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Mouland, Watchmaker

James Mouland, watch maker, was listed in ‘Upper Mitcham Green’ in the 1855 trade directory.

This clip from Merton Memories shows part of the name ‘Mouland’ on the side of a shop in what was called the High Street.

Clip from Merton Memories. Copyright London Borough of Merton.

Clip from Merton Memories. Copyright London Borough of Merton.

In 1886, G. Walton Mouland, of 19 High Street, Mitcham, acted as auctioneers for a property in Chilton Place.

Listed in the 1902 commercial directory at 15 London Road, Upper Mitcham, was Mouland & Bennett, watchmakers.

News Articles

1891 : summonsed for keeping an unlicensed cart

1891 Private Residents

Adams Mrs., Church street, Lower Mitcham
Addington Paul, Boston villa, Cavendish road
Anwood Thomas George, Riversdale, Devonshire road
Asprey Mrs., Park road
Atherton Charles Samuel, Lyveden road

Bagley Mrs., Lower green
Baker Robert Benjamin, 5 Arnold road
Baker William, The Ferns, Cavendish road
Baker William, 11 Graham road
Bamford Henry William, Homeleigh, Graham road
Baptiste Joseph, 1 Miller’s mead, Singlegate, Merton road
Barnham Walter Marten, Carlingford house, Park road
Barringer James, Blagdon, Merton road
Barrington Mrs., 4 Park villas, Park road
Bartley Miss, Lower green, Mitcham
Barwick William Sampson, Arundel villa, High street, Upper Mitcham
Batt John, Woodside villa, Devonshire road
Beckett John, 3 Arnold road
Bedford Allison Okey, 2 Cavendish villas, Cavendish road
Beeman Miss, Whitford lane
Berry Other Windsor, 7 Glebe villas, Whitford lane
Bidder George Parker, Ravensbury park
Biggs Miss, 13 Glebe villas, Whitford lane
Billinghurst William, Woodlnds, Common side
Birch Richard, 5 Park villas, Park road
Blackstone Henry, High street, Lower Mitcham
Blake John, 2 Havelock villas, Park road
Boobbyer Joseph H., Baron house, Lower Mitcham
Bourne John, Railway cottage, Lower Mitcham
Bousfield Frederick, Arnold road
Boxall William, Llawnt ho., Devonshire road
Boyd William, The Ferns, Cavendish road
Brown William Peter, Woodside Park road
Bullock Mrs., St. Margaret’s, Baron grove, Lower Mitcham
Bullock William, The Chestnuts, Upper Mitcham
Bumpas Edward, Tooting hall
Burnham Percy, 10 Lyveden road
Burridge William Charles, Millbrook villa, Marlboro’ road
Bush Richard, Holmdale, Baron grove, Lower Mitcham
Butler Charles, Lowmoor, Lyveden road
Butler Henry William, Phipps bridge

Caldicot Henry S., The Cottage,Graham road
Campbell William Innes, Cavendish house, Bond’s lane, Upper Mitcham
Cary Samuel John, 1 Arnold road
Catchside Charles Ernest, Grimsby villa, Cavendish road
Chandler Walter Henry, Graham avenue
Charlton Mrs., Cranmers, Lower Mitcham
Chart Mrs., Clarendon villa, Upper Mitcham
Chart Robert Masters, The Limes, Lower Mitcham
Clarke James Ferrier, Baron lodge, Lower Mitcham
Clarke Peter Harrison, Ravensbury villas, Morden lane
Claxton George, Heatherhurst
Cobb Hewett, Manor house, Park road
Cobbett Alfred, Baron grove, Lower Mitcham
Coles John Saanich, Mitcham common
Collbran Francis Albert, 6 Sandown villas, Grove road
Collingwood James, Arnold road
Conquest William, Lower green
Cooper William, Berkeley cottage, Lower Mitcham
Cope Mrs., 3 Lyveden road
Copland William, Abbotsford, Devonshire road
Coton Thomas Henry, The Laurels, Harewood road
Cove Arthur James, 2 Carisbrook villas
Cove Charles Ernest, 1 Devonshire villas, Devonshire road
Cox Gordon, Brookfield
Croft John James, High Clere villa, Marlborough road
Cuckow Mrs., Blankenburg, Graham road

da Costa Louis A., 1 Cranmer villas, Lower green
Daily James, Lime villa, Church street, Lower Mitcham
Darby Frederick James, Sherwood lodge, Common side
Dempsey Mrs., Lower green
Drake Geo., Eager villa, Robinson road
Drewett James D., Vine cottage
Drowler Mrs., Merton road
Duncan Matthew, Ryde cottage, Church street
Dungate Charles, Rosebank, Park road
Dutriez Louis, The Willows, Mitcham com

East Mrs., 2 Sandown villas, Grove road
Ellis Charles, The Myrtles, Devonshire road
Ellis Mrs., Inglemere, Upper Mitcham
Elmer John, Douglas cottage, Upper Mitcham
Ewer The Misses, Grove cottage, Common side

Field Ambledon, Cedars
Field Hamilton Kearns, Jesmond, Common side
Flintoff Miss, Lower Mitcham
Forshell Edwin, 1 Castalia villas, Cavendish road
Foucard Emile, Lavell house, Devonshire road
Fowles Francis John, 2 Castalia villas, Cavendish road
Fry Mrs., Lower green

Gage George Henry, Ivy lodge, Morden lane
Gasworthy John, Brentnor villa, Marlborough road
Gedge Mrs., Cedars
Gibbs Mrs., 1 Phoenix villas, Devonshire road
Glaisher William, La Villette, Devonshire road
Golding William, 12 Glebe villas, Whitford lane
Gooden Charles, Park road, Merton road
Goodman George, 2 Gladstone cottages, Church street
Goodwin George, 2 Park villas, Park road
Goodwin William, Tamworth park, Upper Mitcham
Gosling George, 3 Harewood road
Green Frederick Valentine, Harewood road

Hall Mrs., 2 Cranmer villas, Lower green
Hallward Charles Amelia cottage, Lower green
Harbour William, 6 Park villas, Park road
Harding Capt. William Francis, Golab Ghur, Wilton road
Harland Robert, Homefield, Phipps bridge
Harmer Horace, Holly cottage, Common side
Harris William John, Gorringe park
Harrison George John, 2 Queen’s road, Upper Mitcham
Harvey George, 5 Lyveden road
Harvey William, Branksome, Wilton road
Harvey Mrs., 2 Baron grove, Lower Mitcham
Harwood Athol, Primrose cottage, Whitford lane
Harwood William Russell, Glebe lands
Hatfield G., Morden hall, Morden road
Herbert Jas., Rose cottage, Common side east
Hobbs Richard. Wooton cottage, Lower green
Hodges Henry, Garthmeilio, Whitford lane
Hooker Frederick, Church street
Hurrell Henry Edward, Cavendish road
Hutchings Elisha, Shamrock, Graham road

Ibbotson Harold, The Laurels, Park road
Iles Charles, Glengarry, Lyveden road
Inwood Thomas George, Ravensdale, Devonshire road
Irvin William Charles, Choonarah, Wilton road

Jackson Rev. Sidney, [chaplain to Holborn union workhouse, Mitcham], Upper Mitcham
Jarrett John, Church street, Lower Mitcham
Jeckells Augustus, 7 Lyveden road
Johnson William, The Birches, Lower green, Mitcham
Johnson Wm., 5 Baron grove, Lower Mitcham
Jones Miss, 10 Arnold road
Josling Zaceheus, 2 Devonshire villas, Devonshire road

Keath William Hyde villa, Upper Mitcham
Kemshead William Bath, Avondale, Graham road
Kimber Henry, Levarda, Park road
Kincaid William, 2 Harewood villas, Harewood road
Knight Edmund, Manor house, Upper Mitcham
Knight Jasper, Glebe lands
Kohler Mrs., 9 Lyveden road

Lambert Stephen Elliott, Beaconsfield house, Devonshire road
Lambert Sydney, Devonshire road
Lancefield William, The Chestnuts, Upper Mitcham
Langford Mrs., 7 Harewood road
Latham Ernest, The Plateau, Upper Mitcham
Latham Joseph, Hawthorndene, Devonshire road
Lea Henry, 1 Park villas, Park road
Leftwich Alfred, The Hut, Common side
Legg Rev. Francis Stewart M.A., Christ Church vicarage, Merton lane
Leonard Samuel, Harewood road
Lewis John Owen, Manor house, Low.Mitcham
Little Edward Armstrong, 2 Glebe villas, Whitford lane
Love Henry B.A. M.B., 3 Glebe villas, Whitford lane, Lower Mitcham
Lowe Rev. Charles M.A. [curate], 3 Cranmer villas

Maclachlan Archibald, Lower green
Mann Robert, New close, Phipps bridge
Marshall Edward, Church house, Church st
Martin William Verandah, cottage, Upper, Mitcham
Meagher William, Maisonette, Devonshire road
Merrell Henry John, 1 Cavendish villas, Cavendish road
Miles Lieut. A. Stafford, R.N., 2 Cawthorne villas, Wilton road
Mills Edward, The Lodge, Morden lane
Mitchell William Stair, Wandle grove, Lower Mitcham
Morgan David, The Laurels, Park road
Morgan George, Chelsea villa
Morgan Mrs, The Laurels, Park road
Morgan William, Homewood house, Church road
Morris Edward, Florence villas, Cavendish road
Morris Edward, 2 Springfield villas, Cavendish road
Mountier George, Cromer lodge, Devonshire road

Nichols William James, The Poplars, Merton lane
Nickalls William Arthur, The Cottage, Phipps bridge
Nobes Jerman, Wandle house, Phipps bridge
Nolan George, 2 Lyveden road

Owen Robert Joseph, Hinton villa, Harewood road

Packer Edward Arthur, Wilton villas, Wilton road
Page Octavius, Sunny side, Cavendish road
Pain Dennis, 4 Cranmer villas, Lower Mitcham
Palmer George, Church street
Palmer Mrs., 5 Glebe villas, Whitford lane
Parker Angus Thomas, Beechwood, Marlborough road
Parker Charles William, 2 Tyrrells pass villas, Devonshire road
Parsons Thomas, 6 Baron grove, Lower Mitcham
Pearce John, 2 Harewood villas, Harewood road
Pellatt Sidney, LaViletta, Devonshire road
Pellinger Thomas, Church street
Penney Alfred Hall, Lyncote, Park road
Pickett Albert, Morden lodge
Pitt George, Berkeley house, Lower Mitcham
Poulton John, 1 Havelock villas, Park road
Powell Edward, Benedict villa, Benedict road
Powys Arthur Edward, Swiss cottage, Devonshire road
Pratt Mrs., 2 Phoenix villas, Devonshire road
Prior Miss, 3 Harewood villas, Harewood road
Priver Tom, 3 Sandown villas, Grove road
Pugh Isaac, The Ferns, Devonshire road

Read George, 7 Sandown villas, Grove road
Reading Samuel William, 6 Glebe villas, Whitford lane
Revill Rev. Thomas [Catholic], Maori cottage, Upper green
Rhoades Miss, Church street
Richards John, 6 Baron row, Lower Mitcham
Richardson Henry, Ivy cottage, Lower green
Richens John, Newton ho. Common side
Richman Rev. Robert [Congregational], Douglas house, Upper Mitcham
Ridgeway Mrs., Elm court, Lower green
Roberts Charles, Merton lane
Robinson Christopher, The Lawn, Mitcham common
Rockbeare Samuel John, Robinson road
Rowbury William, 10 Queen’s road
Russell George Norman house, Lower Mitcham

Sandell Frdk. D., Thelvies, Devonshire road
Satchell Edwd. Cedar villa, Mitcham common
Sayers Charles, Morden lane
Sehomburg Theodore Geo. 3 Arnold road
Seaton Arthur William, Lyveden road
Seaton Rev. Octavius Herbert B.A., Devonshire road
Seily George, High street
Shackell Rd. W. Elmhurst, Tamworth park
Shelswell Oscar Berridge, 8 Glebe villas, Whitford lane
Shepherd Frederick Griffin, 1 Sandown villas, Grove road
Shepherd William, 7 York place
Smith John, 4 Grove road
Smith Mrs., Levarda, Park road
Smith William Ph.D., Mitcham college, Upper Mitcham
Sperling Frdk., Springfield, Cavendish road
Sutter John, 5 Sandown villas, Grove road
Syms Mrs., Upper green

Talbot Sl. Jeffrey, Ingledene, Wilton road
Talbot Walter Henry, Brackenhurst, Wilton road
Taylor David, 1 Clare villas, Singlegate, Merton road
Taylor Henry Claremont house, Cavendish road
Taylor Henry Helensburgh, Devonshire road
Taylor Henry Uppingham village, Merton road
Thomas Angus, Beechwood, Park road
Thomas Walter, Meadow Croft, Whitford lane
Thomson William Wright, Tamworth house, Common side
Thunder Fras., The Beeches, Lower Mitcham
Tocock James, Church road
Trowell Mrs., 1 Devonshire villas, Devonshire road
Tudhope Mrs., Hall villa, Lower Mitcham
Turner Mrs., 4 Arnold road
Tutty John, 4 Church road

Upton Mrs., The Canons

Varley John James, Haslemere, Cavendish road
Varnham George, Floral cottage, Merton la
Vickers James Muschamp, Mitcham grove
Vine William Thomas, Church street
Vuran John William Harold, Tamworth lodge

Wade Mrs., Lower green
Walker Alfred, Collierswood house, Merton road
Walsh John, Cedar cottage, Upper Mitcham
Ward Edward, Rosenheim, Devonshire road
Ware William Charles, Woodlands, Devonshire road
Watney John, South lodge, Mitcham common
Watson Joseph, Mill house Common side
Watts John Henry, Holicot, Harewood road
Webber Joseph, Highclere villa, Marlbro’ road
Wells Samuel, Claremont,Church street
Westacott Sydney, Woodbine cottage, Singlegate, Merton road
Wheeler Robert Percy, 4 Hare wood villas, Harewood road
White Henry, Deane’s cottage, Mitcham com
White Levi, 9 Queen’s road road
White Miss, 8 Lyveden road
White Mrs., Bramber villa, Cavendish road
Whitfield Mrs. Hazledene,Devonshire road
Whiting George, 2 Ravensbury villas, Morden lane
Wiggins John, 2 Morden lane
Wilkinson Robert, 3 Denton villas
Williams Mrs. Jackson, The Limes, Whitford lane

Prince Georges Road

Road off east side of junction of Christchurch Road and Church Road, opposite Liberty Avenue. It was within the Mitcham Urban District although as letters were delivered from Merton, it acquired a SW19 post code.

In the 1891 street directory it was listed as Prince of Wales Road, probably in connection with the nearby Prince of Wales pub.

Prince of Wales road (Merton)
from Merton Lane
William Croft, pig dealer
Walter Shepherd, pig dealer
Henry Davison, pig dealer
Benjamin Bolton, pig dealer
Stephen Holloway, pig dealer
Charles Leaver, pig dealer
George Thatcher, pig dealer
Joseph Randall, pig dealer
Singlegate Schools

1895 OS map

1895 OS map

In this 1895 map, it is shown as Prince’s Road.

1911 OS map

1911 OS map

The 1915 directory shows 2 pig dealers:

Prince’s Road (Merton)
from Western Road

NORTH SIDE

Singlegate Council Schools
(girls & infants)

3 Robert Davison, pig dealer
11 William Whittick, pig dealer

The road led to land that used by London colleges as playing fields, as shown in the 1930 Commercial Directory:

Battersea & Chelsea Polytechnics, athletic ground, Princes rd. T N 0852
The Esco Sports & Social Club (A. P. Lawson, sec. ),Princes rd
James Ferguson & Sons Ltd. ebonite dust mfrs. Princes rd. T A “ Nestorius, Toot; ” T N 2283

Which has led to the names of the business parks College Fields, at the eastern end of Prince Georges Road and Chelsea Fields, off Western Road.

The name of this road was changed after a request by the London County Council. They said that there were 10 Prince’s Roads in the LCC area with 4 of these were in the SW19 district. The Borough of Mitcham decided in 1934 to change Princes Road to Prince Georges Road.

1952 OS map

1952 OS map

Spencer Road

Road north of Commonside East, on the eastern side of the railway past Beehive Bridge.

1895 OS map

1895 OS map

In the 1891 street directory, it was described as Spencer’s Road:

from Mitcham common to Queen’s road

SOUTH SIDE

G. Jordan, florist & nurseryman
Mrs. Shaw, shopkeeper
William Henry Peters

NORTH SIDE

1 William Thomas Godwin
2 James Dell
3 Alfred Bennett
5 William Rooke
6 William Ambrose
7 E. Simmons
14 Benjamin Craig

1910 OS map

1910 OS map

Occupants in the 1915 street directory:

from Commonside east to King’s Road

SOUTH SIDE

James Crisp, florist
James Rice (Ivy Cottage)
Frederick Cooper (Rose Cottage)
Frederick J. Goddard (Spencer Cottage)

Spencer Terrace:

1 George Brooker
2 George Brown
3 William George Atterbury
4 Charles Tanner
5 H.E. Judd
6 George Holder
7 Frederick Reynolds
8 Leonard Jenner

NORTH SIDE

1 William John Ambrose
2 James Thomas Lardner
3 Mrs Lardner
4 William Henry Brightwell
5 Albert Ward
6 William Towers
7 William Reed
8 George Towers
9 George Lardner
10 Edward Weller
11 Edwin Kenett Deacon
12 Albert Henry Sturtivant
13 William King
14 James Crisp, florist
15 Thomas Kirby, sen
16 George Jordan
17 Arthur Batten
18 Walter Penegar
19 Percy Tremlett
20 Robert Frederick Munday

Clifton Terrace

7 Ernest Blake
8 Carl Lindquist
9 Frederick Charles Bowley
10 Joseph Kilby

World War 1 Connections
Private Harry Charles Eley Lardner


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

Fountain Road

Demolished in mid 1970s to make way for the ‘Quadrant’ housing estate, Sadlers Close. The road was off the Western Road and connected to the end of Sibthorpe Road. At the corner of Fountain Road and Western Road was the Fountain pub.

Included Trotts Yard.

1910 OS Map

1910 OS Map

Occupants from the 1891 directory:

From Merton Lane to Sibthorpe Road

NORTH SIDE

Walter Lancaster, contractor
Mrs. C. Howe, wood dealer

SOUTH SIDE

Chas. Stevens, wardrobe dealer
Mrs. E. Ballard, shopkeeper

In the 1915 directory:

From Western Road to Sibthorp Road

NORTH SIDE

23, Mrs. Mary Prestridge, shopkeeper

SOUTH SIDE

14, Mrs. A. Ellis, shopkeeper
36, James Elliott, marine store keeper
52, Mrs. Eliza Ballard, shopkeeper

Merton Memories has a photo of around 1962.

World War 1 Connections

Private Charles Bone
Driver William Thomas Challis
Private David James Elliott
Private John Gardner
Lance Corporal Isaiah Lemon

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

Sarah Place

A row of possibly two houses, listed in the 1891 street directory as on the west side of Church Road, south of Homewood Terrace. The entry describes the houses in Homewood Terrace heading south:

— here is Homewood road
4, John Tutley
3, Henry George Shead
2, Henry Hunt
1, Richard Harding Kisser

William Richardson, boot maker (2 Sarah place)
George Hill (Box cottage)

1910 OS map

1910 OS map

World War 1 Connections
Serjeant Wallace James Howse
Private Percy David Jessup

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Arnold Road

Road off west side of London Road, south of what was Tooting Junction.

1894 OS map

1894 OS map

Occupants from 1891 street directory, from western end of road to London Road, which was listed as Mitcham Road:

NORTH SIDE

10, Miss Mary JONES
9, W.G. ROLFE (Hazeldene)
5, Mrs ARMITAGE
4, John YOUNG
3, Theo George SCHOMBURG
2, James Henry COLLINGWOOD

SOUTH SIDE

2, Horace Godbold DARBY
3, John BECKETT
4, Miss TURNER
5, Henry CHATAWAY (Waltair)
7, J. HOLMAN (Fairlight villa)
8, Mrs. OSWIN (Brooklyn)
9, H.W.TAYLOR (Wraxall)
10, Edward HORSEY

World War 1 Connections
Trooper Leslie Seymour EDGLEY

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

A ELMS of 7 Arnold Road, Tooting Junction, aged 24 Years 9 Months, Painter. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the Army Service Corps (k Coy).

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