1829) accommodates 5000 spectators. Races were permanently established at Epsom in 1730. The principal races are the Derby (1780) and the Oaks (1779); they are run on the Wednesday and Friday of the week preceding Whitsuntide.

Epsom in the Domesday Book

A village in Copthorne hundred, in the county of Surrey.

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