The Broadway

Part of London Road south of junction with Lower Green West and Cricket Green.

This 1953 OS map shows the original buildings. Today the only reminder is the road Broadway Gardens, off the west side between numbers 364 and 370 London Road.

1953 OS map

The Broadway looking north

The Broadway looking south, from C.E. Spence on the lft

Occupants from street directories

Described as if walking south


London and Provincial bank Limited, manager Walter Thew
Miss Somerfield
George Withwell, confectioner
Charles Matthews, Taylor
White Hart hotel, William Charles Smith
Henry L Clark, baker
Edward Watts, saddler
William Cooper, corn merchant
Mrs M Bennett, confectioner
Edward Arthur Jobson
W Caustin
George Philpott, florist
Thomas Smith, florist
Frederick William Blackstone

….. here is Church Path

James Harraway
Mrs Wallis
Robert Warrior
William Goddard
Walter William Tedder (Jasmine cottage)

Romeo Villas:

1, James Dixon
2, James Evison Butters
4, William James Kenyon
5, William Lunt, market gardener
6, Richard Tickner and Son, furniture dealers


Kings Head hotel, John William Agate
Henry Cook and sons, butchers
Rowland Birkett, Draper
C.E. Spence, printer, bookseller and stationer
Meller and Robinson, grocers
Mrs H.C. Knight , ladies outfitter
Mrs Jane Haymes, confectioner
Post, (MO and TO) Miss Rosa Lucy Hayward (postmistress)
Bernard Hayward (post office)
Charles Sayers, Builder

From the minutes of the
Croydon Rural District Council
Roads and Buildings Committee
Volume VIII 1902 – 1903
18th December 1902
page 636

2. Deposited Plans. – The Buildings Sub-Committee reported that they had carefully examined al the plans of new streets and buildings deposited since the last meeting, and on their recommendation, it was Resolved:-
(a) That the undermentioned be approved:

No. 2320, Cooper, Mrs., Gas engine room, The Broadway, Mitcham

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

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