Place:Ewell, Surrey, England

Alt namesEast Ewellsource: settlement in parish
Ewell Courtsource: settlement in parish
Ewell Downssource: settlement in parish
Ewell Grovesource: settlement in parish
West Ewellsource: settlement in parish
North Looesource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.351°N 0.25°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoCopthorne Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Reigate Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Epsom Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, Englandmunicipal borough of which it was a part 1933-1974
Epsom and Ewell District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ewell is a suburban area in the Borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey with a largely commercial village centre. It includes neighbourhoods named West Ewell, Ewell Court, East Ewell, Ewell Grove, and Ewell Downs, a rural locality on the slopes of the North Downs called North Looe. Remaining a large parish, Ewell occupies approximately the whole of the northeastern half of the borough except the section named Stoneleigh.

Ewell is on the border of Greater London at Cheam in the London Borough of Sutton and is 12 miles (19 km) from its centre.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ewell from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EWELL, a village in Epsom [registration] district, and a parish partly also in Reigate [registration] district, Surrey. The village stands at the head of the Hogs-Mill rivulet, adjacent to both the Croydon and Leatherhead railway and the Wimbledon and Leatherhead railway, 1¾ mile NNE of Epsom; and has stations on the railways, and a post office under Epsom; was formerly a market-town; and still has fairs on 13 May and 29 Oct. The parish includes the liberty of Kingswood. Acres: 4,221. Real property: £14,740; of which £35 are in gas-works. Population: 2,195. Houses: 427. The property is much subdivided. Ewell House is the seat of the Rev. Sir G. L. Glyn, Bart.; Ewell Grove is the seat of Sir John R. Reid, Bart.; and Ewell Castle, a modern edifice, is the seat of J. Gadesden, Esq. The Hogs-Mill rivulet rises at the intersection of the roads to London and Kingston; runs to the Thames at Kingston; and gives motion, in its course, to several corn and gunpowder mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £277. Patron: the Rev. Sir G. L. Glyn, Bart. The church was built in 1848, at a cost of £5,600; and is in the decorated English style. The tower of the old church serves now as a cemetery-chapel, and is an edifice of flint and stone. The new church has monuments of Sir Richard Bulkeley, Lord Mayor Sir William Lewen, and Lord Mayor Sir Richard Glyn. The vicarage of Kingswood is a separate benefice. An Independent chapel was built in 1864; a mechanics' institution in 1860; and large national schools in 1861. Charities, £172. Bishop Corbett, of Norwich, was a native."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ewell.

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