River Wandle, Watermeads, Mitcham

River Wandle, Watermeads, Mitcham

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Date Photo Taken 20th March 1959
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Mitcham News & Mercury
Picture Reference Mit_​Work_​Industry_​38-1
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Notes / History The buildings in the background may be those of Crown Mill. The water in the front is more than likely the Paper Mill Cut. This is on land that now makes up the National Trust's Watermeads nature reserve. The mill owners made many cuts from the River Wandle to drive waterwheels. This area near to Mitcham Bridge had four mills at one time and they may have been more waterwheels. Grove Mill had a great iron wheel that was one of the last to see service along the river.
For more information on the mills in this area see:
Mitcham Bridge, The Watermeads and the Wandle Mills by
E. N. Montague published by the Merton Historical Society.

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