Epsom & Ewell History

& Archaeology Society


Members' Notice Board

Lecture Co-ordinator


EEHAS has need of a lecture co-ordinator to arrange our visiting speakers. If you would be interested in taking this on please let us know.

Yet another Vacancy


Could you organise our refreshments rota for the monthly meetings? It is not an onerous task but is a vital one for the Society.


Look under Outside Events for a range of historical and archaeological based activities in Surrey, the south-east and London

Battle of the Somme booklet (1)


Clive Gilbert has produced a 52 page booklet to honour the men who died in the 1916 Battle of the Somme and whose names appear on Epsom's Ashley road War Memorial and Ewell's St. Mary's churchyard War Memorial.


This publication is available for £3.50 from Bourne Hall Museum shop and the Local and Family History Centre in Bourne Hall Museum.

Few things bring us closer to the daily life of our ancestors than an appreciation of the food they ate and this study, based on over 150 years of excavations in the Roman settlement of Ewell, looks at grain harvests, livestock, wild food, garden crops and imports. There was everyday cookery from the Celtic tradition, exotic Romainsed delicacies to be sold to strangers, and special meat to be eaten in feasts shared with the silent dead. The economy of this roadside market village was influenced by nearby London, but retained many foodways from a simpler native past.

This publication will be on sale for £3.50 at EEHAS meetings or from the Bourne Hall Museum shop.

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The first 10 Occasional Papers , which are now

out of print, have been uploaded. Find them under the EEHAS Papers tab.


The subject of a recent EEHAS Occasional Paper is the Grade II listed building at 31 High Street, Ewell, most recently known as The Star Public House. Ian West and Steve Nelson had the opportunity to examine the building during recent works, and the resulting phasing is recorded here together with a history of the occupation of the building.


The building is currently unoccupied and boarded up, waiting for a new owner to restore it to a condition befitting a historic building at the heart of the village.

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The latest Ewell excavation report to be added to the website is:


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

An Archival Report

by Clive Orton


Find this report by clicking on the Archaeology tab

Occasional Paper, 57  

published in June 2017 and is now available at EEHAS meetings and in the Bourne Hall Museum shop at a cost of £3.


Woodcote Green House is a Grade II * listed building with its origins in the 17th century Epsom Spa Period. This paper records the results of a historic survey carried out by Ian West, and includes a historic building description, information on the house's owners and phasing of the building over more than three centuries.

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A Recent addition to website


A display on The Mills of Ewell can now be found under the Local History tab


Have a look at the latest sites added to the Archaeological Papers tab under Archaeology.


The published sites are as follows:

  • Prehistoric and Roman Settlement in  Reigate Road, Ewell: fieldwork conducted by Tom K Walls 1945-52

  • Gazetteer of Romano-British Archaeological Finds in Ewell

  • Excavation at Woodgate, London Rd, Ewell 1976

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

  • King William IV site, Ewell

EEHAS is partnered with Surrey Archaeological Society in their Heritage Lottery Fund Outreach Project. SyAS is offering everyone free course which may lead to added involvement in the history and archcaeology, both locally and Surrey-wide.


There is a Test Pitting Open Day being held on the lawn at Bourne Hall on 25th May 11am-4pm where children will be able to try their hand at , sieving and washing finds. There will also be entertainment in the form of Roman legionaries keepiing everyone in order. See leaflet to the right.


We are also planning some test pitting on 21-22nd September in Nonsuch Park in an attempt to discover the postition of the later stables relating to Nonsuch Palace. If you are iinterested you can sign up at the Open Day on 25th May or drop us a line at


For more info on the overall project please click on the following link:

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