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Archaeological Papers

Our intention is to offer access to papers that have been written on sites in Epsom and Ewell for general dissemination. This is a work in progress and more will be added in due course.

Prehistoric and Roman Settlement in

 Reigate Road, Ewell: fieldwork conducted

 by Tom K Walls 1945-52

 

Jonathan Cotton

 

with contributions by

Kay Hartley, Pat Nicholaysen, Rosemary Powers and David Williams

 

This article was published in Surrey Archaeological Collections, Vol. 88, 2001 (pages 1-42) and is reproduced here by kind permission of Surrey Archaeological Society and the author. It may only be used for teaching and research purposes and may not be reproduced for any other purpose without prior consent.

 

SyAC88 pg1-10 SyAC88 pg11-19 SyAC88 pg20-30 SyAC 88 pg31-42

Gazetteer of Romano-British Archaeological Finds

in Ewell 

 

Charles Abdy and Graham Bierton

 

This gazetteer was published in Surrey Archaeological Collections, Vol. 84, 1997 (pages123-141) and is reproduced here by kind permission of Surrey Archeological Society and the authors. It may be used for teaching and research purposes and may not be reproduced for any other purpose without prior consent.

Gazetteer RB archaeological finds on Ewell Woodgate

 

St Mary's No.5 Churchyard, Ewell (ECY00)

An Archival Report

 

Clive Orton

 

An excavation took place in the field adjacent to Churchyard no. 4 in Ewell village in 2000, led by Professor Clive Orton.  Whilst this field was named No.5 Churchyard in 2000 it is the same site as Church Meadow (excavated 2012-14). You can access the archival report through the links below:

 

                    Chapter 1

 

                    Chapter 2

 

                    Chapter 3

 

                    Chapter 4

King William IV site, Ewell Village

 

This important site was excavated piecemeal over 11 years from 1967 with 26 trenches and 5 directors. Professor Clive Orton took on the mammoth task of writing up the work and it was published in the Surrey Archaeological Collections in 1997. Evidence for activity on the site included: a beaker of Early Bronze Age date, likely to be from a burial; curved gullies which may be eaves-drip gullies for LBA round houses (associated pot); a large Late IA pit with a cremation burial in 1-2 butt beakers, at least 2 Roman wells, a mortared floor building, a possible corn-drier, butchery evidence, large post holes and rubbish pits. Pottery evidence dates main activity on the site to 70-280AD when the features were demolished, filled in and the site levelled by 350AD. One interpretation of the evidence is that this was a ritual site with prehistoric beginnings continuing into the Roman period.

 

To download this report please click on the following link

 

 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/surreyac/contents.cfm?vol=84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pubished report did not contain a report on the samian stamps. These stamps were examined by samian expert, Joanna Bird, and the information has now been uploaded on an international database of samian stamps.

 

The website can be found at https://www1.rgzm.de/samian/home/frames2.htm. Click on  [Corpvs Vasorvm Arretinorum  / Names on Terra Sigillata] - Search Dies. Then put Ewell into the Site box and look on the drop down menu of the findspots to find the archive you want to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roman pottery from the King William IV excavation

Bronze Age beaker with a barbed and tanged arrowhead

Stamp rubbings

Samian stamp rubbings courtesy of Joanna Bird April 2018

The published report did not contain a great deal of information on the samian from the site. The original report by Joanna Bird is available here, but please be aware this is a scan of the original document with annotations.

Samian report