Milton Road East Side

Photo:Haddon Court 2011

Haddon Court 2011

Gavin Ross

Photo:43-45 Milton Rd 2011

43-45 Milton Rd 2011

Gavin Ross

Photo:Chiltern Court 2011

Chiltern Court 2011

Gavin Ross

Photo:51-53 Milton Road 2011

51-53 Milton Road 2011

Gavin Ross

Photo:Albany Court 2011

Albany Court 2011

Gavin Ross

Shakespeare Road to Crabtree Lane

By Gavin Ross

The information was obtained from Kelly's Directories 1901-74

Nos. 31-37 were demolished by 1974* (see Comment below) and the site became part of Haddon Court, which extended into Shakespeare Road.

No.31 was called Chadsholme, and was occupied in 1949 by Sir John Fryer.  No.33 was called Holmwood, then Greenwood.  No. 35 was called Glenelg, and in 1956 for a short time was the Glenelg Private Hotel. No.37 was called West View

Nos. 39-45 are still standing, as two pairs of semidetached homes.  No.39 was called Seftonville, and then Standen and then Glangariff.  Another house was earlier called Glangariff, and so the owner may have moved and taken the name with him. No. 41 was called Chetwynd.  No. 43 was called Fairview, and then Kenleith.  No. 45 was called Beechcroft.

Nos. 47 and 49 were demolished in 1974 to become Chiltern Court.  No. 47 was called Windermere, then Nevsky and then Yorbur. In 1954 it belonged to Dr. Philip Gregory, the Rothamsted plant pathologist. No. 49 was called Glangariff (see No.39) and then Stanstead.

Nos. 51 and 53 are still standing.  No. 51 was called Holmfield and then Glenfrain.  No. 53 was called Redcote, and then Greenhurst.

This section from Spenser Road to Crabtree Lane was developed from 1906 onwards.  No. 55 was called Holmfield, (see No. 51) and was converted in 1974 into a hostel, Spelthorne St Mary, run by Anglican nuns to care for women alcoholics.  In 1993 it was bought by Rothamsted to become a hostel for overseas students and their families, and was named Lawes Court (after the founder of Rothamsted).

Nos. 57-61 were demolished in 1967 and became Albany Court.    No. 57 was called Ardblair, No. 59 was called St Michaels, and No.61 was called Quexcroft.

Nos. 63-65,  a semi-detached pair, were built in 1969, and Mr. M. Flawn, the osteopath, lived at No. 65. No. 67 was redeveloped in 2008 as two houses, Nos. 67-69. 

This page was added by Gavin Ross on 30/06/2011.
Comments about this page

I lived at number 51 Milton Road with my family from 1949 - 1964. It is true that the house was called Glenfruin when my parents, Daniel and Margery Collier, bought it but the name was changed to Peterley.

By Susan Collier Cross
On 05/08/2011

Glengariff was my great grandfather's house. I still have some of his headed letter paper which we use as scrap. My grandmother (Walthew) was a VAD at the hospital at Rosemary.

By Nick Down
On 25/10/2011

We live at 43 Milton Road, and have done for the past 18 years. It's interesting to see the house had a name!! How do you find this out? Do you know anything about who lived here?

I think the house of our friends at number 53 was an embassy. Do you know anything more?

ed We have collated names of houses and their number from Kelly's Directories, which also mention the names of the owners up to the 1970s.

By emily
On 19/10/2012

We moved to Haddon Court, the part in a cul-de-sac off Shakespeare Road, in December 1969 as one of the first residents; by that time the Milton Road part of Haddon Court had been there a while and was fully occupied. The block along Shakespeare Road was completed early 1970. The builders of Haddon Court were called Drapers.

By Elisabeth Field
On 23/10/2014

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