Tag Archives: Church Street

34 to 40 Church Road

North side of Church Road, west of junction with Church Place.

According to Montague, in his Mitcham Histories : 12 Church Street and Whitford Lane, page 84,

… their less-steeply pitched roofs suggest they are early 19th century, when cheap slate was becoming readily available … possibly erected by Oxtoby and Sons.

From right to left in this photo are numbers 34, 36, 38, and 40.

Image courtesy of Collage - The London Picture Library - http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk

1974 Image courtesy of Collage – The London Picture Library – http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Note that this part of Church Road was previously called Church Street, as in the title of Montague’s book mentioned above, and shown in this map from 1910.

1910 OS map

1910 OS map

1953 OS map

1953 OS map

World War 1 Connections

Private V G Stokes

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

V G STOKES of 40 Church Street, Mitcham, aged 19 Years 1 Months, Labourer. Volunteered on 15 June 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment.

Private Victor Stokes is mentioned in the Mitcham War Memorial blog.

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

1859 Auction of Church Living


Next Presentation.

MESSRS. CRAWTER WILL SELL BY AUCTION, at Garraway’s Coffee House. ’Change Alley, Cornhill, on Wednesday, March 16th, 1859, at one o’clock precisely, the NEXT PRESENTATION to the desirable LIVING OF MITCHAM, in the County of Surrey, only 8 miles from London, and 3 from Croydon Market Town, with the advantage of Railway communication to the City or West End in a very healthy locality, and improving neighbourhood.

The income is derived from commuted rent charge in lieu of tithes, and nearly 18 Acres of Glebe Land, with the Vicarage House. &c., estimated to produce in the gross together about £670 per annum.

The Glebe Lands can viewed on application to Mr. Wm. Hills, Church-street, Mitcham ; the Vicarage House to be viewed by cards only from the Auctioneers, and with the consent of the present incumbent.

Particulars may be had ten days before the sale of Mr. Chart, Vestry Clerk, Upper Mitcham; of Messrs. Mitchell and Berkeley, Solicitors, 27, Lincolns-inn-fields ; the King’s Head, Mitcham; Cock Inn, Sutton; principal Inns at Tooting, Merton, and Epsom; the Greyhound, Croydon ; and of Messrs. Crawter, Surveyors, Land Agents, &c., 5, Bedford-row (W.C.), and Cobham, Surrey.

Source: Sussex Agricultural Express – Tuesday 15 March 1859 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)