Wessex Terrace, CR4

Road built between the wars

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VIEW THE MITCHAM AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE MITCHAM AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE MITCHAM AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE MITCHAM AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE MITCHAM AREA IN THE 1900s
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Mitcham

Mitcham is in south west London, and the name simply means big settlement.

Before the Romans and Saxons were present, there was a Celtic settlement in the area, with evidence of a hill fort in the Pollards Hill area. The discovery of Roman-era graves and a well on the site of the Mitcham gas works evince Roman settlement. The Saxon graveyard, located on the North bank of the Wandle is the largest discovered to date, and many of the finds therein are on display in the British Museum. The area is a possible location for the Battle of Merton, 871, in which King Ethelred of Wessex was either mortally wounded or killed outright. The Church of England parish church of St Peter and St Paul dates from the Saxon era. Although it was mostly rebuilt in 1819–21, the current building retains the original Saxon tower. The Domesday Book of 1086 lists Mitcham as Michelham, a small farming community, with 250 people living in two hamlets; Mitcham, an area known today as Upper Mitcham; and Whitford, today known as the Lower Green area.

During her reign Queen Elizabeth I made at least five visits to the area. John Donne and Sir Walter Raleigh also had residences here in this era. It was at this time that Mitcham became gentrified, as due to the abundance of lavender fields, Mitcham became renowned for its soothing air. The air also led people to settle in the area during times of plague.

There were many lavender fields in Mitcham, and peppermint and lavender oils were also distilled. In 1749 two local physic gardeners, John Potter and William Moore, founded a company to make and market toiletries made from locally-grown herbs and flowers. Lavender features on Merton Council's coat of arms and the badge of the local football team, Tooting & Mitcham United F.C., as well as in the name of a local council ward, Lavender Field.

Mitcham was industrialised first along the banks of the Wandle, where snuff, copper, flour, iron and dye were all worked. Mitcham, along with nearby Merton Abbey, became the calico cloth printing centres of England by 1750. Asprey, suppliers of luxury goods made from various materials, was founded in Mitcham as a silk-printing business in 1781. William Morris opened a factory on the River Wandle at Merton Abbey. Merton Abbey Mills were the Liberty silk-printing works. It is now a craft village and its waterwheel has been preserved.

The activity along the Wandle led to the building of the Surrey Iron Railway, the world's first public railway, in 1803. The decline and failure of the railway in the 1840s also heralded a change in industry, as horticulture gradually gave way to manufacturing, with paint, varnish, linoleum and firework manufacturers moving into the area. The work provided and migratory patterns eventually resulted in a doubling of the population between the years 1900 and 1910.

Mitcham train station opened on 22 October 1855. The route was operated as a conventional railway until it was closed by Railtrack on 31 May 1997, for conversion to tram operation. Station Court, on the north of the tram line and east of London Road A217, was one of the SIR's original station buildings, used as a merchant's home, making it one of the oldest railway buildings in the world. The wall of the Ram Brewery on York Road has a plaque commemorating this.

Social housing schemes in the 1930s included New Close, aimed at housing people made homeless by a factory explosion in 1933 and Sunshine Way, for housing the poor from inner London. This industry made Mitcham a target for German bombing during World War II. During this time Mitcham also returned to its agricultural roots, with Mitcham Common being farmed to help with the war effort.

Post war, the areas of Eastfields, Phipps Bridge and Pollards Hill were rebuilt to provide cheaper more affordable housing. The largest council housing project in Mitcham is Phipps Bridge estate. Further expansion of the housing estates in Eastfields, Phipps Bridge and Pollards Hill occurred after 1965. In Mitcham Cricket Green, the area lays reasonable, although not definitive, claim to having the world's oldest cricket ground in continual use, and the world's oldest club in Mitcham Cricket Club.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acacia Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Beecholme Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Benedict Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bond Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Church Road Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Cranmer Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cricket Green School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Culvers House Primary School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Date Valley School Trust:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Eagle House School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 12. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Figges Marsh:   Figges Marsh is a park in Mitcham.
Gorringe Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Green Wrythe Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Harris Academy Morden:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Haslemere Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Jus’T’Learn:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Lavender Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Liberty Primary:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lonesome Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Melrose School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Mitcham:   Mitcham is in south west London, and the name simply means big settlement.
Mitcham Common:   
Morden Hall Park:   
Orchard Hill College of Further Education:   Special post 16 institution which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Poulter Park:   
Ravensbury Park:   
RISE Education:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 16.
Spencer Nursery Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Spencer Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
St Mark’s Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Steers Mead Children’s Centres:   This is a children’s centre.
The London Acorn School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 14.
Tweeddale Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Tweeddale Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Wandle Valley School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
186, CR4 · 188, CR4 · Abbeyfield Close, CR4 · Aitken Close, CR4 · Albert Road, CR4 · Alphabet Gardens, SM5 · Alphabet Square, E3 · Armfield Crescent, CR4 · Arney’s Lane, CR4 · Ashbourne Road, CR4 · Ashtree Avenue, CR4 · Aspen Gardens, CR4 · Assembly Walk, SM5 · Baker Lane, CR4 · Bank Avenue, CR4 · Barnard Road, CR4 · Baron Grove, CR4 · Batley Close, CR4 · Batsworth Road, CR4 · Beaulieu Close, CR4 · Beck Road, CR4 · Bedfont Close, CR4 · Beecholme Avenue, CR4 · Belgrave Road, CR4 · Belgrave Walk, CR4 · Benedict Road, CR4 · Biggin Avenue, CR4 · Birches Close, CR4 · Bishopsford Road, SM5 · Blake Close, SM5 · Blake Road, CR4 · Bond Road, CR4 · Bordergate, CR4 · Borough Road, CR4 · Boundary Business Court, CR4 · Bourne Drive, CR4 · Brailsford Close, CR4 · Bramcote Avenue, CR4 · Broadway Gardens, CR4 · Brookfields Avenue, CR4 · Bruce Road, CR4 · Budge’s Walk, W2 · Budge’s Walk, W8 · Budge’s Walk, W2 · Budge’s Walk, W8 · Caesars Walk, CR4 · Caithness Road, CR4 · Carshalton Road, CR4 · Cecil Place, CR4 · Cedars Avenue, CR4 · Chalkley Close, CR4 · Chart Close, CR4 · Chasemore Close, CR4 · Church Path, CR4 · Church Road, CR4 · Clarendon Grove, CR4 · Cold Blows, CR4 · Collingwood Road, CR4 · Commonside East, CR0 · Commonside East, CR4 · Commonside West, CR4 · Cranmer Farm Close, CR4 · Cranmer Road, CR4 · Crescent Grove, CR4 · Cricket Green, CR4 · Croydon Road, CR4 · Crusoe Road, CR4 · Dalton Avenue, CR4 · De’Arn Gardens, CR4 · Deer Park Gardens, CR4 · Denham Crescent, CR4 · Dennis Reeve Close, CR4 · Dorset Road, CR4 · Downe Road, CR4 · Drake Road, CR4 · Eagle Trading Estate, CR4 · Eastfields Road, CR4 · Edenvale Road, CR4 · Edgehill Road, CR4 · Edmund Road, CR4 · Ellis Road, CR4 · Elmfield Avenue, CR4 · Elmhurst Avenue, CR4 · Elmwood Road, CR4 · Eveline Road, CR4 · Feltham Road, CR4 · Fernlea Avenue, CR4 · Field Gate Lane, CR4 · Figges Road, CR4 · Firtree Avenue, CR4 · Fleming Mead, CR4 · Fleming Mead, SW17 · Forval Close, CR4 · Fowler Road, CR4 · Fox’s Path, CR4 · Foxton Grove, CR4 · Framfield Road, CR4 · Friday Road, CR4 · Frimley Gardens, CR4 · Gale Close, CR4 · Garden Avenue, CR4 · Gaston Road, CR4 · Gavina Close, SM4 · Gilpin Close, CR4 · Glebe Avenue, CR4 · Glebe Court, CR4 · Glebe Path, CR4 · Goat Road, CR4 · Goodwin Close, CR4 · Gorringe Park Avenue, CR4 · Graham Avenue, CR4 · Graham Road, CR4 · Grenfell Road, CR4 · Hallowell Close, CR4 · Hallowfield Way, CR4 · Harwood Avenue, CR4 · Haslemere Avenue, CR4 · Haslemere Avenue, SW19 · Hatfeild Close, CR4 · Hatton Gardens, CR4 · Hawkes Road, CR4 · Hawthorne Avenue, CR4 · Heatherdene Close, CR4 · Heatherdene Court, CR4 · Heathfield Drive, CR4 · Heaton Road, CR4 · Hengelo Gardens, CR4 · Heyford Road, CR4 · Hilary Avenue, CR4 · Hill Path, SW16 · Hill Road, CR4 · Hill Road, SW16 · Hillfield Avenue, SM4 · Holborn Way, CR4 · Homefield Gardens, CR4 · Homefield Gardens, SW19 · Illingworth Close, CR4 · Jeppo’s Lane, CR4 · Kennet Square, CR4 · King George VI Avenue, CR4 · Kingsleigh Place, CR4 · Laburnam Road, CR4 · Lammas Avenue, CR4 · Langdale Avenue, CR4 · Lansdell Road, CR4 · Lark Way, SM5 · Lavender Avenue, CR4 · Lavender Grove, CR4 · Leather Close, CR4 · Lewis Road, CR4 · Linden Place, CR4 · Linton Close, CR4 · Locks Lane, CR4 · London Road, CR4 · Longfield Drive, CR4 · Love Lane, CR4 · Lower Green West, CR4 · Lowry Crescent, CR4 · Lulworth Crescent, CR4 · Lyle Close, CR4 · Madeira Road, CR4 · Majestic Way, CR4 · Manship Road, CR4 · Marsh Avenue, CR4 · McRae Lane, CR4 · Mellifont Close, SM4 · Melrose Avenue, CR4 · Middleton Road, SM5 · Miles Road, CR4 · Mill Green Road, CR4 · Milner Road, SM4 · Mitcham Park, CR4 · Mitcham Road, CR4 · Montrose Gardens, CR4 · Morden Gardens, CR4 · Morden Road, CR4 · Morland Close, CR4 · Mortimer Road, CR4 · Mortlake Drive, CR4 · Morton Road, SM4 · Mount Road, CR4 · Mullards Close, CR4 · New Close, CR4 · New Road, CR4 · Oakmead Place, CR4 · Oakwood Avenue, CR4 · Octavia Close, CR4 · Octavia Close, SM4 · Olveston Walk, SM5 · Orchard Avenue, CR4 · Ormerod Gardens, CR4 · Osier Way, CR4 · Osier Way, SM4 · Osney Walk, SM5 · Oxted Close, CR4 · Paisley Road, SM5 · Park Avenue, CR4 · Park View Drive, CR4 · Pearson Way, CR4 · Pembroke Road, CR4 · Pershore Grove, SM5 · Peterborough Road, CR4 · Peterborough Road, SM4 · Peterborough Road, SM5 · Phipp’s Bridge Road, CR4 · Phipps Bridge Road, CR4 · Phipps Bridge Road, SW19 · Pipewell Road, SM5 · Pitcairn Road, SW17 · Plummer Lane, CR4 · Pollard Road, SM4 · Poplar Avenue, CR4 · Portland Road, CR4 · Priestley Road, CR4 · Prince George’s Road, CR4 · Quarr Road, SM5 · Queen Anne’s Gardens, CR4 · Queen’s Road, CR4 · Raleigh Gardens, CR4 · Ravensbury Grove, CR4 · Ravensbury Lane, CR4 · Rawnsley Avenue, CR4 · Regal Court, CR4 · Revesby Road, SM4 · Revesby Road, SM5 · Rewley Road, SM5 · Ridge Road, CR4 · Riverside Drive, CR4 · Riverside Drive, SM4 · Roche Walk, SM5 · Rock Close, CR4 · Rodney Road, CR4 · Roper Way, CR4 · Rose Avenue, CR4 · Roslyn Close, CR4 · Runes Close, CR4 · Rushen Walk, SM5 · Russell Road, CR4 · Rutter Gardens, CR4 · Rutter Gardens, SM4 · Sadler Close, CR4 · Saint Barnabas Road, CR4 · Saint James’ Road, CR4 · Sandmartin Way, CR4 · Sandy Lane, CR4 · Seddon Road, SM4 · Seely Road, SW16 · Selby Green, SM5 · Selby Road, SM5 · Seymour Road, CR4 · Shaftesbury Road, SM5 · Sheldrick Close, SW19 · Sherborne Crescent, SM5 · Shrewsbury Road, SM5 · Sibton Road, SM5 · silbury avenue, CR4 · Slade Way, CR4 · Spencer Road, CR4 · Spring Grove, CR4 · St Barnabas Road, CR4 · St James Road, CR4 · St Marks Road, CR4 · St. Agatha’s Grove, SM5 · St. Alban’s Grove, SM5 · St. Paul’s Close, SM5 · Stanley Road, CR4 · Steers Mead, CR4 · Stoneleigh Road, SM5 · Streatham Road, CR4 · Streatham Road, SW16 · Sunshine Way, CR4 · Swains Road, CR4 · Sycamore Gardens, CR4 · Taplow Court, CR4 · Taylor Road, CR4 · The Beeches, CR4 · The Close, CR4 · The Driftway, CR4 · The Willow Centre, CR4 · Thirsk Road, CR4 · Thornton Road, SM5 · Thornville Grove, CR4 · Thornville Grove, SW19 · Titchfield Road, SM5 · Titchfield Walk, SM5 · Tonstall Road, CR4 · Tramway Path, CR4 · Tudor Place, CR4 · Tull Street, CR4 · Turner Avenue, CR4 · Twyford Road, SM5 · Uckfield Grove, CR4 · Upper Green East, CR4 · Upper Green West, CR4 · Varley Way, CR4 · Veals Mead, CR4 · Venus Mews, CR4 · Vicarage Gardens, CR4 · Victoria Road, CR4 · Waldo Place, CR4 · Walnut Tree Avenue, CR4 · Wandle Road, SM4 · Wandle Trading Estate, CR4 · Wandle Trail, CR4 · Wandle Way, CR4 · Wates Way, CR4 · Wessex Terrace, CR4 · Western Road, CR4 · Westfield Road, CR4 · White Bridge Avenue, CR4 · Whitford Gardens, CR4 · Wilkins Close, CR4 · Willow Lane, CR4 · Willow Lane, SM4 · Wilson Avenue, CR4 · Wolseley Road, CR4 · Wood Street, CR4 · Woodland Way, CR4 · York Street, CR4 ·
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