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Phipps Terrace

A terrace of 28 houses that was south of Palestine Grove and north of the Merton Abbey Iron Works, to the west off of Church Road. The terrace didn’t have its own road.

1921 aerial view looking north

1921 aerial view looking north

Occupants in 1925:

  1. Henry Greening
  2. William Wadmore
  3. Clarence Weston
  4. Frederick Harrington
  5. Frederick Hamilton
  6. William Richard Blake
  7. William Rowland
  8. Alfred Kent
  9. Hugh Thomas Church
  10. Horace Furlonger
  11. William Henry Taylor
  12. Henry James Sedgwick
  13. Alfred Harwood
  14. William John Dewar
  15. Charles Marshall
  16. William Edgington
  17. Frederick Willmott
  18. Sidney Poulton
  19. George Catlin
  20. Henry Sharp
  21. Frederick Eaton
  22. William Faulkner
  23. Albert Ernest Hockley
  24. James Varnham
  25. Mrs Sparkes
  26. Thomas Brown
  27. Frederick Edwards
  28. Henry Poulton

World War 1 Connections

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

W ROWLAND of 7 Phipps Terrace, Church Road, aged 31 Years 11 Months, Carpenter. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 9 December 1915 to the Royal Engineers.

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

Prussia Place

Terrace of houses at end of Nursery Road. Demolished as part of a slum clearance scheme, that was announced in 1962. The actual date of demolition is not known. As is pointed out in a comment below, there are still entries in the 1965 electoral register for Prussia Place.

1937 Aerial photo

1937 Aerial photo – Prussia Place is the row of houses top left, with long gardens to the right

In 1925 the occupants were:

  1. Mrs Devoy
  2. Ernest Arthur Finch
  3. Arthur Rands
  4. Arthur Skillings
  5. Herbert C. Mackey
  6. Percy Green
  7. George Boyce
  8. Horace Deane
  9. Henry Rayner
  10. James Matthews
  11. Arthur Sheppard
  12. Mrs Palmer
  13. Mrs Whitbread
  14. William Wade

In the Nursery Cottages:

  1. Albert French
  2. Mrs Davidson

On the west side of the road was Porto Motor Co. (motor engineers)


Morning Chronicle – Tuesday 15 February 1820

Freeholds, Mitcham, Surrey, with Votes for the County.
– By Mr. BURRELL, at Garraway’s, on Tuesday, 23d instant, at twelve, in twelve Lots.

A valuable freehold estate, called Prussia-Place, situate at the back of the School of Industry, at Lower Mitcham; comprising a row of 12 neat substantial brick houses, containing four rooms each, with gardens in the front and back, now in the several occupations of Messrs. Franklin, Kitchen, Buckle, Hayward, Croucher, Foster, Savage, Dalton, Hughes, Willett, Mitcheson, and Hodges, at rents amounting to £120 per annum.

– May be viewed ten days preceding the sale, when particulars may be had at the Buck’s Head, Mitcham; the King’s Head and White Hart Inns, Lower Mitcham; at Garraway’s; and of Mr. Burrell, Throgmorton-street.