Named after Mrs Elizabeth Taylor, a descendant of explorer Captain James Cook, who was owner of Crusoe Farm Dairy. The dairy was named after the shipwrecked hero of Daniel Defoe’s novel. Defoe is locally reputed to have lived nearby. She established a one-cow dairy sometime around AD1865 and within a few years had built up one of the largest milk businesses in South London. She died in the house aged 96.
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