Abingdon Road, W8

Abingdon Road stretches between Stratford Road and Kensington High Street.

It was built upon land from the Nokes Estate – a farm which used to be in the area.

The houses are mainly on three-storeys with basements, some entirely stuccoed and some stuccoed only up to first floor level.

The street is tree-lined and very attractive. There is a charming bar and restaurant halfway down the street called ‘The Abingdon’.

The east section of Abingdon Road between Cope Place and Abingdon Villas was developed in 1852-4. Nos. 40-50 (even) were probably built by Richard Anderson, a builder from Plaistow who had a brickfield in the area, and No. 52 by Barnabas Jennings and William Stevenson. These were all builders involved in other parts of the Abingdon Villas and Scarsdale Villas area.

Ilchester Mansions was built by James Turner and Charles Withers in 1892-3. The designs were by George Eves. Eves was the estate surveyor for the Allen-Stevens Estate which owned much of the land in this area.


This forms part of a guide to Kensington Streets which first appeared on the, now defunct, Kensington Living website.

All rights and copyright to the original material is retained by that website.



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