Category: History

1861 – The residents

The most obvious difference between now and then is that the houses backing on are, with one exception, occupied by one family, or one person, and his or her

1852 – The acquisition of the plots

The land on which our gardens are laid out and the houses backing on built is acquired in 1852 by one Richard Roy. Richard Roy has already developed other

1833 – The time before

In James Wyld’s 1833 map of the “country in the vicinity of London” the piece of land soon to be our garden appears as wooded pasture.