Built around 1931 by Isaac Wilson, consisting of 46 houses on its east side only, facing the Figges Marsh. The name was suggested by Wilson, see council minutes below, presumably a reference to John Manship, who had bought the manor of Biggin and Tamworth in around 1744.
From The Public Advertiser, Tuesday 18th September 1759:
Lost on Thursday the 13th instant, a Pointing Dog, mettled with Liver Colour, one Ear covered with a Spot, one Spot on his Rump, not staunch, answers to the Name of Peroe, with a Collar marked Edward Manship, Mitcham, Surry.
Whoever will bring him to the Flying Horse, Blackman-street, Southwark, shall have half a Guinea Reward. No greater Reward will be given, nor any more advertised.
From the minutes of the Mitcham Urban District council
Volume XVII May 1931 to April 1932
4th February 1932
It was Resolved, That the name of Manship Road submitted by Mr. I.H. Wilson for the new road on the Gorringe Park Estate be approved.
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.