Thomas Watson Parker and his family lived in Lewisham House which stood on the corner of Ladywell Road and the High Street opposite the former Vicarage (now Ladywell House). Lewisham House was demolished in 1894. A memorial to his 5th son, Sir Henry Watson Parker can be found at the West end of the church.
Lewisham House, built 1680 demolished 1894. Originally the home of Sir John and Anne Lethuillier, a Huguenot family. Sam Pepys said of her ‘Our noble fat brave lady in our parish, that I and my wife admire so.’
The old fire station, the old police station, the Coroner’s Court and shops were built on the site of the house and garden but part of the garden was used to enlarge the churchyard in 1817.