Ashtree Cottage, Mount Gardens, Sydenham, 1973


Half of Sydenham was unavailable for development until the Lewisham Enclosure Act of 1810.

The building on Sydenham Common that followed immediately was mostly in the form of wooden cottages, a few of which still survive.

Ashtree Cottage, in Mount Gardens, which was built c.1815, is unusual in being half of a back-to-back pair.

The far bay window on the right belongs to Rouselle Cottage.

See historic maps of Sydenham