Cranmer Green, Mitcham
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|Notes / History||As lords of the manor, the Cranmer family had an important role to play in the management of Mitcham Common. This involved maintaining boundaries; ownership of a local mill; policing the removal of turf and fuel from the Common and impounding stray livestock.
These responsibilities could prove controversial and much of the family correspondence consists of statements, petitions and legal papers, challenging or defending their rights over the land.