The Canons, Mitcham: Inside view

The Canons, Mitcham: Inside view

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Partial / Incomplete Date February 2001
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Buildings_​5-34
Original Format Photo
Notes / History The present 17th Century Grade 2 listed house is on the site of a former Augustinian Priory. Situated within the grounds is an old carp pond, thought to date back to the Middle Ages, as well as a Dovecote which is the oldest complete structure in Mitcham and believed to have been built by the Priory and Convent of St Mary Overly in the 16th century.

At the time of this photograph the house had been substantially altered internally and externally and very few architectural features remained. Shown is some of the original brickwork on the staircase which was exposed during work on the house in 2001. One feature remaining in the house is a fine staircase which comprises of a broad moulded bannister supported by the twin 'barley sugar' twisted bannisters.

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