The estate that now bears its name was once home to Thorpe House and surrounding lands. When it was eventually sold to the Council it was stipulated that no pubs be built on the grounds.
A Mr.William Cockayne passed away at Thorpe House in 1884, aged 77.
Here are some adverts for houses when they were first built.
Here are photos of one of the original gatepost for Thorpe House, now in a garden off Warminster Road.