Housing Developments

Faringdon Map 1910
Map showing housing in the early 1900s.
Faringdon Aerial 1935
1935 Aerial view of Faringdon looking east from Lechlade Rd.

In the early 1900s, houses were mainly strung along the roads in the central area of the town and was much as it is now although a few buildings have since been demolished and rebuilt. There were also a few houses well spaced further out of town along the exit roads. As the century progressed the gaps were slowly filled in by locally-based builders producing ribbon developments, especially along Park Road, Coxwell Road and Highworth Road. Strangely though, the total population of around 3000 hardly changed during this time, right up until the 1950s, in fact it dipped a little in the 20s and 30s between the wars.

Housing Estates
Housing estates built since the 1950s.

From the 1950’s, big national building companies started looking at Faringdon and buying up farm land on which to build large housing estates. Also, following the closure of the railway in 1963 industrial developments started to build up along Park Road on the land left behind by the railway.

The following is a list of housing estates grouped into decades in which they were built. They are numbered the same as on the map on which each decade is colour-coded. This is a rough guide largely based on memory and old photographs so may not be completely accurate.

1950s (pop. c3¼k)

1. Goodlake Avenue,Bennett Road & Pye Street (south off Ferndale Street)
2. Marlborough Gardens & Folly View Road (south off Park Road)

Goodlake Avenue 2000
1. Goodlake Ave & Bennett Rd (south off Ferndale Street).
Marlborough Gardens 2000
2. Marlborough Gardens & Folly View Road (south off Park Road).

1960s (pop. c3½k)

3. The Lees & Westbrook (west off Southampton Street)
4. Westland Road (south off Highworth Road)

Lees Westbrook 2000
3. The Lees & Westbrook (west off Southampton Street).
Westland Road 2020
4. Westland Road (south off Highworth Road).

1970s (pop. c4k)

5. Lansdown Road & Brackendale Sheltered Housing (south off Ferndale Street – old workhouse site)
6. Marines Drive & Town End Road (off Butts Close)
7. Orchard Hill (north off Highworth Road)
8. The Pines (east off Canada Lane)

Lansdown Road 2000
5. Lansdown Road (south off Ferndale Street – old workhouse site).
Marines Drive 2000
6. Marines Drive & Town End Road (off Butts.
Orchard Hill 2020
7. Orchard Hill (north off Highworth Road).
The Pines 2000
8. The Pines (east off Canada Lane).

1980s (pop. c4½-5k)

9. Berner’s Way – top section (south off Stanford Road)
10. Willes Close (west off Southampton Street – old school site)

Berners Way North 2000
9. Berner’s Way – top section (south off Stanford Road).
Willes Close 2000
10. Willes Close (west off Southampton Street – old school site).

1990s (pop. c5-6k)

11. Berner’s Way – bottom section (south off Stanford Road)
12. Badger’s Walk – Coleshill Drive (west off Coxwell Road)
13. Tuckers Road (south off Stanford Road past Berner’s Way)
14. Nursery View (south off Stanford Road past Tuckers Road)

Berners Way South 2000
11. Berner’s Way – bottom section (south off Stanford Road).
Coxwell Rd Coleshill Drive 2000
12. Badger’s Walk – Coleshill Drive (west off Coxwell Road).
Stanford Road Tuckers 1994
13. Tuckers Road (south off Stanford Road) past Berner’s Way.
Nursery View 2000
14. Nursery View (south off Stanford Road past Tuckers Road).

2000s (pop. c6-7k)

15a. Stallard Close (east off Coxwell Road)
15b. Wearn Road (east off Coxwell Road)
16. Volunteer Way & Palmer Road (north off Park Road)

Stallard Close 2020
15a. Stallard Close (east off Coxwell Road).
Wearn Road 2020
15b. Wearn Road (east off Coxwell Road).
Health Centre Site 2001
16. Volunteer Way & Palmer Road (north off Park Road).

2010s (pop. c7-10k)

17a. Faringdon Fields – Ampthill Way (east off Coxwell Road)
17b. Fernham Fields – Blackthorn (east off Coxwell Road)
18. Fern Hill Gardens – Holmes Road (west off Coxwell Road)
19. Fernham Gate (east off end of Fernham Road)

Faringdon Fields 2020
17a. Faringdon Fields – Ampthill Way (east off Coxwell Road).
Fernham Fields 2020
17b. Fernham Fields – Blackthorn (next east off Coxwell Road).
Fern Hill Gardens
18. Fern Hill Gardens – Holmes Road (west off Coxwell Road).
Fernham Gate 2020
19. Fernham Gate (east off end of Fernham Road).

2020s (pop. c10-12k+)

20. Left off Highworth Road past Westland Road
21. Oriel Gardens (right off Park Road past Sandhill Lane)

Highworth Road Estate 2020
20. Left off Highworth Road past Westland Road.
Oriel Gardens 2020
21. Oriel Gardens (right off Park Road past Sandhill Lane).

Researched by Ian Lee, July 2020.