Tag Archives: Morland Close

Council depot, Church Road

Council depot that had its main entrance on Church Road, east of Church Place. Shown on this OS map of 1953 as Corporation Depot, this site is now the housing estate of Morland Close.

1953 OS map

Parts of the north wall along Love Lane remain, and an entrance, now bricked up, can be seen at the junction with Edmund Road.

Photo taken April 2016

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Norwood News – Friday 06 March 1931

FIRE AT COUNCIL DEPOT.

Mitcham Fire Brigade were called on Tuesday morning to an outbreak at the Council’s depot in Church-road. When they arrived with their appliances, they found the surveyor’s motorcar was ablaze. It transpired that an explosion, caused by a petrol leak in the carburettor, had started the fire. The brigade quickly extinguished it, and saved Mr. Riley Schofield his car, only the fabric being damaged.


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

6 to 12 Church Road

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A terrace of 4 houses on the north side of Church Road where it meets Lower Green West, and east of present day Morland Close. In this 1954 OS map, numbers 6 and 8 can be seen on the group of houses just west of a timber yard.

1954 OS map

Before 1915, this part of Church Road was called Church Street. This letter from 1901, was addressed to Miss Siviour, Church Street, but didnt show the house number. It is assumed that this was number 6 as shown in later directories.

envelope of letter addressed to Miss Sivour in 1901 (from the Facebook Mitcham History Group)

letter addressed to Miss Sivour in 1901 (from the Facebook Mitcham History Group)

The occupants in the 1925 street directory were:

6, Mrs SIVIOUR
8, George SIMMONS
10, Mrs HILLIARD
12, Edwin Ashley BOWER

World War 1 Connections
Private Walter Hampton Siviour


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