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1895 Building of Batten's Avenue started
This infilling development was started by a local builder - Mr Batten. After building nos. 1-14, he started on the opposite side, but after nos. 15-17 he ran out of money. This is why houses 1-14 each have a garden on the opposite side of the road. These days the gardens are mostly used for car parking.

Photo taken by Tony Morris August 2006 - all decked out for winning the "Basingstoke in Bloom" competition, again. Many thanks to Chris Penney for the historical information.
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