Beechhill Road, SE9

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Named after Beech Hill estate, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The original early 19thCentury house was destroyed in the Second World War following an aircraft crash in October 1944. An RAF Mosquito aircraft crashed into the house setting it on fire, killing six people. This road, like many other local streets, was named with a Scottish theme reflecting the Scottish heritage 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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