Building society that was at number 173 London Road, CR4 2JB, on the corner with Downe Road.
According to the Building Societies Association Handbook (pdf), the Mitcham Building Society merged with the South Metropolitan Permanent in July 1977 to form the Mitcham & Metropolitan. It also had a branch at 38 Stafford Road, Wallington, SM6 9AA. Transfer was then made to the Sussex County in April 1986.
c. 1987 clip from Merton Memories photo reference Mit_7_1-93 copyright London Borough of Merton
Established 1883 according to this account book from 1970:
Account book with a start date of January 1970
1A Cricket Green, Mitcham, CR4 4LB.
Office block built after the London Borough of Merton sold Mitcham Court and surrounding land to Alfred McAlpine Homes in 1985.
Redeveloped as a block of flats after it was sold for £3,085,000 plus £617,000 VAT to Java Asset Management (Co. No. 06181412) of Chesham House, 55 South Street, Epsom KT18 7PX on 16th March 2015, financed by Titlestone Property Lending Limited (Co. No. 08144104) of 40 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT. Source: Land Registry title SGL458390. A Royal Mail postcode search shows 30 flats.
before conversion to flats
Planning application 16/P0080 was refused for extension to roof to provide 6 residential units (2 x 1 bed and 4 x 2 bed) and alterations to external elevations
Of the 23 flats already sold, 15 were to buyers in Hong Kong, 1 in Shanghai China, 1 in France, 1 in Italy, 1 in Japan and 4 in the UK. Source: Land Registry title obtained December 2016.