Lechlade Road

Faringdon Streets LechladeThe Lechlade Road starts at the roundabout along Gloucester Street and Gravel Walk. Gloucester Street and Lechlade Road form part of the A417, an ancient trade route from Reading on the River Thames via Wantage and Faringdon to Lechlade, Cirencester and Gloucester.

See Faringdon Streets for an indexed list of all streets in Faringdon.

Views of Lechlade Road in the 1900s

Faringdon Motorparts
Faringdon Motorparts owned by Ian Stringer at the junction of Lechlade Road (to left) and Gravel Walk. Closed and demolished in 2014 to be replaced with an extension on the house.
Lechlade Road 1982
1982. Lechlade Road at junction with Gravel Walk and Gloucester Street. Aunties Emporium, private houses, Duke of Wellington pub, Enterprise Garage (BP sign, demolished 1988) then Faringdon Infant School.

Lechlade Road2 19821982. Lechlade Road looking back towards the junction with Gloucester Street and Gravel Walk. On left is the entrance to the Quaker Chapel. The large showroom window on the right was originally the site of A.E. Baker & Sons, blacksmith, wheelwright and monumental masons. The last blacksmith was Cecil Drew and the last mason was Ken Baker. It became a car showroom, then a pine furniture shop and finally an antique centre, Auntie’s Emporium. The next house is the Ilott family home, previously a small sweet shop run by Mrs. Hunt and followed by her daughter Mrs Ilott. The Duke of Wellington pub is off photo to the right.

Lechlade Rd Quaker Chapel 2000
2000. The Friends meeting house or Quaker Chapel at 4 Lechlade Road.
Duke Of Wellington
The Duke of Wellington, near the beginning of the Lechlade Road and before the infants school. Closed 2012 and now a private house.
Lechlade Road3 1982
1982. The big tree is in the infant school grounds. Just past Canada Lane, which turns off to the right, is the Enterprise Garage (BP sign), just in front of the Duke of Wellington pub (tall building). The garage was demolished in 1988.
Lechlade Road3 1988
1988. Building on the site of the Enterprise Garage to the right of the Duke of Wellington pub.
Lechlade Road4 1953
1953 Built in 1872, the British School, which became Faringdon lnfants School on right, looking back towards the junction with Gloucester Street and Gravel Walk. The small pointed roof on left is the Quaker Meeting House.
Lechlade Road5 1982
1982. Cottages opposite Duke of Wellington just beyond Quaker Meeting House.
Lechlade Road 1910
c1910. Lechlade Road looking back towards the junction with Gloucester Street and Gravel Walk. Duke of Wellington on the right. Blind Alley is between the house and the hedge. The white roof is a carpenter’s workshop with saw pit inside and the black building is blacksmith’s shop – both demolished – now Aunties Emporium.