Mitcham Station

The remaining station house building is grade II listed by Historic England, who said:

Circa 1800. Stock brick. Slate low pitched roof to eaves. Symmetrical composition. 2 storeys. 3 bays. Pediment over whole containing segmental headed window. Segmental headed recessed carriage entrance. Mainly square gauged headed sashed windows, glazing bars. Centre window to first floor with French casements; cast iron balcony with honeysuckle motifs. Console cornice. Chimneys to left and right. Formerly said to have been built for the horse drawn Surrey Iron Railway of 1803.



On the bridge over the line is a plaque commemorating the Surrey Iron Railway. Another plaque of the same design was on the shop of E. Reeves in Croydon. According to the Croydon Guardian, it was placed as part of the Wandle Valley Mapping project in 2005, by its head Alan Cuttie.

Photo taken 25th December 2018.

“Surrey Iron Railway Company 1801”. Photo taken 25th December 2018.


1968 OS map

1955 OS map

1910 OS map

1866 OS map

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


Photo likely to have been taken around 1989 or 1990 when it was being sold.

The following images are clips from photos on Merton Memories. Click on the photo to see the original on that website.

c. 1962 photo of station entrance

Clip from 1954 photo showing the footbridge. Access to the platforms was through the station building and this footbridge gave access to the south side platform, for trains to Wimbledon.

undated photo, but likely to be end 19th or early 20th century

c. 1868 a Tom Francis photo