TQ2651 : Brightlands Road

taken 6 years ago, near to Reigate, Surrey, Great Britain

Brightlands Road
Brightlands Road
The 1871 large scale map of Reigate shows Brightlands Road as a cut between Wray Park Road and Raglan Road, with only one large house in the road, surrounded by extensive grounds. This was Brightlands, situated where the modern house on the right of the photo now stands. It was only in the 1950s that the road started being developed further, with a few houses being built in the grounds of Brightlands, and it was not until the 1970s that Brightlands itself was demolished, to be replaced by the house seen here.

The historic importance of Brightlands was that it was the home of the Victorian photographer, Francis Frith, whose photographic printing works was in Reigate - see TQ2450 : Churchfield Road.

For photos of the original house see LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link (the latter showing Francis Frith himself relaxing in the garden of the house).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Person (from Tags)
Francis Frith 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 261 511 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.7144N 0:11.6373W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 261 511
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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