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My 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown walking project

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SZ0795 : Northbourne: Badgers Walk by Chris Downer
23. BADGERS WALK

We just peek at the modern infill bungalows down this steep little road near the dead end of Hill View Road. I am not sure when it was built but the early 2000s is likely.


SZ0596 : Bear Cross: Baker Road by Chris Downer
24. BAKER ROAD

Looking along the line of bungalows, typical of the Bear Cross area, on the eastern side of Baker Road from Anchor Road.


SZ0894 : Moordown: Balfour Road by Chris Downer
25. BALFOUR ROAD

Balfour Road is a strange little road - it appears little more than a rear access alleyway between shops on the main Wimborne Road. But it in fact leads down to Moordown Conservative Club and has a few houses beyond.


SZ0995 : Moordown: Bankside Road by Chris Downer
26. BANKSIDE ROAD

Bankside Road is a short road among desirable detached housing. It is at the very limit of my 2km radius - the first parked car is probably beyond the circle!


SZ0795 : Ensbury Park: Barnes Close by Chris Downer
27. BARNES CLOSE

This is a small infill cul-de-sac dating from the late 1970s or early 80s; the housing cannot be seen from here because it is around a left turn behind the gardens of Barnes Crescent.

The posts, allowing safer pedestrian access, were put in between 2009 and 2012 according to Google Street View.


SZ0795 : Ensbury Park: Barnes Crescent by Chris Downer
28. BARNES CRESCENT

In an area of detached houses, Barnes Crescent is an angular, trapezium shaped crescent off Barnes Road. This is its western end.


SZ0795 : Ensbury Park: Barnes Road by Chris Downer
29. BARNES ROAD

A rather squiggly road, fairly major in this area as back-streets go, with a variety of detached housing, mainly houses but with the odd bungalow thrown in for good measure. This is the western end, off Howeth Road.


SZ0895 : Moordown: Barrie Road by Chris Downer
30. BARRIE ROAD

One of a series of short roads running west-east from The Grove, over The Avenue to Wimborne Road, in a large-ish area of desirable detached houses. This one of only a couple that does both segments.


SZ0695 : West Howe: Batchelor Crescent by Chris Downer
31. BATCHELOR CRESCENT

Part of the large 1950s West Howe council estate, Batchelor Crescent is a semicircular road off Batchelor Road, with green space in its middle, as seen here. As the housing is only on one side, the numbering is consecutive. There are pairs of semi-detached houses with a terrace halfway round, left of picture.


SZ0595 : West Howe: Batchelor Road by Chris Downer
32. BATCHELOR ROAD

Batchelor Road is on the large 1950s West Howe council estate and comprises mainly those easily recognisable council semis. They are not very visible here but see Link for examples.

Surprisingly, Batchelor Road still possesses three of its four original nameplates, embossed in cast iron and still on their original single concrete legs.

(One might say, rather meanly, all the more surprising because 30 years ago West Howe had quite a reputation for deprivation, vandalism and antisocial behaviour.)


SZ0596 : Bear Cross: Benbridge Avenue by Chris Downer
33. BENBRIDGE AVENUE

Looking along this little road of nice bungalows, from the Exbury Drive end. It turns 90º to the left halfway along.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Bennion Road by Chris Downer
34. BENNION ROAD

Bennion Road is part of a small area of council housing at this northern end, coming out onto Hadow Road. Beyond the left bend in the background, the bungalows more prevalent in Ensbury Park take over. Hadow Road, on which we stand, leads to the local primary and secondary schools and is named after a Borough councillor who planned for the town's schooling following the Education Act 1944 I believe Bennion Road may be named after a colleague of his.


SZ0895 : Moordown: Bentley Road by Chris Downer
35. BENTLEY ROAD

This short road of well-to-do detached houses is one of numerous in a criss-cross pattern, at right angles to Wimborne Road, The Avenue and The Grove. It is one of the shorter ones, with only one segment terminating on The Avenue rather than crossing it.


SZ0696 : Kinson: Berrans Avenue by Chris Downer
36. BERRANS AVENUE

The end wall and frontages of the council houses in the background illustrate the nature of this road. It is quite long for a dead-end without any turnings.


SZ0894 : Ensbury Park: Beswick Avenue by Chris Downer
37. BESWICK AVENUE

This is an unusual road in that it has a dead end at both ends but the middle section forms a busy rat-run. The southern dead end leads into the large Glenmoor and Winton secondary schools, while here we are looking northward into the northern no-through section.

It has sprouted numerous side-roads of infill development, from the 1980s right up to very recent times.


SZ0894 : Ensbury Park: Beswick Gardens by Chris Downer
38. BESWICK GARDENS

A modern infill cul-de-sac built in the last five years or so, this photo of the road sign does not provide any meaningful view of the housing along the road. It comes off Beswick Avenue in its northernmost, dead-end section.

The sign, in the font Arial Bold, is not of any standard council design so I presume was put up by the developer rather than the local authority.


SZ0795 : Ensbury Park: Beverley Gardens by Chris Downer
39. BEVERLEY GARDENS

The parked van allows us only a glimpse along this snaking no-through road, but that glimpse tells us that it consists of desirable detached houses and is not a modern cul-de-sac like many of the infill developments in the area.


SZ0695 : East Howe: Bicton Road by Chris Downer
40. BICTON ROAD

This road contains just a few houses on its short length between Kinson Road and St Mark's Road, which latter we see in the background.


SZ0994 : Moordown: Bloomfield Avenue by Chris Downer
41. BLOOMFIELD AVENUE

This suburban road of decent detached houses has a few bungalows at this end, as we can see, and runs between the main Wimborne Road and Mayfield Road. We look along it from the latter.


SZ0894 : Moordown: Bloomfield Place by Chris Downer
42. BLOOMFIELD PLACE

A mid-1990s infill development towards the western end of Bloomfield Avenue, whose sign, from a distance, resembles the standard borough nameplate of the time (see Link for example) but in fact it isn't, so presumably it was erected by the developer rather than the council.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Bluebird Walk by Chris Downer
43. BLUEBIRD WALK

This is a public footpath from Kinson Road to Moorside Road that has been given a name in recent years as a kind of safety initiative. For more discussion see Link and further photos linked from there.


SZ0894 : Ensbury Park: Boundary Road by Chris Downer
44. BOUNDARY ROAD

Boundary Road was, as its name suggests, a boundary and it was quite a major one: it was the boundary between Hampshire and Dorset until 1904, when the area to the west of here was transferred to Bournemouth and thus to Hampshire. (The whole of Bournemouth would then transfer from Hampshire to Dorset 70 years later.)

While it has diminished in the importance of the boundary, it has gained importance as a route. Until quite recently it was a gravel road, when the A347 went along Wimborne Road through Moordown and Winton. But in the mid-1980s the A347 was rerouted to Redhill Avenue, through Redhill Common, and along here, so it is now a busy main road carrying much suburban and regional traffic to and from Bournemouth town.

We view it here at the traffic-light junction with Victoria Avenue; the houses have their own parallel service road which comes past the junction.


SZ0796 : Kinson: Bramley Road by Chris Downer
45. BRAMLEY ROAD

This road is part of a small estate of bungalows around the back of the main shops in Kinson. It is an oddly shaped road layout that from maps or aerial photography looks like an unfinished estate to east or west.


SZ0894 : Winton: Brassey Road by Chris Downer
46. BRASSEY ROAD

One of the densely packed, early 20th century roads containing mainly detached houses with no off-road parking, Brassey Road is seen here from its junction with the main shopping street, Wimborne Road.

It is only the first hundred yards or so which falls within my 2km radius.


SZ0896 : Northbourne: Brecon Close by Chris Downer
47. BRECON CLOSE

Really a minor lane leading down to the river Stour from New Road, and containing a few bungalows further down, Brecon Close is heavily used by walkers as it leads to the start of the Bournemouth stretch of the Stour Valley Way, the riverside path leading eventually down to Christchurch Harbour.


SZ0897 : Northbourne: Bridge Place by Chris Downer
48. BRIDGE PLACE

A small cul-de-sac off the main A347 New Road, with housing only on one side and at the end because it directly abuts the River Stour, just to our right.


SZ0896 : Northbourne: Brierley Close by Chris Downer
49. BRIERLEY CLOSE

A tiny cul-de-sac off its namesake Brierley Road, in a large area of desirable detached bungalows.


SZ0896 : Northbourne: Brierley Road by Chris Downer
50. BRIERLEY ROAD

Looking up this reasonably busy road - a major 'minor road' if you like - which runs through the large Northbourne suburb characterised by desirable bungalows. We can see ahead that it swings round to the left and up quite a steep hill on its way to Leybourne Avenue.


SZ0895 : Northbourne: Broadhurst Avenue by Chris Downer
51. BROADHURST AVENUE

A short road within a large area of similar housing - detached bungalows - with the added feature of The Crown Pub (Link ) just along to the left.


SZ0895 : Northbourne: Brockley Road by Chris Downer
52. BROCKLEY ROAD

Looking along a line of bungalows on the east side of Brockley Road, that typify this whole Northbourne area.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Brook Close by Chris Downer
53. BROOK CLOSE

A peek along Brook Close, although we cannot really tell from here that it is a small cul-de-sac of bungalows and pre-dates Chaldecott Gardens, which it now comes off, by 20 years or so. The road used to come out on Kinson Road, just to our left, but when the development of Chaldecott Gardens was built in the late 1980s, the road layout was realigned so that the latter had the turning onto the main road. There is thus a small grassed area to our immediate left, abutting all three roads.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Brook Road by Chris Downer
54. BROOK ROAD

One of the original lanes of the area before the West Howe and East Howe council estates were built around it, Brook Road still retains a 'lany' feel. It is mainly council housing now, including semis such as the ones we see here and medium sized blocks of flats. This eastern end features an unusual dual carriageway section, and the sign is attached to the lamppost at the end of the central reservation.


SZ0895 : Northbourne: Broughton Avenue by Chris Downer
55. BROUGHTON AVENUE

Fine detached houses are the order of the day in this eastern part of Northbourne, with bungalows being more prevalent further northwest. The reason for the second pavement leaving the left-hand edge of the photo is that the Hill View shops are just here: the foreground pavement follows the road to the left, while the farther pavement is that of the service road and the shopfronts themselves.


SZ0895 : Northbourne: Broughton Close by Chris Downer
56. BROUGHTON CLOSE

Looking along this short cul-de-sac of bungalows which is shaped rather like a musical note: it ends in a turning circle with a grassed middle, offset to the right as we view it here.


SZ0796 : Kinson: Burcombe Road by Chris Downer
57. BURCOMBE ROAD

Burcombe Road forms the south side of a sort of self-contained square of roads, the main Kinson Road forming the western side. Like its compatriots Hyde Road on the north and east sides and Middle Road (which runs through the middle as its name suggests), they start off with detached houses at this western end and then bungalows take over.


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