Phipps Bridge, by E.N. Montague.

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Phipps Bridge, by E.N. Montague.
Phipps Bridge, by E.N. Montague.

Book published by the Merton Historical Society in 2006, 152 pages. Paperback (N5836)

From the rear side cover: At Phipps Bridge the river WandIe marks the ancient boundary between Mitcham and Merton. The first reference to 'Pypesbrige' is in a Tudor document, but there is evidence of a settlement nearby in Roman times. Valued for its fishery - and water fowl in the Middle Ages, the river also became a focus of industry. 'Pippesmoln' was mentioned as early as 1263, to be followed centuries later by calico bleaching and printing works, a silk mill and eventually paint factories, all of which have now gone. Today an industrial estate occupies the west, or Merton, bank of the river, whilst in Mitcham housing estates cover the former watermeadows and bleaching grounds. A bridge remains, however, giving access to the Wandie Trail, an attractive walk following the entire course of the river.
 

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.
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