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Eveline Road

Road that connects Mortimer Road at its western end to its eastern end to London Road, where Streatham Road and Locks Lane meet.

1953 OS map

Originally called Prospect Road according to a footnote in a 1957 article on a human skull being found in a coal shed.

Older sign for Eveline Road, photo taken 3rd July 2020.

The houses are numbered odd on the south side, ascending from the eastern, London Road end, and even on the north side.

There is an allotment between the north side and Lavender Avenue, which is accessible from London Road. It is one of the 18 such allotment sites run by Merton Council.

On the south side, between numbers 47 and 49, is Plummer Lane, which leads to Bond Road.

Industries

W.E. Horsman, Son & Co., Iron Foundry
Light industrial unit at no. 32

Occupants from Street Directories

1910-1911

Eveline road, from 6 Eveline villas, London road.

NORTH SIDE

1, Mrs SIDDERS
2, Mrs McCAIG
6, Henry S. SAMME
8, Rev. Geo. ROBINSON

SOUTH SIDE

3, George HILLS
5, John Ernest EVERETT
9, Charles APLIN

1915

Eveline road, from 6 Eveline villas, London road.

NORTH SIDE

1, Noah BLAKE
2, W. GLOVER
4, George H. EARL
6, Mrs G. DALE
8, Carey KELHAM
10, Mrs BROWN

SOUTH SIDE

3, George HILLS
5, John Ernest EVERETT
7, Mrs SMITH
9, Henry HILLIER

1925

Eveline road, from 5 Eveline villas, London road.

SOUTH SIDE

3, George Horace BROOKMAN
5, Charles Robert William JORDAN
7, Miss ROGERS
9, Thomas HILLIER
11, Samuel H. SAUNDERS; Roland Charles DUNKLEY
13, Mrs ROGERSON
15, Victor A. SAUNDERS, insurance agent
17, Henry COLES
23, Frederick John BUSH
W.E. Horsman, Son & Co., sanitary engineers

NORTH SIDE

26, Charles MAYHEW
24, George William RUSE
22, Mrs BENNETT
20, John Edward BLUMIRE
18, Leonard Arthur COLES
16, Charles Henry J. SIVIOUR
14, Edward John HARVEY
12, Arnold L. BESEKE
10, Charles Frederick BROOKMAN
8, Carey KELHAM
6, Mrs Ellen DALE
4, George EARL
2, William GLOVER
1, Noah BLAKE


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

1957 : Human skull found in Eveline Tea Rooms Coal Shed

He found a human skull in coal shed

A HUMAN skull, wrapped in paper, was found by a man in his coal shed on Tuesday.
The skull, thought to be that of a woman or child, was discovered by Mr. Jack Dann, London Road, Mitcham, while he was clearing away rubbish in his shed behind the Eveline Tea Rooms. The parcel, loosely tied with string, was among some billiard cues, firewood and old sacks.

“ When I picked it up I imagined it was an old rugger ball, but through the paper wrapping I could see some teeth protruding,” said Mr. Dann. “ At first I thought it was animal’s skull.” Mr. Dann, who was a male nurse in the Royal Army Medical Corps, examined it more closely and realised it was a human skull.

The skull, which has a dent in the top, has been taken to Tooting police this week.

The piles of rubbish had been put temporarily in the coal-shed by local builders who were decorating a small storage room.

When they distempered the inside of the building that had been blackened by a fire last year, they found the rubbish stacked in a cavity in the wall.

Note: More than 50 years ago, there was a famous murder in Prospect Road, near the cafe. The name was then changed to Eveline Road.

Source: Mitcham News & Mercury, 8th March, 1957

Skull still not identified

The identity and age of the skull found in a coal shed by a Mitcham man has not yet been determined.

The skull, which was handed to a coroner’s court after being found by Mr Jack Dann, London Road, is still being examined.

“It may be used for medical purposes or destroyed,” said a policeman.

Source: Mitcham News & Mercury, 15th March, 1957