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1873 map of the area around Lavatoria.
The diagonal straight line from bottom right is the path taken by Burton's Boundary wall

Lavatoria was originally laid out as a square, with small houses facing each other at the west end of Norman Road, the north side being somewhat earlier (1829-30)[1] than the south, with the northern houses being built by Messrs. Towner, Smith and Thorne and the southern range built and inhabited by Messrs. Putland, Burgess and Mortimer. The shop-fronts on a line with Norman Road were added about fifty years after original construction. Originally Norman Road was blocked at this point by a boundary wall that provided access only for foot traffic between two posts on the east side of the square. The wall was taken down around 1841/2[2]



  1. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 1 Chap. 1
  2. Bretts Manuscript Histories Vol. 1, Chap. 3