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Roads of Richmond - Old Deer Park Gardens

Updated: May 11, 2020


Old Deer Park Gardens, The Pagoda on Kew Gardens & Royal Richmond Archery Club

When George III was expanding his estates he made a deal with the people of Richmond and Kew in 1785 to close “Love Lane” the public right of way between Richmond Gardens and Kew Gardens. This involved his making a new path from the point of closure on Kew Foot Road through to Kew Road on the line of what is now Old Deer Park Gardens.


Old Deer Park Gardens is a quiet pretty leafy one way road. The majority of houses are Edwardian and late 1920s semi-detached or detached family houses with decent sized back gardens and pretty front gardens. They generally have between four and five bedrooms although a few have been converted into two-bed flats. Only a few houses at the far end have off-street parking but parking doesn’t seem to be a problem. The houses have pretty front gardens and front porches full of wellies, brollies and scooters.


Average House Price: £1,385,000.00 (April 2020)


Local Knowledge & Neighbourhood Haunts:

Just off the lovely parade of independent shops, pubs and restaurants at the start of Kew Road, Old Deer Park Gardens also has Richmond Lawn Tennis Club, Richmond Cricket Club, Richmond Squash Club and Richmond Archery Club on its doorstep. Kew Gardens is a short stroll down the Kew Road and it’s only a five to ten minute walk the other way to the station and Richmond town centre. At the far end of the road there’s a convenient cut through to Old Deer Park with more tennis courts, two playgrounds and Pools On The Park. Royal mid-Surrey Golf Club, London Welsh and Richmond rugby clubs are even closer still.


What the Neighbours Say:

Needing to accommodate a growing family and space to work from home, we moved 10 years ago from Richmond Hill (Lancaster Park) to Old Deer Park Gardens and were delighted to be able to upgrade from a two bedroom garden flat to a five bedroom semi-detached house whilst still remaining in our beloved Richmond neighbourhood (we hadn’t thought our budget would have allowed us to do this). We managed to keep within 10 minutes walk from Richmond Station which was a key criteria and whilst we already knew a couple of people on the street, we really had no idea how wonderfully friendly this street would turn out to be.


A useful email group for the street shares good tradesmen tips and keeps everyone fully informed with all neighbourhood issues. Being a cul-de-sac there is no through traffic while the road was retarmacked just a few years ago and the pavements widened and relayed to give a fresh look. Communal events include the very popular bi-annual street parties (complete with tug of war and all manner of other fun games) and the Christmas carols where we gather under the street lamps to sing along the street before festive drinks in the local pub. Many residents have lived here for well over 20 years and one family as long as 40 years – the older residents and younger recently relocated families all share our deep love of the friendly family ethos that permeates throughout Old Deer Park Gardens and ensure we will be here for many years to come!” Karen

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