Trewince Road, SW20

Place name

The Cottenham Park estate was sold for development sometime 1850, but housebuilding in the area was sporadic and it took a while for the area to take off. That happened in a short burst of eight years between 1898 and 1905 when William Louis Peters, from Cornwall, submitted plans for several new roads which he named after villages in his home county. These included Tolverne Road, Rosevine Road, Kenwyn Road and Pendarves Road. Today they make up nearly all the conservation area. Trewince is on the Roseland Peninsula. According to A Glossary of Cornish Names it means: “Under-town, or town exposed to the weather.”




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