Clarence Road 43-65
From the notes by Misses R. & S. Sanford for the 1973 Teddington Society Survey:
"Nos. 43-45: Pair of double-fronted, semi-detached, red brick slate-roofed bow windows, up & down with gable over. Front & rear gardens. Access to range of garages at rear is provided by a wide passage way alongside the side entrance to no. 45.
Nos. 47-65. Victorian development - large double-fronted, 2-storey red brick semi-detached houses with tiled roofs. Side entrances to longish gardens at rear. Decorated barge boards on gables. Windows - square bays on 1 side of front entrance. Porched front entrances in centre with side windows, leading to hall & staircase. One front reception room in some cases converted for garage. Some front gardens used for parking.
Plans survive in the Borough collection for these 5 pairs of semi-detached villas on "land belonging to Thomas Dence Esq." submitted 21 February 1895 (Borough Collection PLA/01837).
In 1997 Clarence Road residents celebrated their centenary so it would appear the above houses were not occupied until about 1897 and many a few years later.
"I am a resident of Clarence Rd which is one of the most attractive streets in Teddington, as a consequence of the architecture of the houses but also particularly as a result of being lined with horse chestnuts. As a result of disease the Council is proposing to replace these with hornbeams which are smaller in scale and do not have any show of blossom similar to the horse-chestnuts - to the detriment of the street scape" (This 2013 note forwarded to the TeddSoc Trees & Gardens & Open Spaces Groups)
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