infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption=Esher High Street with the
population = 8,387 [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspublications.nsf/591f7dda55aad72a80256c670041a50d/1c602ea59c869c9180256e600054b26c/$FILE/Town%20populations.pdf Population figures (PDF)] ]
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Esher and Walton
Esher (pronEng|iːʃə, not /ɛʃə/; Audio|En-uk-Esher.ogg|audio) is a
townin the Surreyborough of Elmbridgein South East Englandnear the River Mole. It is a suburban development situated 14.1 miles (22.7 km) south west of Charing Cross.
Larger towns nearby are
Hershamand Walton-on-Thames; while smaller settlements are Claygate, Cobham, Hinchley Wood, Long Ditton, Oxshottand Thames Ditton.
Esher appears in
Domesday Bookof 1086 as "Aissela" and "Aissele". It was held partly by the Abbey of the Cross in Normandy; partly by William de Waterville; partly by Reginald; partly by Hugh do Port; partly by Odard balistarius (probably a crossbowman). Its domesday assets were: 14 hides 6 ploughs, convert|2|acre|m2 of meadow. It rendered £6 2s 0d. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]
It grew as a stagecoach stop on the London–Portsmouth road that was later designated as the
A3 road, although it was bypassed in the mid-1970s.
In the sixteenth century,
Henry VIII of Englandcommandeered the area as a royal hunting ground, and the town remained wealthy. Clive of Indiabuilt the Claremont mansion, and this later became a royal residence used by Queen Victoria. Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg lived there until he became King of the Belgians. Queen Victoria lent the house to the exiled French King Louis-Philippe and his consort Queen Marie-Amelie after the revolution of 1848. George Harrisonof the Beatleshad a house (called Kinfauns) in Esher, during the 1960s. The other Beatles were regular visitors to the house, and Harrison's primitive home recording studio. Maurice Gibbof the Bee Geesalso owned a house called The Firs in Esher, during 1970's-2004 and sold after his death. This is where the hit Single 'Juliet' was written and recorded by Maurice & Robin for brother Robin's solo album project in the 1980s. Many unknown recording have taken place with members of the Beatles popping over for late night recording sessions. Sandown Park Racecourselies in the town near to its station (served by the Waterloo via Weybridge service). The town itself is now primarily a dormitory townfor commuters to London.
The local newspaper is the [http://www.esher.co.uk/ Esher News and Mail]
tatus in the media
Esher has been presented in some parts of the media as a particularly ordinary part of suburbia.
Monty Pythonreferred to Esher at least three times. In Episode 9 of " Monty Python's Flying Circus", a troupe member dressed as an 'African Native' said: 'Full frontal nudity? Not in this part of Esher.'
Then in Episode 31, a tourist played by
Eric Idlecomplaining about package holidays ranted about 'middle-class stockbrokers' wives busily buying identical holiday villas in suburban development plots just like Esher, in case the Labour government gets in again…'
Furthermore in Episode 36, a character played by
Michael Palinwas complaining about a rare disease that affected his use of language and stated: 'It's so embarrassing when my wife and I go to an orgy.' John Cleese's character responded: 'A party?!' To which Palin responded: 'No, an orgy. We live in Esher.'
The theme was taken up again in "
Only Fools and Horses". In the episode 'Yuppy Love', Rodney ( Nicholas Lyndhurst) and Del Boy ( David Jason) are arguing over the morality of Del's decision to buy, and then hopefully sell, their Peckham council flat. Rodney says: 'Del, council properties were built so the poorer classes would have somewhere to live! If they start selling them to Hooray Henrys where are they gonna go?' To which Del casually replies: 'Esher, Orpington- somewhere like that.'
Esher was often referred to in "The Good Life" by Margo Leadbetter as both a place to aspire to after Surbiton and somewhere where behaviour was more lax.
sitcom" On the Up" starring Dennis Watermanwas set in Esher.
In the "
Doctor Who" episode 'Black Orchid', several characters believe Nyssa's home planet of Traken to be near Esher. One character states that Nyssa's lack of knowledge of Esher shows good taste.
Moore Place, on the outskirts of Esher, featured as the restaurant in the fourth episode of the first series of
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. [ [http://www.tv.com/ramsays-kitchen-nightmares/moore-place/episode/339534/summary.html?tag=ep_list;title;3 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares: Moore Place - TV.com] ]
St. George's Church, Esher
* [http://www.esher-residents.com/esherframe.htm History of Esher]
* [http://www.esher.org Christ Church, Esher]
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