Fontwell Park Gardens, RM12

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Fontwell Park Racecourse is located in West Sussex after being founded by Alfred Day who trained racehorses nearby from 1887. Day brought the name Fontwell back into use after researching the history of the area, and by 1924 he had purchased enough land to open a racecourse there. This is one of a cluster of roads that were built by the council to form the 548 property Racecourse estate which was laid out in the 1930s on what had been agricultural land belonging to Hacton Farm. The Second World War interrupted building, which was continued with the return of peace in the 1940s.

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