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55 Upper Green East

clip from Merton Memories photo, reference Mit_Work_Industry_52-1, copyright London Borough of Merton

Grade II Listed Building on Historic England which says:

House, originally detached. Late C18. Weatherboarded. Slate hipped roof to eaves. 2 storeys, 2 bays. C19 shopfront to ground floor, plate glass. Square headed windows to upper floor, late C20 casements.

Deeds dated 22nd December, 1949, mention Robert Chart as part owner with A.C. Jenner and Albert Crisp as lessee. On 2nd August 1956, Alfred Crisp bought the freehold.

From Merton Memories:
Originally John R. Chart’s shop for the sale of corn and seed. It dates from early 1800. One of the few part weather boarded buildings left it was acquired by Alfred Crisp & Son in 1932 for their boot and shoe repairs business. They remained until 1990 it was then converted to a private home in 1991.

Photo taken 2016

1953 OS map

1953 OS map

A planning application in 1991 was approved for it to be converted from a shop to residential. See 91/P0065.

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

1872 Durham House To Be Let

Wednesday 27 March 1872

MITCHAM, Surrey.
-DURHAM HOUSE.
-This capital FAMILY RESIDENCE, in substantial and good decorative repair, to be LET, containing six bed-rooms, two dressing-rooms, dining and drawing rooms ; water and gas laid on; large garden, walled in, perfectly private. Rent £65. Four railway stations within 15 minutes walk; omnibuses pass the door.— Edwin Chart, Mitcham, Surrey.

Source: London Standard – Wednesday 27 March 1872 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)