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The Old Wooden Buildings of Carshalton

The Old Wooden Buildings of Carshalton

May 7, 2021

  Take a step back in time… here’s a look at some wooden weatherboard buildings, which were once a common design feature that dotted Carshalton High Street, as this old image below shows.         To the right of the main pic was once a small maze of worker cottages, such as these … Read More

Location of Old Boundary Wall Around Carshalton Park

Location of Old Boundary Wall Around Carshalton Park

March 16, 2021

I thought it would be interesting to plot the rough location of the old park wall, to scale, and to see that Carshalton park about 120 years ago was 4 – 5 times larger than it is now. You can of course still see some of the original old boundary wall around the area, some … Read More

The Grotto In Carshalton Park Was Once Completely Covered in Flint

The Grotto In Carshalton Park Was Once Completely Covered in Flint

March 16, 2021

  One of my regular wanders takes in The Grotto at Carshalton Park. Did you know Carshalton’s grotto is even older than other better known ones, such as Stourhead, Goldney and Painshill.   🗝 The Grotto was originally constructed around 1724, and designed by the land owner Thomas Scawen. He lived in Stone Court, a … Read More

Brilliant Boleyn – The Carshalton Legend of Anne Boleyn

Brilliant Boleyn – The Carshalton Legend of Anne Boleyn

October 21, 2020

Quick Links: The Artist / The Legend  Historians believe that the Anne Boleyn’s Well was never named after the Tudor Queen, but is purely a mis-spelling of an earlier name. However, they are agreed that there’s a possibility she did visit. Every aspect of Anne Boleyn’s life is controversial. Her birth date, her personality, her … Read More

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