Many Roman remains have been found in Ashtead, located between Epsom and Leatherhead, and even the church includes some Roman building material.

Ashtead Church, 1904
Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 1110

The Roman villa on Ashtead Common was excavated in 1924-1929 by A.W.G. Lowther. The site is a rare type of corridor villa, with bathhouse and associated site for making tiles. It is now a scheduled monument.

The excavation of Ashtead Roman Villa, 1925
Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 8514

Ashtead Park was the home of the Howard family for many years.

Click here to see the catalogue of the St George, Ashtead, Parish Records (1906-1971) held at the Surrey History Centre.

Click here to see the catalogue of the St Giles, Ashtead, Parish Records (1662-1980) held at the Surrey History Centre.

Click here to see the catalogue of Maps for the Manor of Ashtead (1638 – 18th Century) held at the Surrey History Centre.

Did You Know?

An Iron Age (700 BC 43 AD) settlement was found at Ottways Lane, Ashtead during excavation in 2002.

How a settlement of Iron Age roundhouses may have looked. Image: Surrey County Archaeological Unit

How a settlement of Iron Age roundhouses may have looked
Image: Surrey County Archaeological Unit

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