A stunning mansion used to stand in Cheam Park. It was built in 1820 by tea merchant Archdale Palmer – but was destroyed by a flying bomb in 1944. Now, only the beautiful gardens remain...
Pictured above: Cheam Park panorama. Pictured below: before the Wii was invented, children used to enjoy playing in parks like this
Did you know? The grounds used to be surrounded by a ha-ha, or sunken fence, to prevent animals from straying onto the property from the surrounding farmland, without disrupting the view.