It borders a south-west boundary of Greater London at Cheam and is within the capital's commuter belt and contiguous suburbs of the Greater London Built-up Area, 12 miles (19 km) from its centre.
It was transferred in 2000 from the Metropolitan Police, in whose district it had been placed since 1839, to the jurisdiction of Surrey Police.
Ewell Court is a residential area and ward to the north-west of Ewell Village.
) is a suburban area in the borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey with a largely commercial village centre.
Apart from this it has named neighbourhoods: West Ewell, Ewell Court, East Ewell, Ewell Grove, and Ewell Downs.
Ewell's largest landmark is the architecturally impressive Bourne Hall in the centre of the town.