Lime Villa – 14 and 16 Church Road

Lime Villa, now divided into two separate houses, numbers 14 at the side, and 16 on the road, is thought to have been built in around 1830. Eric Montague in his Mitcham Histories: 12 Church Street and Whitford Lane, page 87, says:

showing the influence of Regency in its taste … the shallow pitched slate roof is also typical of the period

It was locally listed in July 1993 by Merton Council, who note:

This is a two storey three bay symmetrical building which dates from around 1830. Its architectural style shows regency influence, with its low pitched roof, and overhanging eaves. It has a double pile hipped roof. The materials used include a fine quality yellow brick on the front façade, stock bricks at the side, and slate on the roof. The design of the building does not relate closely to that of others in the vicinity. The main features of interest include the fine gauged bricks used above the windows, the 16 pane wooden sash windows, the double piled roof form, the round headed arch over the front door, and the general symmetry and proportions of the front elevation. No adverse alterations are evident.

Photo taken May 2016

Photo taken May 2016

This photo shows numbers 14 to 20 together, and the lower pitch of the roof of Lime Villa can be seen in comparison to 18 and 20.

Photo taken May 2016

Photo taken May 2016


Merton Memories has a photo dated February 1993.

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