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.



Carshalton High Street 2021



To the right of the main pic was once a small maze of worker cottages, such as these houses at Clark’s Yard in the area known as Wandle Mount, later cleared by the landowner, who lived in The Grove mansion – the big house still stands nearby.





There’s a map which shows the exact location of Wandle Mount, then and now for comparison – roughly opposite which is now Calladoodles.






Also, here’s a view of Ansells Mill in Mill Lane when covered in wood (operating as the Vellum Mill), and the Grove Iron Works Mill which stood just along from here. Plus a shot of the High Street mill next to the Woodman pub.






Then a pic of the original Racehorse pub building in West Street, and an old wood-clad tea room that once stood outside the Fox and Hounds pub.





🗝 You can still enjoy spotting wood-covered buildings in the area – for example, the Swan Bar at The Greyhound and various houses around West Street. But as you can see, there were once many wood clad buildings…






Credit. Historic images © London Borough of Sutton Museum and Heritage Service. @suttonheritage. To see more about Carshalton history don’t forget to visit the Honeywood Museum @honeywoodmuseum

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Barbara Holmes
Barbara Holmes
3 months ago

Love seeing the photos and historical facts attached to this site and I have now joined the group.