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treeve

Bolitho Gardens, Penzance 1922

Cowell, Drewitt and Wheatly were working on the plan for Lidden Estate in 1922.This estate was Mr Reginald Wheatly's project, but the houses were mostly to designs by Frederick Drewitt.Note the route of the seafront path, well behind the line of the old seawall that had been lost.One of the sketch plans included the original layout of the Bolitho Gardens.[Newlyn Gallery 1894; Convalescent Home 1889]I will try and scan the 1875 OS, but it is rather delicate. I will also upload the 1936 OS.I have a 1786 map as well - I will have a go at uploading some of that.

Bolitho Gardens,  Penzance 1922
treeve, Jul 22, 2009
    • welb1931
      There used to be a grass bank and palm tree s on the seaward side of the footpath....
    • treeve
      In 1922?
    • welb1931
      It would be in the 30 s - I dont go back that far !!
    • treeve
      I was winding you up .... If you look at the 1936 OS that should give a better idea.
    • welb1931
      read# I remember the last expance of grass was at the Wherrytown end with patches along the way towards Newlyn and again at Tolcarne..
    • denanmor
      What might have been...
    • treeve
      I have not shown you the whole plan - the Estate was to continue right up to the Trereife road, all over the fields to the west of Bluebell Dell. I avoid naming the client of this project.
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