Gardens, Hurst Lodge, Lee, Lewisham, 1887


Hurst Lodge was built about 1837 in the style of large houses that characterised Lee at that time.

Its first tenant was a shipowner. At the time of this photograph of the extensive rear garden, it was occupied by Robert Kersey, a successful financier and industrialist.

It was lived in until the early part of 1920 when it became offices for the firm of Patterson Edwards, and a factory built by them in its grounds.

The frontage to Lee High Road was developed as flats in the 1930s, and 1980s the house was demolished and the whole site cleared for housing.

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