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Bedonwell Road

South of Lessness Heath was the Bedon Stream,

306-320 Two adjacent groups of farm workers houses c.1894, impressive, each group having fine end gables.

Baptist Mission chapel

V2 attack February 1945 Overhead electricity lines brought down in Bedonwell Road. 5 killed, 62 injured. 4.34 pm


Council housing. Name of old house

Langdale Crescent,

V2 rockets struck on 8 February 1945. At noon one person was killed and 82 injured.

Little Heath Road

Earl Haig. Built by Charringtons 1936.

Nissen Way

Because of Second World War, huts for bombed out families.

Nuxley Road

Baptist church, 1805, older foundation,

Shops replaced in 1963, Library in 1964,

39 Royal Standard,

Lessness Heath Primary School

Orchard Road

Orchard area of Dixon's Farm built up by Freakes and Richards in 1930s,

West Heath

Area west of Lessness Heath. Built up from 1882. another tract of common which meant that heathland stretched almost continuously as far as Bostall Heath.

Tyndale Preparatory School

West Heath Recreation Ground opened by Minister of Health in 1937

Westergate Road

Considerable open land was retained to the west of the West Heath House until 1924, when it too was sold for building development, and Westergate Road was made

Woolwich Road

The West Heath was sold for development in 1882, and the large houses formerly fronting Woolwich Road between Belvedere and Bostall were built.

West Heath House, where the one-time owner General Hulse was visited by George IV, still survives in modified form in Woolwich Road. In later years the property belonged to the Seth-Smith family, but for many years until 1921 the house was occupied by Sir Tom Callender of cable fame. The house had extensive coach houses and stables, in which were kept the horses for a local hunt. Part of the stables was converted into a bungalow which still remains.


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