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Types of Property in Ham
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Sudbrooke Lodge
Ham is unusual in offering a spread of pretty much every age range of property from the Georgian to the contemporary era.
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The older period properties in Ham tend to be either quite large or quite small, but with relatively few of the middle range Victorian and Edwardian semis and villas which characterize much of South West London. Mainly this was because the railway never came through Ham. It does though have an above average collection of 17th and 18th century mansions for such a smallish semi rural area. There are Victorian cottages in Ham Street, New Road, Evelyn Road, Wiggins Cottages and Pointers Cottages. Ham Street runs from the main expanse of the Common to Ham House and now widens out at the end into a large car park on the Thames towpath with a super view back to Richmond Hill and the Star and Garter home. Evelyn Road is a smaller Victorian close off Ham Street and the more rustic enclave of Wiggins Lane (formerly part of Back Lane) and Pointers Cottages are a little further down Ham Street towards the river. The picturesque cottages of New Road run from Craig Road down to Ham Common near the Pond.
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Burnell Avenue from the river
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The next main stage of development were the 1930s houses to be found in larger styles in Lauderdale Drive, Arlington Rd , Ashley Gardens and Sandy Lane with terraced 1930s houses in Ham found in a niche comprising Dukes Avenue, Broughton Avenue, Fanshawe Road, Hardwicke Road, Beaufort Road, Lawrence Road and Langham Gardens. Local authority housing developed in the 1940s and 1950s but much of this stock has now passed into owner occupier status since the1980s. Some of these properties can now be particularly sought after, especially for example in Burnell Avenue which looks across a grassed area to the river, and in Riverside Drive which is near Ham House and enjoys aspects across playing fields and horse paddocks.
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A Garden Pavilion at Langham
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The 1950s saw modernist developments by Eric Lyons at Parkleys ( 175 apartments, mostly all 2 bedroom) and modern detached houses in Ham Farm Road, plus a collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats by Stirling and Gowan at Langham House Close. Parkleys and Langham House Close are both Grade 11 listed by English Heritage and feature in much literature about modernist British architecture. There are also other interesting Eric Lyons designed houses in the local area at Beech Row and in Sandpits Road and subsequent 1960s housing in Ham drew on Lyons pionerring work on a wider scale in the wider local area.
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Maisonettes in Ham Riverside Village
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The housebuilder Wates developed 60 acres in Ham in the mid 1960s as the Ham Riverside Village development, which also included shops and a church. The development has matured attractively with many green spaces and trees and none of it is very far from the riverside lands and the river towpath. The houses comprise 3 storey townhouses with integral garages and 2 storey houses in 3 different sizes. Wates also built a considerable stock of spacious maisonettes which have also always been popular with our buyers. There are 1 and 2 bedroom ground floor versions with a garden. The majority are very sizeable duplexes over both the upper two floors, with 2 double bedrooms, and sought after for their generous space and light. Much of the flats and two storey houses on the estate benefit from garages in nearby batteries. There are other one, two and three two bedroom flats in Ham in Ashburnham Road, Ham Street, Meadowview, Rushmead and some more recent new flats in Ferrymoor and Craig Road.
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The Locksmeade Development
The late 1960s and 1970s saw further housing developments in Ham. Mornington Walk is a quiet cul de sac and the only road of modern two bedroom houses in Ham. Bishops Close was built just off the Common as an attractive development of 2 bedroom maisonettes, most of which have gardens and the upper ones having balconies. Larger houses, mostly of 4 bedrooms, were built in Martingales Close nearby. A gated development was built at The Orangery off Ham Street near Ham House. The Locksmeade development was built in 1981 right at the side of Ham Riverside Lands and offers properties in 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom configurations within a couple of hundred yards of the pedestrian bridge across the Thames at Teddington Lock.
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So whatever style of property you had in mind, we’ve probably got something to offer in the variety of property to be found in Ham. Let us know what you’re hoping to buy and we’ll try and find one for you!
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