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The Gables House Banstead (Cleaned up)
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The Gables House Banstead (Cleaned up)

This image is a cleaned up version of picture #417
The note on the reverse says "The Gables House" Banstead.

The white square on the photo represents damage on the original and therefore could not be recreated accurately.

At the time of publishing (1 May 2015) there is still some discussion as to exactly what this photograph shows. The 1911 census return shows that there was a Captain Butler registered at The Gables, Brighton Road, Banstead. (Thanks Christine Kent)

The next entry shows The Lodge, a private school run by Miss Mason and that later became The council offices. The picture above is very similar and the building stood between a property called Sunny bank (more recently solicitors offices) and The Lodge.

The map printed in 1893 shows no house but that printed in 1896 has it shown. Today there is still a cul-de-sac just off the top of Lyme Regis road called The Gables, and it lies in between Ferndale Road and Lyme Regis Road.





Picture added on 01 May 2015 at 20:39
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What's puzzling about this photo is that the shadows are on the right hand side. The shadow on the chimney is also fairly short suggesting that South is to the left and it's near midday. For a house facing Brighton Road this would not be right so
Is this the back rather than the front of the house? Probably not as features on the map don't fit.

The mapping ie shape of the buildings at 25inch to mile seems to be quite accurate and the building in the photo does not seem to fit the shape of the front of the building nearest Brighton Road. It would be a better fit and the sun would be in the right direction if the image were reversed!

Note from LNW: I think it is perfectly possible that this picture is of the back of the building. I have similar pics of the Council Offices building and what is clearly the back of the building could easily be mistaken for the front.
Added by Michael Funnell on 27 September 2015
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