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Park Town: number changes


Until 1940 the address Park Town was given just to the houses that stood at the entrance to the whole development that bears that name today.

The part that came next was the 22 houses of Park Crescent, running eastwards along the south side from 1–11 and then westwards along the north side from 12–22.

Then came the eight semi-detached Clarendon Villas, whose numbering seems inconsistent.

At the back of the development was the 15 houses of Park Terrace, with the numbers running consecutively from 1 to 15 from north to south.

In about 1940 the whole estate was renumbered as follows:

  • 1 to 61 Park Town (odd numbers running east on the north side)
  • 2 to 64 Park Town (even numbers running east on the south side).

The table below shows the addresses given in the Kelly's Directory on each side of this renumbering, with the name of the occupier if there is a match. Original house names have been added where possible.

N

O

R

T

H

 

S

I

D

E

1941

Current numbering

1939

Old numbering

Surname if
occupant matches
in both years

Note that 73 Banbury Road was formerly numbered 1 Park Town,
which explains why the old style of numbering starts with 2 rather than 1

1 Park Town
(inc. what would
have been No. 3)

2 Park Town
Beech Lawn

Keays-Young
5 Park Town

3 Park Town
Carlton Lodge

Symonds
7 Park Town

4 Park Town
Portland Lodge

Merivale
9 Park Town

5 Park Town
Park House

Wodehouse
11 Park Town

22 Park Crescent

Ewbank

13 Park Town

21 Park Crescent

Burton-Brown
15 Park Town

20 Park Crescent

[No correlation]
17 Park Town 19 Park Crescent

Mendelssohn

19 Park Town 18 Park Crescent

Sheard

21 Park Town 17 Park Crescent

King

23 Park Town

16 Park Crescent

Bridson
25 Park Town

15 Park Crescent

McMaster

27 Park Town

14 Park Crescent

[No correlation]

29 Park Town

13 Park Crescent

Naab

31 Park Town

12 Park Crescent Dickeson

33 Park Town

6 Clarendon Villas Embling

35 Park Town

7 Clarendon Villas Bartlett

37 Park Town

8 Clarendon Villas [No correlation]

39 Park Town

9 Clarendon Villas Smith

41 Park Town

10 Clarendon Villas Gardiner

43 Park Town

Clarendon Cottage Leaper

What should today be 45 Park Town is non-existent

47 Park Town

1 Park Terrace Stark

49 Park Town

2 Park Terrace [No correlation]

51 Park Town

3 Park Terrace Myres

What should today be 53 Park Town (formerly 4 Park Terrace) non-existent

55 Park Town

5 Park Terrace Sturt

57 Park Town

6 Park Terrace [No correlation]

59 Park Town

7 Park Terrace Howes

61 Park Town

8 Park Terrace Ball

S

O

U

T

H

 

S

I

D

E

2 Park Town

10 Park Town
The Cedars

[No correlation]

4 Park Town

9 Park Town
Crescent Lodge

Chapman

What should today be 6 Park Town is non-existent

8 Park Town

8 Park Town
Crescent Villa / Fircroft

Lambert

10 Park Town

7 Park Town
Clevedon House

Bowen

12 Park Town

6 Park Town
Langdale Lodge

Goodrich

14 Park Town

1 Park Crescent

Ridgeway

16 Park Town

2 Park Crescent

Steel

18 Park Town

3 Park Crescent

[No correlation]

20 Park Town

4 Park Crescent

[No correlation]

22 Park Town

5 Park Crescent

Toynbee

24 Park Town

6 Park Crescent

Black & Wyatt

26 Park Town

7 Park Crescent

[No correlation]

28 Park Town

8 Park Crescent

[No correlation]

30 Park Town

9 Park Crescent [No correlation]

32 Park Town

10 Park Crescent Munsey

34 Park Town

11 Park Crescent Swain

36 Park Town

1 Clarendon Villas [No correlation]

38 Park Town

2 Clarendon Villas Davis

40 Park Town

3 Clarendon Villas [No correlation]

42 Park Town

4 Clarendon Villas Morfill

44 Park Town

5 Clarendon Villas
Holywood

Wells

46 Park Town

No listing in 1938 or 1941
Probably the Park Town Garages
(listed under Crescent Mews)

48 Park Town

50 Park Town

16 Park Terrace Knox

52 Park Town

15 Park Terrace Brown

54 Park Town

14 Park Terrace Leather

56 Park Town

13 Park Terrace [No correlation]

58 Park Town

12 Park Terrace Leaper

60 Park Town

11 Park Terrace Pearse

62 Park Town

10 Park Terrace [No correlation]

64 Park Town

9 Park Terrace [No correlation]

 

Stephanie Jenkins