Watermeads, near Bennet's Hole

Watermeads, near Bennet's Hole

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1900
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Phox Studios
Picture Reference Mit_​Rivers_​Waterways_​2-1
Original Format Photo
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

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