South Wallington

Living in Wallington and South Wallington

The town of Wallington, in the London Borough of Sutton, is also part of Greater London. Wallington is very conveniently situated between Croydon to the East and Sutton to the West. Today Wallington is a thriving town offering a whole host of amenities.

Local History

The name Wallington derives from the Anglo Saxon name ‘Waletone’ meaning ‘village of the Britons’ and appears in the Domesday book of 1086. Wallington was an important centre for the production of Lavender oil until about the time of the First World War. Lavender and herb growing were very prominent in the area during Victorian times and much earlier, there is large sculpture at the junction of Woodcote Road and Stafford Road representing a Lavender plant created by sculptor Guy Portelli, installed in 1999.

Properties in Wallington and South Wallington

Wallington and South Wallington have a large selection of properties to choose from, ranging from conveniently situated apartments to terraced, semi-detached and detached family houses, including more grand properties situated in the private roads of Woodcote Avenue, Dower Avenue, Glen Road End, The Wood End and the Woodlands. Wallington offers property options to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Schools and other amenities

Wallington offers a very good choice of schools in the area including High View Primary School originally opened in 1932, offering Nursery and Primary education, St Elpheges Catholic Infant and Junior School and Hackbridge Primary School offering Nursery and Primary education. Collingwood Preparatory School was founded in 1929 as a boy’s school and in 1991 became co-educational. Wilsons School for pupils aged 11 to 18 is one of the country’s most successful state-funded selective boys’ schools, originally founded over 400 years ago. Wallington High School for girls is a selective academy for girls aged between 11 and 18. The School first opened in 1888 and moved to its present site in 1965. Wallington County Grammar School is a selective grammar school for boys aged 11 to 18, however, girls are welcomed to the school in the Sixth Form. St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls offers education from 11 to 18 years.

Wallington offers a large variety of shops, and cafes including a Sainsbury’s Superstore, Lidl and Tesco Local, a Café Nero and many others. The Wallington Arms, a charming local’s local pub offering a superb selection of real ales, draughts and bottle beers, fine wines, cocktails and spirits. The kitchen serves seasonal modern British pub fare and traditional Sunday roasts. The Dukes Head, a friendly local pub offers the best in British Food, award winning ales, craft beers and a fantastic wine list, along with 23 en-suite bedrooms.

Mellows Park offers a variety of sports facilities including a Bowling Green, 1 Senior football pitch, 2 football mini pitches, 1 ball park, café and playground, there is also a pavilion with changing rooms, toilets and showers. Beddington Park and The Grange, including Carew Manor was once part of the substantial estate owned from the 14th century by the influential Carew family whose connection with Beddington continued for four centuries. The Carew Manor House is now Carew School, Beddington Park open to the public offers a variety of sporting facilities.

Wallington has a farmers market once a month offering a full range of local produce including free range meat and eggs, cheese, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, fresh and smoked fish, jams and juices and occasional craft stalls.

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Transport Links

Wallington main line station offers good links to London main line stations from 28 minutes, depending on the time of day, and also very good access to the south coast. Wallington is just a short drive to the M23 at Merstham therefore giving excellent access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

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ShineRocks Estate Agents was founded in Purley more than 20 years ago. As a leading authority both on the area and in the property industry, we’re proud to sell quality homes in the £300,000 to £3,000,000+ bracket, while simultaneously offering the highest levels of service and timely communication to our many valued clients.

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