Tag Archives: 1938

Boscombe Road

Road between, and parallel to, Ascot and Cromer Road.

In this 1938 OS map, the north border of Mitcham can be seen along the River Graveney.

1938 OS map, courtesy of National Library of Scotland (re-use CC-BY)

From the 1910-1911 street directory:
Boscombe road, from Links road


1, Frank Andrews HOLLAND
2, Alfred NICHOLS
3, Frederick EDGSON
4, Charles John BUTLER
5, William MARSHALL
7, Charles James HANCOCK
8, Horace SPOONER
9, Thomas BLISS
10, Frederick KEMP
11, Sydney RICHTER
12, William AUSTIN
13, Robert JAQUES
14, Stanley NORTHCOTT
16, William KNOWLES
17, Ernest James WIGGINS
18, Charles Frederick WOOFENDEN
19, George Edward MARSHALL
20, Charles Cecil GRAMMER
22, Walter John SIMMONDS, insurance superintendent
23, Richard F. LAWSON
25, Mrs TURNER
27, John Thomas WILSON
28, Samuel HONEYBALL
29, Charles George TERRY


Westerham Villas:

1, Edgar Percy NICHOLSON
2, William GUNNETT
3, Charles KEYSELL
4, William AUSTIN
5, Frank TURNER
6, Harry BUNNING
7, Gilbert D. MOON
8, Harry JONES
10, Thomas GRIMSHAW
11, Stephen V. LOVEGROVE
12, Charles Ernest FOWLER

26, Albert W.J. FURSE
28 (Rosaville), William HENLEY
30, George RAMPTON
40, Otto KRISE
42, Douglas W. CLARK
44, William MUSK
46, Walter Frederick GARDENER
48, Alfred Henry BAILEY
50, W.H. Edwards
56, Thomas Henry YOUNG

Kings College Sports Ground

Sports and athletic grounds that were owned by King’s College, London, between 1920 and the late 1980s. The grounds were bounded by Western Road, Lavender avenue and Steers Mead.

1938 OS Map, via National Library of Scotland (CC-BY)

According to Eric Montague’s Mitcham Histories : 14 Upper Mitcham and Western Road Appendix IV

The former Hay Furlongs fields where bought in 1920 when King’s College, London, raised £6,000 for the purchase and a further £2,200 for the laying out and equipping of an Athletic Ground as a War Memorial to College members who fell in the Great War.

Development for housing along the Western Road in the late 1980s reduced the size of this open space, and what remains today is called Lavender Park, and includes the pavilion near the corner of Steers Mead and Lavender Avenue. It was officially reopened by Merton Council in April 1991.

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