39 Church Road, Mitcham
telephone MIT 2660
Pub that stood on the corner of Benedict Road and Church Road, and was demolished in around 2003. The site is now occupied by two blocks of flats.
It was renamed the ‘Hop Pickers’ prior to closure.
Planning application 03/P1197 was registered in June 2003 for ‘Redevelopment of site involving demolition of existing public house and erection of a 3 storey building comprising 12 x 2 bed self contained flats with car parking in the basement. ‘ So the pub closed before the redevelopment. The flats themselves were all sold for £250,000 each in July 2005. (12 flats multiplied by a 1/4 million pounds each = £3 million pounds).
Merton Memories Photos
From the 1989 photos, it can be seen that this was a Taylor Walker pub.
Landlords from street directories
1891 : Charles SILVYA
1898 : Walter SEARS
Landlords from Electoral Registers
1918 : Edward STAINES
from telephone directories
1954 : H.E. GRIMES
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.