Hercules Road

View of Mr Armitage's residence in Penlington Place which later became Hercules Road

Hercules Road now stands on the site of Penlington Place.

William Blake (see separate entry) and his wife lived in a large house which was on the site of present day No.23 Hercules Road. A visitor once came upon them sitting naked in the summerhouse where they were reciting passages from Paradise Lost. 'Come in,' Blake called out. 'It's only Adam and Eve, you know!