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Carshalton - Surrey Life Towns & Villages 2013

PUBLISHED: 14:02 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 17 September 2013

Carshalton

Carshalton

Archant

Key to Carshalton was the River Wandle and its watermills, which attracted wealthy merchants to the area in the 1600s

What folly?

The impressive Carshalton Water Tower is managed by a voluntary charitable trust who are devoted to the conservation of its follies: an early 18th century Water Tower, the Hermitage and the mid 18th century Folly Bridge.

Off the hoof

A spring near the church of All Saints is known as Anne Boleyn’s Well because, as the story goes, her horse kicked a stone there and the water appeared. The story has the added spice that she was on her way to entertain King Henry VIII at the time, which probably explains why she was in a hurry.

Home of the Derby

The Oaks at Oaks Park was one of the great sporting houses of 18th century England and where the 12th Earl of Derby and his friends devised the Oaks and the Derby: the famous horse races that run annually at Epsom. The house was demolished in the late 1950s and today only the bake house, stables and some outbuildings survive. If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at stone writing, the Oaks Editions Lithography Studio offer courses in the former stables.

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Visit...

Honeywood Museum by Carshalton Ponds contains local history displays including Henry VIII and Nonsuch Palace, the River Wandle, Victorian Carshalton, Edwardian toys and local railways.

Eat at...

Go Italian at the family owned Al Verde (020 8669 9909) on Green Wrythe Lane.

Drink at...

The Hope (020 8240 1255) on West Street, which is community owned and usually has seven ales on tap.

Stay at...

The Greyhound (020 8647 1511), which is found on the High Street, has over 300 years of history.

Getting there...

Between the A217 and A23. It has two railway stations, Carshalton and Carshalton Beeches, making it an ideal commuter spot.

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