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Tree avenue at Handcross Park
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Tree avenue at Handcross Park

As mentioned in the auction particulars attached to picture #504, the view through the gates on leaving Handcross Park house is most impressive with an avenue of trees stretching far into the distance with fine distant views.
Today the view extends just 50 yards beyond the gates.
In 1950 Mrs Ena Tulley wrote of this photograph:
“There was a good view from the carriage drive, through an avenue of trees on the opposite portion of the estate.
This has now been altered recently as the bypass road will join the main road again just above this point.
Although the bypass is not finished, as at 1950, the position was cut away before the war started in 1939.
This picture shows the handsome iron gates, two centre and two hand gates, on stone pillars.”

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Picture added on 23 November 2012 at 15:10
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Handcross Park
Barry, I think the enclosed map of 1909 will help to explain the avenue reference!

Map can be viewed by clicking on Large Version. I wonder what happened to the building in the top left corner with a benchmark denoting it was 476.3 feet above sea level. Barry Ray
Added by Peter Cooper on 08 August 2016
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