Glebe Avenue

1953 OS map

Road that runs south off Lewis Road, opposite Ashtree Avenue, and ends at Fox’s Path. The houses are even numbered on its west side and odd on the east.

It was possibly built in 1926/7 as the originally proposed name of St. Dunstan’s Avenue was rejected by the Urban District Council:

From the minutes of the Mitcham Urban District Council
Highways, New Streets and Buildings, and Lighting Committee
Tuesday, 14th September, 1926
Page 254

22. Name of street

– Read letter from Messrs Chart, Son & Reading suggesting on behalf of Mr G. Reader the names of Westfield Avenue and Glebe Avenue for the new street upon his estate, in lieu of St. Dunstan’s Avenue, which was previously submitted and disapproved.

Resolved, That the name of Glebe Avenue be approved.

Coal receipt was for 10 hundredweights (half a ton) of HHA, which possibly meant Heavy Haulage Anthracite. The total cost was £2 9s. 4d., which in 2020 values is around £90.

Newspaper Items

Advertised under Apartments To Let in the Norwood News – Saturday 6th August 1927

TWO Rooms, one as kitchenette; suit one adult; apply after 7 p.m.-22, Glebe-avenue, Lewis-road., Mitcham.

Norwood News – Friday 22nd March 1929


Mr. Dionysius Williams (67), of Glebe-avenue, Mitcham, was walking along Christchurch-road. Colliers Wood, on Monday. when he fell and fractured his left ankle. He was admitted to Wilson Cottage Hospital, Mitcham, and detained.

House for sale by local builder G. Reader from the Norwood News – Friday 7th July 1939

SEMI-DETACHED freehold house, £650, total cash payment, balance 15s. 7d. weekly : good position, bus at end of road,near Colliers Wood Tube Station; 3 bed,reception, bath and w.c.: garden.—APPLY G. Reader. 53, Glebe-avenue. Mitcham. after 6 p.m.

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.

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

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