Ravensbury Arms, Croydon Road

Ravensbury Arms, Croydon Road

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1900
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 F P Olney
Picture Reference Mit_​Pubs_​20-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This pub (also called the Blue House), displays a sign bearing the arms of the manor of Ravensbury. The nickname comes from the nearby houses built for workers on the Surrey Iron Railway, which were all said to be painted blue. There was also a pub known as the 'Red House' one mile away (actually called the Gardener's Arms); the road between the pubs was a favourite course for horse racing. The timber framed building shown is this picture is the original Ravensbury Arms; the current building only dates back to 1906.

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