Richard Norman Shaw RA (7 May 1831 – 17 November 1912), sometimes known as Norman Shaw, was a British architect who worked from the 1870s to the 1900s, known for his country houses and for commercial buildings. He is considered to be among the greatest of British architects; his influence on architectural style was strongest in the 1880s and 1890s
'Compton' was owned from 1947-63 by Basil Greenfield, who was the owner of the New Croydon Rubber Company, 36 Mitcham Lane. The house was damaged in World War II and subsequently remodelled.
Digital image of watercolour by kind permission of the artist, Barry Dustin, nephew of Mr Greenfield ©Lambeth
Prior to this "Compton" 5 Pendennis Road was occupied by Albert H Sytner (1863-) a South African Export Merchant with his wife Fannie, daughter May and Stepchildren Dollie and Sydney Stern.( Source: 1911 Census)