Willow Farm, Mitcham

Willow Farm, Mitcham

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Date Photo Taken 10th March 1914
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 H Archer
Picture Reference Mit_​Work_​Industry_​17-6
Original Format Photo
Notes / History The Willows was built in 1746 and stood for 200 years on the north side of the Willow Lane. In the mid-1800s it was used for calico printing by a gentleman named Makepeace. Its fields extended southwards along the banks of the River Wandle as far as
Mill Green. It was taken over in the 1880s by Louise Dutriez for watercress and pig farming. The Willows remained until the 1930s before being demolished.

This photograph shows Willow Farm possibly shortly before it went up for sale. The person standing in the yard may have arrived on the bike you can see.

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