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CA11: Victoria Avenue

Designation date: July 1988 and extended in June 1991

No of properties: 147

Area: 4.5 hectares


image source: Conservation Area leaflet, 2002.

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The special architectural and historic interest of this area can be summarised as: An area of several cohesive groups of two storey red brick houses built between 1893 and 1904.

Historic development

This area of Surbiton was agricultural land until the early 1890s, and is shown on early maps as being laid out in three large fields. In 1893 houses began to be erected in Victoria Avenue in two phases over an 11 year period (1893 - 1904) by two builders. 39 of the houses (nos 2-38 and 3-41 Victoria Avenue ) were constructed by Henry Dally, a builder from Twickenham, all to the same design between 1893 - 1899. Henry Dally was also responsible for the erection of two detached villas (No 46 Victoria Avenue and No 2 Endsleigh Gardens) each house being a one off design.

In 1894 houses began to be erected in Balaclava Road. Charles Adams, a local builder, was responsible for erecting all of the 17 villas. He constructed these houses in three phases between 1894 and 1898, with the houses of each phase being of the same design.

The group of five houses at the western end of Balaclava Road, No.’s 38 - 46 as well as no. 4 Endsleigh Gardens were the last works of Charles Adams, who commissioned the well known local architect Alfred Mason to design the five detached villas for him. Other local examples of Mason’s work are the Surbiton Assembly Rooms at No 80 Claremont Road in 1889 and Nos 6-24 Claremont Road. After 1905 there was no further building activity in the area until the 1930s when infill development took place at the eastern end of Balaclava Road. In 1954 the houses at Nos 5,7 and 9 Victoria Avenue were redeveloped and in recent years new development in the area includes 2-6 Victoria Avenue.

Listed Buildings


Buildings of Townscape Merit


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

  • Surbiton Town Centre CA

Archaeological Priority Area


Article 4 Directions


Further information

Victoria Avenue 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 11 Planning Information Conservation Area 11 - Planning Information (A5 size leaflet, fold out to A3) RBK Director of Environmental Services 2002

General information
Information applying to all Conservation Areas