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The Chantry

House in Cedars Avenue until 1960s when it was demolished and Imperial Gardens developed.

1950 OS Map

1950 OS Map

The Chantry is the house on the right in this photo, kindly supplied by a former resident of The Orchard, which is the next house to the left.

Occupants from directories
1925 : Miss SYNGE

News Articles

From the Norwood News – Friday 5th December 1930

BRIDGE DRIVE.

An enjoyable afternoon was spent on Wednesday week at a bridge drive organised by Mrs. Hawker, and held by permission of Mrs. Richardson at “The Chantry,” Cedars-avenue, Mitcham, in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. As a result, a cheque for £5 has been received by the hon. secretary of the ladies’ branch. Mrs. Hawker and Mrs. Richardson are both members of the Ladies’ Guild of the R.N.L.I.


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

Radstock

House in Cedars Avenue until 1960s when it was demolished and Imperial Gardens developed.

Radstock. Photo kindly supplied by a former resident of neighbouring house The Orchard.


1950 OS Map

1950 OS Map

Occupants from directories
1896 & 1898 : Rev. W.M.C. McALLISTER
1904-1905 : Rev. William Marcus Coghlan McALLISTER [vicar-designate of St, Marks]
1910 & 1915 : Benjamin GREEN
1925 : Ernest Frank RICHARDSON

Newspapers

Note that the resident who supplied the photo of the house said that the Jeffs family was living there at that time. This article refers to Mr. Wilfred Jeffs as living at Cedars Avenue, so this is assumed to be at Radstock.
Norwood News – Friday 27 May 1938

MR. HARRY JEFFS

For many years chairman of the Balham and Tooting Liberal Association, Mr. Harry Jeffs died at his home, Sandhurst, Farningham, Kent, on Monday. aged 77. Mr. Jeffs was a journalist, and edited the “Wolverhampton Express and Star” before coming to London to join the old “London Echo.” He then became editor in turn of the “Literary World” and “Christian World Pulpit.” He was one of the founders of the Brotherhood movement, and travelled throughout the world lecturing. He was a talented linguist and lectured in most European countries in their own languages. A prolific writer on many subjects, he published books on theology which were adopted as text books in several American universities. On many occasions he acted as spokesman for the British Press in deputations abroad, and in this capacity was received by the ex-Kaiser and King Christian of Denmark. Mr. Jeffs lived in Balham and Upper Tooting for forty years, residing at Cavendish-road, Tooting Bec-road, and then at Dalebury-road. He was chairman of the local Liberal Association for some years but declined frequent requests to stand as Parliamentary candidate. He was succeeded as chairman by his son. Ernest, who also succeeded him as editor of the “Christian World.”.

His other son, Mr. Wilfred Jeffs, is editor of the “Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Trades Journal,” and lives at Cedars-avenue, Mitcham.

Mr. Jeffs also leaves a widow and four daughters. The funeral took place at Streatham Cemetery. Tooting, yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

From the Church Times, 2nd November, 1900, page 486 :

Wanted nurse, lady or ordinary, to three little girls in a clergyman’s family. Little washing, nurseries. State remuneration, which must be moderate. Mrs McAllister, Radstock, Mitcham, Surrey.


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