TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

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By the community,

for the community.

Situated on the northern slope of the North Downs in Surrey, England is the community commonly referred to by local people as ‘Tattenham Corner’.  Formerly open land used for sheep farming, wood gathering and cattle pasture, its history began with the founding of the Epsom Downs Racecourse.  By the 1770's Tattenham Corner was the name given to the sharp bend in the track at the eastern (upper) part of the racecourse.  Between 1850 and 1950 the area surrounding this part of the track became more built up, seeing new housing and the arrival of the railway and the birth of the wider area of Tattenhams (Great Tattenham and Little Tattenham).  Geographically, Tattenhams is the residential area centred on the road Great Tattenhams (B2221).  It is bounded to the south by the Preston Estate, to the south-west by Tadworth, to the west by Walton Downs and Epsom Downs, to the north by Nork and to the east by Banstead.  The racecourse itself and a short length of road between the station and the course are in the borough of Epsom & Ewell.  The remainder of Tattenhams is in Tattenhams ward of Reigate & Banstead.

 

Today Tattenhams and the immediate surrounding area also includes Shawley Community Primary School, Epsom Downs Primary School, The United Church of St Mark, Merland Rise Church and a parade comprising of shops, local businesses, eateries and Tattenhams Community Library.  It is this little parade nestled next to the railway station that is locally referred to as Tattenham Corner.  This website is for sharing information and celebrating community events relevant to Tattenham Corner and its immediate local area.

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January 2016

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