Lavenham Road, SW18

Road in/near Southfields, existing between the 1900s and now

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Road · Southfields · SW18 ·
July
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2016

Lavenham Road is named after a Suffolk town.

An estate agents’ office was established opposite Southfields station in 1899. George Ryan and Henry Penfold were the prime developers at the start of the ’Grid’ scheme and they employed builders under contract to construct different sections of the various streets.

Their standards were high and they were constantly badgering the contractors about the quality of their work. Socially they were in advance of their time with their option for residents to own or rent their property, a flexible arrangement designed to attract a wide cross- section of different people.


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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Southfields Southfields is mainly residential, historically a part of Wandsworth, and is divided between SW18 and SW19 postcode areas.

NEARBY STREETS
Acuba Road, SW18 Acuba Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Alverstone Avenue, SW19 Alverstone Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Arragon Road, SW18 Arragon Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Astonville Street, SW18 Astonville Street is the easternmost street of ’The Grid’.
Augustus Road, SW18 Augustus Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Bedgebury Gardens, SW19 Bedgebury Gardens is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Bodmin Street, SW18 Bodmin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Braemar Avenue, SW19 Braemar Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Braemer Avenue, SW19 A street within the postcode
Briardale, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Brookwood Road, SW18 Brookwood Road was laid out during the 1890s in an anticipation of development.
Clonmore Street, SW18 The northern end of Clonmore Street is known for the Arts and Crafts flourishes on its housing.
Courtyard, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Durnsford Avenue, SW19 Durnsford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Elborough Street, SW18 Elborough Street was built as part of the estate known as the ’Southfields Grid’ in the first decade of the twentieth century.
Elsenham Street, SW18 Elsenham Street was an original Southfields road, constructed in anticipation of housing developments after 1890.
Engadine Street, SW18 Engadine Street is named after an estate in Sydney, Australia which was itself named after the Engadin Valley in Switzerland.
Fernwood, SW19 Fernwood is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Gartmoor Gardens, SW19 Gartmoor Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Gordondale Road, SW19 Gordondale Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Hamilton Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Hanford Close, SW18 Hanford Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Havana Road, SW19 Havana Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Heythorp Street, SW18 Heythorp Street was one of the original ’Southfields Grid’ roads.
Kingscliffe Gardens, SW19 Kingscliffe Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Langton Place, SW18 Langton Place is a post-war development.
Lucien Road, SW19 Lucien Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Mount Road, SW19 Mount Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Normanton Avenue, SW19 Normanton Avenue is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Normanton Avenue, SW19 Normanton Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Pirbright Road, SW18 Pirbright Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Replingham Road, SW18 Replingham Road was built in the 1890s and 1900s as part of the ’Southfields Grid’.
Revelstoke Road, SW18 Revelstoke Road was originally planned as Morgan Road. Revelstoke is a town in British Columbia.
Southdean Gardens, SW19 Southdean Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Southdean Gardens, SW19 Southdean Gardens is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Strathville Road, SW18 Strathville Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Trentham Street, SW18 Trentham Street was named after an estate in Staffordshire.
Village Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Wimbledon Park Road, SW19 Wimbledon Park Road and its continuation through Southfields Passage was originally a path from Wimbledon to Wandsworth.
Wolseley Avenue, SW19 Wolseley Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Old Fields This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Southfields

Southfields is mainly residential, historically a part of Wandsworth, and is divided between SW18 and SW19 postcode areas.

Southfields takes its name from the old manorial system, where one field was known as the South Field of the manor of Dunsford. The equivalent North Field lay between West Hill and the River Thames and survives in the short road named Northfields which runs to the east of Wandsworth Park.

Until the late 19th century, Southfields was still fields, situated between the more developed villages of Wimbledon and Putney.

After the District & London & South Western Railway from Wimbledon to Putney Bridge opened in June 1889, the area started to urbanise, with the first school opening a year later on Merton Road.

The main residential areas of Southfields are the "Southfields Triangle" and "The Grid".

The "Southfields Triangle" is a series of roads and streets that (somewhat) resemble a triangle. It covers the area from Standen Road in the south to Granville Road in the north. In 1904, the Frame Foods babyfood company opened its factory in Standen Road in a building with a distinctive art nouveau style. The building has been converted into luxury flats.

"The Grid" is a series of parallel roads run from Replingham Road, in the north to Revelstoke Road, in the south. "The Grid" consists almost entirely of Edwardian terrace houses, some of which have been converted into flats. A restrictive covenant at one time prevented any pubs from being built in the Southfields "Grid" area.


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Map of the Wimbledon area dating from the turn of the 20th century
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Hambledon Road
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