Nursery Road

Road off of Lower Green West by the side of the National School, which led to Prussia Place and Nursery Cottages. In 2022 it is a short access road. The houses were demolished as part of a slum clearance scheme, announced in 1962.

1950 Nursery Road map

Eric Montague in his book Mitcham Histories : 5 Lower Green West, page 117, says the the Jubilee Cottages were erected in 1887.

Occupants from street directories

1896
1904-1905
1912
1925

1896

from National Schools, Lower green

SOUTH SIDE

George BENTLEY, beer retailer
2, Mrs FRY
3, James BOYCE, builder

ALPHA TERRACE:

1, James BASSETT
2, James Herbert BRETT
3, Joseph COWLEY
4, Edward THOMPSON

JUBILEE COTTAGES:

William CHAMPION, plumber
Mrs M. CHILES

NORTH SIDE

Meggeson & Co., jujube manufacturers

In the 1898 street directory, all occupants the same except Charles MURCH instead of Mrs M. CHILES.

1904-1905

SOUTH SIDE

William LEACH, beer retailer
2, Mrs FRY
3, James BOYCE, builder

ALPHA TERRACE:

1, James BASSETT
2, James Herbert BRETT
3, William FRANKLIN
4, Edward THOMPSON

JUBILEE COTTAGES:

Charles Frederick PULLEN

NORTH SIDE

Meggeson & Co. Limited, jujube manufacturers

1912

SOUTH SIDE

1, James BOXALL, beer retailer
Hope & Carrol, motors, Mitcham Garage
George SCHENCK, art pottery manufacturer

1925

EAST SIDE

1, Thomas ROSE
2, Miss FRY
3, Percy Arthur NICHOLAS

ALPHA TERRACE:

1, James BASSETT
2, James Herbert BRETT
3, William FRANKLIN
4, Edward THOMPSON

JUBILEE COTTAGES:

1, Harry SPALDING
2, William Morgan DAVIS

WEST SIDE

Porto Motor Co. motor engineers


World War 1 Connections
Corporal William Herbert Brett DCM

Private William Whitbread


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

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