Built around 1930/1 as discussed as item (3) below in the council minutes of the Mitcham Urban District council, volume XVI, 1930 to 1931, page 101
The Surveyor submitted the following report June 3rd, 1930.
Dear Mr. Chart,
Re SITES FOR PUBLIC CONVENIENCES.
I suggest to the Committee the following’ sites for their consideration :
(1) Short cul-de-sac roadway off High Street, Colliers Wood,
opposite Christchurch Road, and adjacent to The Victory PH.
(2) The northern extremity of Figges Marsh, at the junction of
Gorringe Park Avenue and London Road.
(3) At the junction of New Road and Croydon Road, adjacent to the Ravensbury Arms.
The first one will drain to the sewer by gravitation, and in the remaining two positions pumping will have to be resorted to.
I think that it is essential that the conveniences in the first two positions be constructed underground, but with respect to the third site, the Committee might consider incorporating the existing tramway shelter in an overground convenience at this point.
If the general opinion is in favour of underground, the alternative to No. 3 would be at the other end of New Road, at its junction with Commonside East. I think that it is just possible to drain an underground convenience by gravitation into the soil sewer.
RILEY SCHOFIELD, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E.,
Engineer and Surveyor.
RESOLVED, That the Surveyor be instructed to prepare a further report showing the cost of providing sanitary conveniences at Colliers Wood on the site suggested.
Note that New Road is now called Cedars Avenue.
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