Local History Books


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This is a small selection of books that may be of interest. All are available from the excellent Surrey County Council Library Service . If you wish to purchase these books we recommend you check out the Bourne Hall Museum shop which is in the foyer of Bourne Hall, next to the Library entrance. Some local libraries also sell books of local interest.

Epsom: the Twentieth Century By: Patricia Berry, Sutton Publishing, 2002 ISBN: 750927704

Epsom Past by Charles Abdy, Phillimore (Opens in a new window), 2001 ISBN : 1 86077 180 7

Epsom Wells a new history of Epsom Wells and Epsom Saltsby Maurice Exwood, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council (Opens in a new window), 2nd edn, 2000

Ewell Past by Charles Abdy, Phillimore (Opens in a new window), 2000 ISBN : 1 86077 135 1

A Guide To The Industrial History of Epsom & Ewell by Peter Wakefield, Surrey Industrial History Group (Opens in a new window), 1997

Chessington remembered by Mark Davison,published by the author ISBN 0953424014 Paperback published Oct 1999. For more information please contact Mark at (opens email program)

Hook remembered again by Mark Davison, published by the author ISBN 0953424057 Paperback published Oct 2001. For more information please contact Mark at (opens email program)

Tolworth Remembered by Mark Davison and Paul Adams, published by Mark Davison ISBN 0953424022 Paperback published Oct 2000. For more information please contact Mark at (opens email program)

Worcester Park & Cuddington: A Walk Through The Centuries by David Rymill, Buckwheat, 2000 ISBN: 0 95384 180 4




Out of Print but still available secondhand or at libraries

A History Of Ewell by Charles Abdy, Phillimore (Opens in a new window), 1992 ISBN : 0 85033 840 9

Epsom : A Pictorial History by Trevor White and Jeremy Harte, Phillimore (Opens in a new window), 1992 ISBN : 0 85033 841 7

The Quest for Nonsuch by John Dent, 2nd edn, Hutchinson, Paperback edn, London Borough of Sutton Leisure Services, 1981 (Opens in a new window), 1970 ISBN: 0907335047



Specialist - For train enthusiasts

Epsom to Horsham By V. Mitchell & K. Smith, Phillimore (Opens in a new window), 1986 ISBN : 0 906520 30 4

West Croydon to Epsom including the Epsom Downs branch By V. Mitchell & K. Smith, Phillimore (Opens in a new window), 1992 ISBN : 1 873793 08 1

Wimbledon to Epsom including the Chessington branch By V. Mitchell & K. Smith, Phillimore (Opens in a new window), 1995 ISBN : 1 873793 62 6

This article was researched and written by Peter Reed, 2006




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