SP2871 : Wilton House, Southbank Road, Kenilworth

taken 11 years ago, near to Kenilworth, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Wilton House, Southbank Road, Kenilworth
Wilton House, Southbank Road, Kenilworth
Originally the home of the Street family (see shared descriptions), and presently the offices of the town council and the local MP, Jeremy Wright. It is due to be demolished soon to make way for new apartments for the elderly.
Henry Street, Kenilworth :: SP2972

Henry Street was laid out in 1885 and was named after the landowner Henry Street (1825-1899). He was the first chair of the Kenilworth Urban District Council 1895-97 and lived at Abbey Hill Lodge. He owned fellmongery works in Kenilworth and Warwick, and large amounts of land in the Albion Street and Priory Road area of Kenilworth (he laid out Priory Road). In 1884 he gave the southwest corner of the Abbey Fields to the town. At his death much of his estate in Kenilworth passed to his nephew Arthur. (from an article by Phil Street in Kenilworth History 2004-5)

Arthur Street, Kenilworth :: SP2972

Arthur Street was named after the landowner Arthur William Street (1864-1934).
The road was first laid out in 1911, according to 'A Portrait of Kenilworth in Street Names' by Geoff Hilton. It was built on two fields called Hill Close and Charles Meadow (details from conveyance document)
The Kelly's Directories of Warwick and Leamington (including Kenilworth) list only numbers 1-7 (odd) and 10,12, 20-40 (even) in their 1933 edition. The 1934 edition adds a few other houses, with names only, but by 1936 the street was complete.
AW Street inherited the land from his uncle Henry Street in 1899. He also owned the Mill End fellmongery works and was involved with Leigh Mills in Bradford and Coventry. He was president of the Fellmongers Association of Great Britain in 1913-1915. He was a member of Kenilworth UDC 1900-1916, and chairman 1913-1916. He lived at Abbey Hill Lodge and later at Wilton House, Southbank Road, which subsequently became council offices. (from an article by Phil Street in Kenilworth History 2006-7)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 16 May, 2010
Offices > Council offices   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2882 7198 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.7085N 1:34.7020W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2884 7201
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