Balcaskie Road, SE9

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Named after Balcaskie, an estate in Fifeshire, that was home to architect Sir William Bruce. Robert Lorimer, an admirer of Bruce, called the house “the ideal of what a Scottish gentleman’s home ought to be”. Many of the roads around Eltham Park are named after places in Scotland, the homeland of its developer Archibald Cameron Corbett, 1st Baron Rowallan, a Scottish Liberal Party and Liberal Unionist Party politician, who being a teetotaller he did not allow any pubs to be built in the area.

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