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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
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEPSOM
Postcode districtKT17 KT18 KT19
Dialling code01372
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
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.