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Prussia Place

Terrace of houses at end of Nursery Road. Demolished as part of a slum clearance scheme, that was announced in 1962. The actual date of demolition is not known. As is pointed out in a comment below, there are still entries in the 1965 electoral register for Prussia Place.

1937 Aerial photo

1937 Aerial photo – Prussia Place is the row of houses top left, with long gardens to the right

In 1925 the occupants were:

  1. Mrs Devoy
  2. Ernest Arthur Finch
  3. Arthur Rands
  4. Arthur Skillings
  5. Herbert C. Mackey
  6. Percy Green
  7. George Boyce
  8. Horace Deane
  9. Henry Rayner
  10. James Matthews
  11. Arthur Sheppard
  12. Mrs Palmer
  13. Mrs Whitbread
  14. William Wade

In the Nursery Cottages:

  1. Albert French
  2. Mrs Davidson

On the west side of the road was Porto Motor Co. (motor engineers)

Stories

Morning Chronicle – Tuesday 15 February 1820

Freeholds, Mitcham, Surrey, with Votes for the County.
– By Mr. BURRELL, at Garraway’s, on Tuesday, 23d instant, at twelve, in twelve Lots.

A valuable freehold estate, called Prussia-Place, situate at the back of the School of Industry, at Lower Mitcham; comprising a row of 12 neat substantial brick houses, containing four rooms each, with gardens in the front and back, now in the several occupations of Messrs. Franklin, Kitchen, Buckle, Hayward, Croucher, Foster, Savage, Dalton, Hughes, Willett, Mitcheson, and Hodges, at rents amounting to £120 per annum.

– May be viewed ten days preceding the sale, when particulars may be had at the Buck’s Head, Mitcham; the King’s Head and White Hart Inns, Lower Mitcham; at Garraway’s; and of Mr. Burrell, Throgmorton-street.

1820 wine for sale from Rev Dr. Heathcote

1820 12 02 Heathcote wine

The late Dr. Heathcote’s Wines, Mitcham-common. – By Mr, HOGGART, at the Buck’s Head, Mitcham, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 12, by order of the Executors.

The Cellar of fine Wines of the Rev. Dr. Heathcote deceased, lying in the cellar of his late residence, upon Mitcham-common, from whence they will be permitted to the purchasers; they consist of about 130 dozens of port, 6 and 3 years in bottle, and about 26 dozens of old Madeira, claret, hermitage, &c. To be tasted the morning of sale; and catalogues had at the Buck’s Head, Mitcham; and of Mr. Hoggart, 62, Old Broad-street.