TQ2372 : View from Glen Albyn Road

taken 6 years ago, near to Wimbledon, Merton, Great Britain

View from Glen Albyn Road
View from Glen Albyn Road
View from a third-floor balcony, along Thursley Gardens to Queensmere Road.

Details which might easily go unnoticed are the grey stone gables of the former Southlands College - visible just behind the left-hand end of the white-painted buildings in Queensmere Road.

I have known this area for more than half a century, during which time it has been developed at far greater residential density. The original Victorian settlement was quite sparse - grand houses along just a few roads, like Albert Drive and Inner Park Road. Development in the 1920's and '30's took the form of smaller - but still substantial - properties along Bathgate Road, Victoria Drive, Princes Way and elsewhere. In the 1950's and '60's grand houses, stables and orchards gave way to extensive local authority housing. Glen Albyn Road was laid out by Wandsworth Borough Council at that time. Thursley Gardens is one of many smaller streets that arose in later years as residential in-filling took place.
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2385 7256 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.3104N 0:13.1713W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2384 7269
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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