Ashleigh Road, SW14

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Recalling Ashleigh College for girls which used the nearby Castelnau House, overlooking the river, as its premises from around 1895 until 1907 when the property was demolished by Barnes Urban District Council and the site used as a depot before becoming Jubilee Gardens (named to mark the Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee). This road along with Avondale and Cowley Road; and First and Second Avenues “were laid out with a mixture of houses and flats built between 1903 – 1906, much favoured by employees at the newly built bus garage in Avondale Road,” according Maisie Brown author of Barnes and Mortlake Past.

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