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 of which dates back over 200 years.
PS. The gates were not built for ‘Park House’ marked on the map, but for a much grander house that was planned, but never built. So in the end the gates never served the purpose they were initially designed for. I’ll share more detail in a later post.
Although much of the old boundary wall is still extant along the bridle way (the straight length of wall on the southern boundary) only part of it has Grade II listing. Does anyone know why this might be?