Publications

The Society publishes a series of occasional papers and notes on various aspects of the history of the London Borough of Sutton which is made up of five main historic settlements: Beddington, Wallington, Carshalton, Sutton and Cheam. The occasional papers and notes are listed below. Paper copies of most of the occasional papers can be bought directly from Lulu. They are a print on demand publisher who print most of our occasional papers. If you order from them they print a copy and post it to you. Where copyright restrictions allow, papers can also be downloaded as pdf files. There is no charge for the latter. Note that most of the Occasional Papers are large files.

Information about formally unpublished excavations may be found on our Recent Excavations page.

Occasional Papers

The are available to members at society meetings at a discount (usually £1).

  1. The garden at Carew Manor Beddington: an interim report on investigation 1979-2005.

By John Phillips and Nicholas Burnett. 2008.

This deals with the archaeological evidence for the innovative Elizabethan garden created by Sir Francis Carew, and also its early-18th-century successor. Note that a significant part of this interim report has been superseded by Occasional Papers 4 and 11.

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  1. A history of the Beddington, Carshalton & Wallington Archaeological Society.

By Beryl Palmier. 2010.

Covers the history of Society from its foundation in 1920 to 2006, when it changed its name to the Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society.

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  1. Times Remembered Times Past: a history of Beddington and Bandon.

By Beverly Shew. 2012.

A detailed history of Beddington, largely but not exclusively focused on the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It covers leading families and personalities, houses, farms, industries and much else.

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  1. The orangery at Carew Manor Beddington.

By John Phillips. 2013.

The Elizabethan orange house in Sir Francis Carew’s garden was the earliest such structure in England. It was rebuilt in the early 18th century. This report covers the historical evidence, the 18th-century standing structure and the result of small-scale excavations on the site.

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  1. The medieval potters of Cheam.

By Clive Orton. 2015.

A brief highly illustrated account of the late medieval and early Tudor pottery industry in Cheam, which was a major supplier of jugs to the London market.

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  1. Beddington Park Cottages: investigations before and during building work, 1982-1987.

By John Phillips. 2015.

This row of cottages was originally part of the outbuildings of Carew Manor. This report covers investigations and observations made in the 1980s when the cottages were converted into modern houses. The building had a complex structural history, the earliest part being a timber frame of probable Tudor date.

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  1. Excavations at Honeywood, Carshalton, 1997.

By John Phillips. 2015.

A report on an excavation on the site of Honeywood, one of two buildings at the western end of Carshalton Ponds. The second building, originally called Wandle Cottage, and later Honeywood, is now a museum. The original Honeywood dated from the 17th century and was on the site of earlier spring-fed pools.

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  1. Excavations at Honeywood, Carshalton, 2010 and 2014.

By John Phillips. 2015.

A report on excavations in the garden of Honeywood at the western end of Carshalton Ponds, including details of various structural remains.

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  1. An ordinary soldier: his account of service in the First World War.

By S. A. Bird. 2016.

Stan Bird joined the army in 1914 soon after the outbreak of the war, and was in action in France, Greece and the Middle East. After many adventures he ended up in hospital and convalescence in Egypt.

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  1. Carew Manor, Beddington.

By John Phillips and Nicholas Burnett. 2016.

Carew Manor Beddington is a former country house with a history extending back into the middle ages. It is best known for its grade 1 listed early Tudor great hall, but the building incorporates material from the middle ages to the 19th century. This report details historical research, structural investigations and archaeology carried out in and immediately around the house over more than 30 years from the 1980s onwards.

Volume 1: the house and its owners. This covers the owners and the structural history of the building including the great hall roof.

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Volume 2: the moat. This covers the archaeological investigation of the late medieval moat and the drawbridge abutment.

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  1. Investigations in the garden at Carew Manor, Beddington.

By John Phillips. 2016.

Carew Manor was the site of a significant 18th-century walled garden created by Nicholas Carew, 1st Baronet, between 1707 and 1727. It included a cascade, lake and orange house. This report covers the surviving standing structures and excavated remains, and considers the form and development of the garden. It also covers Saxon, medieval and later finds from several small excavations. It does not cover the orange house, which is the subject of Occasional Paper 4.  The Elizabethan garden will be the subject of a forthcoming paper.

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  1. A former barn at Carew Manor, Beddington.

By John Phillips. 2018.

A report on the excavation of the foundations of an exceptionally large barn of probably 18th century date in the former service area attached to Carew Manor.

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  1. The Dovecote at Carew Manor, Beddington.

By John Phillips. 2020.

The exceptionally large octagonal brick dovecote at Carew Manor dates from early 18th century, although it may be built on earlier foundations. This report deals with the history of the building, and includes observations on the structure made during repair work in the 1990s.

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  1. The Mills of the Upper Wandle.

By Derek Bradford. 2020.

A detailed account of the mills along the river Wandle in the London Boroughs of Sutton and Croydon. The Upper Wandle was an important area for early industrialisation, and the river was heavily used from the mid-17th to the 19th century. The mills produced flour, gunpowder, leather, copper wares, snuff, paper and other goods.

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  1. Honeywood, Carshalton: the site, the building and its owners.

By John Phillips. 2020.

A detailed study of the history, owners and structure of Honeywood, which is now a museum at the western end of Carshalton Ponds. The building dates from the 17th and 18th centuries with major 19th and early 20th century additions.

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  1. The Portioner’s House, Beddington Park.

By John Phillips. 2020.

The Portioner was a sinecurist who was entitled to part of the tithes of Beddington parish. His house, which stood in what is now Beddington Park, is documented from the 14th century. It later became the rectory and was demolished in the 19th century. This report describes the history of the building and its occupants. It also includes a report on the excavation of part of the foundations and cellars, which showed a complicated structural development probably from the 16th to the late 18th century. The finds included some unusual flecked tin-glazed tiles.

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  1. Beddington Park and The Grange.

By John Phillips. 2020.

Beddington Park was a deer park from at least the early 16th century. It was re-landscaped in the 19th century and became a public park in the 20th. The Grange originated as an elaborate Victorian garden created by Alfred Smee. It is now a public park. The report details the history of both sites and includes a detailed description and analysis of the landscape.

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Local History Notes

Printed copies of these will be on sale at society meetings.

  1. Sutton Before the Railway by John Phillips
  2. The Story of The Hilton (in Sutton) by Clive Orton
  3. Archery in Beddington Park by Beverly Shew
  4. ‘Carshalton Park’, West Indiaman, 1811 – 1853 by Derek Bradford
  5. The Chapel of our Lady St. Mary of Bullen, Carshalton Church by Derek Bradford
  6. The Culvers: a lost Carshalton mansion by Derek Bradford
  7. The Limes: a lost Carshalton mansion by Derek Bradford
  8. Wallington Cottage, later Culverside: a lost Carshalton mansion by Derek Bradford
  9. Family home, Hospital, School; the Story of Benhill House (later Benfleet Hall) in Sutton. Clive Orton