A Grade II listed boundary wall thought to be almost 480 years old at a Wallington special needs school is to be restored after having been “vandalised”.

The Heritage Advisory wants to repair the wall at Carew Manor Special School, in Church Road, after Sutton Council approved the proposals earlier this month.

Plans seek to undertake the project on the boundary walls at Beddington Place, a Grade I listed building.

In the design and access statement, it reads: “The wall has more recently undergone vandalism and has been subject to instances of graffiti.

“The structure also exhibits areas where the integrity of the brickwork has failed, and therefore four small areas of masonry require repair and/or restoration.

“It can be seen that the locale is intensively historic and of considerable quality from an architectural perspective, this being reflected by the numerous designations there.”

It continues that the boundary walls “should be preserved in their own right” because of their “obvious contribution” to the area.

The report added: “However, the urgent need for remedial works is also clear, for the benefit of both this structure and the settings of its similarly designated near neighbours.

“This is because, in addition to instances of failed masonry, the heritage asset has unfortunately been subject to vandalism and – more specifically – large swathes of spray paint.

“Instances of which are highly prominent and which, commensurately, represent a substantial degree of loss and/or erosion in both physical and visual terms, upon both fabric and its associated significance.”

The boundary wall is understood to date either to around 1539 or 1611, the design and access statement says.

While the plans were approved by the council on July 16 this month, it’s currently unclear when specifically the project will begin.

To see the plans, click here.