Sheila Wood has been working on the history of King Henry’s Road in the Wallands, and more recently on De Warrenne Road.
The Wallands Park Estate has its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century with “The Limes” built in 1870 for the Ironfounder and engineer John Every. The Limes (now a care home called “North Corner”) stands at the junction of Prince Edward’s Road and King Henry’s Road. No more houses appeared until the 1890s when the development of this Victorian and Edwardian estate really took off.
You can find Sheila’s work on her own website, which she describes as a work in progress. You will find a page for each house, with as much information as Sheila has been able to gather about who lived there and when.
While she has been able to collect a fair amount of detail from 1890 up until 1939, post-WW2 era information is harder to come by. So if you have any comments or information that could be added, please do get in touch by using this form: