Burghley Place

A road off of the east side of the beginning of Caesar’s Walk as approached from Cranmer Road. There is terrace of 3 houses, numbered from left to right as 1,2 and 3. All have the postcode CR4 3LL.

The name refers to William Cecil, Lord Burghley, the chief adviser to Elizabeth I. See wikipedia entry.

This road, and the other roads between the railway line and the Wilson Hospital were on the former estate of The Cranmers which was bought by Isaac Wilson in 1926. All these roads have names related to Elizabeth I.

According to the late Eric Montague, in his book The Cranmers, The Canons and Park Place, page 71, the Mitcham Garden Village was built by Charles Higginson, and the Electoral Registers from the 1930s show that he lived at no. 1 Burghley Place. His firm also built Cumberland House. In the 1961 phone book, Charles Higginson is listed at this address as estate agent, telephone number MITcham 2908.

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

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