Swan Inn, London Road

Swan Inn, London Road

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1910
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Pubs_​24-4
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History The original Swan, described by Tom Francis as an "unpretentious, workaday village inn," had stairs leading up to the front so that a cellar could be accomodated underneath the pub, as the ground water in Mitcham lurks only a few feet beneath the surface. The pub shown here is the rebuild from around 1900 with an elevated forecourt, which eliminated the need for the steps; corinthian columns, and a brick front - this too has now been demolished.

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