Whilst is is unclear when this aerial photograph was taken
we are shown a view of Charterhouse School on one side
of Charterhouse Road and Frith Hill on the other side,
closer to the camera. Two of Charterhouse's original Houses
where the boarders lived during term time, Lockites and
Weekites (slightly lower down the hill), are the two large
properties just below the school that are set back from
Charterhouse Road. The Chapelfields flats were built on
the land in the early 1980s. Above and to the right of
Lockites (actually on the far side of the Charterhouse
Bridge school entrance) is Girdlestoneites which remains
a boarding house today. To the right of Weekites,
but on the opposite side of the Road and just a fraction
lower down the image, is Bodeites which was another former
House and was to disappear under the Twycross Road development.
The names of the demolished Houses have been retained
by the school and have been used for the Houses built to
Lower down the picture we can see Frith Hill Road, Ballfield
Road, Ormonde Road, Richmond Road and Knoll Road. Woodcote
is the large house on the left hand corner of Ballfield Road
and Frith Hill Road (the junction itself is hidden amongst
the trees). Woodcote was also demolished and the land redeveloped.
Please contact the web mistress (see footer) if you know
when this photograph was taken. A sepia tone postcard
produced by the same company, Airco Aerials, was posted in
1923 and this picture probably dates from a similar time. Charterhouse
Memorial Chapel, which was started in 1925 and completed
in 1927, is missing from the picture which sets an upper limit on its date.
Roll over the main image and you will see that most of
the roads and buildings named above have been superimposed
on another image. Hodgsonites is missing, because it is
mostly hidden from view, but it was on the opposite side
of the road from Lockites.