Tag Archives: Isaac Wilson

Cecil Place

A cul-de-sac road that is off of the east side of Caesars Walk, after Burghley Place and before Walsingham Road.

The houses are arranged as three terraces of 4 houses each around a square, and are numbered clockwise sequentially from 1 to 12. All have the postcode CR4 4LH.

1954 OS map

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.

Occupations listed in the 1939 Register were:

Assistant Secretary
Carman Southern Railway
Carpenter: Journeyman
Costing Clerk Local Government Office
Daily Domestic Worker
Die Setter
Engineer Fitter (Motor Trade)
General Clerk Unemployed
General Foreman Sheet Metal Workers
Instructor in Horticulture
Insurance Agent (C I S)
Jewellery & Furs Commercial Traveller
LCC Teacher Retired
Maintenance Electrician
Postman
Retired Letter Sorter G.P.O.
Salesman Hatters & Outfitters
Secretary
Unpaid Domestic Duties


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

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.