The New Year begins with our latest nominations to Merton Council for buildings to add to the Local List.
This celebrates buildings and other structures with an important local story or notable architectural and design details.
Our last batch of nominations – Bramcote Court & Parade, Jubilee Corner gas lamp, Canons Lodge lamp stands, the running track in front of Park Place and the Three Kings Pond cart dip were all successful.
This year we have nominated (clockwise in the image above from top left):
5, 7, 9, 11 Upper Green East – these are of late 18th or early 19th century construction with distinct double pitch roof (enabling heavy slates to be supported). They are among the oldest buildings in Mitcham Town Centre and have a long and continuous use as shops with a history of different uses, including take away pea soup, confectionery, pipe & tobacco, song sheets, bar, boot and shoe maker, sweet shop, tailors and outfitters, cobblers, and estate agent.
4-7 Upper Green West – these are the oldest buildings on the west side of Upper Green and are of mid Victorian construction with single pitch slate roof and four chimney stacks (three original)
Kellaway House – occupied by Citizens Advice on London Road this is a striking late 19th Century double fronted detached house which is the last survivor of what used to be a row of detached and semi-detached housed along London Road between the Upper and Lower Greens. These were subsequently replaced by Glebe Court
Mitcham Police Station – a distinctive yellow brick building redolent of its time which sits easily alongside the diverse assemblage of buildings around the historic Cricket Green and was opened in 1966
You can find out more about the Local List on Merton Council’s website https://www2.merton.gov.uk/environment/designandconservation/listed_buildings.htm