Culvers lodge as it should look

This prety building is one of the very few links to the past which we have left- but only just. Sutton Council appear to be poised to go behind the backs of the Forum and demolish this handsome building. It is not the right place for more social housing- it gives us a link tom our past and should be saved and rehabilitated for living in.

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Comment by robert steel on January 29, 2013 at 19:00

Well said Nick.

Lonny there's no chance, in my opinion, of the NT being remotely interested. In fact my experience of the NT would make me hostile to their having anything to do with the building even if they were. Given the chance I'm sure they'd flog it to the highest bidder. I've heard so many bad stories about them from all over: and they were so negative to me when i approched them to sell my Wandle book at Morden Hall Park; they refused point blank even though I was a volunteer there at the time. For an organisation completely reliant upon public generosity their meanness of spirit is sometimes astonishing.

On a more postive note please think about workable future uses for this building when we save it. We've already got quite a good list- check the Facebook page 'Save Culvers lodge'

Comment by NICK BANKS on January 29, 2013 at 17:50

Hackbridge has done more than its bit in recent years for giving up every scrap of land for high density housing - let's save what I think is the only surviving building from pre-1900 maps available to view at the Honeywood Museum. If this were a more affluent and fashionable area I'm sure there would be no suggestion of demolition. 

Comment by Lonny Prescott on January 24, 2013 at 10:18

Would this be a house National Trust would be interested in restoring?

Perhaps on similar terms as 'Little Holland House'. (I know that is not NT)

Restored, let out and opened to the public occasionally.

Would an approach to them be appropriate?

Comment by Georgina Dawkins on January 24, 2013 at 9:44

I really think it should be left as well. I live in a grade II listed building on The Green and Sutton already has so few historic buildings left. If they want to keep our row of cottages as listed, why then would they demolish this one, which also has a lot (if not more) historical significance... I don't understand.

Comment by Lonny Prescott on January 19, 2013 at 12:39

It seems sad to demolish this unfortunately only unique and visible older dwelling in the area.

Financially how would the restoration costs and future rent from letting balance?

If a few more social housing dwellings are needed after all the various housing developments in Hackbridge have completed  -  lets discuss the issue again.

But for now lets cherish and nurse the gems we have.

Comment by Frances mckay on December 2, 2012 at 22:03
No this great building should be left not torn down to make more housing it will be a real shame we need to keep some of the history of the area

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