Fountain Place

Terrace of houses at the Western Road end of what is now all called Portland Place. The terrace was on the west or right hand side as seen from Western Road, opposite Bond Road. Demolished as part of a slum clearance scheme, announced in 1962.

clip from 1962 photo of shop at 1 Fountain Place on Merton Memories, copyright London Borough of Merton

1952 OS map

Occupants from Street Directories

From Western Road

1, Mrs Olive BISHOP, shopkeeper

… here is Lavender Cottages

From Western Road to Portland Road

West side

1, Mrs F.J. RICHARDSON, general stores
2, Moses WILKES
3, Mrs SMITH
4, Frederick BENNETT
5, Henry BRAZIER
6, James CHAPMAN
7, Nelson SMITH
9, William PARROTT
10, Thomas CHAPMAN
11, Leonard POWELL
12, Frederick ROBINSON
13, William GARDNER
14, Albert CHAPMAN
15, Thomas Edward GRAHAM
16, Thomas CHAPMAN
17, Henry CRISP
18, George HALFORD
19, Richard JENKINS

From the Mitcham Urban District Council minutes,
Volume 3, page 120, Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting of 11th September, 1917, Mr Rabbetts reported contraventions under the Shop Act of Mrs F. Richardson of 1, Fountain Place, for serving a customer sundry items at 6.40pm on Wednesday, August 15th.

The 1911 Shops Act dictated the half-day closing of Wednesdays, in order to give staff time off.

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

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