History of St Michael's - In the Beginning

Map 1865

In 1865 Grove Park was an area of market gardens and orchards, supplying fruit and vegetables to the rapidly growing population of London. Where the church now stands, there was a fishpond, just inside the bend in Little Sutton Lane. However the arrival of the railway, which can be seen in the bottom left of the map, led to the end of Grove Park as a rural retreat.

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