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SHP0243 – ‘Spenceycroft’, 654 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills.

For many years, this home was hidden behind a large fence sheltering it from the noise of traffic along Canterbury Road, however it dates back to the very early days of settlement in this area. Canterbury Road was then known as Delany’s Road. ‘Spenceycroft’ is thought to incorporate part of the original farmhouse built on the site by George Klepper, who planted a vineyard in the area. George’s family was one of a number of German families who settled in Surrey Hills during the later part of the 19th century. Later, the land associated with ‘Spenceycroft’ was worked as a dairy farm by James and Elizabeth Rayment. ‘Spenceycroft’ was sold several times and for the last time in 2015. It had become increasingly derelict. Since its last sale, it has been demolished and the site re-developed.


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