Stagbury Avenue, CR5

Place Name

Named after Stagbury House, the former home of the Reverend Thomas Walpole (AD1755 – AD1840), the eldest son of the Honourable Thomas Walpole, who owned Carshalton House from AD1767 to AD1782. In the 1890s Henrietta Vade-Walpole oversaw the sale of land on the Stagbury estate to the South Eastern Railway with a view to exploiting the potential of the railway for property development, primarily aimed at wealthy City financiers. Stagbury house was demolished in AD1972 and replaced with a development of town houses.

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