Cranmer Green, Mitcham

Cranmer Green, Mitcham

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Post Office Regulation
Picture Reference Mit_​19_​1-2
Original Format postcard
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.

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