Named possibly in connection with Defoe’s book Robinson Crusoe and the author’s alleged residence at the nearby Tooting Old Hall.
Source: pages 33 to 36 Mitcham Histories: 2 North Mitcham, by E.N. Montague
Although there was a Crusoe Farm which may have added to the story.
Builder Taylor & Kensett had building plans approved in 1903 for 12 houses, and in 1904 for 16 houses.
G. F. Hedges had building plans approved in 1904 for 13 villas.
World War 1 Connections
Sapper William Charles Crisp
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.