Great range of borough’s buildings of interest available for one weekend to view

Roger Mills ART & LEISURE, Beddington, Carshalton, Cheam, COMMUNITY NEWS, Hackbridge, Sutton, Wallington, Worcester Park Leave a Comment

All Saints Church
High Street, Carshalton SM5 3AQ
Saturday 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:15)
12th century south aisle and former chancel. Blomfield nave, chancel, baptistry. Kempe glass, Bodley reredos and screen, spectacular Comper decorations, monuments and brasses, award-winning lighting scheme, fine modern benches. A & R Blomfield, 1893.

Honeywood Museum
Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX
Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:45)
Chalk and flint house dating to 17th century with many later additions including major extensions of 1896 and 1903 when owned by John Pattinson Kirk, a London merchant. Rich in period detail and the interior restored and back stairs opened up with funding
from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Tours 45 mins Sat 11:00 and 14:30 / Sun 14:30 and 16:00
Throughout the weekend there will be special drawings of Honeywood to colour and the
Honeywood Window Trail for children.
Rail:Carshalton; 127, 157, 407, S3, X26

Carshalton Water Tower and Historic Gardens
West St, Carshalton SM5 2QG
Saturday and Sunday 13:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Early 18th century Grade II listed building incorporating plunge bath with Delft tiles, orangery, saloon and pump chamber with part-restored water wheel. Hermitage and sham bridge in grounds.
Tours and tea and cake available.

Little Holland House
40 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton SM5 3LW
Sunday 23 11:00-17:00 (last entry 16:45)
The former home of Frank R. Dickinson (1874-1961), artist, designer and craftsman, who built his house between 1902-04 in the English Arts and Crafts style, following the teachings and philosophies of William Morris and John Ruskin. Inside the Grade II listed
interior are his hand made furniture, paintings, interior decoration, carvings and metalwork, which still inspire visitors today.
With very limited financial resources Dickinson built the house and made its furniture himself.
Rail: Carshalton Beeches; 154

Carew Manor and Dovecote tours
Church Road, Beddington SM6 7NN
Saturday – Tour times 10:00, 12:00 and 13:00
Meeting point by the Dovecote
FREE Pre-booking required – call 020 8770 6060 or email Sarah Price to book A chance to see the Grade I listed great hall with its timber hammer beam roof built for Richard Carew about 1510. 18th century and Victorian alterations. Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James I visited. Site of important Elizabethan garden created by Sir Francis Carew.
Bus: 407, 410, 463

St Mary’s Church
Church Road, Beddington SM6 7NN
Sunday 14:00-17:00
A church on this site was recorded as far back as the time of the Domesday survey. The current Grade II* listed building dates from the 14th century, with extensive restoration and additions undertaken during the Victorian period. The church contains fine Arts and
Crafts decoration including an organ screen by William Morris & Co. The Carew Chapel contains tombs and memorials to the Carew family dating from 1520 onwards. The Chancel has 15th century misericord choir stalls and 15th century brasses in the chancel
floor. In the main aisle there is a 12th century Purbeck marble font. A reredos on the west wall is a copy of the ‘doom’ painting of French or German origin, which shows the pains of hell. Beneath the painting, in a wooden case, is a Roman coffin.

BedZED
24 Helios Road, Wallington SM6 7BZ
Saturday 10:00-13:00, hourly tours (45 mins)
UK’s first large-scale, mixed use eco-village and sustainable community. Completed in 2002, BedZED is an inspiration for low carbon neighbourhoods promoting One Planet Living. Developed in partnership with Peabody, ZEDfactory, Bioregional. Bill Dunster
Zedfactory Architects, 2002

Subsea 7
40 Brighton Road, Sutton SM2 5BN
Sunday 10:00-12:30 tours every 75 mins (max 15)
Pre-book only: email Sally Halsey
A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ high quality, contemporary and flexible office building with central atrium, exhibition space, restaurant, café, gym and terraces providing a dynamic and exciting workplace environment for staff and visitors. ESA, 2016

Sutton Police Station
6 Carshalton Road, Sutton SM1 4RF
Sunday 12:00-16:00 (access to front office area)
Control room and custody. Half-hourly tours. Last entry 15:15
A Grade II listed building built in 1908, this is an unusually elaborate example of a Metropolitan Police station built in a suburban area where a more domestic composition could be adopted. A modern extension was added in 2003. John Dixon Butler, 1908

Sutton Central Library
St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA
Saturday 09:00-17:00 – Library tours at 11:00 and 15:00
Largest public library in the borough of Sutton. Sutton Borough Architects’ Dept, 1978

St Nicholas Church
St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1ST
Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:00
Extraordinary Women exhibition. Last entry 16:15
Built in the Gothic style with dressed flint and stone dressings. There are monuments to Joseph Glover (1628), to Lady Dorothy Brownlow (1699), to William Earl Talbot (1782) & to Isaac Littlebury (1740). The churchyard has 5 Grade II tombs. Edwin Nash, 1864

Russettings
25 Worcester Road, Sutton SM2 6PR
Sunday 10:00-13:00
(max 20, downstairs and garden no access to 1st floor). Last entry 12:15
A double-fronted red brick upper-middle class house, and one of a few Victorian villas to survive in Sutton. The well-preserved interior includes an entrance hall with a mosaic tiled floor and an oak galleried staircase. Frederick Wheeler, 1899

Whitehall Historic House
1 Malden Road, Cheam, Surrey SM3 8QD
Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:45)
An important survivor, Whitehall is a timber framed building dating to c.1500. Recently restored with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. All new interpretation brings to life the history of the house and life in the local area.
New extensions by Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture include staircase and lift.
Saturday Tours start 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00
No pre-booking required
Brass rubbing for children throughout weekend.
Rail: Cheam; 213, 151, 470, X26

Nonsuch Gallery and Service Wing at Nonsuch Mansion
Nonsuch Park, Ewell Road, Cheam SM3 8AP
Sunday 14:00–17:00 Service Wing Museum and Gallery only (last entry 16:30)
Gothic style Georgian mansion built for Samuel Farmer. Restored Service Wing includes dairy, kitchen, scullery, larders and laundries. Gallery has a model of Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace, 1959 archaeological dig artefacts and mansion stained glass. Jeffrey
Wyatt, 1806.

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