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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

ABC Wednesday: Kings Road

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is K for "Kings Road" and the photo shows a section of this thoroughfare just east of the junction with Queens Road at Hurst Cross.

Many years ago, before the area became built-up, this was known as Cross Acre Lane. When these houses were built it became Upper King Street. Then Upper and Lower King Street became Kings Road.

The terrace of houses has architectural interest, with six of the houses in the whole of the terrace having a roof gable facing the road (three of these being visible in this photo). The windows all have arched lintels. The semi-circular fanlight windows above the doors show that these houses have hallways (the fanlights left the daylight in to these hallways) unlike the less-posh terrace houses where the front doors opened straight into the parlour.

In the distance, beyond the traffic signals, is the spire of St John's Church.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Kings Road" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "K" posts from around the world please follow this link.


  1. charming street

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Interesting to learn about why some homes have the arched lintels and some don't.

    abcw team

  3. Very interesting!
    Love the link to street view :)

    K is for...

  4. The lovely arched lintels I noticed before I read your text - worthy for a King's Road!

  5. Beautiful!

    Keeping the Balance
    Catching up with letter K (again).
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team


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