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Cheam. A small and rather commonplace village on the Epsom road, a short distance beyond Carshalton. Rents rather high. From London-bridge and Victoria (50 mm), 1st, 2/-, 2/6; 2nd, 1/6, 2/3 ; 3rd, 1/1, 2/-.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879