Mitcham Common: Footpath from The Goat pub

Mitcham Common: Footpath from The Goat pub

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1922
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Parks_​Open_​Spaces_​1-10
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This footpath leads from "The Goat", Mitcham, to Beddington Lane and was taken from a point to the west of the railway leading to Sutton.

It has been suggested that some of the footpaths traversing the Common, may be the remains of Anglo-Saxon causeways. Saxons are known to have settled in the Mitcham area, many local place names are derived from the Anglo-Saxon language and a major burial ground was found on land opposite Mitcham Station (an area now covered by flats).

Settlements would probably have been on, or around the two village greens, however, archaeological evidence has yet to be found.

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