About Ewell Village
Bourne Hall, set in lovely gardens in the centre of the village, boast a pretty lake with fountain and this draws lots of young families (and grandparents on babysitting duties) keen to feed the variety of breeding ducks, moorhens, swans and herons there. The building hosts a public library, subterranean theatre, gymnasium, cafe, and local museum. It regularly holds gatherings such as fayres, yoga, karate and dance lessons as well as dances and other social events. Further to the North East of the borough, Ewell Court and Ewell Court house offer similar facilities. A number of estate agents can be located in this popular area.
Transport Links in Ewell Village
Transport links are enviable, with a choice of Central London locations served by Ewell West and Ewell East stations, both of which are in Zone 6. There is a good choice of buses covering the area and the M25 and A3 are within very easy reach by car.
History of Ewell Village
Ewell has some interesting history. Saxon, Bronze Age and Roman relics have been dug up and some are on display in Bourne Hall Museum. Staneway, the old Roman road, passes through the village. And according to Wikipedia, tunnels dating from the English Civil War exist underneath Ewell, although these are inaccessible to the public.
Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt married and produced several artistically and conceptually outstanding works in Ewell. The doorway linking St Mary’s church yard and the grounds of Glyn House, reproduced as the door on which Christ is knocking, is arguably his most praised painting, The Light of the World. Similarly, the background for John Everett Millais’ oil on canvas Ophelia was painted in Ewell.