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Adelaide Road

developed c. 1840 by Thomas Pooley.

Berrylansa Road

Berry Lodge on the Tolworth border. Berry Lodge Dairy Farm supplied milk to Surbiton

Claremont Gardens:

Partly on site of Ellmers which was an old farm previously Beale's Farm.  Bought in 1882 by Corbett.  Surbiton Assembly Rooms 1889

Site of Ellmers House demolished.

Claremont Road

Built by Thomas Pooley 1840s and named Railway Road.  Later developers changed its name. From the first phase of development

Ewell Road

Site of windmill landmark, brickfield belonging to John Selfe. Housing Of the mid c19 with stucco -trimmed terraces

1 Railway Tavern

Fishponds, a plain Georgian house of 1742.

Prince of Wales

296 Richard Jeffries. (Then No. 2 Woodside) the naturalist author, lived there 1877-82, a time when there was only open country beyond as far as Ewell, and the present highroad was nothing more than a winding lane.

Surbiton Council Offices. This picturesque two-storey building. uilt  in a style described by the architects W.W.A.Forsyth and H.Maule as a design of free but dignified English Renaissance served Surbiton for nearly seventy years. Following amalgamation with Kingston in 1965 it became a Crown Court.

117 New Prince. A beer house from the 1850s taken over by Charrington. Darts and so on.

Kingston Station 21st May 1838. London and Southampton Railway.  North of present Surbiton Station 1845 Resited. This early station wasn’t really Kingston, and not really Surbiton either – although it was nearer to that than Kingston. The railway company did not initially design the line for suburban traffic. Described as ‘little better than a hut’ it was east of where Surbiton Station now stands between Ewell Road and King Charles Road.

73 Horner Cottage.  Listed Grade II, Conservation Area. c19. Cottage ornee. Round headed windows with pointed lights and trellis porch.  one of a few older houses.

Ewell Bridge Road

First Kingston Station in a cutting to the west.  Just a hut

Reached by a stair down the embankment from South Terrace.

King Charles Road:

Castle Pub old Nightingales Brewery Pub

Christ Church 1862.  by C.L. Luck, a. local architect and member of the congregation. Lengthened 1866, Brick with stone dressings. front elaborate and rather 'chapelly' with a plate-tracery rose flanked by little turrets. The intended tower was never built. Interior with polychrome brick arches on columns; circular clerestory windows within round- headed arches. Elaborately painted timber roofs with tie- beams on large brackets. Remodelled by K. White & Partners, 1977, when the end and the chancel were converted to meeting rooms and the altar placed in the centre of the aisle. Stained glass windows by Clayton & Bell, Heaton, Butler & Bayne; the rest mostly by Lowers & Barraud, including the triple window at the end of the aisle, 1871, to a design by Burne Jones, given by N. H. Layers.

Kingston Common

Area: around the station site of Battle of Kingston.  Lord Holland skirmish with Roundheads and lost.  Villiers killed.

Oak Hill Grove 

Oak Hill Lodge, home of Arthur Bryant of the matches

The Sanctuary

Park Road

Site of Nichols estate.  Berrylands Farm area bought by Nicols of the Cafe Royal and included Regent House, deer park and Regent Farm.

Railway Line

Line from London – the diversion of this line in the 1830s away from Kingston neccessited a deep cutting under Surbiton Hill.

Regent Road

Called after Regent House Estate locally

Seymour Gardens

Nichols Estate

South Bank View

Hillcroft College.  Built as The Gables for Mr.Wilberforce Bryant of Bryant and May in 1884.  Private meeting room and theatre which any useful or religious body could use free.  Military hospital.  Hillcroft bought it in 1926. The more picturesque influence of the Norman Shaw school appears in the rambling composition of Hillcroft

Theatre on site of Glenbuck Court

St.Mark's Hill

Surbiton Station. Between Hinchley Wood and also Thames Ditton and also Esher and Berrylands on South Western Rail.  Within a year of the earlier station being built a developer, Thomas Pooley, had donated the site of what is now Surbiton Station On the line from Nine Elms, to Guildford, built 1885. The Station was called Kingston in 1838. In 1839, still very primitive, people had to walk over the fields to it.  When a station was built in Kingston proper in 1863 this station was renamed ‘Surbiton and Kingston’.  Rebuilt 1883, again in 1938.  One of the first to acknowledge the existence of a modern style in 1937-8 Plain geometric shapes of reinforced concrete rendered and painted. Central booking office; asymmetrical clock tower.. It was been rebuilt a number times, but its 1938 redesign was remarkable and it remains an important building. It is was built by J.R.Scott of the Southern Region’s Architects Department. An amazing structure.

Winthrop House.  Ten-storey office block in modern style.  by Fitzroy Robinson & Partners, 1959- 60,

Previous station to the north east, 1890-1900

Denby Dale pub


Surbiton.’ Suberton’ 1179, ‘Surbeton’ 1263, ‘Surpeton’ 1486, ‘Surbiton’     1597, that is 'the southern grange or outlying farm', from Old English ‘suth’ and ‘bere-tun’, so called in relation to Norbiton; both were granges of the royal manor of Kingston - the king’s estate by a ford on the river and its outlying farms were called ‘bartons’.  It was known as Kingston New Town, or Kingston-on- Railway as it was starting to be called in 1841, when the railway had arrived . In 1855 it was already a select middle-class area large enough to become a local authority independent from Kingston. The centre is now rather a mess. Despite unfeeling rebuilding of the 1930s onwards, the strata of respectable suburban development can still be traced, from neat stucco paired villas and terraces still in the Regency tradition, via Ruskinian eclecticism, to the more expansive outer suburbs of the 1890s. received its Charter of Incorporation in 1936, and is a handsome modern suburb which grew from almost nothing with the coming of the railway. Here some new blocks of flats have been erected on the riverside promenade and close to the railway station. The leading shops are situated in Victoria Road and Brighton Road. Of late years the town has expanded considerably in the direction of Tolworth, where many new houses and shops have been erected on the Kingston by-pass road.

Clocktower. little Gothic of 1905-6

Surbiton Common 1648 last engagement of the English Civil War.  Now-vanished common, where in 1648 the Parliamentarians defeated a body of Surrey Royalists under the Earl of Holland and the Duke of Buckingham, who were returning from an attack on Kingston.  This was the last engagement of any significance in the Civil War.

The Paint Research Association, originally known as the Research Association of British Paint, Colour and Varnish Manufacturers, was founded in 1926 in founder director Dr Louis Jordan's house at Surbiton before moving to a disused candle factory in Teddington.

Odeon: November 1949.This dramatic Odeon, a mile from Kingston on Thames, boasted its name in huge letters mounted on the canopy when it opened. Demolished and site is now a Waitrose

St. Mark’s Hill

St Mark, completely remodelled by P. C. Hardwick in 1855. Destroyed in the Second World War, except for the tower and spire and rebuilt in a deplorable style by Milner & Craze, 1960.

Surbiton Crescent

Built by developer Woods on the site of the grounds of Surbiton Hall.

Surbiton Park

Was Selfe Park made by John Selfe?  Selfe tried to develop the area with Pooley.  Painter and plumber from Thames Street, ex bailiff of Kingston.  Tried to found a waterworks in the area.  Brick and tile maker in Surbiton

Surbiton Hill Road

Hollyfield School with four-column Ionic porch

Little Elmers at junction with St.Mark's Hill, John Selfe's home

4 (Elmers Cottage and boundary walls), listed.

10, Hexagon House, listed

The Crescent

Example of first office building in Surbiton Developed by Thomas Pooley in 1841 and called Claremont Crescent, he lived in the first house. facing a pleasantly mature public garden

The Avenue

Manor House Convent School with two curved bays


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