Denzil Avenue lies off the east side of Onslow Road north of Cranbury Avenue. A terrace of three-storeyed houses, now Grade II listed, is situated on the north side of the Avenue and was built c.1840. This terrace and similar buildings in Cranbury Avenue were described by David Lloyd (Buildings of England: Hampshire and the IOW) as “the final sputter of the local late-Georgian tradition”.
In the 19th century Denzil Avenue was known as Denzil Place. Both versions took the name from General Denzil Onslow of the Grenadier Guards and his daughter Amelia who married local landowner Thomas Chamberlayne.
According to ‘Townsman’ this was the first of the big houses to be built in Denzil Avenue in the late 19th century.
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