The Canons: Inside view
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||February 2001|
|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. Looking towards the front door the fine original staircase leading up from the front entrance hall can be seen. The staircase comprises of a broad moulded bannister supported by the twin 'barley sugar' twisted bannisters.