Virtual Tour - Farnborough Hill

You've made it to Farnborough Hill, the former residence of the Empress Eugenie who was married to the exiled Napoleon III of France. The estate is now a private girls school.

Where to now? Running past the estate is the busy Farnborough Road, with Highgate Lane lying between St. Michael's Abbey, the site of Napoleon III's mausoleum. The Clockhouse, Victoria Road, and the former site of Brands Removals store are a little further South. To the North are the former sites of the Miniature Railway, The Grange, the RAE recreation ground and sports club, and Farnborough Football Club on Cherrywood Road. To the East is the former site of Tilebarn House. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.

Quick tip Take a look at images 5 and 7 for an authentic 'now and then' comparison.

Click on an image to see how Farnborough Hill has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. Date NA 2. 1881 3. 1910 4. 1910
5. 1932 6. 1956 7. 1998 8. 2008
9. 2010

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The copyright to images 1 and 2 are unknown. Efforts were made to establish copyright provisions. If you feel copyright has been breached please contact us. The scanned images are copyright of Hollytree and Stichhaltig. Images and thumbnails 3, 4 and 6 are reproduced courtesy of Hampshire Library and Information Service. Image and thumbnail 5 is reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection. Image and thumbnail 7 is courtesy and copyright of Terry Redman, Farnborough Camera Club. Image and thumbnail 8 is courtesy of Chris Gare.

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