Tag Archives: Armfield Crescent

Lionel Maurice Tylee

Born on 1st October 1925.

Enlisted 1st June 1944 with the Queen’s Royal West Surrey, service number 14775009.

Source: Surrey History Centre; Woking, Surrey, England; Surrey Regimental Rolls; Reference Number: 7791/1/2/15

He transferred to the Buffs on 20th September 1945, service number 8899.

He married Lilian E. Stiles in the first quarter of 1951.

In the 1960s, they lived in Paxton Court, Armfield Crescent, Mitcham.

He died in 2002, aged 77.

Calico House

New build in 2015 of a block of flats on the west side of Armfield Crescent, between children’s playing ground and the Elm Nursery Cottages. The site was previously two blocks of garages.

Postcode is CR4 3FB

Consists of 7 flats, of which 4 are 2-bed and 3 are 1-bed.

20160308 Calico House

Calico House, on left (west) side of Armfield Crescent. 8th March 2016

Garage blocks before demolition

Garage blocks before demolition

Acme Printing Works

149 London Road, at corner with Armfield Crescent

1921 ad
1921 ad

Building demolished possible early 1960s as Mitcham Library extension built there in 1966.



Merton Memories Photos

149 London Road from Armfield Crescent
from London Road

F.W. Deacon
Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
July 1963.
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT

The Elms

Shown opposite Eagle House in this map of 1865:
1865 Map of The Elms

Montague’s ‘Mitcham Histories: 7 The Upper, or Fair Green, Mitcham’, page 110, says the The Elms was destroyed by fire in December 1896. Merton Memories website says that this house, owned by Peter Waldo, was demolished and ownership passed to the Waldo-Sibthorp part of the family.

The Waldo family name was used in naming Waldo Place and may have contributed to

  • Coningsby Court, Armfield Crescent (after Charles Coningsby Sibthorp)
  • Elm Court, Armfield Crescent (after The Elms)
  • Sibthorp Road (after Waldo Sibthorp)

This is, as at 14/11/2014 a guess.

Montague says that the land was given by the Reverend Humphrey Waldo Sibthorp for the purpose of building a Sunday school.

Charles Coningsby Sibthorp and Mary Georginia Sibthorp

Other family photos at Brookmans Park forum.

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