Balaclava Road, KT6
Road, existing between 1894 and now
Print-friendly version of this page
Balaclava Road was set out by Charles Adams, a local builder.
The Underground Map is a project which is creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.
Houses in Balaclava Road began to be built in 1894. Charles Adams erected 17 villas in three phases between 1894 and 1898, with the houses of each phase being of the same design.
A group of five houses at the western end of Balaclava Road were the final works of Charles Adams, who commissioned local architect Alfred Mason to design the five detached villas for him. Other local examples of Mason’s work are the Surbiton Assembly Rooms.
After 1905 there was no further building activity in the area until the 1930s when infill development took place at the eastern end of Balaclava Road.
In a series of maps from the 1750s until the 1950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post war megapolis we know today. There are now over 85 000 articles on all variety of locations including roads, houses, schools, pubs and palaces.
You can begin exploring by choosing a place from the dropdown list at the top left and then clicking Reset Location.
As maps are displayed, click on the markers to view location articles.
You can also view historical maps of London - click on the "pile of paper" control on the top right of a page's map to change to a particular decade.
View copyright notice