*Historical* This old and fragile wooden-framed building in Carshalton may have originally been the home of the parish priest. It is thought to have become a butcher shop as far back as 1660.
🗝 It went through several owners until 1905, when Edward and Emily Woodman took over. They were there for about 15 years and gave their name to the building.
🗝 It finally closed as a butcher in 1978, and the building had fallen into disrepair.
🗝 It was renovated and found a new lease of life and called The Woodman Wine Bar in November 1980.
🗝 The name in an embossed font was possibly added soon after the old photo was taken – unusually incorporated into the fabric of the building.
🗝 You can also still see the hooks outside the window where meat would have once been hung.
With thanks to the Past On Glass. Old Photo courtesy Martin Weselby.