Blake Close, W10

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Market Approach · Mary Place Workhouse · Marylebone Boys’ School · Masbro Childrens Centre · Matthew Close · Maxilla Children’s Centre · Maxilla Gardens · Maxilla Nursery School · Maxilla Walk · Maybury Gardens · Melina Road · Melrose Gardens · Methwold Road · Middle Row Bus Garage · Middle Row School · Middle Row · Miles Coverdale Primary School · Milfoil Street · Millwood Street · Mitre Way · Monson Road · Morgan Road · Mount Pleasant Road · Mount Pleasant Road · Mowbray Road · Munro Mews · Nascot Street · Nasmyth Street · Newman Catholic College · Nicholas Road · Norburn Street · Norland Place School · Norland Place · Norland Square · North Kensington Library · North Kensington · North Pole Road · North Pole Road · North West London Jewish Day School · Notting Dale · Notting Hill Barn Farm · Notting Hill Preparatory School · Nursery Lane · Oaklands Grove · Oakworth Road · Odessa Road · Okehampton Road · Old Oak Farm · Oliphant Street · Orchard Close · Oxford Gardens Primary School · 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Street · Silver Road · Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School · Sion-Manning Catholic Girls’ School · Snarsgate Street · South Africa Road · Southam House Adair Road · Southam Street · Spezia Road · St Anne’s & Avondale Park Nursery School · St Anns Villas · St Charles Catholic Primary School · St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College · St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College · St Charles Hospital · St Charles Place · St Charles Square after bombing (1950) · St Charles Square ready for redevelopment (1951) · St Charles Square · St Charles’ Square Training College (1908) · St Clement and St James CofE Primary School · St Ervans Road · St James’s Gardens · St James’s Gardens · St John XXIII Catholic Primary School · St Johns Terrace · St Laurence Close · St Laurences Close · St Lawrence Terrace · St Margaret’s Road · St Margaret’s Road · St Marks Close · St Marks Road · St Marks Road · St Mark’s Place · St Mark’s Road
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Blake Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.


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

 

North Kensington

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

North Kensington was rural until the 19th century when it was developed as an suburb with quite large homes. By the 1880s, too many houses had been built for the upper-middle class towards whom the area was aimed. Large houses were divided into low cost flats which often degenerated into slums, as documented in the photographs of Roger Mayne.

During the 1980s, the area started to be gentrified although areas in the north west of the district at Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park remain deprived and run down to this day.

Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Portuguese, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe. This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in London.

The Notting Hill carnival was first staged in 1964 as a way for the local Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. After some rough times in the 1970s and 1980s when it became associated with social protest, violence and huge controversy over policing tactics, this is now Europe’s largest carnival/festival event and a major event in the London calendar. It is staged every August over the Bank holiday weekend.
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Maps


Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (1762)
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, 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.
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)
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