The Lawns

No. 4 Commonside West.

1954 OS map

Locally listed in 1991 by Merton Council who said:

It is a two storey building, comprising one half of a non matching pair of semi detached houses. The front part of the house is considered to be eighteenth century, while the rear most wing (with the slate roof) is thought to be early nineteenth century. The building comprises a clear contrast of architectural styles, the front façade being correctly classical in style, while the side elevation is vernacular weather boarding. The materials used include yellow stock to the first floor and coursed stucco to the ground floor frontage, and weather boarding on most of the side elevation. The front part of the house has a tiled roof, while the later nineteenth century rear has a slate roof. The building has no close relationship with others in the vicinity, except in its use of weather boarding, which is typical of a few buildings of this period in the Mitcham area. The main feature of interest is the contrasting architecture within the building, which demonstrates how it has evolved over time. Other features of interest include the large first floor bay window on the side elevation with its timber sash windows, the early nineteenth century balcony doors and the elegant wrought iron balcony surround, and ……………. The alterations which have been made to the building appear more to be an enhancement to its interest, than a detraction.