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Coordinates: 51°20′10″N 0°16′01″W / 51.336°N 0.267°W / 51.336; -0.267

High Street, Epsom
Epsom is located in Surrey
 Epsom shown within Surrey
Area  18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population 31,489 (2011 census)[1]
    - Density  1,746 /km2 (4,520 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ2060
District Epsom and Ewell
Shire county Surrey
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EPSOM
Postcode district KT17 KT18 KT19
Dialling code 01372
Police Surrey
Fire Surrey
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Epsom and Ewell
List of places

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. http://www.epsomdowns.co.uk/racing/history. Retrieved 11 July 2015.