History

The Bensham Manor Allotment site has been in existence in one form or another since Victorian times. The allotments were first built on gravel pits. Two companies in gravel extraction were based in Thornton Heath, “Potter (C) & Co” of Bensham Lane  and “Inseal & Co” of Brigstock Road. After all the extraction the pits were …

Open Days

This year it was on Saturday 26th May 2018.We will be selling Cakes and plants. We hold an Open day at least once a year.  The past four years we have held a Party on the Plot in late summer, with local beer from the Cronx brewery, a  BBQ, plants and vegetables for sale, plus …

Working Parties

Working Parties On the first Sunday of each month we hold a working party to maintain the site. We do not get any assistance from the council in carrying out or paying for the work so we need as much help as possible from plot holders to keep the site up to the standards required …

Renting

Renting a Plot Although we currently don’t have any spare plots, please contact us via e-mail to register your interest in getting a plot. Ensure that you include the following required details: First nameLast nameHome addressPhone number We’ll contact you to acknowledge your request and try to let you know when you might get a …

Contact

Enquiring about new plots for rent? See our Rents page for more information. Contacting Us Site OfficeLion Road (off Pawsons Road)CroydonSurrey Postal Address13 Mayo RoadWest CroydonSurreyCR0 2QP E-mailbmallotments@gmail.com Plot LettingsBob Pickett TreasurerIlona Ciolek

Plot Sizes

How Do We Measure Plots? Plot sizes are measured in rods, an old Anglo-Saxon unit so-called because it was the length of the rod used to control a team of oxen. A rod is 5.5 yards (5.03metres). There are 4 rods in a chain, that is 22 yards (20.12 metres)  There are 10 chains in a …

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden Bensham Manor Plotholders sadly, have seen many dear gardening friends pass on. Plotholders of the day felt it was important that these people should be remembered by the Society and it was decided to make the embankment at the Pitt Road entrance a Memorial garden. A simple wooden cross was erected and …

Plotholders

Information for Plotholders The follow general information may be useful for plotholders. Please also browse the Info > Info for Plotholders menu above to find the information you’re looking for. You can also use the Search. Working Parties On the first Sunday of each month we hold a working party to maintain the site. From 2017 all plotholders …

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The Bensham Manor Allotment Society We are located at the end of Lion Road, Croydon. There are two sites which make up our Society – Lion Road and Bert Road.The land is leased from Croydon Council but we are self managed with a committee handling all lettings and maintenance. We have an area of over …