Phipps Bridge Road: Rats Castle

Phipps Bridge Road: Rats Castle

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Date Photo Taken 4th November 1913
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 A.C. Archer
Picture Reference MerMor_​Streets_​Ph_​Pi_​37-5
Original Format Bromide
Notes / History Rats Castle, an old cottage on the corner of Phipps Bridge Road.

This was an old weather boarded house, located on the junction of Christchurch Road, and what was part of Phipps Bridge Road (now Liberty Avenue).

Originally used by J. Meadows for textile bleaching, it became a confectionery shop (according to Tom Francis' memory). It was named Rats Castle because of its derelict state and was demolished in 1961.

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