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 accomdation was provided in Third Avenue 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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