These photos were taken by Fredy Litschi, during the building of Old Bincombe Lane, in the period 1971 to 1973.

Click any of the photographs to enlarge it - you can then step through the enlarged images. The photos are Fredy Litschi's Copyright, but displayed here under the Creative Commons licence.

First, some photos taken in 1971 and 1972 while the area was the subject of planning applications. Some views that do not now exist of Sutton Farm (as it was then called- Sutton House and Sutton Lodge now), The Dolphins, and the barn that is now 4 Brookmead. Note that the wall that still exists between The Dolphins and Old Bincombe Lane was part of a derelict barn.


Next, photos taken during the clearance and preparation of the site, April to June 1972.



Finally the building phase, lasting into 1973.