Watermeads, near Bennet's Hole
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1900|
|Copyright 1||Phox Studios|
|Notes / History||This photo was taken by Charles Matthews using a glass plate negative in about 1900. It shows the area of the Watermeads on the bank opposite Bennet’s Hole, which sits in a sharp curve on the Mitcham side of the river.
Watermeads itself was once an area of meadows with clumps of trees but has become a ‘dense mass of wet woodlands’* since having been purchased by the National Trust in 1913.
* River Wandle Companion: Bob Steel