More and More Housing…

A lot of new housing and special care/residential developments have been completed in Carshalton Central ward in recent years:-

1) Coleridge Avenue, Poets’ Estate (4 detached houses) replacing one 1920s detached house.

2) Carter House/Denny House/Jennings House, 229-245 Carshalton Road/1B and 1c Shorts Road, Carshalton (44 flats) on site of a former terrace of 9 shops with flats above.

3) Nicole Lodge, 2 Carshalton Park Road (on the site of former Texaco Garage) (12 flats in a new “conservation-area-sympathetic” neo-Georgian block, plus 2 flats at no. 33 Pound Street).

4) Doric House, Carshalton Grove (11 flats).

5) Hillside, 163 Carshalton Road (3 new roof top flats above a 1970s block of flats).

6) Lakin Close/2-4A Rotherfield Road (6 new houses in the close, 3 new houses in Rotherfield Road replacing 4 inter-war detached houses/bungalow).

7) The Park/Corbould Close (conversions/alterations of former 1920s Carshalton War Memorial Hospital) (13 houses). In the Carshalton Park Conservation Area.

8) Ashcombe Court, The Park (10 new flats replacing former nurses’ care home).

9) Corbould Close (8 new residential care flats in grounds of Carshalton War Memorial Hospital).

10) Cedar Close off Salisbury Road (9 new mews style houses replacing former special health care bungalows/houses).

And there’s more to come:-

1) Cowper Avenue/Byron Avenue/Kingsley Avenue/Westmead Road (74 bed care home and some 2 storey houses on former Westmead House site). Now under construction.

2) Former Trolleybus Depot site, Westmead Road. Redevelopment/construction work still to start.

Parker Close as completed April 2014

Cedar Close as completed April 2014

Honours Mead, The Park – now occupied

The main building of the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital is now completely redeveloped as 13 houses numbered 2-16 Honours Mead and 16B-16F The Park, Carshalton.  The former eight houses are accessed off Corbould Close and the latter five houses are accessed off the entrance road off Ashcombe Court, The Park. Here is a photo taken by Hamish on Sunday, 15th December 2013, 99 years after the outbreak of the war commemorated by the hospital.

Honours Mead now in residential use agaib

Honours Mead now in residential use again

“Honours Mead” & War Memorial Hospital Plaque, The Park, Carshalton

Our friend Richard, who lives nearby to the site, has very kindly sent us some photos of the new plaques at Honours Mead, The Park, Carshalton commemorating the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital.P1020364P1020365  Thanks very much, Richard.

16 The Park restoration

It is very pleasing to see the complete restoration of 16 The Park after languishing for many years in an empty and rather neglected state, with the formation of new roof dormer windows to front and back.

This charming little house is situated next to Corbould Close and it is believed that it was originally built at the same time as the Carshalton War Memorial in the early1920s.

16 The Park undergoing substantial restoration work

16 The Park undergoing substantial restoration work

Honours Mead, Corbould Close, The Park (former War Memorial Hospital)

Cllr. Hamish Pollock was out delivering FOCUS in the roads around Carshalton Park on Monday 1st April and took these photos of the “new” homes being built by Weston Homes at the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital site, The Park, Carshalton.

The houses are apparently being marketed as Honours Mead and are accessed from Corbould Close.  William Corbould  was the erstwhile Rector of All Saints’ Church, Carshalton from 1919 until 1957 and was suggested a few years ago as a suitable road name by….Cllr. Hamish Pollock.  Corbould was the great improver of the interior of All Saints Church working along side Sir Ninian Comper, architect.

Honours Mead, The Park, Carshalton as seen on 1st April 2013

Honours Mead, The Park, Carshalton as seen on 1st April 2013

The development is sympathetically re-using the original hospital buildings and the 13 or so houses are a mix of 2-, 3- and 4-bedroomed properties.

Honours Mead as seen from the rear

Honours Mead as seen from the rear

Hospital Site redevelopment & conversion into houses

Some photos taken a short while ago by Cllr. Hamish Pollock of the progress of the Carshalton War Memorial Hospital site redevelopment into houses. 

The site is off The Park, Carshalton between the newish developments of Corbould Close to the north and Ashcombe Court to the south, both formerly in the grounds of the old hospital.

View from north side of the old hospital

View from north side of the old hospital


View from the west rear side of the hospital from The Park

View from the west rear side of the hospital from The Park

Carshalton Central New Housing & Building Review

Despite the on-going recessionary times that we are seemingly in, there is still quite a lot of building work going on at the moment, in and around Carshalton Central ward in particular we have:-

1) “Carter House”, 229-245 Carshalton Road, Carshalton. 44 new flats and a children’s nursery, at the junction with Shorts Road.

2) 2-4A Rotherfield Road and Lakin Close, Carshalton. 9 new houses.

3) Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton. Alterations and extensions to the existing community building for the Muslim Cultural Welfare Association, Sutton.

4) All Saints’ School, Rotherfield Road, Carshalton. Alterations and major extensions to the existing primary school building.

5) Westcroft Leisure Centre and New Carshalton Library, Westcroft Road, next to The Grove Park, Carshalton. Rebuilding.

Recently-completed housing/flats developments include:-

1) “Nicola House”, 2 Carshalton Park Road, Carshalton. Main block of 11 flats plus 2 conversion flats at no. 35 Pound Street. By the junction with Pound Street (the former Texaco Garage site).  This attractive block of flats overlooks the Margaret’s Pool area by the south side of the Heritage Centre and Ecology Centre buildings that form such an attractive part of the Carshalton Village Conservation Area.

2) “Hillside”, Carshalton Road, Sutton. 3 penthouse/roof-top flats on top of the existing early 1970s-style block of 18 flats.

New Penthouse Flats, Hillside, Carshalton Road

3) “Doric House”, Carshalton Grove, Sutton. 11 new flats.

4) Site of 40 Coleridge Avenue, Sutton. 4 new houses.

5) Also heavily refurbished/ restored in recent months are the two flats at 15 The Square, Carshalton.

6) Corbould Close, off The Park. 8 new flats.

Carshalton War Memorial Hospital, The Park Planning Permission Granted

The Council granted planning permission on Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 to refurbish and convert the old Carshalton War Memorial Hospital building off The Park into a number of new homes/houses. 

Jill and Hamish as local councillors attended the meeting of the Council’s Development Control Committee at which the decision was made unanimously.  The planning permission allows for the demolition of post-war flat roofed extensions that are out of keeping with the original design and a number of landscaping improvements and of course a number of on-site car parking spaces. 

The site is located between the newly developed sites of Corbould Close and Ashcombe Court.

Detail of the Approved Drawings

The planning application no. is C2011/64809/FUL.  The description of the application says: Demolition of non-original extensions and refurbishment and conversion of remaining hospital building to provide three 2 – bedroomed, three 3 – bedroomed, six 4 – bedroomed and one 5 – bedroomed two storey houses (four with roof accommodation) involving new dormer window on south elevation and roof alterations incorporating rooflights and rebuilt dormer windows together with car, cycle and refuse facilities and new access road from existing access road serving Ashcombe Court.

Carshalton War Memorial Hospital Site

Hamish says: “I visited the Carshalton War Memorial Hospital buildings on Remembrance Sunday, 13th November (well, it was an appropriate day) as I was out and about delivering FOCUS leaflets in the area.  Here near Carshalton Park we have Ashcombe Court which was completed in around December 2010 is 10 flats built to the south of the old Carshalton War Memorial Hospital and backs onto the 1930s houses of Park Close.  We more recently have Corbould Close which was completed a few months ago and which includes 8 sheltered housing flats built to the north of the hospital. The old war memorial hospital building itself is mothballed pending its future fate for redevelopment.”

The Old Hospital Ponders Its Fate

Ashcombe Court flats as completed in 2010

Corbould Close, as completed in 2011

Street Signage and Corbould Close

Jill, Hamish and Alan have over many years been trying to get various street name plates in Carshalton Central ward repainted or replaced where they have gone missing most mysteriously (some old ones have simply disappeared over the recent months – perhaps stolen by scrap metal thieves).  If your local street name plate has gone missing or you think it could do with cleaning up or repainting or replacement, please do let us know.  

Recently we have got some signs repainted and replaced in the Ashcombe Road area. Another new street name Corbould Close has also appeared in Carshalton as was actually suggested by one of us for the new development off The Park called which recently opened. Corbould is the name of the Reverend W. R. Corbould, Rector of Carshalton from 1919-1957 who did so much for the Parish of Carshalton as well as improving the remarkable Church interior. He was succeeded in 1958 by the Reverend Leigh Edwards and in 2001 by the present incumbent Father John Thewlis.

Replacement Sign at Ashcombe Road


Corbould Close - as suggested by the local Lib Dem FOCUS Team