A replica of a stucco that once adorned the walls of Henry VIII's former Nonsuch Palace in Ewell was unveiled this week.

Epsom and Ewell Mayor John Beckett attended the Nonsuch Museum and Gallery for the event, which showcased the reproduction of an elaborate three-dimensional 'stucco' panel.

Stunning panels like this once adorned Nonsuch Palace, a grandiose royal residence commissioned by Henry VIII and built on the boundary between Epsom and Ewell and Sutton.

The extravagant palace was built for the world-famous Tudor monarch, though he reportedly only visited it three times before passing it onto his successors.

After Henry's death, Nonsuch changed hands amongst British royalty and aristocracy several times before torn down by one of Charles II's mistresses so that she might pay off her gambling debts.

Like many of those that adorned the walls and towers of the now demolished palace, the stucco unveiled at the Nonsuch Museum with Cllr Beckett depicted scenes from the ancient Mediterranean world.