Townsend Lane Estate

The area known as the Townsend Lane Estate was built in the nineteen sixties by George Wimpey and Sons. It embodies Barns Dene, Pondwick Road, Claygate Avenue, the north side of Townsend Lane and a small part of Broadfields. 

The site consisted of several parcels of land, including Claygate Orchard, pasture where cows grazed and a shallow valley draining down to a pond which no doubt gave Pondwick Road its name. At the far end of the site was a mushroom farm where Broadfields is now.