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144 King's Arms
New Post Office Exchange, replaced the Station Road exchange on 20 July
1932 and the system reverted to manual operation on that date. It was restored to
automatic working in October 1965 and is still in use.
Epsom Waterworks. Established in 1853 on its present site in East Street.
Epsom Gas Co. was opened in 1839, with Epsom racecourse being among the
earliest customers. The works was situated on the site now occupied by the
SEGAS distribution station. In 1877 the name was changed to Epsom and Ewell Gas
Company Demand grew so that by 1912 there were three gasholders on the site. In 191 3 the organisation passed to the
Wandsworth Company and the last retort house was built in 1925. Although
retained on a stand-by basis, the works ceased as a production unit in 1933
Almshouses. Built by local developer John Livingstone in
1703 for poor widows. Rebuilt on the same site in 1886
Cottage Hospital moved here in 1877
Infants School built 1893.
destroyed in Second World War bombing
County School for Boys opened here in 1938 on a field bought as a playing
Stone and Cos. Pottery .The Company
occupied a number of clay extraction and manufacturing sites between Epsom Road
and the LSWR line, and between East Street and the LB&SCR line. Sidings ran
into the sites from both lines. Owned by Stone & Co, the works commenced
operations in about 1830 and manufactured bricks and other earthenware products
in large quantities, serving local builders and those of the tide of housing
estates encroaching on the Borough in the expansion of Greater London. The
brickworks finally closed in 1938. Used in part during and after the Second
World War as allotment gardens, and post war as a Civil Defence training area,
the Kiln Lane site has since been developed as an industrial and commercial
zone with some housing. The other sites are also covered by housing
developments of various periods.
A windmill existed near the boundary between the parishes of Epsom and
Ewell as can be seen from the names given to local roads -Windmill Avenue Mill
Road -and Windmill Bridge. The precise date of its construction is unknown but
records indicate that the site was bought in about 1745. Two are known to have
existed. Operations ceased in 1883 and
the mill became derelict by 1895. Thoughts of restoring it were abandoned on
grounds of cost, and it was demolished about 1900.