Tag Archives: Meggesons

Nursery Road

Road off of Lower Green West by the side of the National School, which led to Prussia Place and Nursery Cottages. In 2022 it is a short access road. The houses were demolished as part of a slum clearance scheme, announced in 1962.

1950 Nursery Road map

Eric Montague in his book Mitcham Histories : 5 Lower Green West, page 117, says the the Jubilee Cottages were erected in 1887.

Occupants from street directories

1896
1904-1905
1912
1925

1896

from National Schools, Lower green

SOUTH SIDE

George BENTLEY, beer retailer
2, Mrs FRY
3, James BOYCE, builder

ALPHA TERRACE:

1, James BASSETT
2, James Herbert BRETT
3, Joseph COWLEY
4, Edward THOMPSON

JUBILEE COTTAGES:

William CHAMPION, plumber
Mrs M. CHILES

NORTH SIDE

Meggeson & Co., jujube manufacturers

In the 1898 street directory, all occupants the same except Charles MURCH instead of Mrs M. CHILES.

1904-1905

SOUTH SIDE

William LEACH, beer retailer
2, Mrs FRY
3, James BOYCE, builder

ALPHA TERRACE:

1, James BASSETT
2, James Herbert BRETT
3, William FRANKLIN
4, Edward THOMPSON

JUBILEE COTTAGES:

Charles Frederick PULLEN

NORTH SIDE

Meggeson & Co. Limited, jujube manufacturers

1912

SOUTH SIDE

1, James BOXALL, beer retailer
Hope & Carrol, motors, Mitcham Garage
George SCHENCK, art pottery manufacturer

1925

EAST SIDE

1, Thomas ROSE
2, Miss FRY
3, Percy Arthur NICHOLAS

ALPHA TERRACE:

1, James BASSETT
2, James Herbert BRETT
3, William FRANKLIN
4, Edward THOMPSON

JUBILEE COTTAGES:

1, Harry SPALDING
2, William Morgan DAVIS

WEST SIDE

Porto Motor Co. motor engineers


World War 1 Connections
Corporal William Herbert Brett DCM

Private William Whitbread

News Articles

Auction from Wimbledon News – Saturday 02 May 1914

LOWER MITCHAM.

—Five minutes from the Railway Station, the electric tram’ to Croydon and Tooting and the motor ‘buses to London, and within a few yards of the beautiful old cricket green.

A SOUND FREEHOLD INVESTMENT of £68 . 0 . 0.

BLAKE, SON AND WILLIAMS Have been inetructed to Sell by Auction at the Greyhound Hotel. Croydon. on Thursday, 14th May, at Six o’clock precisely, THREE FREEHOLD HOUSES, known as Nos. 1, 2 end 3, Nursery-road. Mitcham, adjoining the old national schools, let upon weekly tenancies, landlord paying rates and taxes. Good accommodation and large gardens. May be viewed by permission of the tenants. Particulars and conditions of sale of the Solicitors, Messrs. Edridge, Son and Marten, 4, High-street, Croydon, and of the Auctioneers, 45, High-street, Croydon.


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