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CA14: Cadogan Road

Designation date: May 1989

No of properties: 465

Area: 8 hectares


image source: Conservation Area leaflet, 2002.

Designation summary

The special architectural and historic interest of this area can be summarised as: A mid 19th century housing development, forming the second stage of the Surbiton “New Town” conceived by Thomas Pooley and laterly built by Coutts and Company. Many of the houses are predominantly Victorian and of high quality. They range from narrow plots and short terraces in Cleveland Road to large Italianate villas on Cadogan Road and Grove Road.

Historic development

This conservation area includes the land between Maple Road and the River Thames, as far south as Cleveland Road. The plot of land originally formed part of “the Raphael Estate” which was sold off by Edward Raphael for residential development, to William Woods, a builder from Kingston.

Key architectural features

Interesting buildings in the area include the former Congregational Church at No 103 Maple Road designed by Bath architect James Wilson and built in 1854 by Mr Ricketts. Nos 27-35 Cadogan Road erected in 1883 of red brick in the Flemish style are an interesting contrast to the more classical styles. They represent an early example of the vernacular influence which led to a transition from classical styles to the Domestic Revival styles in domestic architecture. The commercial properties on Maple Road including the Antelope Public House provide a good illustration of Victorian commercial street scene characteristics. “Spring Cottages” and St Leonard’s Square comprise of very small, two storey terraced artisans dwellings and although largely altered, are historically interesting in their layout and forms an offshoot to the more grand dwellings.

Listed Buildings


Buildings of Townscape Merit

  • 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 37 Uxbridge Road
  • 10, 18, 20, 19, 21 Catherine Road
  • 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 32, 34, 40 Grove Road
  • The Antelope Public House - 87 Maple Road
  • 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 St Leonards Road
  • Bollard at the entrance to Spring Cottages St Leonards Road
  • 35 Portsmouth Road
  • 4, 6, 24, 26, 32, 34 Cadogan Road
  • 10, 18, 19, 20, 21 Catherine Road

Adjacent Conservation Areas (CA) / Local Areas of Special Character (LASC)

  • Cleaveland Road/The Mall LASC
  • Riverside South CA

Archaeological Priority Area


Article 4 Directions


Further information

Cadogan Road Conservation Area Designation report


If you have any questions about this conservation area or would like to find out whether you need planning permission before carrying out works to your property, please contact the Duty Planning Officer on 020 8547 5002.

Documents available to download:

Link Description Source Published
CA 14 Planning Information Conservation Area 14 - Planning Information (A5 size leaflet, fold out to A3) RBK Director of Environmental Services 2002

General information
Information applying to all Conservation Areas