Fanny Burney was a good friend of Hester Thrale who lived at "Streatham Park" and regularly stayed at her house
Hester Thrale wrote the following to Fanny Burney:
"You would not know poor Streatham Park, I have been forced to dismantle and forsake it; the expenses of the present time treble those of the moments you remember; and since giving up my Welsh estate my income is greatly diminished. I fancy this will be my last residence in the world, meaning Clifton, not Sion Row, where I only live until my house in the Crescent is ready for me … The village of Streatham is full of rich inhabitants, the common much the worse for being spotted about with houses."
(extracts David Thrale)