Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Epsom. You may be able to find further references to Epsom in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
EPSOM a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Epsom (or Mid) Division parlimentary division Bartholomew

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Epsom.

Place Type of entry Source
Clayhill hamlet Bartholomew
CLAYHILL a hamlet Imperial
Horton hamlet Bartholomew
HORTON a hamlet Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Epsom within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 21
Celia Fiennes Epsom, Surrey 5
Celia Fiennes Epsom 4
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 3
Celia Fiennes Hampton Court and Windsor 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 2: The Peak District 2
William Cobbett Jan. 8th to 11th, 1822: Sussex Journal 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Coventry to London 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Ewell 0 2
Horton 0 2
Cuddington 2 2
Nork 0 2
Nonsuch Park 0 2
Chessington 0 2
Ashtead 0 2
Cheam 0 2
Hook 0 2
Belmont 0 1
Copthorne 0 2
Tadworth 0 1
Tolworth 0 2
Malden 1 2
Claygate 0 2
Sutton 5 2
Walton on the Hill 0 3
Oxshott 0 2
Long Ditton 0 3
Leatherhead 16 2