Essex Grove



Essex Grove was built on land sold from the Essex Lodge Estate situated on Central Hill. Fifteen four storey houses were constructed by 1891 containing many original architectural features. These housed families who employed servants. The street is characterised by its steep gradient, decorated porches and brickwork and shallow pitched roofs.

Maps and Land Ownership

1870 OS Map showing Essex Lodge and land from which Essex Grove would be constructed – Reproduced-with-the-permission-of-the-National-Library-of-Scotland-2-httpsmaps.nls_.ukindex.html.png

1894 OS Map – showing Essex Grove – Reproduced-with-the-permission-of-the-National-Library-of-Scotland-2-httpsmaps.nls_.ukindex.html.png

 

Timeline
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Building of the street
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Architecture

10, 11 and 12 Essex Grove – decorated brickwork, bargeboards, recessed and decorated wooden porches, wooden sash windows, wooden and glass panelled front doors – courtesy of R. Hibberd – February 2021

11 and 12 Essex Grove – Decorative Brickwork detailing and barge boards – courtesy of R. Hibberd – February 2021

Essex Grove – Hardwood timber doors with glazing panels and recessed decorative porches – courtesy of R. Hibberd – February 2021

6 Essex Grove – timber sash windows – courtesy of R. Hibberd – February 2021

3 Essex Grove – recessed wooden porch, London stock bricks, chimney stacks, shallow pitched roof – courtesy of R. Hibberd February 2021

3 Essex Grove – recessed wooden porch, London stock bricks, chimney stacks, shallow pitched roof – courtesy of R. Hibberd February 2021

3 Essex Grove – circular attic room window with decorative brickwork, barge boards and shallow pitched roof

 

Significant Street Buildings

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Residents

    Bickford, Codrington Parr (1853-1916)

    Lived at 10 Essex Grove In 1867 he was nominated to become a naval cadet and passed his cadetship in December 1867. (Evening Mail, 11th December, 1867).  He was an acting sub lieutenant by 1876 (Morning Post, 7th February, 1876). It was reported from t …


Memories
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War
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Street Directories
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