Monthly Archives: August 2016

Local List – our proposed additions

Merton Council maintains a “local list” of buildings and structures which are of historic interest and add character to the area. We have been pleased to help ensure a clear process for making additions based on input from the local community. This year we are proposing five additions to the local list for Mitcham Cricket Green:

  • Bramcote Court and Parade – a distinctive 1930s residential development in the “moderne” style
  • The Canons walls and well – these impressive structures include examples from both the 18th and 19th century and have been identified as being highly significant in recent investigations of The Canons as part of the ongoing Lottery bid
  • Mitcham running track – the remnants of the cinder track on the former news of the World Sports Ground are the last vestige of a sporting heritage which included the training of Olympic athletes
  • The Canons Lodge lamp stands – these are a distinctive addition to the Lodge which is already locally listed
  • Gas lamp post – this elegant cast iron structure stands opposite The White Hart as a reminder of the days before electric street lamps and dates to the 1850s.

See the full Local List at Merton Council’s web site

Local list proposals 160825 Bramcote Court and ParadeLocal list proposals 160825 The Canons walls and wellLocal list proposals 160825 Mitcham running track Local list proposals 160825 The Canons Lodge lamp stands
Local list proposals 160825 gas lamp post

Mitcham Heritage Day Saturday 17th September 2016 – full timetable of events

Please join us for Mitcham Heritage Day on Saturday 17th September.

We have brought together a number of organisations who will offer a range of free events including talks, exhibitions, and chances to see and try new things.

All the events take place between 10am and 4pm. Check the schedule on the printable poster below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Participating this year are:

  • Wandle Industrial Museum – opening free of charge
  • Cricket Green School – view the 14th Century arch
  • St Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church – guided visit to church, exhibitions and more
  • The Canons & Dovecote – learn more about the Lottery bid and get a look inside the Dovecote
  • Mitcham Parish Church – exhibitions, bell ringing, displays and more
  • Mitcham Cricket Club – see inside the pavilion and watch cricket, displays and more
  • Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre – photographic exhibitions at various locations
  • Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage – guided walk around Cricket Green at 2pm

The day will round off with an evening choral concert at Mitcham Parish Church starting at 7pm.

Further details about the concert and tickets (£10 including cheese and wine) are available from Fr David Pennells on 020 8646 0666,

Thank you to all the participants and helpers who are giving their time making this year’s event happen.

Mitcham Heritage Day 17 Sep 2016 printable poster

Mitcham Heritage Day 17 Sep 2016

Mitcham is home to Merton’s favourite tree

The Tree Warden Group Merton organises an annual competition to find Merton’s Favourite Tree.

The 2015 winner was recently announced. It is a foxglove tree in London Road Playing Fields – what we locally call Barons Fields.

There were about 40 entrants to this competition from across the borough, and each one was assessed and photographed by the Tree Wardens Group.

If you want to nominate a tree for the next round of awards, use the entry form – Favourite_Tree_Nomination_Form. Closing date is mid September.

Favourite tree in Merton 1st FT 2015 (Medium)