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House that stood near to east side of Bishopsford Road, and close to Bishopsford House. Built in 1863 by Samuel Bidder. It was demolished in the 1930s to make way for housing, on what is now Hillfield Avenue.

In the 1911 census, occupants were the Devenish family and servants:

Name Relation to head Birth Date Age Gender Marital Status Years Married Occupation Birth Place
Henry Weston Devenish Head 1859 52 Male Married Barrister Weymouth, Dorset, England
Bertha Devenish Wife 1863 48 Female Married 22 Kensington, London, England
George Weston Devenish Son 1894 17 Male Single School Surrey, England
Henry Purcell Devenish Son 1896 15 Male Single School Surrey, England
Elizabeth Thurton Servant 1842 69 Female Single Domestic Cook Comberton, Cambridgeshire, England
Hester Browning Servant 1883 28 Female Single Ladies Maid Domestic Soudley, Gloucestershire, England
Helena Eliza Tugwell Servant 1883 28 Female Single Domestic Parlourmaid Clapham, Surrey, England
Dora Gladys Kett Servant 1897 14 Female Single Domestic Housemaid Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire, England

World War 1 Connections
Lieutenant George Weston Devenish

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

1972 : The Peter Osgood Boutique

From the Mitcham News & Mercury
Friday 9th June 1972
page 1

England and Chelsea footballer Peter Osgood has opened a boutique at Cricket-green, Mitcham.

And the Peter Osgood Boutique has been opened because Peter and his partner Bryan Couchman believe that the area is poorly served for girls who want clothes.

“If they want anything they have to go to Wimbledon or Croydon – both a long way. And we have stocks here as good as anything they can buy at either shopping centres,” said Bryan Couchman.

The Chelsea team train at Bishopsford-road Sports Ground, and there are many club supporters in the area.

And there was a full complement present when the two men opened for business on Friday.

“It’s very difficult for the plump and cuddly girls to get nice clothes these days but we are planning to keep a good stock of size 20 and 22 dresses in stock in nice modern styles,” said Mr Couchman.

During the summer months and when he isn’t training in the winter, Peter Osgood will serve in the shop. “He will even be serving on Saturday mornings before matches,” said his partner.

Peter Osgood (Fashions) was listed in the phone book between 1972 and 1975, the address was 325A London Road, which is in the parade of shops south of the Job Centre, next to the Burn Bullock.

1972 phone book entry

1972 phone book entry