House clearance Sanderstead CR2
Few little facts about Sanderstead
Sanderstead is situated in the London Borough of Croydon. From 1915 to 1965 it formed a parish in the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District of Surrey. Having been a farming community in previous centuries, Sanderstead is now essentially a dormitory village for commuters to central London and Croydon.
The manor house, known as Sanderstead Court, was home to the Atwood family. It was turned into a hotel in 1928, and before the WWII, it was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF).
One of the more curious aspects of Sanderstead is that it has no pub, unlike nearby Warlingham which has around six. The reason for this is that some time ago, both the Atwood family (the Lords of the Manor) and the Rector of the church were against drinking. At the British Library there is a letter from the rector writing to both the parishes of Sanderstead and Warlingham (which lies to the south of the village) calling the latter "sinners" as they visited the pubs.
Kate Moss, an English model, originally lived near Sanderstead. She lived in Addiscombe and then moved to Sanderstead as a teenager.
Rt. Hon. Stephen Rumbold Lushington (1775-1868) lived for a time at Sanderstead Court and his daughter was born there in 1816. He was Joint Secretary of the Treasury (1824-7), Governor of Madras (1827-32), and M.P. for Rye (1807-12) & for Canterbury (1812-1830).