Anne Louisa Bingham (January 6, 1782 – 5 December 1848), whose father was rumoured to be the richest man in American War of Independence, was the wife of Alexander Baring who inherited the Ashburton Estate from his aunt Elizabeth Baring. He also took his uncle, the Whig politician John Dunning’s barony as Lord Ashburton in Devon. The western section of Bingham Road is one of the earliest sections of large and rapid residential development in Addiscombe. It was built between 1890 and 1910, in the Arts and Crafts style. It marked the first phase of large scale interwar settlement made possible by public transport development beginning with horse drawn tram line with a terminus by Bingham Road Bridge. In The Story of St Mildred’s, Addiscombe, by the Reverend Charles Budden (1937), he describes it as not a road “but a lane, and in wet weather those who attended church [at that time the small church on the corner of Parkview Road, opened in 1914] were forced to walk on planks to get there dryshod”.
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