Old Epsom Road at Hatchlands :: Shared Description

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.
by Hugh Craddock
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6 images use this description:

TQ0651 : Blake's Lane by Hugh Craddock
TQ0651 : Old Epsom Road on ascent to the ice house by Hugh Craddock
TQ0651 : Old Epsom road at the ice house by Hugh Craddock
TQ0651 : Old Epsom Road near Wix Hill Lodge by Hugh Craddock
TQ0651 : Course of old Epsom road by Hugh Craddock
TQ0651 : Old Epsom Road at Clare Cottage by Hugh Craddock


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Created: Sat, 13 Jul 2019, Updated: Sat, 13 Jul 2019

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