The original hamlet of Wallington was based around Wallington Green, Wrights Row, Manor Road and Manor Road North. There’s still several charming old buildings that survive from those early days, and we’re going to be gradually discovering more about them on this page, so please check back as we add more.
So in no particular order, let’s begin…
12 Manor Road
With parts of the structure believed to date back to the mid-1650s, this grand building lets you know where you are. Manor Road is written in a slab serif font. The symmetrical design is set off beautifully with the large central chimney stack. This is situated within a small terrace. At present, why it’s called Dolphin Cottage is unclear.
38 Manor Road
This surprisingly old home has a wooden internal frame with 1790s origins and a wonderfully restored trellis porch. There is a brick lean-to to the right, once an outside toilet, dated circa 1830. The internal layout is mostly the same as it was 230 years ago. The charming home is Grade II listed.
32 Manor Road
With its characterful veranda, when 32 Manor Road was built this lovely home would have had commanding views across fields. See the house from another angle at the top of the page, photographed on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Most likely built in the early 1800s. Grade II listed in 1974.
8 Manor Road
The sweeping white wall perfectly frames this beautiful home. The wall runs along the row of four terraced houses which look similar to this one. The grand, imposing pillars are grade 2 listed, and are topped with decorative globes. The correct terminology for them is ‘stuccoed piers’. Stuccoed being the name for a fine plaster finish and piers meaning an upright support.
Holy Trinity Church and Parsonage
An honorary mention for these two, as they’re not as old as the other buildings listed on this page. You can’t miss the striking tower of this church as you head up Manor Road. Nathaniel Bridges, the Lord of the Manor of Wallington, commissioned Holy Trinity church and dedicated it to the memory of his father. It was completed in 1867. At the back of the church is a real visual treat. The parsonage features knapped flint walls and was completed in 1870. Brickwork and roof detailing provided inspiration for many other homes on the surrounding estate, also developed by Bridges.
Images, Words and collating research by Secret Carshalton. As always, as new information comes to light, we reserve the right to update this post. If you’ve got something you’d like to add, we’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave a comment below.