Wandle at Phipps Bridge

Wandle at Phipps Bridge

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1948
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 E. Passmore Olney
Picture Reference Mit_​Rivers_​Waterways_​1-24
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This photograph shows the River Wandle below Phipps Bridge looking upstream. The land on the left is the former common land known in ancient times as the ‘waste of the parish’. Another piece of common land lies on the west bank immediately beyond the bridge where it is crossed by the Wandle Trail. ‘Both were once part of the more extensive common meadow or rough pasture which lay within the manorial estate held by Merton Priory which embraced much of North Mitcham’*.

*’Phipps Bridge’ by E. N. Montagu P99

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