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Walford Road

Roman Way (22-12-07)
Roman Way on the site of Tudor Farm (Click for a larger image)

The photo above shows the top entrance to Roman Way as seen from Fernbank Lane.

Prior to the building of the Roman Way estate (locally known as Lego Land), this area was farm land. The farmhouse stood opposite the point where Fernbank Road and Eastfield Road joins Walford Road.

Tudor Farm seen from Walford Road
Tudor Farm seen from Walford Road
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Tudor Farm seen from Fernbank Lane
Tudor Farm seen from Fernbank Lane
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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These photos were taken during the 1970s and, judging by the smoke coming from the chimney, the farmhouse was still occupied at this time.

The large farmhouse was originally a small building that had been extended numerous times.

The Tudor Farm farmhouse
The Tudor Farm farmhouse
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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A Tudor Farm barn
A Tudor Farm barn
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Some of the barns at this time were derelict.


The site of Tudorville House
Tudorville House in 1937
Reproduced from the 1937 Ordnance Survey map. Crown copyright

Roman Way Estate (22-12-07)
Roman Way Estate (Click for a larger image)

Old photos of Purland Chase

Purland Chase was built in 1866 in the Parish of Walford as a 'house in the country' rather than a 'true' country house with a landed estate.

Purland Chase
Purland Chase
[Courtesy J.C.Coombes]
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Purland Chase oriel windows
The oriel windows
[Courtesy J.C.Coombes]
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The front of Purland Chase had double-height oriel windows in a vaguely Tudor style as seen here.


The rear of Purland Chase
The rear of the house
[Courtesy J.C.Coombes]
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The house was a large four-square house with a long drive running up to it to give it impact.

The drive to Purland Chase
The drive to the back of the house
[Courtesy J.C.Coombes]
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Purland Chase from the left
Purland Chase from the left
[Courtesy J.C.Coombes]
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Purland Chase from the right
Purland Chase from the right
[Courtesy J.C.Coombes]
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The house survived a serious fire in 1923 but fell into disrepair and was finallydemolished in 1965.


Another view of the right of the house
Another view of the right of the house
[Courtesy J.C.Coombes]
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