Epsom

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Epsom
Epsom High Street from the Clock Tower.jpg
High Street, Epsom
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Epsom shown within Surrey
Area18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population31,489 (2011 census)[1]
• Density1,746/km2 (4,520/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ2060
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEPSOM
Postcode districtKT17 KT18 KT19
Dialling code01372
PoliceSurrey
FireSurrey
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Surrey
51°20′10″N 0°16′01″W / 51.336°N 0.267°W / 51.336; -0.267

Epsom is a town in northern Surrey. The town is known for its race course and the horse race held there.[2]

The town also gives it name to epsom salts which are found in mineral water here. By the end of the Georgian period (early 1800s) Epsom was a spa town. Some remains of this are its water pump, wells and exhibits in the town's museum. A housing estate has been built upon the wells in the south-west of the town.

Epsom Downs Racecourse which hosts the Epsom Derby; painting by Théodore Géricault, 1821.

References[change | change source]

  1. Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 11 July 2015
  2. "History". Epsom Downs Racecourse. Retrieved 11 July 2015.