Highview Road



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Timeline
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Building of the street
Highview Road Timeline to show when properties were built

Timeline

  • 1880 February 11, 6 houses, Nos 3-11 built by Mr William Drown. Each Property consisted of 2 floors. The upper level had 4 bedrooms, a dressing room and bathroom
  • 1880 April 4, 6 houses, Nos 20-30, plus a stable, built by Mr William Drown
  • 1882 December 20, 1 house built by Mr Mears
  • 1885 June 8,             3 houses, Nos 13-15-17 built by Mr Davey Each Property consisted of 2 Floors, The upper level had 4 bedrooms,   abathroom and separate w/c. The  lower level kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, living Room, gentleman’s room, kitchen  and  scullery with outside w/c in corner of yard.

There have been many modifications/conversions to the properties over the years

  • 1920 No 9 was used as a Drugs and Alcohol Rehab Centre
  • 1950 No17 Converted into 2 Flat with 6 Garages

 

 

 

date

property Description
1960 No. 11-13 9 Garages build at rear
1970 No 11 Converted into Flats
 

 

1973

No 1 Unknown
1974 No 1 Unknown
1975 No 2 Converted into 2 Maisonettes No2+2A
 

1977

No 1 Converted into 15 room hotel with 3 parking spaces
1978 No 30 Leigh Court Converted into 1×1 bedroom & 3×3 Bedroom Flats & 4-6 Parking Spaces
1980 No 6 Converted into 2 Flats
1982 No 1 Unknown
1982 No 30 Leigh Court Converted into 6 Flats
1984 No 14 Converted into 4 Flats
1984 No 18 Converted into 3 Flats 18A, B & C
1986 No 1 Unknown
1988 No 1 Converted into 8 Flats
1988 No 10 Converted into 4 Flats
1992 No 8 Converted into Flats
1995 No 9 Used as a Residential Children’s home (6 children)
1970/1 No 7 Converted into Flats
1972/3 No 5 Converted into Flats
1975/7 No 4 Converted into 2 Maisonettes No4 & 4A

 

 

Architecture

3 Highview Road – built in 1880 by Mr William Drown

5 High View Road – built in 1880 by Mr William Drown

 

 

7 High View – built in 1880 by Mr William Drown

9 High View – built in 1880 by Mr William Drown

11 High View – built in 1880 by Mr William Drown

15 High View – built in 1885 by Mr Davey

17 High View – built in 1885 by Mr Davey

10 High View

12 High View

18 High View

 

22 High View Road

24 to 266 High View

Advertisements from the Norwood News for house sales in Highview Road

12 Highview Road, 1923

Re Mrs A. C. Lewis, deceased.  For sale by tender.  No 12 Highview Road, Upper Norwood, SE19.  Mr F. L Richardson, F.A.I. has been instructed to sell by Private Tender tile capital furniture and effects, comprising the contents of three bedrooms, two reception rooms and offices, including bedsteads and bedrooms, two reception rooms, chest of drawers, washstands, dressing tables, wardrobe, settee, ottoman couch, mirrors, carpets, tables, bookcases, dinner, wardrobe, settee, ottoman couch, mirrors, carpets, tables, bookcases, dinner waggon, pianoforte, easy and other chairs, plated items, china, glass etc.  The effects will be on view on Tuesday, December 11th, 1923, on production of an order obtainable from the Auctioneer.  Tenders must be submitted not later than 12 o’clock on Friday, 14th December, 1923.  An inventory of the effects and the form of tender may be obtained from the Estate Office, Church Road, Upper Norwood

12 Highview Road 1924

No 12 Highview Road, Upper Norwood.  An attractive detached non-basement residence, offering vacant possession of the principal part of the accommodation.  Containing three reception rooms, six bedrooms, bathroom, and domestic offices; small garden; lease about 53 years unexpired and domestic offices:  small garden, lease about 53 unexpired: ground rent, £11.10.1 per annum.  At low reserve to ensure sale.  Westow Hill, Upper Norwood

Advertisement from the Norwood News June 1927

1 Highview Road, Upper Norwood.  A semi-detached corner residence.  Three 1 reception room, breakfast room, six bedrooms, bathroom and offices.  Space for garage

 

Significant Street Buildings

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Social History

Highview Road – Census analysis

 

Age profile
1881 1891 1901 1911
Under 5 5 6 7 3
5 to 15 7 13 16 11
16 to 21 4 10 13 14
22 to 30 7 18 14 20
31 to 40 1 6 14 13
41 to 50 0 8 10 10
51 to 60 0 10 6 13
61 to 70 1 4 10 9
71 to 80 0 0 3 4
Over 80 0 0 1 2
Total 25 75 94 99
Average age 17.80 23.85 31.68 36.25

From the census returns shown it would appear the average age profile of High View Road residents increased from 17.80 in 1881 to 36.25 in 1911.

Gender
1881 1891 1901 1911
Male 9 22 31 34
Female 16 53 63 65
total 25 75 94 99
Male 64.0% 70.7% 67.0% 65.7%
Female 36.0% 29.3% 33.0% 34.3%

Census records indicating gender for High View Road show that female residents averaged at no more than 36% between 1881 and 1911

Households
1881 1891 1901 1911
No. of households 3 15 18 21
Female householders 2 7 8 8

The number of female householders between 1881 and 1911 may reflect the impact of the Boer and First World Wars leading to widowhood amongst the British population.

  Places of birth 
1881 1891 1901 1911
England 11 59 69 77
Scotland 0 1
Wales 0 1 5
Ireland 3 3 9 5
Australia 2 1 1
Grenada 1
Guyana 1
Romania 2
India 1 11 5 1
Isle of Man 2
Iraq 1
Ceylon 1 1
China 1
At sea 1
not recorded 2
Barbados 1 1
Belgium 1
Antigua 1
Belize 1
Canada 2
Greece 1
Italy 1
Jamaica 2
Malta 3
USA 1
Total 25 75 94 99

The birth places of High View Road residents indicate former residence in parts of the British Empire including India, Canada, Malta and Australia.

Occupations
1881 Civil engineer, secretary
1891 Accountants (2), coal merchant, cooks (3), clerk, commercial traveller,
dressmaker, servants housemaids and housekeepers (13), lodging housekeeper,
merchant’s assistant, nurses(3), writer.
1901 Accountant, architect’s assistants (2), brewers (2), bank clerk, builder,coal merchant,
cook, clerk, export traveller, Presbyterian minister, electrical engineer,
servants housemaids and housekeepers (14), lodging housekeeper,
secretaries (2), medical student, nurse, photographer, switchboard fitter
1911 Accountants (2), architects (2), dressmakers (2), auctioneer and surveyor, clerks (7),
carpenter, civil servant, coal merchant, engineer, gardener,
Presbyterian minister, Post Office sorting clerk, Professor of Music,
gardener, journalists (2), teacher, midwife, mineralogist,
servants housemaids and housekeepers (14), typist.

The census returns for 1891, 1901 and 1911 show the employment of domestic servants including nurses suggesting disposable income for some residents living in High View Road at this time.

22nd October 1910 Norwood News

Mrs Benjamin Norman.  Hon. Sec.  16 Highview Road, Upper Norwood.  A series of lectures Sunday evenings at the New Church, Waldegrave Road, Upper Norwood

29th November 1884 Norwood News

A fire broke out on Monday, about half past nine at 30 Highview Road, Upper Norwood, occupied by Mr. F.P. Woolfe.  The Metropolitan brigade, stationed at Crystal Palace fire brigade, speedily on the spot, but the fire was not extinguished till the back room on the ground floor, with its contents, had been severely damaged by fire and water.  A servant named Honor Kennedy was slightly burnt.  The consegration was caused by a spark from the grate.

 

 

 

 

Residents

    Irwin, Reverend Clarke Huston (1858-1934)

      Lived at 24 High View in 1901 and 18 in 1911 and 1915 He was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland.  He was a graduate of the Royal University of Ireland, and was at one time a student at the University of Bonn. He spoke half a dozen languages an …


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