Epsom & Ewell Timeline

Year Details
60AD Stane Street Roman road runs through Epsom
c100 Tile-making industry at Horton
c500 Saxon settlers buried in Ewell
666 Foundation of Chertsey Abbey
933 Chertsey confirmed as owners of Epsom
1155 Woodcote Park enclosed as hunting ground
1178 First records of Horton Manor
1202 Settlement in Woodcote area
1285 New chancel built for St. Martin's
1317 First records of Langley Vale
1348 Black Death - population falls
c1400 New tower built for St. Martin's
1496 Settlement in West Hill area
1537 Dissolution of Chertsey Abbey
c1620 Discovery of Epsom Wells
1663 Samuel Pepys
First visit by Samuel Pepys
1672 Thomas Shadwell writes 'Epsom Wells'
1692 Work begins on Assembly Rooms
1707 John Livingstone opens New Wells
1727 Death of Livingstone and decline of spa
1755 Turnpike road comes through Epsom
1780 Derby By Gericault
The first Derby is run
1821 Henry Dorling opens printer's shop
1824 Rebuilding of St. Martin's
1830 Grandstand
Grandstand opened
1847 First railway station opened
1848 Clock Tower built
1855 Epsom College
Foundation of Epsom College
1859 Second railway station opened
1878 Lord Rosebery settles in Epsom
1889 Cottage Hospital built
1899 First of the Horton mental hospitals built
1913
Emily Davison is killed at the Derby
1927 New Grandstand built
1934 Town Hall opened
1937 Epsom and Ewell Shield
Epsom and Ewell incorporated as a Borough
1953 Queen attends Coronation Derby
1973 School of Art rebuilt
1984 Ashley Centre and Playhouse opened
Source: Bourne Hall Museum (Opens in a new window).


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