The Cranmers, The Canons and Park Place, by E.N. Montague.

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The Cranmers, The Canons and Park Place, by E.N. Montague.
The Cranmers, The Canons and Park Place, by E.N. Montague.

Book published by the Merton Historical Society in 2011, 230 pages. Paperback (N5837)

From the rear side cover: For some 250 years the Cranmers and their descendants the Simpsons held the lordship of the manor of Mitcham Canons and were major landowners in the parish. Two of the three large houses which branches of the family occupied during this period still survive, and the stories of all three, and of the people who lived in them, form the main theme of this book. Among the latter were East India merchants, a Cavalier, Huguenot emigres, officers who served in the American War of Independence or in the Napoleonic Wars, a leading churchman and botanist, and many others. Each has a place in the story of Mitcham, and yet sadly few are remembered today. Only the Cranmers have been commemorated, in the name of the school now on the site of their mansion, the Green overlooked by all three houses, and two local roads.

This book brings together for the first time what is known of the history of the three houses. It also recounts something of the lives and careers of their more noteworthy occupants, and it is hoped that in this way their names will not be forgotten. This, the eleventh in the Society's Mitcham Histories, concludes with chapters on the Three Kings Piece and adjacent roads lying within the Cricket Green Conservation Area. 


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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