South Avenue, TW9

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Like its sister road North Avenue, this cut-de-sac was a relatively late development compared to the roads on the opposite side of Sandycombe Road. Highly unoriginal. James Green, Judith Filson, and Margaret Watson in The Streets of Richmond and Kew write: “It is occupied by workshops and it was here that rayon was first produced commercially by the ‘Kew Viscose Spinning Syndicate’ before Courtaulds bought it up in 1904.”

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