Aberdeen Road

Road that was off west side of Church Road, about 200 yards south of junction with Western Road. It no longer exists, and was where Hogarth Crescent and Brangwyn Crescent are now.

It was listed in directories as having received letters from Wimbledon, hence was in SW19 postal district.

Listed in the 1963 List of Roads.


1893 OS map

1893 OS map

1952 OS map

1952 OS map

Notes from Council minutes
June 4th 1914 Planning permission approved for W. Harland & Sons for an oil store.

1906 Nuisances : Samuel Newberry of 41 Aberdeen Road – pigs being kept against bye-laws. (Note different spelling of surname to that in the 1925 street directory below).

In the 1925 street directory, this road was listed as ‘no throughfare’ and with houses only on the south side:

1, Robert BREWIN
5, William James WOODS
9, William THOMPSON
11, Edward POCKETT
13, Henry James THORNS
15, Frank COOK
17, Mrs PEPPER
19, Edward SIGNE
21, Arthur BUCK
23, William PAYNE
41, Samuel NEWBURY
45, James BAKER
47, James ATKINS (White’s cottage)
William Harland & Son, varnish manufacturers. (works)

World War 1 Connections

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

Thomas Edward GOODMAN of 39 Aberdeen Road, aged 19 Years 3 Months, Boxmaker. Joined on 23 April 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment.

Chas NEWBURY of 41 Aberdeen Road, Merton Surrey, aged 19 Years 1 Months, Labourer. Joined on 19 May 1915 to the Royal West Surrey Regiment.

S J SIVIOUR of 7 Aberdeen Road, Church Rd Merton, aged 34 Years 4 Months, Gardener. Conscripted on 23 October 1916 to the Labour Corps (depot).

R TROTT of 47 Aberdeen Road, Merton, aged 23 Years 6 Months, Labourer. Conscripted on 16 October 1916 to the Huntingdonshire Cyclists (2/1st Batn).

12th April, 1914 – William Charles GOODMAN, aged 22, varnish labourer, of 39 Aberdeen Road, father James GOODMAN (deceased), ink maker; married Eva May BLOCK, aged 21, of 17 Queens Road, father Lewis James BLOCK, labourer at the Parish Church; witnesses James GOODMAN and Alice Emma BLOCK.

Minutes of meetings held by the Mitcham Urban District Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.

Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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