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Northfield was a small estate of stone houses built after the arrival of the railway, c.1889. They were mostly semi-detached and linked London Road and Cirencester Road.  The 1840's tithe map shows no property other than a single possible dwelling,  The first series O.S. maps  (surveyed 1881) shows this as a pair of joined houses/cottages and a structure across the road.  The grounds of these had a well.  A property closer to the Cirencester Road had been joined by four other buildings, one of which was on the corner and quite a substantial property (see 1919 below).  The revised edition dated 1898-1901 shows a small development beginning at the other end of the road.  The 1919 revision shows yet more development, fairly evenly distributed along the length of the road establishing the road was mainly developed during the late Victorian and early C20th.

No'17 Northfield Road deeds

a pair of cottages occupied by Thomas Baker senior and Thomas Baker junior, the pair let to Thomas junior at an annual rent of £20 were up for sale by auction.  Also a garden ground which fronted the Northfield Road  with vacant possession. Vicarial Tithe rent charge due was 2s 10d. [Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - Saturday 14 April 1900 p.1]

The above mentioned cottages lately occupied by Thomas Baker sen. & jun. plus the garden ground now let to F.A.Hugginson were up for sale again.  Annual rental was £21 and all property was empty. [Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - Saturday 06 February 1904 p.1]

St Albans Terrace was built 1907

Four stone built and pan tile roof dwelling houses with gardens, each containing sitting room, kitchen, three bedrooms and offices, and all let out, were up for sale. [Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - Saturday 30 April 1910 p.1]

The laundry situated on the road was advertising for staff. [Gloucester Citizen - Monday 12 September 1910 p.4]

The household contents of Mr Henry Plumbe, 2 Northfield Villas were up for sale by auction, also the house itself which was described as a substantially built freehold residence and garden.  It was semi-detached, stone built and tiles, containing vestibule, hall, kitchen, scullery with pump and furnace, china cupboard, larder fitted with shelves, covered way, dining room, drawing room, three bedrooms with fireplaces, large room over domestic offices with grate and cupboard which could be utilised as a smoke room or bedroom.  There was a small pleasure garden in front with a productive kitchen garden at the rear, well stocked with fruit trees.  Also a lean to greenhouse and wooden shed.  Road frontage was 36 feet, and a depth of 254 feet, pleasantly situated on the Oak Hill facing south east, within five minutes walk of the railway station.
[Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 20 September 1919 p.2]

New house, Northfield Road (plans); owner: Mr. Pockett
ref.  DA 36/710/1/16  - date: 17.05.1934

Highway Order: Includes in Act:  Northfield Road at Tetbury
ref.  C/CH/Or/8/d
Bathroom & drainage alterations, 3 Northfield Road (plans); owner: S. F. Long
ref.  DA 36/710/2/129  - date: 03.10.1939

Conversion of shop to garage, 15a Northfield Road (plans); owner: A. W. Pockett
ref.  DA 36/710/2/173  - date: 16.05.1945

Cycle shed, 44 Northfield Road. Plans incorrectly described in Council Register of Plans (plans); owner: Mrs. A. Bailey
ref.  DA 36/710/2/192  - date: 04.12.1945

Poultry house, Northfield Road (plans); owner: E. Vick
ref.  DA 36/710/2/202  - date: 11.02.1946

Greenhouses and porch, 38 Northfield Road (plans); owner: F. G. Saunders
ref.  DA 36/710/2/259  - date: 02.12.1946
Addition to "Irvine", Northfield Road (plans); owner: Mr. E. Perrett; builder: Holborow & Sons     
ref.  DA 36/710/2/261  - date: 30.12.1946

Garage, 52 Northfield Road (plans); owner: J. Moreley
ref.  DA 36/710/2/271  - date: 10.04.1947
New house, Northfield Road.; owner: Mrs. Lennie; agent: Holborow & Sons       
ref.  DA 36/710/2/338  - date: 09.08.1948

Rock Villa: 1885-1889 James Mann, surveyor etc, 1901 Thomas Brain Baptist minister 1914 Frederick Baxter, organist
[sometimes listed as Cirencester Road, and sometimes Northfield.]
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