The House Which Gave Its Name to "The Oaks"

Scope and Content

Photograph and description of the mansion, "The Oaks", in Banstead, Surrey, England in the early 20th century. The text beneath the image notes that the house was originally purchased in the 1700's by General Burgoyne and then sold to the Earl of Derby, who in 1779 instituted a horse race, "The Oaks" for 'three-year old fillies to be run on the neighboring downs' which was named after the house.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Kristy Davis as part of Towards Dolly Project, 2012-2013

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