Epsom, Surrey

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain (1803):

Epsom is a town , once celebrated for its mineral waters, and the salts produced from them; they issue from a rising ground near Ashted and were discovered in 1618. On the neighbouring downs horse-races are annually kept There are many handsome seats in the neighbourhood and, among others, Durdans, late a seat of the earl of Guildford ; Woodcote-green, W. Northey, esq ; Woodcote-park, L Tessier, esq. beyond it on the r. is Sir J Davis. On the l. Mrs Hudson, lady Duckenfield and John L'Anson esq.

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 Chapter 47 
"He meant, I believe," replied Jane, "to go to Epsom, the place where they last changed horses, see the postilions, and try if anything could be made out from them. His principal object must be to discover the number of the hackney-coach which took them from Clapham."

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