Patterson Road



Patterson Road is a road leading off the middle section of Cintra Park, round to the top of Milestone Road towards Church Road. It was originally on part of the land belonging to the Cintra House Estate, a very large mansion house, which was on old Census records as ‘1 Church Road’. Cintra House had acres of land that now consists of Patterson Road, Milestone Road and the middle section of Cintra Park (even numbers). The Art Deco Cintra Court flats and houses were built in the 1930s.

Maps and Land Ownership

Patterson Road part of the Cintra House Estate 1860

Patterson Road leads off Talavera Road/Cintra Park and Cintra Court now stands on the top section of Patterson Road.  Cintra House with its huge carriage driveway leading off from Church Road once stood until it was demolished in 1899.

1896 OS Map Showing Cintra House before it was demolished in 1899.

 

1946 OS Map Showing Patterson Road

       
Timeline
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Building of the street
Buildings in Patterson Road After 1900

Cintra Court

Cintra Court

Next to the bungalow in Patterson Road, is another unusual property for the area.  Cintra Court, almost Art Deco in style, built on, or very close to the site of the original and magnificent Cintra House.  The land was registered to be built upon in 1933, and by 1939, many of the flats became occupied.

Patterson Road Oct 1983

Patterson Road ridge side on left – 1920s

One resident , when renovating his windows found written in the window woodwork ‘6th 4 1920″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architecture
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Significant Street Buildings

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Social History
The Bungalow

In 1939, at the bungalow, lived George Whapham  born (1874) a Bank Messenger, his wife, Esther (Bn 1878), and children, Margaret (Bn 1902), who was a Clerk/Stenographer.  Margaret was also in the Women’s Army Auxiliary (WAAC) (c1917).  Her sister, Vera (Bn 1909), was also a Stenographer.

Another family that resided there in the 1964, was Ivy L Hilder née Gregory (Bn 1898 D1990).  Her father had been a Baker and Confectioner from Sedlescombe, Sussex.  She married a Thomas Hilder (Bn 1900 D1948) in 1924, who had been in the Royal Air Force during WWII.

Patterson Road Bungalow

Cintra Court Patterson Road

Cintra Court

The 1939 Census:

Flats 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24 were yet to be occupied.

No 3 Cintra Court

Victor Matthew (Bn 1910), a Wharfinger’s Clerk, and his wife Vera Matthew (Bn 1913), who was a Stenographer.

No 7 Cintra Court

Alice Jackson (Bn 1867) and Eileen Jackson (Bn 1906), a School Teacher.

No 8 Cintra Court

Margaret May (Bn 1889) a Widow.

No 11 Cintra Court

Phillip Ashmore (Bn 1899) and his wife Dorothy (Bn 1899) (married 1923).  In 1917, when he was 18 years old, he enlisted with Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment.  His occupation was an Editor’s Assistant and living at 6a Boxall Road, Dulwich Village.  In 1939 (both aged 40), when they were living in Flat 11 Cintra Court, Phillip was Editorial Staff and Dorothy was an Air Raid Precaution (ARP) Warden.

No 15 Cintra Court

Marion Stefox (Bn 1885), a Widow and Harry Lamb (Bn 1889), a Traveller/Fancy Goods.

No 16 Cintra Court

Leslie Brown (Bn 1908) a Salesman, and in 1939, an Auxiliary Fire Fighter (AFS), for Penge.  The AFS was established in January 1938 and fire stations were set up in buildings such as schools and welcomed men and women who were too old, too young or unable to go to war.

No 16 Cintra Court

Margaret McBride (Bn 1879), a Saleswoman.

No 21 Cintra Court

William Manning (Bn 1910), a Civil Servant Engineers Chief Officer for the GPO and his wife Doreen (Bn 1911).

Residents

    Duncan Maclean (1884 to 1980)

    DUNCAN MACLEAN – THE TARTAN FLASH  Lived at 68 Patterson Road Duncan Maclean and his wife lived at 68 Patterson Road from 1961 onwards.  Duncan, born 3 December 1884, in Renfewshire, married Elsie May (Bn 1905 D1987) in 1926.  Even in 1965, aged over 8 …


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