Place:Epsom, Surrey, England

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NameEpsom
Alt namesEbbeshamsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 167
Ebeshamsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 167
Eveshamsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 167
Hortonsource: settlement in parish
Langley Valesource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.333°N 0.267°W
Located inSurrey, England     (800 - )
See alsoCopthorne Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, Englandmunicipal borough of which it was a part 1894-1974
Epsom and Ewell District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Epsom is a market town in Surrey, England, 13.6 miles (21.9 km) south southwest of the centre of London. The town straddles chalk downland (Epsom Downs) and the upper Thanet Beds. Epsom Downs Racecourse holds The Derby, now a generic name for sports competitions in English-speaking countries. The town also gives its name to Epsom salts, extracted from mineral waters there.

Epsom is the source of the Hogsmill River and includes the semi-rural Horton and Langley Vale.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Epsom.

Surrey Research Tips

Government

Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

  • Registration Districts in Surrey from their introduction in 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.

GENUKI provisions

The website GENUKI provides a very comprehensive list of reference sources for the County of Surrey. It includes:

  • Archives and Libraries
  • Church record availability for both Surrey and the former Surrey part of Greater London
  • 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
  • Lists of cemeteries
  • Local family history societies
  • A list of historic maps online

History

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