Henstead Road is situated off the west side Bedford Place and is notable for the survival of three early-19th century terraces: Henstead Terrace, 1-9 Henstead Road, was built in the 1840s on the north side and at the eastern end of what was then called Polygon Road. It is similar in period and style to Norfolk Terrace, 4-10 Hentsead Road, and York Terrace, 12-20 Henstead Road, situated opposite. The houses within each terrace were maintained as distinct dwellings until the second half of the 20th century when they were converted into flats. Henstead Terrace gave its name to the road in 1921 when Polygon Road was divided into two and renamed Henstead and Devonshire Roads. The origin of the name Henstead is unknown. All three terraces are Grade II listed.

Henstead Terrace, Henstead Road

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Photograph, 1941

York Terrace, Henstead Road

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Photograph, c.2010


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