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Burghley Place

A road off of the east side of the beginning of Caesar’s Walk as approached from Cranmer Road. There is terrace of 3 houses, numbered from left to right as 1,2 and 3. All have the postcode CR4 3LL.

The name refers to William Cecil, Lord Burghley, the chief adviser to Elizabeth I. See wikipedia entry.

This road, and the other roads between the railway line and the Wilson Hospital were on the former estate of The Cranmers which was bought by Isaac Wilson in 1926. All these roads have names related to Elizabeth I.

According to the late Eric Montague, in his book The Cranmers, The Canons and Park Place, page 71, the Mitcham Garden Village was built by Charles Higginson, and the Electoral Registers from the 1930s show that he lived at no. 1 Burghley Place. His firm also built Cumberland House. In the 1961 phone book, Charles Higginson is listed at this address as estate agent, telephone number MITcham 2908.


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

Chas. Sayers & Son (Mitcham) Ltd., 335 London Road

335 London Road

Builders, Joinery. Listed in the 1963 Borough of Mitcham List of Factories.

Established in 1889 according to this ad from 1963:

1963 ad

Text of ad:

BUILDING CONTRACTORS

CHARLES SAYERS
& SON LTD.

ESTABLISHED 1889

HOUSEHOLD MAINTENANCE
AND REPAIRS

335 LONDON ROAD, MITCHAM, SURREY
Telephone : MITCHAM 4015/6

This photo from 1910 is of The Broadway, looking north, and part of the name C. SAYERS can be seen on the gate on the right. Next door is the post office (the third of Mitcham’s post offices).

1910 clip from Merton Memories photo reference Mit_Streets_Lon_38-24

Newspaper Articles

Norwood News – Friday 12 March 1937

MRS. C. SAYERS

The funeral took place on Monday at Mitcham New Cemetery. London-road. of Mrs. Harriett Maria Sayers,(aged 76), who passed away on the previous Thursday at 153 Wandle-road, Morden. She was the wife of Mr. Charles Sayers, the well-known building contractor, London-road, Mitcham, and had been in failing health for some time.

The funeral was preceded by a short service at the Methodist Church, Lower Green, with which the family have been associated for many years.

Mrs. Sayers leaves a husband, one son and one daughter to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.

Mr. Donald S. Drewett, Upper Green, Mitcham, was the funeral director.