The colourful history of our Priory Court Care Home
Nestled in the heart of Ewell Village, Epsom, Priory Court Care Home is more than just a residence; it’s a place where history and compassionate care converge. As we explore the historical tapestry of Ewell and the care home itself, the layers of the past come alive, intertwining with the present.
Ewell Village: Tracing roots to the Iron Age:
The story of Ewell Village reaches far back into antiquity, with evidence of human habitation dating as early as the Iron Age. The village’s name itself is rooted in the Old English word “aewiell,” denoting a spring, a fitting moniker considering its strategic location along the North Downs spring line. Over the centuries, Ewell Village evolved from a small settlement into a thriving community, leaving echoes of its past in landmarks such as the medieval Ewell Castle.
Epsom: A spa town and royal retreat:
Epsom, with its proximity to Ewell, has its own storied history, famously recognised for its mineral-rich waters that birthed the renowned Epsom Salts. In the 17th century, Epsom became a fashionable spa town, drawing visitors seeking the supposed health benefits of its natural springs. The town further etched its place in history as a favoured retreat for royalty, including visits by Queen Anne and Charles II. Epsom Downs, now famous for the Epsom Derby, began its racing legacy in the 17th century, adding a distinctive thread to the town’s historical narrative.
Ewell and Epsom’s connection through VE Day:
The mid-20th century saw Ewell and Epsom intimately connected through the celebrations of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. The Surrey Comet’s coverage of these events vividly illustrates the joy and resilience that permeated the community in the aftermath of World War II. This shared chapter in their histories serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of both locales.
Ewell Village today: A blend of past and present:
As time marches forward, Ewell Village retains its historical charm. Quaint cottages, centuries-old churches, and the enduring allure of the Hogsmill River contribute to its timeless character. The village square, with its market cross, serves as a focal point for community gatherings, linking contemporary life to Ewell’s historic roots. In essence, Ewell Village and Epsom stand as living testaments to the intricate dance between past and present. From ancient springs to royal retreats, these locales continue to be integral chapters in the ever-evolving narrative of Surrey, inviting residents and visitors alike to explore the layers of history that enrich their landscapes.
Preserving the past, nurturing the present:
Priory Court Care Home is more than a care facility; it’s a bridge between the historical richness of Ewell and the contemporary needs of its residents. The care home stands as a guardian of memories, embodying the spirit of the village while embracing the advancements in elderly care. The commitment to providing compassionate care resonates through its halls, creating an environment that feels like home.
As Priory Court Care Home nurtures its residents, it also serves as a connector between generations. The stories of VE Day celebrations, shared through the Surrey Comet, become part of the collective narrative woven into the daily life of the care home. This intergenerational connection adds a unique dimension to the residents’ experiences.
Holistic care in a heritage setting:
Residents at Priory Court not only benefit from expert care but also have the privilege of being surrounded by the picturesque charm of Ewell Village. The lush greenery, historical landmarks, and the quaint atmosphere contribute to the holistic well-being of those under the care of Priory Court.
Our devoted caregiving team serves as a bridge, guiding residents through a seamless transition into a new chapter of their lives. Offering a spectrum of specialised care services, including nursing, residential, dementia, palliative, and respite care, our dedicated staff goes the extra mile to infuse a homely atmosphere. We understand the importance of independence, and with flexibility at our core, we readily adapt to individual needs, ensuring a smooth settling-in process for every resident.
Understanding that every resident is unique, we extend our care beyond the conventional, curating tailor-made activities and outings to cater to various interests and preferences. Our person-centred approach ensures that the care provided is not only comprehensive but also deeply personalised, fostering a sense of connection and fulfilment.