Grasmere Road, DA7

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W H Wedlock Ltd the builders named many roads after Lake District locations. The firm was established in 1902 at Barrow-in-Furness, in Cumbria. But it moved south in 1915 to maintain the Vickers Estates and continued to play a major role in the development of Barnehurst. By 1926 the company began developing the Mayplace Farm estate around Oakwood Drive, its brochure offered a range of house and bungalow designs from £495 to £850. See also Coniston Close; Coniston Road; Windermere Road; Merewood Road; Thirlmere Road; and Inglewood Road; Oakwood Drive.

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