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andrewr


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21-01-2011 10:18 AM

I have a copy of an OS map of 1913. This shows that the area on both sides of what is now Horniman Drive, but was then called Westwood Park, as you come out of Horniman Gardens, was already developed. There were 4 large houses on the left between where the Gardens gate is, and the crossroad on the brow of the hill, and 3 on the right. There were then further houses both sides of the road where Horniman School and Ashton Heights are before getting to what I believe was the edge of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate, roughly on the line of Ringmore Rise.

The Tewkesbury Lodge Estate land north of Ringmore Rise, looks to be rough pasture and would have been flat on the top so perhaps the structure was here? This area includes the Folly tower now in the back garden of a house in Liphook Crescent and would also have included the covered reservoir built in the 1870's.

An 1870 map when there were fewer houses shows the words 'Forest Hill' along the ridge line. Could Furze (Fuzz) Hill have been a distortion of Forest Hill?

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What place? - Zimmerman - 20-01-2011, 01:20 PM
RE: What place? - brian - 20-01-2011, 05:24 PM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 20-01-2011, 06:24 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 20-01-2011, 06:40 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 20-01-2011, 07:33 PM
RE: What place? - roz - 20-01-2011, 11:06 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 21-01-2011, 01:25 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011 10:18 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011, 10:33 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011, 10:40 AM
RE: What place? - Triangle - 21-01-2011, 11:35 AM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 21-01-2011, 11:40 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011, 01:46 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 22-01-2011, 12:59 PM
RE: What place? - Tezzyd - 24-03-2011, 06:31 PM
RE: What place? - Triangle - 28-03-2011, 05:25 PM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 28-03-2011, 06:40 PM
RE: What place? - Triangle - 29-03-2011, 10:42 AM