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Charterhouse Road (3), 1907.

The view of the bottom of Charterhouse Road was taken from Frith Hill Road. The large house, bottom left, is Newstead. There are then the semi detached properties of Summersdale and Meadowside, which are four storeys high at the back. Only the left hand portion of the glass entrance porch / conservatory remains today outside Summersdale. These two houses were shown on the 1897 OS map 1:2,500.

Although the house name was not given in the 1901 census, William Chalcraft Rea, a tanner and son of Thomas Rea who owned the Oak Bark Tannery on Mill Lane, was living at Summersdale with his wife Kate and their daughter. They were still there in 1911 when two more children had been added to their family but by 1913 they had moved to Grosvenor Road. The Overtons, Gertrude and George, were at Summersdale a decade later and Mrs. Overton was there on her own at the outbreak of the Second World War. Her neighbours at Meadowside were Henry and Mabel Burnham.

A young stockbroker, Edward Henry Tuckwell, lived at Newstead with wife two children and servants in 1911 but they had moved away by 1913. Later residents were Lancelot Becher D.S.O., a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who had served in the Royal Engineers, and his wife Margaret who were at Newstead in 1924 and still in residence in 1939.

Immediately behind Meadowside, and set back from the road, is The Elms. Higher up the hill are some of the Charterhouse school boarding houses. Hodgsonites is near the bridge and Bodeites is a little closer to the camera.

"Godalming". F. Frith & Co. Ltd., Reigate, No.57512, First published in 1907. Posted 19 Aug 1--- in Bramley. Personal message, sent by W.C., includes "we have not begun to harvest yet".
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.


Historical information about those living at some of the properties is from the 1901 census, the 1911 census, the 1939 Register and trade directories for the years 1911 and 1924.

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