Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ascot, a heath in Berkshire lying just beyond the confines of Windsor park. Races were instituted here in 1711 by Queen Anne, and the meeting is still one of the most popular and fashionable of the summer season, being held a fortnight after the Derby. A large population has sprung up recently in the neighbourhood, owing to the dry, healthy climate and picturesque surroundings.