HOME
The Info List - Carshalton


--- Advertisement ---



Carshalton
Carshalton
(/kɑːrˈʃɔːltən/[n 1]) is a town in south London, England. Historically part of Surrey[n 2], it is located 9.9 miles (16.1 km) south-southwest of Charing Cross, situated in the valley of the River Wandle, one of the sources of which is Carshalton Ponds in the centre of the village.[2] Carshalton
Carshalton
is centred 1.2 miles (1.9 km) east of the town centre of Sutton, within the London Borough of Sutton. Carshalton
Carshalton
consists of a number of neighbourhoods. The main focal point, Carshalton
Carshalton
Village, is visually scenic and picturesque. At its centre it has two adjoining ponds, which are overlooked by the Grade II listed All Saints Church on the south side and the Victorian Grove Park on the north side. The Grade II listed Honeywood Museum sits on the west side, a few yards from the water. There are a number of other listed buildings, as well as three conservation areas, including one in the village. In addition to Honeywood Museum, there are several other cultural features in Carshalton, including the Charles Cryer Theatre and an art gallery in Oaks Park. It is also home to the Sutton Ecology Centre, and every year an environmental fair is held in Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
to the south of the village. Carshalton
Carshalton
is part of the Carshalton
Carshalton
and Wallington parliamentary constituency formed in 1983. Tom Brake
Tom Brake
(Liberal Democrat) has been its MP since 1997.[3] The combined population of the five wards comprising Carshalton
Carshalton
was 45,525 at the 2001 census.[4] A majority of the population of Carshalton
Carshalton
is in the ABC1 social group.[5] In the 2011 Census the wards had been merged into 3 with a total population of 29,917.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Landmarks

3.1 All Saints Church 3.2 Strawberry Lodge 3.3 Lavender
Lavender
Fields 3.4 Carshalton
Carshalton
House Water Tower 3.5 Little Holland House 3.6 The Orangery 3.7 The Oaks bakehouse 3.8 Honeywood Museum 3.9 Sutton Ecology Centre

4 Parks

4.1 Carshalton
Carshalton
Park 4.2 Grove Park 4.3 Oaks Park

5 Events

5.1 Charles Cryer Theatre 5.2 Carshalton
Carshalton
Environmental Fair 5.3 Other events

6 Economy and Retailing 7 Transport 8 Notable residents 9 Education

9.1 Primary schools 9.2 Secondary schools 9.3 Further education

10 Sport and leisure 11 Notes and references 12 External links

History[edit] Further information: History of London

Looking across Lower Pond to the Leoni Bridge and The Grove

Carshalton
Carshalton
Pond, 1806, before division into two ponds

To the south of the area now known as Carshalton, remains of artefacts dating from the Neolithic
Neolithic
to the Iron Age have been found, suggesting that this was an early place of habitation.[6] Prior to the Norman Conquest it is recorded that there were five manors in this location owned by five freemen.[7] The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Wallington hundred. Carshalton
Carshalton
appears in Domesday Book
Domesday Book
as Aultone. It was held by Goisfrid (Geoffrey) de Mandeville. Its domesday assets were: 3½ hides; 1 church, 10 ploughs, 1 mill worth £1 15s 0d, 22 acres (89,000 m2) of meadow, woodland worth 2 hogs. It rendered £15 10s 0d.[8] In the Domesday era there was a church and a water mill in Carshalton, which was then still made up of a number of hamlets dotted around the area, as opposed to a single compact village.[9] In the Middle Ages the land in the village was generally farmed in the form of a number of open fields, divided into strips. The number of strips which each land owner possessed was based roughly on his wealth. There was also an area of open downland in the south of the parish for grazing sheep.[9] Carshalton
Carshalton
was known for its springs; these may have given the place its name Cars - Aul - ton. Aul means well or spring. A ton is a farm which was in some way enclosed. The meaning of the Cars element is uncertain but early spellings (Kersaulton and Cresaulton) may indicate connection with a cross or perhaps cress, watercress having been grown locally. In his book History of the Worthies of England, the 17th century historian Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller
refers to Carshalton
Carshalton
for its walnuts and trout. Land was primarily put to arable use and the river Wandle gave rise to manufacturing using water power. A water mill to grind corn was mentioned in the Domesday Book. By the end of the 18th century it was recorded that there were several mills for the production of paper and parchment, leather, snuff, log-wood and seed oil. There were also bleaching grounds for calico.[7][10] There were timber framed houses from the end of the Middle Ages, and brick and wooden weather boarded houses from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. By the middle of the 19th century Carshalton's population was 2,411, making it, at the time, the largest village in what was to become the London Borough of Sutton. It had a very varied character with houses for the wealthy at one extreme and tenements in back yards at the other. In 1847 a railway line was laid from Croydon
Croydon
to Epsom through Carshalton, but the first station was built in fields south of Wallington. A station in the village itself was not established until 1868 when the Sutton to Mitcham
Mitcham
Line was constructed. The development of Carshalton
Carshalton
got into its stride in the early 1890s when the Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
Estate was sold for housing development.[9] Carshalton
Carshalton
is mentioned in the following historic Surrey
Surrey
folk-rhyme: "Sutton for mutton, Carshalton
Carshalton
for beeves, Epsom
Epsom
for whores, and Ewell
Ewell
for thieves."[11] During the Victorian era
Victorian era
and into the early 20th century, Carshalton was known for its lavender fields[12] (also see below under "Landmarks"), but the increasing land demand for residential building put an end to commercial growing. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
lists 78 civilian casualties in Carshalton
Carshalton
during World War II. From 1894 to 1965 Carshalton
Carshalton
formed part of the Carshalton
Carshalton
Urban District.[13]

Carshalton
Carshalton
War Memorial as seen from across Upper Pond

Geography[edit]

The western pond ("Upper Pond") in Carshalton
Carshalton
Village

Central Carshalton, around the ponds and High Street, retains a village character, although the busy A232
A232
runs through the area. There are a number of buildings and open spaces protected by the Carshalton Village Conservation Area.[14] given the status by the London Borough of Sutton. In 1993 its boundary was extended to include parts of Mill Lane and parts of The Square and Talbot Road, containing the All Saints Church Rectory. The Conservation Area contains many of the Listed and Locally Listed Buildings which contribute to the historical significance of the area, and is widely considered to contain some of the finest historical architecture and road layout within the Borough. An example is Stone Court, an early 19th-century building with a gate house, situated on the northern edge of Grove Park. The Sun public house, is a fine example of Victorian decorative brickwork, and makes a positive contribution to the Conservation Area. The Conservation Area also comprises open parkland of historical importance, including the grounds of Carshalton
Carshalton
House Estate (which contains St. Philomena’s Catholic School, St Mary’s Junior School, St Mary’s Infants School and the Water Tower) and The Grove Park (which contains The Grove).

All Saints' Church behind the Woodman pub

Other conservation areas in Carshalton
Carshalton
are the Wrythe Green Conservation Area and the Park Hill Conservation Area.[15] Sutton is centred 1.2 miles (1.9 km) west of the town centre of Carshalton, its east-west central street can be considered a continuation of Carshalton's own main street, an almost straight A-road route to Orpington
Orpington
via Croydon, beginning in Ewell.[16] Carshalton-on-the-Hill is the residential area on the high chalk upland ground to the south of Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
from Boundary Road in the east, Chrichton Road/Queen Mary's Avenue/Diamond Jubilee Way in the west and the smallholdings of Little Woodcote
Little Woodcote
to the south. In the heart of Carshalton-on-the-Hill is Stanley Park (which is often used as a term to describe the area). Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches is the area to the west of Carshalton-on-the-Hill, from Crichton Road/Queen Mary's Avenue/Diamond Jubilee Way in the east, Banstead Road/Banstead Road South in the west and Fairlawn Road to the south. It grew up around the railway station which was named after Beeches Avenue, a street near to its location; which, in turn, is named after the beech trees which line it.[17] The Wrythe
The Wrythe
lies between Carshalton
Carshalton
village to the south and St Helier to the north-west. Its name is thought to derive from the rye that was once grown in this area, or from the Anglo-Saxon word rithe which means a small stream.[10] During the time of the Roman occupation of the British Isles, a small spring was situated near the green, now adjacent to a BP garage. Roman activity in the area is confirmed by the fact that there was once a Roman Villa built in Beddington, just a couple of miles away, and a number of roads in the vicinity of Roman origin. The spring has since disappeared under ground and the culvert it feeds flows into the Wandle near Hackbridge.

Neighbouring areas

Rose Hill Benhilton Mitcham

Sutton

Carshalton

Wallington

Belmont Woodmansterne Roundshaw

Landmarks[edit]

Looking across Upper Pond towards All Saints Church

All Saints Church interior

All Saints Church[edit] The Grade II listed[18] Anglican parish church of All Saints[19] is located at the west end of Carshalton
Carshalton
High Street, opposite Carshalton Ponds. A church has stood on this site since at least Norman times and probably much longer. The current church contains 12th century work; the tower is the oldest part of the building and is thought to date back to before the Norman Conquest. The church has been much extended over the centuries: the north side, which most visitors see first, is a Victorian facade constructed mostly of dark flint; but the south side is earlier, and shows signs of the many alterations that have been made. The most significant change to the building was in 1891 when a new nave and north aisle were added. The dramatic west end gallery, which accommodates the large three manual Willis Organ, was designed by the Anglo-catholic architect Ninian Comper.[20] Just outside the churchyard wall is a spring locally known as "Anne Boleyn's Well". It is popularly said to have received this name because it appeared when Anne Boleyn's horse kicked a stone and a spring of water appeared. But the more likely explanation is that the name is a corruption of "Boulogne". The Counts of Boulogne owned land here in the 12th century and there may have been a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Boulogne near the well.[21] Strawberry Lodge[edit] Constructed in 1685, Strawberry Lodge is one of Carshalton's oldest buildings. It was built by Josias Dewye[22] who was described in records at the time as a 'clothworker and citizen of London'. In the late 17th century Josias moved from Chilworth to Carshalton
Carshalton
to run a Gunpowder Mill on the River Wandle
River Wandle
and decided to make his home nearby at the lodge. Located on the corner of Strawberry Lane and Mill Lane, Strawberry Lodge is owned by Carshalton
Carshalton
Baptist Church.[23] Besides being a place of worship it is also used during the week as a conference and training centre. During the 1990s the site was renovated by the Baptist Church supported by the London Borough of Sutton. Lavender
Lavender
Fields[edit]

Lavender
Lavender
field in the south of Carshalton

There are two historic lavender fields. One, at Oaks Way, Carshalton Beeches is a not-for-profit community project that manages three acres of lavender. The other, a 25-acre commercial site in Croydon
Croydon
Lane called Mayfield, is popular with tourists. This area was once famous as the Lavender
Lavender
Capital of the World". From the 18th to the early 20th centuries the North Downs of Surrey, with its chalky free-draining soil, ideal for lavender growing, were at the centre of worldwide production of lavender. It was a very prosperous part of the local agriculture. Blue fields could be seen all over Mitcham, Croydon, Wallington, Banstead, Carshalton
Carshalton
and Sutton.[24] The scale of the operation can be understood from the fact that the Daily News in 1914 was able to state:

“ At Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches in every direction the low hill sides of the farm beyond Beeches Halt are swept with the bloomy pastel tint of the lavender flowers. ”

Carshalton
Carshalton
House Water Tower[edit]

Water Tower, Carshalton
Carshalton
House

The Grade II* listed
Grade II* listed
Water Tower (or Bagnio as it was known at the time) was built in the early 18th century, primarily to house a water driven pump supplying water to Carshalton
Carshalton
House (now St Philomena's School) and the fountains in its gardens. It was planned as a multi-purpose building, and also contains an orangery, a saloon and a bathroom which retains original Delft
Delft
tiles. The Water Tower is also surrounded by a garden, which features an 18th-century Hermitage, which was restored in the early 1990s, as well as the rustic-style "Folly Bridge".[25] Little Holland House[edit] Little Holland House in Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches was the home of the artist and designer Frank Dickinson (1874–1961). Dickinson's Arts and Crafts style interior was influenced by the writings of John Ruskin and William Morris. The house contains many of his art works. Dickinson built his house between 1902-4, and achieved a unique blend of traditional and Art Nouveau, which has featured in several recent TV series on architectural history. Inside the Grade II listed interior are his hand-made furniture, paintings, interior decoration, carvings and metalwork. Dickinson named his house as a homage to George Frederick Watts, the Victorian artist, sculptor and social campaigner, whose ideals he greatly admired. The House is now open to members of the public on the first Sunday of every month, plus the Sunday and Monday of Bank Holiday weekends, between 1.30 -5.30pm. Admission is free.[26]

The Orangery[edit] The Orangery
Orangery
in The Square was built in the second half of the 18th century in Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
(the section of which between here and Ruskin Road has since been built over). It is thought to have been built by one George Taylor, who owned plantations in the West Indies.[27] By the late 19th century the Orangery
Orangery
was being used a stable. It is now used as office space, for the Environment Agency. It was renovated in 1987 by film actor Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
(and his son Mark) at his own expense.[28] The Oaks bakehouse[edit] The late 19th century bakehouse in Oaks Park is all that remains of "The Oaks" mansion which burned down and was demolished in the 1950s. The original bread oven remains in situ. Blocks of burnt bricks from the ruins of the great house were used by local builders to construct garden walls for houses all along Woodmansterne
Woodmansterne
Road, and may still be seen today.[29] Honeywood Museum[edit]

Honeywood House floodlit at night

Honeywood House by day

Honeywood is a large Grade II listed house at the western end of the picturesque Carshalton
Carshalton
Ponds. At its earliest, it dates from the 17th century but it has been much extended and restored since. In particular, during the period 1896 to 1903 when it was owned by one John Pattinson Kirk, a London merchant, a large Edwardian wing was added to the south side. The 17th century element lies behind the façade in the form of a flint and chalk chequer building.[30] The house now plays host to the London Borough of Sutton's Museum, and has a local history collection, including objects that date back to the Bronze Age. There is a tea room and a shop. The museum has recently been refurbished, reopening in May 2012 with enhanced features. There are now expanded displays, including an interactive map, about the River Wandle
River Wandle
and its influence on the life of the area, and a collection of Edwardian toys on display in the "Childhood Room". The interior was restored to its 1903 colour scheme, and the refurbishment also included a restoration of the Edwardian billiards room, its table and fittings, the drawing Room and the bathroom.[31]

Sutton Ecology Centre[edit] The Sutton Ecology Centre is located in the Carshalton
Carshalton
Village part of Sutton borough.[32] The Grounds are a 1.3 hectare Local Nature Reserve and Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade 1. It is owned by Sutton Council and managed by the Council together with Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers - SNCV.[33][34][35] It is an area of mainly open space where visitors can find out about wildlife habitats, alternative energy, recycling, composting, and organic gardening. The Centre's activities include running educational visits for schools and community groups, as well as events and volunteer days. The history of the Ecology Centre is that the grounds were until the late eighties known as the "Lodgelands", named after the old gardens of The Lodge in Carshalton. They were used as a tree nursery until the early eighties, when they became surplus to requirements. After a prolonged public debate, it was agreed in 1987 to preserve the area as an open space for public use. Parks[edit]

Looking across Lower Pond towards Grove Park

The fountain at Butter Hill

In common with the London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
as a whole, Carshalton
Carshalton
has many green spaces, with three of its main public parks worthy of particular note. Carshalton
Carshalton
Park[edit] The present day Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
is situated south of the High Street, in the area bounded by Ruskin Road, Ashcombe Road and Woodstock Road. The park and some of the surrounding houses lie within a conservation area. Although much reduced from its original size, it still offers features of historical significance and includes a grotto, the Hog Pit Pond, and a recently rediscovered air raid shelter. Hog Pit is now empty of water, and takes the form of an amphitheatre which is utilised as the main stage for the annual Environmental Fair, which the park plays host to - see #Events. Grove Park[edit]

Grove Park Cascade

Grove Park, closest to the village centre, is the best example of a Victorian park in the Borough. It is situated in the area approximately bounded by the High Street, North Street and Mill Lane. The park land was in mediaeval times part of the manor of Stone Court, then consisting mainly of meadows. The manor house was situated at the corner of North Street and Mill Lane. The Grove, including the ornamental gardens, was bought by Carshalton Urban District
Carshalton Urban District
Council in 1924[36] and the park was opened to the public a few years later. The southwest corner of Grove Park lies next to one of Carshalton's ponds (Lower Pond), from where water flows through the park as the River Wandle. Among its features of interest is the Leoni Bridge, situated where Grove Park meets the Lower Pond. It is made of white Portland stone. Its name derives from the conjecture[37] that the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni
Giacomo Leoni
designed it. Leoni had been commissioned to design a new mansion for Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
during the early 18th century (although the mansion itself was never constructed).[38] Grove Park also features Grove House, a large early nineteenth house, a watermill and a cascade. The cascade is near the footbridge leading to the Stone Court corner of the park. The 1.5 metre fall is now ornamental in design, but its original purpose was to create a head of water in order to provide power for the nearby "Upper Mill".

Oaks Park

Oaks Park[edit]

Artist at work in Carshalton

Oaks Park is a large park landscaped in a generally naturalistic style, providing downland walks. It is varied and includes formal horticulture, natural chalk meadows, woodlands and informal parkland. It was substantially laid out for the Earl of Derby nearly 250 years ago – in the 1770s – but its villa dates back further than that. The villa (for one Thomas Gosling) was built around 1750, in the era's fashionable landscape style, with trees forming a perimeter screen and placed in artful clumps to suggest a natural landscape. The house was partly rebuilt by Robert Taylor (architect)
Robert Taylor (architect)
for John Burgoyne
John Burgoyne
in 1775 and by Robert Adam
Robert Adam
for the 12th Earl of Derby in 1790.[39] The villa's bakehouse, stable block and some outbuildings remain to this day. The Oaks Park estate lent its name to the Oaks horse-race which was inaugurated by the Earl in 1779, and is run annually during the Derby meeting at Epsom
Epsom
Downs Racecourse, about 4 miles to the west. The original Oaks Race ran from Barrow Hedges, north of The Oaks and through Oaks Park before heading west to approximately the site of the current Epsom
Epsom
Downs Racecourse. Part of the off-road route still exists. The modern day open space also hosts a public golf course and sports centre. The park itself contains a craft-centre and a café. There are also the Oaks Park Studios set in the 1770 stable block, where working artists display their paintings and other artwork.[40]

Events[edit]

Charles Cryer Theatre

Charles Cryer Theatre[edit] Main article: Charles Cryer Theatre The Charles Cryer Theatre
Charles Cryer Theatre
is situated on Carshalton
Carshalton
High Street, within walking distance of Carshalton
Carshalton
and Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches railway stations ( Carshalton
Carshalton
station is the nearer of the two). The theatre opened in the early 1990s on the site of a former public hall as part of the then "Arts in Carshalton" campaign coordinated by the local council. The theatre is named after the man who led the campaign to open the Secombe Theatre
Secombe Theatre
in neighbouring Sutton.[41] As well as drama and musicals, productions include comedy and dance: past material has included Shakespeare and Chekov on the one hand and pantomime on the other, in order to balance popularity with quality. The theatre also serves as a concert venue for local bands and has played host to the local Rockshot festival. The theatre building also incorporates a Thai restaurant. Carshalton
Carshalton
Environmental Fair[edit] The Environmental Fair is held in Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
on August Bank Holiday Monday.[42] It features over 100 stalls and showcases local sustainability initiatives. It also includes music, performing art, poetry, children's activities, campaign groups, local craft, interactive demonstrations, and a farmers' market. Music is performed from three stages and includes rock and folk. The main stage is a natural open-air amphitheatre. There is food and a bar with real ales. The fair attracts on average around 10,000 people. It is organised by EcoLocal with a team of volunteers. Other events[edit]

Spectators on the Leoni Bridge at the 2012 Olympic torch relay in Carshalton
Carshalton
Village

Other annual events include the Carshalton
Carshalton
Fireworks[43] a charity fireworks display at Carshalton Park
Carshalton Park
on the Saturday nearest to Guy Fawkes Night, a summer carnival on the second Saturday of June, a beer festival over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May, and Carshalton Charter fair
Charter fair
held in September.[44] The Ecology Centre and Honeywood Museum[45] also hold regular events and meetings. The Methodist hall in Ruskin Road is home to the Ruskin Players and the Carshalton
Carshalton
Choral Society, both of which perform at regular intervals throughout the year. The annual Carshalton
Carshalton
Lavender
Lavender
harvest weekend is held in July, at Stanley Park Allotments, Carshalton-on-the-Hill.[46] Economy and Retailing[edit]

Niche shops in Carshalton
Carshalton
High Street

A number of businesses and organisations are based in Carshalton, such as the Institute of Refrigeration. Retailing also forms a significant part of the local economy. There are number of separate shopping areas, with the small network of streets in Carshalton
Carshalton
Village the main one. The Village contains a variety of mainly independent establishments, including art and gift stores, niche shops, coffee houses, pubs and restaurants. In 2014 a public house in West Street in Carshalton Village reached the Top Four of all pubs in the UK, according to CAMRA.[47] In Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches, half-a-mile to the south-east of the Village, there is a further shopping area, situated along a 300-yard stretch of the otherwise residential Beeches Avenue. Retail outlets in Beeches Avenue include an art gallery, a chocolatier, gift shops and hair and beauty salons.[48]

Transport[edit]

Bus crossing the Carshalton
Carshalton
ponds

Carshalton
Carshalton
has two railway stations: Carshalton
Carshalton
and Carshalton Beeches. From 1847 to the opening of the current Carshalton
Carshalton
in 1868 Wallington railway station
Wallington railway station
was named Carshalton. Trains run from the current Carshalton
Carshalton
to Victoria (in around 25 minutes), London Bridge and Thameslink stations including Blackfriars, Farringdon and Kings Cross St Pancras. The closest London Underground
London Underground
station is Morden, which is a 12-21 minute journey from Carshalton
Carshalton
High Street by 157 bus.[49] Bus services 127, 407, 627, and X26 also serve the High Street. Bus service 154 serves Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches Station with links to Morden
Morden
and West Croydon. Carshalton
Carshalton
is on a section of the National Cycle Network
National Cycle Network
(Route 20).[50] A leisure trail along the River Wandle
River Wandle
from Wandsworth
Wandsworth
is available from the Sustrans
Sustrans
website.[51] Notable residents[edit] Main article: London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
§ Notable individuals The borough-related individuals particularly related to Carshalton
Carshalton
are as follows:

Les Gray and Rob Davis of Mud, standing, with fellow band members

Harry Aikines Aryeetey, athlete, attended Greenshaw High School Terry and Jonathan Austen, creators of the Empire of Austenasia
Austenasia
(a micronation) Pauline Boty, Artist Paul Burstow, MP for Sutton and Cheam
Cheam
was born in Carshalton, and was educated at Carshalton
Carshalton
College Rob Davis, lead guitarist of Mud Sir John Fellows (c. 1671–1724), of the South Sea Company Les Gray, lead vocalist of Mud Sir John Major
John Major
KG CH, former Conservative Prime Minister David Mitchell, cricketer Dave Mount, drummer of Mud Dr John Radcliffe, royal physician and MP Sir Cliff Richard, singer and songwriter, attended Stanley Park Junior School Joanna Rowsell Shand, Olympic gold medallist in women's pursuit cycling Sir William Scawen, merchant who purchased Carshalton
Carshalton
manor Tim Smith, Cardiacs
Cardiacs
musician Sarah Tullamore, actress and singer

Education[edit]

St Philomena's School

There are a number of primary schools and secondary schools as well as one college in Carshalton. These are listed below. For details of education in the whole borough, see List of schools in Sutton. Primary schools[edit]

All Saints, CofE, Carshalton
Carshalton
Primary Barrow Hedges Primary Harris Junior Carshalton Muschamp Primary Rushy Meadow Stanley Park Infants' Stanley Park Junior

Secondary schools[edit]

St Philomena's School[52] Carshalton
Carshalton
High School for Girls[53] Carshalton
Carshalton
Boys Sports College[54] Stanley Park High School[55]

Further education[edit]

Carshalton
Carshalton
College[56]

Sport and leisure[edit]

Ian Waite
Ian Waite
and Kristina Rihanoff
Kristina Rihanoff
get involved with the 'Everyone Active Strictly Come Dancing Competition' group warm up at the Grand Opening of the new Westcroft Leisure Centre

Carshalton
Carshalton
has two football clubs: Carshalton Athletic F.C.
Carshalton Athletic F.C.
(home ground at The War Memorial Sports Ground, Colston Avenue) and Carshalton
Carshalton
FC (at Beddington
Beddington
Park). At the Westcroft Leisure Centre in Grove Park, Carshalton, there are health and fitness facilities including two swimming pools one being a teaching pool, sports hall, two others halls, squash court and fitness centre. There is also a children's play area called Kid's Kingdom. In 2012 Westcroft underwent a major renovation costing £11 million, bringing improved swimming facilities, dance and spinning studios and beauty treatment rooms. There are eight courts in the sports hall, providing facilities for activities including badminton, gymnastics, trampolining, basketball, football, netball and volleyball. In April 2013 the centre was shortlisted for the LABC London Regional Building Excellence Awards.[57] In addition, Carshalton
Carshalton
Library moved to the Westcroft centre, as part of the renovation. Notes and references[edit]

Notes

^ Also before the 20th century commonly pronounced /keɪsˈhɔːtən/, kays-HAWT-ən ^ Despite becoming part of Greater London
Greater London
with the creation of the London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
in 1965, Surrey
Surrey
remains the official postal county for the town.

References

^ a b "3 Sutton wards population".  Missing or empty url= (help) ^ "London Biodiversity Partnership - audit of rivers document" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 June 2007.  ^ "History of Carshalton, in Sutton and Surrey
Surrey
Historical administrative units and statistics". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "2001 Census Data for Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches, Central, South & Clockhouse, North, plus The Wrythe".  ^ "JIC-IN-A-BOX: Electronic and print readership data". Jiab.jicreg.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Vol 4, edited by H.E.Malden, published 1912. ^ a b "The Environs of London: Vol 1 - County of Surrey" by Daniel Lysons, published 1792. ^ Surrey
Surrey
Domesday Book
Domesday Book
Archived 15 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c " London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
- Carshalton: A brief history". Sutton.gov.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ a b The Book of Carshalton: At the Source of the Wandle, based on talks by Michael Wilks, published 2002. ^ "Folk-Lore of Women: Chapter XIV: Local Allusions to Women". Sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ Volume 16, Page 293 of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. ^ "A Vision of Britain through Time, University of Portsmouth Department of Geography - unit history of Carshalton, 1801-2001". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007.  ^ " London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
- Carshalton
Carshalton
Village Conservation Area". Retrieved 19 December 2016.  ^ Conservation area ^ "UK Grid Reference Finder". gridreferencefinder.com.  ^ "Google Maps showing Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches". Retrieved 4 December 2014.  ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1065683)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 October 2015.  ^ Carshalton. " Carshalton
Carshalton
All Saints". Carshalton
Carshalton
All Saints. Retrieved 29 July 2012.  ^ " Carshalton
Carshalton
All Saints - History of Church".  ^ Andrew Duncan's Favourite London Walks - Andrew Duncan - Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ [1] Archived 23 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Carshalton
Carshalton
Baptist Church".  ^ "Mayfield Lavender". Archived from the original on 30 May 2008.  ^ " Carshalton
Carshalton
Water Tower". Carshalton
Carshalton
Water Tower & Historic Garden Trust. Retrieved 4 June 2012.  ^ " London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
Heritage, Little Holland House".  ^ " London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
- The Orangery". Sutton.gov.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Discovering stuff when walking - CPFC BBS". Cpfc.org. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ " London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
- Oaks Park". Sutton.gov.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Honeywood Museum History". Friendsofhoneywood.co.uk. 1 December 1990. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Honeywood Museum". Friendsofhoneywood.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ " London Borough of Sutton
London Borough of Sutton
- Sutton Ecology Centre". Sutton.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Sutton Ecology Centre Grounds". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 7 March 2013. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.  ^ "Map of Sutton Ecology Centre Grounds". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 29 March 2014.  ^ "Sutton Ecology Centre". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2014.  ^ "The Grove and Grove Park, London Borough of Sutton".  ^ "Carshalton: a brief history, London Borough of Sutton".  ^ "Carshalton", The Environs of London volume 1: County of Surrey (1792), pp. 122–36. Daniel Lysons. ^ "The Oaks & Oaks Park, London Borough of Sutton". Archived from the original on 7 May 2008.  ^ "Oaks Fine Art". oaksfineart.co.uk.  ^ "Sadler's Wells Theatre" (PDF). Overthefootlights.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ " Carshalton
Carshalton
Environmental Fair".  ^ Carshalton
Carshalton
Fireworks. ^ " Carshalton
Carshalton
Charter Fair".  ^ "Friends of Honeywood Museum".  ^ " Carshalton
Carshalton
Lavender".  ^ "The Hope in Carshalton
Carshalton
is officially one of the best four pubs in the country (From Sutton Guardian)". Suttonguardian.co.uk. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Leafy Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches". 51.413255;-0.183171: Timeandleisure.co.uk. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "157 Bus timetable".  ^ "Route 20 - Map".  ^ "Wandle Trail Map" (PDF).  ^ Super User. "St Philomenas - Home". stphils.org.uk.  ^ " Carshalton
Carshalton
High School for Girls". chsg.org.uk.  ^ " Carshalton Boys Sports College - Home". carshaltonboys.org.  ^ "Home - Stanley Park". stanleyparkhigh.co.uk.  ^ " Carshalton College - London Borough of Sutton".  ^ Council, Sutton. "Page not found - Sutton Council". 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carshalton.

ANCIENT ISLE Episode 3 - Carshalton
Carshalton
Eight minute film recounting the history of the village and showing its main landmarks Map of area from Streetmap Carshalton
Carshalton
Water Tower The Friends of Honeywood Museum All Saints Church Strawberry Lodge Carshalton
Carshalton
Lavender

v t e

London Borough of Sutton

Districts

Bandonhill Beddington Beddington
Beddington
Corner Belmont Benhill Benhilton Carshalton Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches Carshalton
Carshalton
on the Hill Cheam
Cheam
(including Cheam
Cheam
Village and North Cheam) Hackbridge Little Woodcote Rosehill Roundshaw South Beddington St Helier Sutton (principal town) Sutton Common Wallington Woodcote Green Worcester Park The Wrythe

Attractions

BedZED Carew Manor Carshalton
Carshalton
House Water Tower Charles Cryer Theatre Honeywood Museum, Carshalton Little Holland House, Carshalton Nonsuch Mansion Secombe Theatre Whitehall, Cheam

Places of worship

All Saints, Benhilton St Alban's, Cheam St Nicholas, Sutton Trinity Church, Sutton

Parks and open spaces

Beddington
Beddington
Park Carshalton
Carshalton
Park Grove Park Manor Park, Sutton Mayfield Lavender Nonsuch Park Oaks Park

Constituencies

Carshalton
Carshalton
and Wallington Sutton and Cheam

Rail and tram stations

 Belmont   Beddington
Beddington
Lane tram stop  Carshalton   Carshalton
Carshalton
Beeches  Cheam  Hackbridge  Sutton  Sutton Common  Therapia Lane tram stop  Wallington  West Sutton

Other topics

Council Grade I and II* listed buildings People Public art Schools

v t e

Areas of London

Central activities zone

Bloomsbury City of London wards Holborn Marylebone Mayfair Paddington Pimlico Soho Southwark Vauxhall Waterloo Westminster

Town centre network

International

Belgravia Knightsbridge West End

Metropolitan

Bromley Croydon Ealing Harrow Hounslow Ilford Kingston Romford Shepherd's Bush Stratford Sutton Uxbridge Wood Green

Major

Angel Barking Bexleyheath Brixton Camden Town Canary Wharf Catford Chiswick Clapham
Clapham
Junction Dalston East Ham Edgware Eltham Enfield Town Fulham Hammersmith Holloway Nags Head Kensington High Street Kilburn King's Road
King's Road
East Lewisham Orpington Peckham Putney Queensway/Westbourne Grove Richmond Southall Streatham Tooting Walthamstow Wandsworth Wembley Whitechapel Wimbledon Woolwich

Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey
Surrey
Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

Barking
Barking
and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith
Hammersmith
and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster

Fictional

Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

The London Plan 2011, Annex Two: London's Town Centre Network – Greate

.