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Esher is a town in Surrey, England near the River Mole. It grew as a stop on the A3 road, although it has long been bypassed. In the sixteenth century, Henry VIII of England commandeered the area as a royal hunting ground, and the town remained wealthy. Clive of India built the Claremont mansion, and this later became a royal residence used by Queen Victoria.

Sandown Park racecourse lies in the town, which is now mostly occupied by commuters to London.

History of Esher