John Place in Church Path

This is a terrace of houses in Church Path, off of Church Road, near the Parish Church. It was locally listed in December 1992 by Merton Council who notes:

This is a terrace of 10 two storey houses, which date from the mid 1860s. The
architectural style is very plain and simple, the main feature being the round
headed arches over the front doorways. The materials used include yellow
stock brick, with a slate roof. The design of the terrace does not relate closely
to that of other buildings in the vicinity, but in itself it does have some group
value. The main features of interest are the round headed door arches, and
the townscape value of the terrace, which frames the view to the Parish
Church to the north. All of the houses have suffered some form of insensitive
alteration, this includes re roofing using inappropriate materials (?),
replacement of the original wooden sash windows with unsuitable designs and
or framing materials, and replacing the front doors. Two of the houses also
have the masonry painted over.


Photo taken May 2016

When built in the 1860s a bronze Saxon bowl was found

Source Mitcham Histories : 12 Church Street and Whitford Lane, by E N Montague pages 3 and 50