Mitcham, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands on the river Wandle, with stations on the L.B.& S.C.R., 9 miles from London, and 4½ NW by W of Croydon; it was known at Domesday as Michelham, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2915; population of the civil parish, 12,127; of the ecclesiastical, 9325. It has a parish council consisting of fifteen members. A fair is held annually on 12, 13, and 14 Aug. There are numerous mansions and villas. Mitcham Grove Mansion belonged to Lord Clive, and was given by him to Lord Lough-borough as a thank-offering for his defence of dive's policy. Mitcham Manor House belonged once to a descendant of Cranmer. A curious ancient house, including remains of a chapel, is in the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester; value, £600 with residence. The church of St Peter and St Paul was rebuilt in 1821, is an edifice of brick and compo in- the Later English style, and has an embattled tower. Christ Church is a building of white brick in the Gothic style. The living is a vicarage; gross value, £400. There are Roman Catholic, Congregational, and Wesleyan chapels, and also almshouses for twelve aged females.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Mitcham St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Croydon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Mitcham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Mitcham (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Mitcham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.