Paget Road (South)
Built on the former Wivenhoe House Estate
Summary by Pat Marsden
This is an attractive group of cottages on Paget Road (south) and along the south side of the railway line with gardens forming a triangle of land behind Broadway House (noted as Garden Ground in the 1857 Auction Plots (ERO D/DU 225/14). Cottages Nos 1-11 run along the west side of the road and Nos 2-14 run from west to east parallel to the railway line. Although the plots were laid out for auction in 1857 the houses were built after 1863 (Nos 1 and 2 Willy Cottages are dated 1877) because plans for the proposed extension to the railway beyond Wivenhoe involved a railway cutting across the ‘new road’ i.e. Paget Road.
As described on the Wivenhoe Local List, adopted by Colchester Borough Council in March 2012.