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Farm in Bayswater, existed between 1725 and 1839

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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.

Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.

The whole Bayswater district of streets, squares, terraces, and crescents sprung into existence in the course of about ten years, between 1839 and 1849.

Before Bayswater was built up, Hopwood’s Nursery Ground and the Victoria Gardens - famed for running-matches and other sporting meetings - faced the dull brick wall which effectually shut out the green glades and leafy avenues of Kensington Gardens from the view of passengers along the Bayswater Road.

Bayswater - derived from the name "Bayard’s Watering Place" - was noted of old for its springs, reservoirs, and conduits, supplying the greater part of the City of London with water. The running streams and gravelly soil were at one time highly favourable for the growth of watercress.

On a slanting grassy bank, about a hundred yards from the back of the line of houses now bearing the name of Craven Hill, stood until about 1820, an ancient stone-built conduit-house, whence the water-supply was conveyed by pipes underground into the City. Conduit Passage and Spring Street both derive their names from this. When the Craven Hill estate was parcelled out for building purposes, the stone conduit-house was pulled down, and the (Westbourne) stream was fed into the Serpentine.

In 1710, a Robert Pollard was the owner of the old buildings of Bayard’s Watering Place and 6 acres of land in what had once been common fields of Westbourne Green. He sold them to Thomas Upton and his wife Jane in 1725, and they started a farm. The Upton Farm fields, at the heart of Bayswater, stretched approximately from the current Queensway in the west to Craven Terrace in the east, and from the current Bayswater Road in the south to Bishop’s Road (now called Bishop’s Bridge Road) in the north.

The Upton Farm buildings were set back from the highway at the end of a tree-lined lane. The farmland was let to a number of farmers in narrow rectangular strips.

The current Queensway was then a narrow lane, and the main thoroughfare to Westbourne Green further north. In about 1751 the inn on its corner with the Uxbridge Road, originally called the Oxford Arms, was renamed the Black Lion Inn, and the lane became known as Black Lion Lane. The Black Lion pub still exists.




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Residents in properties with the same cladding at Grenfell Tower are being told to leave their homes so the work can take place. Some are refusing to goEver since the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire less than five miles away, Artan Moallim has barely slept a wink in the 16th-floor, one-bedroom Camden apartment he, his wife and three young daughters call home.Yet they were still unprepared for the knock on their door at 2am on Saturday morning ahead of the evacuation of thousands of people from five high-rise tower blocks on north London's Chalcots Estate, and like many others he was still asking questions later in the day outside the community centre where households were being told to register. Continue reading...

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Cover version of Bridge over Troubled Water by 50 UK musicians becomes second-fastest selling single of 2017Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single has soared to the top of the singles chart just two days after its release.Fifty of Britain's biggest musical names contributed to the cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, which has now been declared the second fastest-selling single of the year, according to the Official Charts Company. Continue reading...

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Kensington's new Labour MP has made a powerful speech blasting poverty in west London following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Council estimate emerges as PM says urgent tests on buildings taking place in wake of Grenfell Tower disasterCouncils in England estimate that about 600 high-rise buildings have similar flammable exterior cladding to that used on Grenfell Tower. The estimate, revealed by Downing Street, came as Theresa May told parliament that urgent tests were taking place around the country to see how many tower blocks might be at risk following the devastating fire in west London. Related: Grenfell fire: a number of tower blocks have same flammable cladding, says Theresa May - Politics live Related: Rehousing of Grenfell Tower families in luxury block receives mixed response Continue reading...

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Detectives say building's insulation and tiles failed fire safety tests and they are establishing if use was illegalPolice have said they are considering manslaughter charges in relation to the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze as they revealed that both the insulation and tiles at the building failed safety tests.Det Supt Fiona McCormack, who is overseeing the investigation, said on Friday that officers had established that the initial cause of the fire was a fridge-freezer and that it was not started deliberately. Continue reading...

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High rise block residents today told of their horror that their homes are covered with the same combustible cladding that is blamed for the Grenfell Tower inferno that killed at least 79 people.

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London areas were among the top fallers for house sales in the country over the last year, and did not appear among top risers, analysis has found.

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Bayswater

Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.

Notably, there is a significant Arab population, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the area is also a centre of London's Brazilian community.

Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Victorian mansion blocks, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. There are also purpose built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a there is large Council Estate, the 800 flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.

Bayswater tube station lies between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington.

The station was opened 1 October 1868, just 5 years after the London Underground started. It was renamed several times: to Bayswater (Queen's Road) & Westbourne Grove in 1923, to Bayswater (Queen's Road) in 1933.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayard’s Bridge:   Bayard’s Bridge took the Uxbridge Road over the River Westbourne.
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
Long Water:   The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayswater Road, W2 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cleveland Terrace, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Consort House, W2 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Eastbourne Terrace, W2 · Elms Lane, W2 · Elms Mews, W2 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Garson House, W2 · Gloucester Mews, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Kensington West, W14 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Pembroke House, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Poplar Place, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Queens Mews, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Salem Road, W2 · Spring Street, W2 · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Upbrook Mews, W2 · Westbourne Terrace, W2 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 ·


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