Mystery house on Prospect Hill

Can anyone add to our meagre knowledge of the house that is shown on the 1899 Ordnance Survey map and an aerial photograph from the 1920s? By the 1930’s number 41 on Prospect Hill is missing from the Swindon District Directory. On Dover Street, numbers 9,10 and 11 are missing. Today Prospect Hill has houses numbered 41 and 41a, and Dover Street has 9 and 10, with number 11 missing.

1899 Ordnance Survey map

Aerula with circle

The mystery house and the gaps on Dover Street and Prospect Hill can be seen on this aerial photograph taken in the 1920s. The picture is just one of many fascinating photographs from Swindon Library on the Flickr web site. Original


2 responses to “Mystery house on Prospect Hill

  1. Toby Robson

    Interesting! Can you mark the mystery houses Peter?

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