Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  MAP  STREETS  BLOG  CONTACT 
54.146.227.92 
Ackmar Road · Adrian Mews · Albert Bridge · Alderville Road · Alexander Square · Alpha Place · Althea Street · Anderson Street · Ann Lane · Antiquarius · Ashburnham Community School · Ashburnham Road · Ashcombe Street · Battersea Bridge · Battersea Bridge · Beaconsfield Walk · Beaconsfield Walk · Beaufort Street · Beaufort Street · Beaufort Street · Beltran Road · Benham Close · Beverley Close · Billing Road · Billing Street · Blacklands Terrace · Blantyre Street · Bolton Gardens Mews · Bowerdean Street · Bramerton Street · Bray Place · Bridge Studios · Bridges Court Road · Bridges Court · Bridges Place · Bridges Wharf · Britannia Row · Britten Street · Broomhouse Road · Broughton Road · Bull’s Gardens · Burnaby Street · Burnsall Street · Burton Court · Bury Walk · Byam Street · Bywater Street · Cadogan Gate S.W 1 · Cadogan Pier · Cadogan Square · Cadogan Street · Cale Street · Callow Street · Camera Place · Cameron House School · Carlyle Square · Carmichael Close · Cathcart Road · Cavalry Square · Cavaye Place · Caversham Street · Chapel Walk · Charles II Place · Chelsea · Chelsea Community Hospital School · Chelsea Academy · Chelsea Bridge · Chelsea Cloisters · Chelsea Crescent · Chelsea Embankment · Chelsea Embankment · Chelsea Farm · Chelsea Harbour Drive · Chelsea Manor Gardens · Chelsea Manor Street · Chelsea Manor Studios · Chelsea Open Air Nursery School · Chelsea Park Gardens · Chelsea Reach · Chelsea Square · Chelsea Studios · Chelsea Towers · Chelsea Wharf · Cheltenham Terrace · Cheylesmore House · Cheyne Children’s Centre · Cheyne Court · Cheyne Mews · Cheyne Place · Cheyne Row · Cheyne Walk · Cheyne Walk · Cheyne Walk · Chiddingstone Street · Chillington Drive · Chipperfield House Sutton Estate · Christ Church CofE Primary School · Christchurch Street · Christchurch Terrace · Clabon Mews · Clover Mews · Colebrook Court · Coleherne House · Coleherne Mews · Coleherne Road · Coulson Street · Courtyard AP Academy · Cranbury Road · Cremorne Gardens · Cremorne Road · Crescent Place · Cresswell Gardens · Cresswell Place · Cristowe Road · Crondace Road · Culford Gardens · Damer Terrace · Danube Street · Danvers Street · Dartrey Tower · De Morgan Road · Denyer Street · Dilke Street · Donne Place · Dovehouse Street · Draycott Avenue · Draycott Place · Draycott Terrace · Drayton Gardens · Dudmaston Mews · Duke Of York Square · East Road · East Road · East Terrace · Ebury Bridge Road · Edith Grove · Edith Terrace · Edith Yard Edith Grove · Egerton Crescent · Egerton Terrace · Elbe Street · Elm Park Gardens · Elm Park Lane · Elm Park Mansions · Elm Park Road · Elm Place · Elswick Street · Elystan Place · Elystan Street · Embankment Gardens · Epple Road · Esher House · Evelyn Gardens · Ey · Farrier Walk · Fawcett Street · Fernshaw Close · Fernshaw Road · Finborough Road · First Street · Flat 2 Orbis Wharf Bridges Court Road · Flood Street · Flood Walk · Foulis Terrace · Franklins Row · Frederick Hugh House · Friston Street · Fulham Road · Fulham Road · Fulmead Street · Furness Road · Garden House School · Gatliff Road · Gertrude Street · Gilstead Road · Gilston Road · Glebe Place · Glenrosa Street · Glynde Mews · Godfrey Street · Goodwin’s Field · Great Chart Street · Greaves Tower · Grosvenor Road · Grove Cottages · Groveside Court · Guion Road · Gunter Grove · Gurney Road · Halsey Street · Hamble Street · Harbour Avenue · Harbour Avenue · Harcourt Terrace · Harley Gardens · Hasker Street · Hazlebury Road · Heathman’s Road · Heliport Estate · Heliport Industrial Estate · Hibbert Street · Hilary Close · Hill House International Junior School · Hobury Street · Holly Mews · Hollywood Mews · Hollywood Road · Holmead Road · Holy Cross RC School · Hope Street · Hortensia Road · Hotel Verta · Hurlingham Park · Hurlingham Square · Ifield Road · Imperial Crescent · Imperial Crescent · Imperial Square · Imperial Wharf · Institute of Cancer Research · Ives Street · Ivory House Eastreet Clove Hitch Quay · Ivory House · Ixworth Place · Jansen Walk · Joubert Mansions · Jubilee Place · Juniper Drive · Juniper Drive · Justice Walk · Kensington and Chelsea College · Kilkie Street · King’s Road · King’s Road · Kings Road · Kings Road · Knightsbridge School · L’Ecole des Petits School · Lady Margaret School · Lamont Road · Langford Primary School · Langford Road · Langton Street · Lawrence Street · Lennox Gardens Mews · Lennox Gardens · Lewis Estate · Limerston Street · Lincoln Street · Lindrop Street · Lombaroad Road · London House · Lordship Place · Lots Road Power Station · Lots Road · Lucan Place · Mallord Street · Maltings Place · Manresa Road · Marinefield Road · Markham Square · Markham Street · Marlborough Primary School · Marlborough Street · Maysoule Road · Mendip Road · Milborne Grove · Milmans Street · Milner Street · Mimosa Street · Molasses House · Moore Street · Moravian Place · Mossop Street · Mulberry Walk · Munro Terrace · Mustow Place · Narborough Street · Netherton Grove · New King’s Road · Nickols Walk · Nickols Walk · Nightingale Place · Oakley Gardens · Oakley Street · Old Church Street · Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School · Orbis Wharf Bridges Court Road · Ormonde Gate · Ovington Square · Ovington Street · Owen Close · Oyster Wharf · Paradise Walk · Park Walk Primary School · Park Walk · Park Walk · Paultons Square · Paultons Street · Pavilion Road · Pearscroft Court · Pearscroft Road · Perrymead Street · Peterborough Villas · Petyt Place · Petyward · Phene Street · Pier House · Plaza · PO Box 14158 · Pond House · Pond Place · Pont St Mews · Pont Street Mews · Port House Square Rigger Row · Port House · Porters Lodge · Priory Walk · Purser’s Cross Road · Quarrendon Street · Queens Elm Parade · Querrin Street · Radnor Walk · Ralston Street · Ramsay Mews · Ranelagh Gardens · Rawlings Street · Ray’s Playhouse Ltd. · Redburn Street · Redcliffe Gardens · Redcliffe Mews · Redcliffe Place · Redcliffe Road · Redcliffe School · Redcliffe Square · Redcliffe Street · Reef House · Rich Lane · Riley Street · River Reach Business Park · Riverside Plaza · Robinson Street · Rosebury Road · Rosemoor Street · Rosetti Studios · Rossetti Studios · Royal Avenue · Royal Hospital Road · Ryecroft Street · Saint Maur Road · Saint Thomas More Language College · Sands End · Servite RC Primary School · Seymour Walk · Shalcomb Street · Shawfield Street · Slaidburn Street · Sloane Avenue · Sloane Court West · Smith Street · Smith Terrace · Snowbury Road · South Parade · South Park · South Walk · Sprimont Place · St Andrews Church · St Catherine’s Mews · St Loo Avenue · St Lukes Church Hall · St Lukes Street · St. Dionis Road · St. Leonard’s Terrace · St. Loo Avenue · St. Marks Close · Stadium Street · Stamford Gate · Stephendale Road · Stevendale Road · Stewarts Grove · Stokenchurch Street · Sulivan Primary School · Sussex House School · Swan Walk · Sydney Street · Tadema Road · Tedworth Gardens · Tedworth Square · Terrace Walk · Tetcott Road · Thames Avenue · Thames Towpath · The Boltons · The Boltons · The Boulevard · The Boulevard · The Boulevard · The Bridge · The Courtyard · The Gateways · The Hampshire School · The Hurlingham Academy · The Little Boltons · The Plaza · The Vale · Thomas’s Academy · Thomas’s Fulham · Thorndike Close · Tite Street · Tours Passage · Townmead Business Centre · Townmead Road · Tregunter Road · Trident Place · Tryon Street · Tynemouth Street · Upcerne Road · Upper Cheyne Row · Upper Whistler Walk · Usk Road · Uverdale Road · Vicentia Court · Violet Melchett Children’s Centre · Wallis Close · Walnut Tree Walk · Walpole Street · Walton Street · Wandon Road · Wandsworth Bridge Road (1913) · Wandsworth Bridge · Wandsworth Bridge · Waterfront House · Watermans Quay · Watermeadow Lane · Waterside Path · Wellington Buildings · Wellington Square · West Road · West Road · West Road · West Road · Westgate Terrace · Wharfedale Street · Whistler Walk · Whitehead’s Grove · Whitehead’s Grove · Whiteheads Grove · William Morris Way · Wiltshire Close · Windrush Close · Woodfall Street · Woolneigh Street · World’s End Passage · Worlds End Place · Yeomans Row · York Place
MAPPING YEAR:1750180018301860190019302019Fullscreen map
Road · Chelsea · SW6 · Contributed by The Underground Map
JANUARY
1
2000

Wandsworth Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.


VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Chelsea

Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea.

The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term for chalk and landing place on the river. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King’s Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. The modern-day Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD.

Chelsea once had a reputation for the manufacture of Chelsea buns (made from a long strip of sweet dough tightly coiled, with currants trapped between the layers, and topped with sugar).

King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys in 1536; Chelsea Manor Street is still extant. Two of King Henry’s wives, Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – resided there; and Thomas More lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. In 1609 James I established a theological college on the site of the future Chelsea Royal Hospital, which Charles II founded in 1682.

By 1694, Chelsea – always a popular location for the wealthy, and once described as ’a village of palaces’ – had a population of 3000. Even so, Chelsea remained rural and served London to the east as a market garden, a trade that continued until the 19th-century development boom which caused the final absorption of the district into the metropolis.

Chelsea shone, brightly but briefly, in the 1960s Swinging London period and the early 1970s. The Swinging Sixties was defined on King’s Road, which runs the length of the area. The Western end of Chelsea featured boutiques Granny Takes a Trip and The Sweet Shop, the latter of which sold medieval silk velvet caftans, tabards and floor cushions, with many of the cultural cognoscenti of the time being customers, including Keith Richards, Twiggy and many others.

The exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger to be used to describe its residents. From 2011, Channel 4 broadcast a reality television show called Made in Chelsea, documenting the ’glitzy’ lives of several young people living in Chelsea. Moreover, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside of the United States, with 6.53% of Chelsea-residents being born in the United States.
Print-friendly version of this page

Links

Fulham Broadway
Facebook Page
Parsons Green
Facebook Page
Hidden London
Histor­ically inclined look at the capital’s obscure attractions
Londonist
All-encompassing website
British History Online
Digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources.
Time Out
Listings magazine

Maps


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)

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.
London Transport

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)
1 



COPYRIGHT TERMS:
Unless a source is explicitedly stated, text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Articles may be a remixes of various Wikipedia articles plus work by the website authors - original Wikipedia source can generally be accessed under the same name as the main title. This does not affect its Creative Commons attribution.

Maps upon this website are in the public domain because they are mechanical scans of public domain originals, or - from the available evidence - are so similar to such a scan or photocopy that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The originals themselves are in public domain for the following reason:
Public domain Maps used are in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights.

This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag.