Hillcrest Avenue as its name implies, is the highest
point on the Dunton Hills estate. Formed originally as a continuation of Glenwood Gardens, it
traverses all four avenues and was once populated with over 30 dwellings of different shapes
The last residential property was Hawthorn, built in the 1930s and occupied by the
Burke family through to the early 1980s. It was then occupied by the nature reserve's warden
until new accommodation was provided in Third Avenue as part of the first Langdon visitor centre in the 1990s. Hawthorn
was demolished soon after but its remains can still be seen today.
Hillcrest Avenue is now shorter as following
demolition of the last properties beyond Fourth Avenue, the eastern end has been allowed to become dense woodland.
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