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Eccleston Square is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.



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VIEW THE VICTORIA AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE VICTORIA AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE VICTORIA AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE VICTORIA AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE VICTORIA AREA IN THE 1900s
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Victoria

The railways largely replaced the canals as a means of transport. Uniquely for a main line station, Victoria station was built on top of one.

Before the railway arrived in 1862, this area - like the area immediately south of it - was known as Pimlico. The Grosvenor Canal ended in a large basin here.

Victoria station’s origins lie with the Great Exhibition of 1851, when a railway called the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway came into existence, serving the site of the exhibition halls which had been transferred to Sydenham from Hyde Park. The terminus of that railway was at Stewarts Lane in Battersea on the south side of the river. In 1858 a joint enterprise was set up to take trains over the river: it was entitled the Victoria Station and Pimlico Railway; and was a mile and a quarter in length. The railway was owned by four railway companies: the Great Western (GWR); London & North Western (LNWR); the London, Brighton and South Coast (LBSCR); and the London Chatham and Dover Railways (LCDR). It was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1858.

The station was built in two parts: those on the western side, opened in 1862, with six platforms, ten tracks and an hotel (the 300-bedroom Grosvenor) were occupied by the Brighton company; whilst adjacent, and in the same year, the Chatham company were to occupy a less imposing wooden-fronted building. The latter’s station had nine tracks and was shared by broad-gauge trains of the GWR, whose trains arrived from Southall via the West London Extension Joint Railway through Chelsea. The GWR remained part owner of the station until 1932, although its trains had long since ceased to use it. Each side of the station had its own entrance and a separate station master; a wall between the two sections effectively emphasised that fact.

At the start of the twentieth century both parts of the station were rebuilt. It now had a decent frontage and forecourt, but not as yet a unified existence. Work on the Brighton side was completed in 1908 and was carried out in red brick; the Grosvenor Hotel was rebuilt at the same time. The Chatham side, in a Edwardian style with baroque elements, designed by Alfred Bloomfield, was completed a year later. The two sections were eventually connected in 1924 by removing part of a screen wall, when the platforms were renumbered as an entity. The station was redeveloped internally in the 1980s, with the addition of shops within the concourse, and above the western platforms.

The station was now serving boat trains, and during WWI it became the hub of trains carrying soldiers to and from France, many of them wounded. After the war the Continental steamer traffic became concentrated there, including the most famous of those trains, the Golden Arrow. The area around the station also became a site for other other forms of transport: a bus station in the forecourt; a coach terminal to the south; and it is now the terminal for trains serving Gatwick Airport.

Victoria is also well-served by London underground. The sub-surface Circle and District Lines opened on December 24, 1868; and the Victoria Line line came to Victoria Station with the third phase of construction of the line - the station’s platforms were opened on March 7, 1969, six months after the Victoria line had started running in outer London.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
25 Park Lane:   25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.
Apollo Victoria Theatre:   The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a West End theatre, across from London Victoria Station.
Apsley Way:   Apsley Way is the formal name for the pathway which runs under Wellington Arch.
Battersea Power Station:   Battersea Power Station is a future Underground station on the Northern Line.
Buckingham Palace:   Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch.
Buckingham Palace Gardens:   
Burdett-Coutts and Townshend Foundation CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Churchill Gardens Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Down Street :   Down Street, also known as Down Street (Mayfair), is a disused station on the London Underground, located in Mayfair.
Eaton Square School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Ebury Farm:   Ebury Farm was a simple marshy farm whose lands later became the richest real estate in London.
Goring Hotel:   The Goring Hotel is a 5-star hotel in London, England.
Government Equalities Office:   The Government Equalities Office (GEO) was part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) of HM Government. It was created in October 2007 when the Women and Equality Unit, based within the Department for Communities and Local Government was converted into an independent department.
Green Park:   
Horse Hospital :   Built as stabling for cabby’s sick horses, The Horse Hospital is now a unique Grade II listed arts venue in Bloomsbury WC1
InterContinental London:   InterContinental London Park Lane is a luxury 5-star hotel.
Knightsbridge and Belgravia Children’s Centre Information Point:   This is a children’s centre.
Little Ben:   Little Ben is a cast iron miniature clock tower, situated at the intersection of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria Street, close to the approach to Victoria station.
London Lock Hospital:   The London Lock Hospital was the first venereal disease clinic.
Park Lane Hotel:   The Park Lane Hotel is a 5 Star hotel on Piccadilly, London.
Pickering Place, SW1Y:   Thought to be the smallest public open space in London, Pickering Place is perhaps most famous for being the location of the last public duel in England.
Pimlico Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
RAF Bomber Command Memorial:   The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War.
Royal Aeronautical Society:   The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
Royal Mews:   The Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family.
Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College:   University technical college (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Sleaford Street School:   Sleaford Street School opened in 1874.
South Locality Hub Lead - Churchill Gardens Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
St Gabriel’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Peter’s Eaton Square CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Vincent de Paul RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The 52 bus:   In modern times, the 52 bus route plies from Victoria station as far as Willesden Bus Garage.
The Grey Coat Hospital:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Tothill Fields Bridewell:   Tothill Fields Bridewell (also known as Tothill Fields Prison and Westminster Bridewell) was a prison located in Westminster between 1618 and 1884.
Victoria:   The railways largely replaced the canals as a means of transport. Uniquely for a main line station, Victoria station was built on top of one.
Victoria Bus Station:   Victoria bus station is a bus station outside Victoria Station in Terminus Place.
Victoria Memorial:   The Victoria Memorial is a sculpture dedicated to Queen Victoria, sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock in London, placed at the centre of Queen's Gardens in front of Buckingham Palace.
Victoria Palace Theatre:   Victoria Palace Theatre stands opposite Victoria Station.
Wellington Arch:   Wellington Arch is located to the south of Hyde Park at the western corner of Green Park.
Westminster Cathedral:   The ’Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Westminster Cathedral Choir School:   Westminster Cathedral Choir School is a boarding and day preparatory school for boys in Victoria.
Westminster Cathedral Choir School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Westminster City School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Westminster Under School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 14. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus:   An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus, Mr Gladstone Travelling with Ordinary Passengers, 1885


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Orchard Street, SW1P · Alderney Street, SW1V · Allington Street, SW1E · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P · Arden Street, SW8 · Arlington House, SW1A · Arneway Street, SW1P · Artillery Place, SW1P · Artillery Row, SW1P · Ascalon House, SW8 · Ashley Gardens, SW1P · Ashley Place, SW1P · Battersea Park Road, SW8 · Beeston Place, SW1W · Belgrave Road, SW1V · Birdcage Walk, SW1E · Bloomberg Street, SW1V · Bloomburg Street, SW1V · Bressenden Place, SW1E · Brewers Green, SW1H · Brick Street, W1J · Bridge Place, SW1V · Buckingham Gate, SW1E · Buckingham Mews, SW1E · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1V · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Buckingham Place, SW1A · Buckingham Place, SW1E · Buckland House, SW1V · Bulleid Way, SW1W · Burton Mews, SW1W · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Cardinal Walk, SW1E · Carey Place, SW1V · Carlisle Mansions, SW1P · Carlisle Place, SW1P · Carriage Drive East, · Carriage Drive East, SW11 · Carriage Drive East, SW3 · Carriage Drive North, SW8 · Carrington Street, W1J · Castle Lane, SW1E · Catherine Place, SW1E · Catherine Wheel Yard, SW1A · Ceylon Street, SW8 · Chadwick Street, SW1P · Chapel Street, SW1X · Charlwood Place, SW1V · Charlwood Street, SW1V · Chelsea Bridge, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW8 · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Cherwell Street, SW8 · Chester Close, SW1X · Chester Close, W1M · Chester Mews, SW1X · Chester Square Mews, SW1W · Chester Square, SW1W · Chester Street, SW1X · Cheylesmore House, SW1W · Churchill Gardens Road, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, W5 · Churton Place, SW1V · Churton Street, SW1V · Clarendon Street, SW1V · Claverton Street, SW1V · Cleveland Road, SW1A · Cleveland Row, SW1A · Coburg Close, SW1P · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Constitution Hill, SW1A · Constitution Hill, SW1W · Constitution Hill, SW1X · Constitution Hill, W1J · Constitution Hill, W1K · Cringle Street, SW1V · Cringle Street, SW8 · Crown Passage, SW1Y · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Curzon Square, W1K · Dean Bradley Street, SW1P · Dells Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Place, SW1V · Denbigh Street, SW1V · Derby Street, W1J · Douglas Street, SW1P · Dove Walk, SW1W · Down Street, W1J · Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X · East Concourse, SW1V · Eaton Lane, SW1W · Eaton Mews South, SW1W · Eaton Row, SW1W · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Ebury Bridge, SW1V · Ebury Bridge, SW1W · Ebury Mews, SW1W · Ebury Square, SW1W · Ebury Street, SW1W · Ebury Strreet, SW1W · Eccleston Bridge, SW1V · Eccleston Bridge, SW1W · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Square Mews, SW1V · Eccleston Square, SW1V · Eccleston Street, SW1W · Egerton House, SW1V · Eland House · Elizabeth Bridge, SW1V · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Elverton Street, SW1P · Emery Hill Street, SW1P · Evelyn Mansions, SW1P · Fountain Square, SW1W · Francis Street, SW1P · Garrick House, W1J · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Gillingham Row, SW1V · Gillingham Street, SW1V · Glasgow Terrace, SW1V · Gloucester Street, SW1V · Greencoat Place, SW1P · Greenwood, SE26 · Greycoat Gardens, SW1P · Greycoat Place, SW1P · Greycoat Street, SW1P · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Gardens Mews East, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, SW1W · Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W · Grosvenor Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Road, SW1W · Guildhouse Street, SW1V · Haines Street, SW8 · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · Hatherley Street, SW1P · Headfort Place, SW1X · Hertford Street, W1J · Hide Place, SW1P · Hobart Place, SW1W · Howick Place, SW1E · Howick Place, SW1P · Hudsons Place, SW1V · Hugh Street, SW1V · Johnson’s Place, SW1V · Joseph Conrad House, SW1V · King’s Scholars’ Passage, SW1P · King’s Scholars’ Passage, SW1V · Kingsgate Parade, SW1E · Kirtling Street, SW8 · Lambs Close, SW1W · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Longmoore Street, SW1V · Lower Belgrave Street, SW1W · Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W · Lupus Street, SW1V · Lutyens House, SW1V · Main Concourse, SW1V · Market Mews, W1J · Medway Street, SW1P · Milkmaid’s Passage, SW1A · Monck Street, SW1P · Moreton Place, SW1 · Moreton Terrace Mews North, SW1V · Morpeth Mansions Morpeth Mansions, SW1P · Morpeth Mansions, SW1P · Morpeth Terrace, SW1P · Neat House Place, SW1V · Neate House, SW1V · Neathouse Place, SW1V · New Palace Yard, SW1A · Old Park Lane, W1J · Old Pye Street, SW1P · Ollin Street, E14 · Palace Street, SW1 · Palace Street, SW1E · Paxton Terrace, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1W · Phipps Mews, SW1W · Pickering Place, SW1A · Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J · Portland House · Post Office Way, SW1P · Ranelagh Road, SW1V · Regency Place, SW1P · Rivermill, SW1V · Rochester Row, SW1P · Rochester Street, SW1P · Roebuck House, SW1E · Russell Court, SW1A · Rutherford Street, SW1P · Saint George’s Drive, SW1V · Saint James’s Place, SW1A · Savona Street, SW8 · Seaforth Place, SW1E · Semley Place, SW1W · Shepherd Street, W1J · Showing every photo/image so far featured, SW1W · Sleaford Industrial Estate, SW8 · Sleaford Street, SW8 · Sopwith Way, SW8 · Spenser Street, SW1E · St Anns Street, SW1P · St Barnabas Mews, SW1W · St Georges Drive, SW1V · St Jamess Place, SW1A · St Jamess Street, SW1A · St James’s Place, SW1A · St Matthew Street, SW1P · St. Matthew Street, SW1P · Stable Yard Road, SW1A · Stag Place, SW1E · Stanhope Row, W1J · Stillington Street, SW1P · Strutton Ground, SW1P · Sussex Street, SW1V · Sutherland Street, SW1V · Tachbrook Mews, SW1V · Terminus Place, SW1 · Terminus Place, SW1V · Terminus Place, SW1W · The Arcade, SW1V · The Royal Mews, SW1E · The Royal Mews, SW1W · Thirleby Road, SW1P · Tintern House, SW1V · Turpentine Lane, SW1V · Tweed Street, SW8 · Udall Street, SW1P · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Upper Tachbrook Street, SW1V · Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1P · Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V · Victoria Arcade, SW1E · Victoria Arcade, SW1V · Victoria Place, SW1W · Victoria Square, SW1W · Victoria Street, SW1E · Victoria Street, SW1H · Victoria Street, SW1W · Victoria Subway, SW1X · Victoria Walk, E3 · Vincent Square, SW1P · Walcott Street, SW1P · Walden House, SW1W · Warwick Place North, SW1V · Warwick Row, SW1E · Warwick Square Mews, SW1V · Warwick Square, SW1V · Warwick Way, SW1V · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · Wenham House, SW8 · West Mews, SW1V · Westminster Palace Gardens, SW1P · Westmoreland Terrace, SW1V · White Horse Street, W1J · Wilcox Place, SW1E · Wilfred Street, SW1E · Willow Place, SW1P · Willow Place, SW1V · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Road, SW1V · Wilton Street, SW1X · Winchester Street, SW1V ·
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Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
G. F. Cruchley

Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
John Cary

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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