Britain By Car - A Motoring History

W.O Bentley

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The family home of W.O Bentley, founder of Bentley Motors.

Location 
78, Avenue Road, London, NW8.

Date
1888 – 1940

Commentary
The youngest of nine children, Walter Bentley grew up in this large, rambling, family house, close to Regent’s Park. 

In 1940, the house was destroyed by an enemy land (parachute) mine. 

Today the site is occupied by Swiss Cottage School, where a plaque commemorates the life of W.O Bentley MBE.


78 Avenue Road, London. NW8 6HX.

The family home of W.O Bentley, founder of Bentley Motors.