Carshalton is a charming old-world village in Surrey, easily accessible from London and lying between Croydon and Epsom. It once proudly claimed to be "warmer and healthier than any other place in England." Instead of a village green, Carshalton possesses a picturesque lake, the praises of which have been sounded by Mr. Ruskin; it is connected with the river Wandle, beloved of London anglers. The Church of All Saints is in many ways noteworthy. The oldest part of the structure is said to have been built in the reign of Richard II. but there have been numerous additions and restorations, and the church is now an unusually spacious one, as well as singularly picturesque. Within are some interesting monuments.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896