Thomas Edward Collcutt, who lived at Sandfields, Upper Richmond Road, was one of the major exponents of the Arts and Crafts Movement in architecture. In London examples of his work are the Palace Theatre, the Savoy Hotel, Lloyds Register of Shipping and the Imperial Institute. He was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1906 to 1908. In 1884 Collcutt designed Oakdene, overlooking Sheen Common beyond Hindley Cottage, for James Gandy. The drawing opposite was exhibited at the Royal Academy.