Views of Runwell Road

From the Eileen Cox collection

By Geoff Whiter

Photo:The original house was destroyed by fire in 1939 when this was built for the Harvey family who ran Wickford market.

The original house was destroyed by fire in 1939 when this was built for the Harvey family who ran Wickford market.

Photo:Photo taken c1915-1939. The house was pulled down to make way for Wickford bypass c1978

Photo taken c1915-1939. The house was pulled down to make way for Wickford bypass c1978

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Views of Runwell Road' page
Photo:Brookside cottages, opposite the Quart Pot c.1920

Brookside cottages, opposite the Quart Pot c.1920

Photo:Mount Plesent was pulled down in 1938. The shop and post office were run by Jessie Nock, and shows it as it was c.1910

Mount Plesent was pulled down in 1938. The shop and post office were run by Jessie Nock, and shows it as it was c.1910

Photo:Burr Hall, c1915-1930

Burr Hall, c1915-1930

Photo:Runwell Rd c.1915-1930 towards the Quart Pot.

Runwell Rd c.1915-1930 towards the Quart Pot.

This page was added by Geoff Whiter on 18/02/2013.
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In the picture titled 'Brookside Cottages, Opposite the Quart Pot', the one nearest to camera is no 1. In 1935, when I was 6 months old, my Mum Edith and Dad Richard all moved into No 3, which is in the background.

The Tudor style house I believe is Burr Hall.

By Denis Ketley
On 12/01/2014

We moved into 1 Brookside Cottages in the late 1980s. Love that house, although it had been extended when we moved in. The Tudor style house is Burr Hall and is opposite Brookside Cottages.

By Clare Peckover
On 01/03/2016

Where was the Mount Plesent shop in Runwell? I remember a shop mentioned in this site which was opposite The Chase, by Runwell Hospital, but that was still there later than that. I remember the blonde lady standing outside smoking a cigarette.         

By bobcroot
On 31/01/2017

We used to walk past Burr Hall quite often and my sister used to say that there was a tunnel from the Hall and under the road. It used to have cannons in the front garden and we thought what a lovely "posh" house it was. One of my brother's friends Tony Tatum lived opposite in or near Brookside Cottage. 

By Steve Card
On 02/03/2017
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