Wandle upstream from Mitcham Bridge

Wandle upstream from Mitcham Bridge

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Date Photo Taken 11th March 1913
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 J M Hobson
Picture Reference Mit_​Rivers_​Waterways_​1-9
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This photograph is of a house known as Fisheries Cottage which was built shortly after 1851. The two cottages tucked in behind it are about a century older. They are recorded in the Mitcham Poor Rate Book of 1755.

The main house in the photo (officially 475 London Road) was probably built by Richard Jones, a felt manufacturer, for his own use. It is grander than the older cottages which were built for mill workers.

The name Fisheries Cottage is thought to have been coined by an estate agent when the property was put up for sale in the 1990s.

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