Pitcairn Road

Road named possibly after the story of Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe Farm Dairy was named by its owner on the possible residence of nearby Tooting Hall by Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe.

There are two World War 2 bomb damage photos at Merton Memories.

After the war, temporary housing hutments were built near the junction with London Road. In 1954 the council sought to have them demolished

Mitcham Advertiser
4th February 1954

Hutments to be demolished

Mitcham Council have applied to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government for approval of the proposed demolition of the curved asbestos hutments on land in Pitcairn Road, Tooting Junction, at the junction with London Road, “as and when they become vacant”.

1949 OS map

1949 OS map

1952 clip from Merton Memories photo 51777 Copyright London Borough of Merton

1952 clip from Merton Memories photo 51777
Copyright London Borough of Merton

1950 aerial view

1950 aerial view

On the site was built a block of flats called Pitcairn Court.

World War 1 Connections
Lance Corporal Charles Edward Gibbs – MM
Private William John Savage

Rifleman Alfred Watts

WW2 Civilian Casualties

25th September 1940

John Charles WINBORN, aged 30, at 9 Pitcairn Road

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

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