Harrogate today still bears witness to the great building boom of the later Victorian years. The older, once separate, districts of High and Low Harrogate now were united. A central shopping district was created, including elegant James Street. Along Victoria Avenue and in areas like West Park, housing was built for the town’s middle classes, whilst its workers were accommodated in streets at Smithy Hill, Oatlands, New Park and Starbeck. One of the largest developments was towards the close of the century, along Valley and Harlow Moor Drives to the east of the Valley Gardens. Leading off Valley Drive were Valley Road and Valley Mount.
It is Valley Road which is the subject of this profile.
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