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The Leatherhead Institute was built and given to the community by our wealthy benefactor Abraham Dixon of Cherkely Court in 1892. Born in 1820, he was successful in wool and manufacturing industries, and completed our building in 1892, a few years before his death in 1900.
Plaque on the wall of the Leatherhead Institute
He gave this building in Trust for the community of Leatherhead, to provide educational, social and recreational facilities.