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Roads of Richmond - Cardigan Road

Cardigan Road, Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey (The Vineyard School & Terrace Gardens)

Cardigan Road is set on the top of Richmond Hill. An L-shaped one-way road running from Friars Stile Road opposite the Vineyard School to the top of Richmond Hill.

This road originally had two names: the bottom half running into Richmond Hill was known as Lansdowne Road and was named after Lansdowne House, the Marquis of Lansdowne’s mansion on Richmond Hill opposite Friars Stile Road. His estate was offered for sale in 1868 but unsold the house was demolished. The roads double name was not abandoned until 1900 when the council named the whole road Cardigan Road - Most certainly named after the Earls of Cardigan. In 1854 during the Crimean War, Thomas Brundenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868), had led the Cavalry in the Charge of the Light Brigade and was still regarded as a war hero when the road was built.

The majority of properties on Cardigan Road are one to four bedroom apartments either in the converted Victorian semi-detached or detached houses or in purpose built blocks like Glenmore House and Hillbrow.

Glenmore House is a smart and characterful 1930s red brick block of flats at the lower end of Cardigan Road. The common areas are immaculately maintained and there’s a porter/security service. The apartments are light and airy with high ceilings throughout. Many of the apartments also have magnificent views over the Terrace Gardens and surrounding meadowlands to the River Thames and beyond.

Hillbrow is another well-maintained block of two to four bedroom flats some with parking at the top end of Cardigan Road. The apartments have small balconies and most have full or partial hill and river views. There’s also a porter service.

The Average Property Price: £607,000.00 (January 2021).

Local Knowledge & Neighbourhood Haunts:

Cardigan Road is superbly located for buzzy Richmond Hill Village just a few minutes ask along Friars Stile Road. There’s a lovely array of independent shops (Curtain Call, Urban Flooring, Holloways of Ludlow), cafes (Richmond Hill Bakery), delicatessens (Luna Da Luca Deli) and restaurants (Luna di Luca pizzeria) with outdoor seating plus The Vet on the Hill, dry cleaners, beauticians (The Skin Lounge), Sainsbury’s local, off-licence (The Good Wine Shop) and The Marlborough pub with Richmond’s biggest beer garden.

Cardigan is also a moments walk to the Terrace Gardens, with the charming Holly Hocks cafe, Bulbous Betty fountain and beautiful manicured gardens and terraces. The Terrace fields is one minute further along, a great place to enjoy a pint from The Roebuck and admire the stunning view now commonly known as “Turner’s View”. For walkers, riders, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors, the 2,500 acres of Richmond Park is only a five minute stroll along the Terrace.

School catchment couldn’t be better with guaranteed catchment to the Vineyard Primary School plus catchment for two of the most outstanding secondary schools in the Borough - co-ed GreyCourt in Ham and Waldergave girls school in Twickenham. There’s also two nursery schools on your doorstep - Maria Grey by the Vineyard School and Scallywags in St Mathias Church.

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