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Ewell ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

PUBLISHED: 21:29 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 18:23 20 February 2013

Ewell ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Ewell ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Close to Epsom, the Romans knew the area well and are said to have deviated their famous Stane Street to avoid the spring in Ewell. The nearby Nonsuch Palace was built by Henry Vlll and was intended to be his most impressive

Originally published in Surrey Life towns & villages August 2011

Close to Epsom but with its own identity, the Romans knew the area well and are said to have deviated their famous Stane Street to avoid the spring in Ewell. The nearby Nonsuch Palace was built by Henry Vlll and was intended to be his most impressive palace yet he died before it was finished and it has gained almost mythical status

Photo: Alex Dowle

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Did you know?

Record breaker...
Former Ewell Castle School student, George Atkinson, 22, is the youngest British mountaineer to climb Everest. He is also the youngest climber in the world to have scaled the tallest mountains on all seven continents.

Historic notes...
The notebook in which Sergeant Frank Bunn wrote his eyewitness account of the death of the suffragette Emily Davison at the 1913 Epsom Derby can be found at Bourne Hall Museum on Spring Street.

Hunt for history...
Epsom and Ewell History and Archaeology Society (formerly Nonsuch Antiquarian Society) is the local history, archaeology and conservation society for the area. It was founded in 1960 by people who had recently taken part in a major excavation of Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace.

Art attack...
The Pre-Raphaelite painters, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, had connections with Ewell and used local scenes as backgrounds for a number of their paintings: notably Ophelia by Millais and The Light of the World by Hunt.

While youre there...

Most noted for...
Nonsuch Palace, which required the relocation of a whole village to build it, and was meant to outshine the efforts of the tyrants greatest rival, King Franois of France.

...Bourne Hall Museum to learn more about the areas history.

Eat at...
The Italian family-run restaurant Topo Gigio (0208 786 8063), which can be found on Kingston Road.

Drink at:...
The Spring Tavern (0208 786 0120) on London Road.

Stay at...
Nonsuch Park Hotel (0208 393 0771): it may not quite be Henry VIIIs famous palace, but it is opposite the historic park.

Move there for

And get: A modern four-bedroom detached home by Nonsuch Park.

Famous neighbours?
Wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan was born there.

Getting there...
Just off the A24. The village is served by two stations, Ewell West and Ewell East.

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