Lavenham Road, SW18

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

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Lavenham Road, SW18

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Road · Southfields · SW18 ·
July
27
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.


Citation information: Roomy villas : the story of Southfields Grid and its surrounding
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Augustus Road, SW18 Augustus Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Avening Road, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Avening Terrace, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
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Brathway Road, SW18 Brathway Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Briardale, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
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Burr Road, SW18 Burr Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
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Coliston Road, SW18 Coliston Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Combemartin Road, SW18 Combemartin Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Courtyard, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
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Crowthorne Close, SW18 Crowthorne Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Durnsford Avenue, SW19 Durnsford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Durnsford Road, SW19 Durnsford Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Eden Court, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Edgecombe Hall Pond, SW19 A street within the postcode
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.
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Gresham Way Industrial Estate, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
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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.
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Kimber Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Kimber Road, SW18 Kimber Road before urbanisation already existed as a path running between allotments and market gardens.
Kingscliffe Gardens, SW19 Kingscliffe Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Lainson Street, SW18 Lainson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Langton Place, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Lion Gate Mews, SW18 Lion Gate Mews is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Longfield Street, SW18 Longfield Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Longstaff Crescent, SW18 Longstaff Crescent is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Lucien Road, SW19 Lucien Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Manningtree Close, SW19 Manningtree Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Melrose Avenue, SW19 Melrose Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Merton Road, SW18 Merton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Morris Gardens, SW18 Morris Gardens is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Mount Road, SW19 Mount Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Normanton Avenue, SW18 Normanton Avenue is a road in the SW18 postcode area
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Park House, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Pirbright Road, SW18 Pirbright Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Pulborough Road, SW18 Pulborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Ravensbury Road, SW18 Ravensbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
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Sailing Centre, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
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Stuart Road, SW19 Stuart Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
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Village Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Wellington Road, SW19 Wellington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Wellington Works, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
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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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