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Thames Tributary Beverley- Worcester Park

Thames Tributary Beverley The Beverley flows northwards towards the Thames Post to the west Old Malden Post to the north Motspur Park Post to the east Morden Common Post to the south Cheam Common Central Road 181 The Huntsman . Built between 1856 and 1861 and the original name was the Railway Tavern Green Lane The Beverley flows down the western side of Green Lane and the area suffers considerably from flooding . Telephone Exchange Bank Chambers – a minimal brick box Worcester Park Sewage Works. Lo cal authority sewage works dating from the 1950s. –the main flow used to feed into the Beverley. Works closed in 1996 Sutton Local Authority Computer Centre also demolished for the posh housing Green Lane Primary School Longfellow Road Wooden boarded house. 260 John Major’s childhood home Rosa Smith Playground – named after the benefactor who bequeathed the land to the people of Worcester Park a century ago. Malden Green Green to the north of Worcester Park Station

Thames Tributary Wandle - Wandsworth

This post only refers to elements in the square which are south of the Thames Thames Tributary Wandle The Wandle flows north and reaches the Thames Post to the south Wandsworth Post to the east Battersea Post to the west Putney High Street  and Fulham Riverside Bell Lane Wentworth Engine factory . Principally made beam engines and failed when horizontal engines were introduced. One of their engines, built in 1845, remained in the Ram Brewery and others are preserved elsewhere. Bell Lane Creek A branch of the Wandle which forms Causeway Island and which remains despite plans to fill it in in the 1950s. Grade II ecology site The sluice gate structure has been used for DELTA project. From it has been hung a bell, rung by the tides - four times in every 24 hours. Carved in stone on the gate is “Salmon, Swan, Otter, Heron, Eel”. In 1993, micro-hydro turbine was put on the sluice gate to generate renewable energy. Bridgefield Grove This road has now gone, but the name reflects

Thames Tributary Wandle - Wandsworth

Thames Tributary Wandle The Wandle continues to flow northwards to the Thames. Post to the north Wandsworth Post to the south Earlsfield Post to the west East Putney Post to the west Wandsworth Allfarthing Lane The name relates to Allfarthing Manor of which this area was part. ‘Allfarthing’ means a half of a quarter of a fee and the manor consisted of three estates put together. From 1403 it was owned by Westminster Abbey Surrey Iron Railway - a rail was found in this area 114 The Forester. Now the HQ of Wandsworth MIND. Old pub in brick and white tile with a number of decorative features. Armoury Way Armoury – this was the traditional home of Jane Shore which was used as the depository of the arms of the Loyal Wandsworth volunteers and thus gave its name to Armoury Yard. It was behind the parish church, and has disappeared Armoury Way was conceived as a bypass and built in 1938. The road crosses the Wandle, covering the site of the Middle Mills and also bisects the Wand

Thames Tributary Wandle - Earlsfield

Thames Tributary Wandle The Wandle continues to flow northwards towards the Thames Busy urban area along a stretch of the river Wandle and the outskirts of Wandsworth Post to the north Wandsworth Post to the south Earlsfield Post to the east Earlsfield Algarve Road Premier Electric Theatre . Built 1910, renamed the Rex in 1950 closed in 1960 and demolished in 1988 after used for bingo. Balvernie Grove Laid out in the 1860s and 1870s Bendon Valley Riverside Business Centre. Possibly on the site of 19th card and pasteboard factory Earlsfield Business Centre Fords Food Factory. Feedstuffs for dogs, horses, poultry, and geese burnt down in 1897. Wickens Pease fat boiling work, in 1889. Care taken to cut down the smell. Chemical manure factory south of the road Brookwood Road Development south of here from 1891 Cargill Road Route of the Surrey Iron Railway. The line of the back fences is roughly that of the Surrey Iron Railway indicating a diversion to the west

Thames Tributary Wandle - Earlsfield

Thames Tributary Wandle – the Wandle continues to flow northwards to the Thames Busy urban and industrial area alongside the Wandle and in an area north of Wimbledon Post to the north Earlsfield Post to the south Haydon's Road Arthur Road On the Kingston Zodiac this is near Scorpio’s claw. 97 pretty garden with lawns, a pond and a rose arch with a mulberry tree. Wimbledon Park Station. Opened in June 1889 and was built for the Fulham Extension Railway. It is now between Southfields and Wimbledon on the District Line. The building is the twin of Southfields Station except it faces the other way. 112 The Tennis Gallery Christ the King. Roman Catholic Church . At one time Jesuit priests worked locally and this church was built as a chapel-of-ease. A church called St.Austin’s was started but by 1913 it was covered by corrugated iron and known as the Tank. The present church was designed by Gilbert Scott and was completed in 1928 and named Christ the King, Wimbledon Park

Thames Tributary – River Wandle - Haydons Road

Thames Tributary – River Wandle The Wandle continues to flow north to the Thames Post to the north Earlsfield Post to the east Haydon's Road Alexandra Road B&Q and car parking alongside the District Line. Ashcombe Road Railway bridge over Southern Railway line from Haydon’s Road station Brickfield Road 2 London Regional Office, Gypsy Council Dora Road Building started on the road after the arrival of the railway Durnsford Road Cecil’s 16th deer park extended to here from Wimbledon Common New housing on the site of the Wimbledon power station and works. Wimbledon Electricity works - Wimbledon Municipal Borough Council's Electricity Undertaking was authorised by an Electric Lighting Order in July 1897. Supply started from Durnsford Road Generating Station in 1899. In 1903 this extended to Merton, and in 1911 to Malden and Coombe. In 1923 a Hiring Department supplied domestic installations However in 1933 generating stations were moved to the Central Ele

Thames Tributary – River Wandle - Haydon's Road

Thames Tributary – River Wandle The Wandle is joined by the Graveney and continues to flow north towards the Thames . Post to the west Haydon's Road Post to the south Colliers Wood Blackshawe Road Hazelhurst Estate - built by Borough of Wandsworth and designed by Basil Hughes, 1953. Built by Taylor Woodrow. Chillingworth House . Listed. 15 floors built 1973. Local authority housing Hayesend House listed. 15 floors 1973. Local authority housing. Summerstown Mission Evangelical Church Alfred Hurley House Lambeth Cemetery . Developed by a parish burial board in 1854 following the Metropolitan Burial Act of 1852. It has a rectangular grid of paths was built east of the River Wandle in what was then countryside. There are two lodges in Blackshaw Road and a memorial chapel designed by F.K.Wehnert and J.Ashdown. The cemetery was extended to the south in 1874 laid out by Hugh Mcintosh, the building contractor. A Crematorium and Garden of Remembrance were opened in 1969 at the nor

Thames Tributaries – the River Graveney - Tooting Junction

Thames Tributaries – the River Graveney The Graveney continues to flow north west towards the Wandle following the railway line. Post to the west Colliers Wood Post to the east Gorringe Park Alexandra Road The Merton Abbey Loop line passed along the northern edge of the road where there is now a wooded space. Cavendish Road Early Years Nursery Clarendon Road Colliers Wood Recreation Ground Clive Road Colliers Wood House was on the site of the lower numbers in this road and Warren Road. Demolished 1904. Colliers Wood High Street The line of the Graveney crosses the road and a stream also ran along the side of the road which is now culverted. Courtney Road Merton Abbey Loop line passed along the southern edge of the road Fortescue School , now housing Devonshire Road Merton Abbey Loop line ran parallel and south of the road Finborough Road On the line of the Merton Abbey loop line Flanders Crescent Merton Abbey Loop line passed along the northern edge of t

Thames Tributaries – the River Graveney - Gorringe Park

Thames Tributaries – the River Graveney The Graveney flows north west but then turns south Post to the west Tooting Post to the east Streatham Common Ascot Road First in an alphabetic sequence of road names The Graveney flows parallel and west of it Beclands Road Furzedown Primary School Eastbourne Road One of an alphabetic sequence of road names The Graveney flows parallel under it Fallsbrook Road The Graveney flows parallel and south of it Gorringe Park Avenue St.Barnabas. Socking great church built in 1914 by Henry Philip Burke-Downing. Listed grade II Church Hall. Built 1908 by the same architect as the church Mitcham Lane Roe Bridge. At one time maintained by the Merchant Taylors Company 260 Mitcham Lane Baptist Church . Built 1902 by George Baines and R P Baines. A Perpendicular Gothic building in red brick. Listed. 276 Mitcham Ichthus Fellowship church . Late 20th church building StJames Church Anglican . Another Victorian church Mitcham Road The G