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Roads of Richmond - Manor Road

Manor Road, Richmond TW9

This road first appears on Rocque’s map (1741- 45) as Green Lane. A road plan of 1800 shows it as Black Horse Lane, that name being taken from the Inn on the South side of Marshgate (now Sheen) Road, which dated back to 1720. Opposite the Inn on the North side of Marshgate Road there had been a house, known since 1581 as Pentecost House (probably after its owner), which was bought in 1767 by James Sayer, the King’s Agent. His family lived there until 1863, when it came to be called Manor House though it had no official link with any manor. It may, however, have been used as an office for dealing with the King’s estate, and especially the King’s Farm on the East side of Manor Road as it was called by 1878. The house was demolished in 1920 and the site redeveloped. Although many Victorian and Edwardian houses were already in existence on Manor Road by that time.

The West side of the road now consists of a row of varying designs of Edwardian terraced four to five bedroom houses, a few with the highly prized off-street parking whilst the others have pretty front gardens. All have reasonably sized west facing back gardens, a couple as long as 68ft. Richmond isn’t known for its large gardens so a definite plus for this road. The opposite side is mainly terraced with some semi-detached three to four bedroom Victorian houses with some more modern houses at the Northern end. Most have off-street parking. The gardens face South-east and back onto lovely allotments. Most have off-street parking.

At the lower end of the road is a large Sainsbury’s plus the Manor Road Allotments, winner of 2019 Richmond Borough Allotment Competition. There’s also a Majestic Wine Shop in the middle of the road. Another row of local shops is a five minute walk along the Sheen Road with lots of independents, hairdressers, newsagents, convenience stores, coffee shops and restaurants. The Dragon Inn is fantastic, probably the best Chinese in Richmond and the White Horse & Red Cow pubs are both a short stroll. The relative newcomer and refurbished The Mitre, tucked away on St Mary’s Grove, is great for a pint or two with the locals.

The Average Property Price: £1.225M

Local Knowledge & Neighbourhood Haunts:

One of the key decisions for families with young children when moving home is the proximity to a good state school. Sixteen primary schools from Richmond-Upon-Thames made it to The Times Top 500 Primary Schools in the UK and Manor Road is in the guaranteed catchment for the highest rated school - Marshgate Primary School on Sheen Road. It's also in the catchment for the next two in the Richmond ratings Holy Trinity (Carrington Road) & St Elizabeth’s on Queens Road. Plus the catchment for two of the best Ofsted rated Outstanding secondary schools - Waldegrave School For Girls in Twickenham & Grey Court School in Ham. Christ’s Secondary School is also only a five minute walk. Currently rated as Good by Ofsted it is improving rapidly and in high demand. There’s also a nursery school on Grena Road just behind Manor Road.

Manor Road is fantastic for transport links with North Sheen station a mere 210 yards and 0.6 miles to Richmond Station with the fast train to Waterloo and Central London. Buses run regularly along the Sheen Road into Sheen, Putney, Barnes and Hammersmith whilst Richmond town centre, Twickenham and Teddington are in the other direction.

It’s only a five minute walk from North Sheen Woods which leads straight onto the 2,500 acres of Richmond Park. Plus there’s Richmond Indoor Bowls Club round the corner. A lovely children's playground by The Alberts is also a short stroll away. Make sure you pop into The Albert’s Deli for their famous Blondies & Brownies.

What The Neighbours Say:

"We have lived on Manor Road for over seven years and love the location: just a five minute walk to Sheen Common/Richmond Park, a ten minute walk to Kew Gardens, a three minute walk to the station, a five minute walk to Marshgate Primary School, and a fifteen minute walk to Richmond town centre and the river.  It is difficult to think of a better location in all of Richmond."


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