Providence Place and Belleville Place 1863

In Belle Vue Road

John Stewart and Peter Hill

Belleville Place and Providence Place both built in 1863

At the start of Belle Vue Road, with the High Street in the background, next to the Park Hotel.  These houses were amongst the first to be built on what was the site of the very fine Wivenhoe House, home of William Brummell who died in 1853 and decreed in his will that his house be demolished.

For more about William Brummell and Wivenhoe House, click here

Louise Richards said:  I once lived at number 6. A lady I met lived there as a child in the 1930s. They’d come from London due to a chest complaint for the sea air. Her dad had been a dentist in London and when the locals heard they asked him to do their teeth. She remembered there only being one bus a week to Colchester so he did a fantastic trade in their front room.
This page was added on 05/08/2016.

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  • Captain Ebenezer Penney died in Belleville Place on 31 May 1872. His grave is in the Old Cemetery.
    His wife was Elizabeth Lever, one of the illegitimate children of Deborah Lever.

    By Chris Goddard (28/07/2017)

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