Pitcairn Road

Named after Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and his alleged residence at Tooting Old Hall.

Source: pages 33 to 36 Mitcham Histories: 2 North Mitcham, by E.N. Montague

There are two World War 2 bomb damage photos at Merton Memories.

After the war, temporary housing hutments were built near the junction with London Road. In 1954 the council sought to have them demolished

Mitcham Advertiser
4th February 1954

Hutments to be demolished

Mitcham Council have applied to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government for approval of the proposed demolition of the curved asbestos hutments on land in Pitcairn Road, Tooting Junction, at the junction with London Road, “as and when they become vacant”.

1949 OS map

1949 OS map

1952 clip from Merton Memories photo 51777 Copyright London Borough of Merton

1952 clip from Merton Memories photo 51777
Copyright London Borough of Merton

1950 aerial view

1950 aerial view

On the site was built a block of flats called Pitcairn Court.

World War 1 Connections
Lance Corporal Charles Edward Gibbs – MM
Private William John Savage

Rifleman Alfred Watts

Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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