Book published by the Merton Historical Society in 2003, 172 pages. Paperback (N4346P1)
This book provides a fascinating local history of the lower part of Mitcham in South London (a largely suburban area which now forms part of the London Borough of Merton). The book charts the history and development of the settlement from Medieval times, and chapters include:
- Lower Mitcham, or Whitford
- The Wilford Family of Mitcham
- Mitcham Hall
- Manor House
- Baron House
- Mitcham Station
- and more!
From the rear side cover: Lower Mitcham, part of the Domesday 'vill' of Whitford, is the area lying between the Cricket Green and the river Wandle. Here, in the 16th century, stood two large houses, both grand enough to provide accomodation for Queen Elizabeth and her retinue on several occasions.
This book recounts what is known of the origins and subsequent histories of these houses and their successors, and concludes with an account of the erosion and final dissapearence of the surrounding parkland during the urbanisation of Mitcham in the 20th century....
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover