TQ0651 : Course of old Epsom road

taken 2 months ago, near to East Clandon, Surrey, Great Britain

Course of old Epsom road
Course of old Epsom road
Course of the old Epsom Road: the old road left the farm track where it bears right in the photograph, and continued across the field opposite, roughly along the bottom of the slight valley, towards the junction of School Lane and Blake's Lane on the Epsom Road.
Old Epsom Road at Hatchlands
The Epsom Road at Hatchlands has adopted three routes over the course of time: the present A246 (the present Epsom Road), built in around 1912, the former turnpike, which followed the south side of Hatchlands Park (and still exists as a track or road for the most part), and the original road, Blake's Lane, which follows a more circuitous detour to the south of the present A246.

The old turnpike road still marks the south side of Hatchlands Park, forming an immovable southern perimeter to Humphry Repton's remodelling of the park. The turnpike trust was incorporated by an Act of 1757, to improve the road from Leatherhead to Stoke. Relics of the old turnpike alignment can also be seen either side of the Window Box roundabout in West Horsley.
Hatchlands Park
Hatchlands Park is a red-brick country house with surrounding gardens in East Clandon, Surrey, England, covering 170 hectares (430 acres).

The park initially belonged to the Chertsey Abbey with the park being mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1544, after the dissolution of the monasteries, it was granted by Henry VIII to Sir Anthony Browne and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald (commonly known as 'The Fair Geraldine'). The park was purchased in 1750 by Admiral Boscawen who landscaped the grounds. The park and house are now owned by the National Trust LinkExternal link
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TQ0651, 184 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0639 5175 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.3000N 0:28.6100W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 06459 51794
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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