In 2009 Bourne Hall Museum put together an exhibition of photos in Bourne Hall foyer, bringing back to life long-gone buildings of character that many argue should never have been demolished. Jeremy Harte, the museum curator, very kindly gave us access to the images which we have put on these pages.
Mittendorf House was given to Barnardos and used as their Epsom home. The site is now the Post Office sorting house.
Hollywood, formerly Horton Lodge, began as an early 19th-century building at the foot of Horton Lane. The building is still there but it is so derelict that it might as well be lost.
Chesterfield House lay in extensive grounds off Kingston Road. It was demolished for a housing estate in 1934.
Heatherlea in the Avenue, Worcester Park, was occupied by H.G. Wells in 1896. He wrote Ann Veronica here, but this did not keep it from being pulled down in 1955.