In 1856 the foundation stone was laid of a new building on the site of Alcott House, Ham: South Lodge, which exists to this day. The new building has been converted to flats and the grounds have been developed as Bishops Close.
Constance Brisley, mother of the children’s author Joyce Lankester Brisley, died on 7th July, 1947. Her last address was 2a, South Lodge, Ham Common, Richmond on Thames.
From the book jacket for Joyce Lankester Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy & Co. (1961): “Miss Brisley lives at Ham Common near Richmond”.