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
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.
From the minutes of the Mitcham Borough Council, volume 6, 1939 to 1940
58. REMOVAL of TRAMWAY RAILS. – The Borough Engineer submitted the following report: –
February 13, 1940.
REMOVAL OF TRAMWAY RAILS
The Ministry of Transport have asked whether the Council will agree to the removal of the tramway rails from London Road and Croydon Road. The price payable will be 8 per ton, less the cost of removal, which will result in a favourable balance, which will be carried to the classification accounts, and I recommend the Committee to agree. The length of tramway rails involved is 12,000 yards in Croydon Road and 2,760 yards in London Road.
Borough Engineer and Surveyor.
Resolved, That authority be glven to the Borough Engineer as recommended.