TQ1766 : Lovelace Road, Surbiton

taken 4 years ago, near to Surbiton, Kingston Upon Thames, Great Britain

Lovelace Road, Surbiton
Lovelace Road, Surbiton
In 1834 an Act for building a railway between London and Southampton received Royal Assent. Local councillors in Kingston, coupled with the coaching interests and Lord Cottenham, owner of much of the land between Kingston and Wimbledon, objected to the railway running through the town, and so the railway was forced to pass a mile and a half to the south. A station opened in 1838 at what was then called “Kingston New Town” or, from 1841, “Kingston-on-Railway”. This was subsequently named Surbiton. The fine houses and good rail service attracted wealthy commuters and earned Surbiton the title of “Queen of the Suburbs”.
This is Lovelace Road which runs parallel to the railway line. Some of the fine houses along this road have been demolished and flats built on the sites. This house close to the station has survived.
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TQ1766, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1795 6693 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.3498N 0:18.3742W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1796 6691
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