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My 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown walking project

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SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Mabey Avenue by Chris Downer
252. MABEY AVENUE

There are quite a few dead ends off Kingswell Road, but Mabey Avenue is the only one which was built at the same time: all the others are developments from perhaps the 1970s up to the present day.


SZ0895 : Moordown: Maclaren Road by Chris Downer
253. MACLAREN ROAD

One of the criss-cross roads on this western side of the main Wimborne Road in Moordown. Wimborne Road, The Avenue and The Grove are the long north-south roads and Maclaren is one of the shorter east-west roads linking them - one of several that include both segments. Desirable detached houses are the order of the day.


SZ0695 : West Howe: Maclean Road by Chris Downer
254. MACLEAN ROAD

Typical 1950s semi-detached council houses are the fare around here, as we are near the centre of the large West Howe council estate, which was built in the early 50s.


SZ0995 : Moordown: Malvern Close by Chris Downer
255. MALVERN CLOSE

A short side-road off the more major Malvern Road. More than half the length of Malvern Close seems to be passing the side of the corner premises, with the few houses only encircling the very end.


SZ0995 : Moordown: Malvern Road by Chris Downer
256. MALVERN ROAD

Malvern Road runs west-east from the main Wimborne Road through Moordown to the main Charminster Road through Charminster, which go north-south roughly parallel with each other about a mile apart. Malvern Road takes a very indirect route between the two, with several abrupt corners such as this one here, where Nursery Road emerges. The housing is mixed but mainly early 20th century, such as the house whose end we see in the background.


SZ0695 : West Howe: Mandale Close by Chris Downer
257. MANDALE CLSOE

In the heart of the 1950s West Howe council estate, the houses in this short cul-de-sac actually form an unbroken line into the similar Springwater Close, the two closes meeting end-to-end with a wide footpath providing a single thoroughfare.


SZ0695 : West Howe: Mandale Road by Chris Downer
258. MANDALE ROAD

Mandale Road is one of the main roads within the West Howe council estate, and it has an unusual 90º bend here, running ahead and to our right, while to the left the road with vehicle priority continues as Draper Road.


SZ0696 : Kinson: Manor Farm Road by Chris Downer
259. MANOR FARM ROAD

The northernmost part of the Borough of Bournemouth, Manor Farm is at the far end of this sensibly named road. It also leads to the Pelhams leisure centre.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Marchwood Road by Chris Downer
260. MARCHWOOD ROAD

A short crescent beginning and ending on Minstead Road, comprising decent bungalows and houses.


SZ0796 : Kinson: Markham Avenue by Chris Downer
261. MARKHAM AVENUE

One of three dead ends that head north from Kinson Park Road, at the very northern extreme of Bournemouth suburbs. The other two, Castleton and North Avenues, end abruptly with a hedge, as if they might have been planned to continue one day but Markham Avenue ends more deliberately with a turning circle and its bungalows surrounding it.


SZ0797 : Kinson: Markham Close by Chris Downer
262. MARKHAM CLOSE

In a town that has seen much infill development in the last 20 years, Markham Close is a fairly historic offshoot, dating from maybe the mid 1970s. It comes off Markham Avenue, itself a no through road.


SZ0895 : Moordown: Marks Road by Chris Downer
263. MARKS ROAD

One of numerous east-west roads which run from Wimborne Road across The Avenue to The Grove except that Marks Road is the only one which is a dead end. It runs east from The Avenue, almost but not quite reaching Wimborne Road. It is, however, typical of the area in having decent detached houses form the early 20th century.


SZ0695 : West Howe: Mayfair Gardens by Chris Downer
264. MAYFAIR GARDENS

A short cul-de-sac which splays left and right at the top of the hill in the background, dating from the 1970s. Its left-hand pavement also forms the start of a public footpath through to Youngs Road behind. (See Link for a picture from the middle of the carriageway, and more discussion and photos of the public right of way.)


SZ0994 : Moordown: Mayfield Road by Chris Downer
265. MAYFIELD ROAD

Mayfield Road comes towards the camera from Coronation Road and crosses the three 'royal' avenues Queen Mary, King George and King Edward before turning a slight bend to end on Malvern Road. That last segment, distant behind us, was called Clarkson Road until about the mid-1930s.


SZ0994 : Moordown: McWilliam Road by Chris Downer
266. McWILLIAM ROAD

A short road, more of a lane with no pavements either side and ending at an old thatched cottage, one of few very old buildings to survive among the more modern suburbia (see Link ).


SZ0995 : Moordown: Meadow Court Close by Chris Downer
267. MEADOW COURT CLOSE

A short cul-de-sac running downhill from the main Wimborne Road, dating perhaps from the late 1960s. On the corner is the Halifax Memorial, of which more here: Link .


SZ0795 : East Howe: Merryfield Lane by Chris Downer
268. MERRYFIELD LANE

A short dead-end road, but a through route for pedestrians cutting off the corner of Kinson Road and East Howe Lane. From the map or on the ground, it is easy to appreciate that this was an original track which would have cut off the same corner when these were all lanes. It retains the 'laney' feel.



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