Broom Road 10

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10 Broom Road

Road: Broom Road

Property: 10

The current owner (2013) writes:

"I have lived at no. 10 Broom Road since 1983, though I have lived in the near area on and off most of my life. The houses adjacent to me, i.e. nos. 4 to 8, as well my own, are the work of, or influenced by Charles Voysey, an architect of the Arts and Crafts movement, and a follower or pupil of Edward Luytens of New Delhi construction fame. They were built in the 1920's. All have the same distinctive brick features around the windows and the gardens of the four houses on Broom Road back onto the back of the 4 similar houses facing the main Kingston Road. The former are often overlooked due to the high fences in front of the front gardens as well as the fact that the distinctive pub signs of The Anglers and Tide End Cottage tend to catch the eye first.

"All houses are structurally and architecturally different on the inside. As far as I am aware no. 10 Broom Road was, upon construction, let to a couple who bought the property from the owner in the 1950s. They added many features themselves, I believe, such as the small fountain and weather vane in the garden and the panelling which was in the dining room. I added an extension in 1988, dismantling the garage in which I found several implements which must have been pre-WWII! The extension comprised an addition to the lounge and a shower room downstairs and one bedroom upstairs.

"The one big unusual feature in no. 10 is the massive Canadian cedar tree in the garden. As it has a preservation order on it, I am unable to move or change it in any way which I would not want to do anyway. The eight houses making up our little group as mentioned above must have been part of the house which existed here in the mid C19th the estate of which included the playing field next door which is now part of St Mary's College."

This page is part of the Directory of Buildings of Townscape Merit (BTMs) and Listed Buildings in Teddington assembled by the Planning and History Groups of The Teddington Society. Click on any photo for a higher resolution version. Copyright for the material on this page rests with the contributor.