Scott Hatton

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Southwark streets

Southwark www.southwark.gov.uk Abbey Street, SE1 Addington Square, SE5 Alma Grove, SE1 Amelia Street, SE17 Anchor Terrace, SE1 The Angel (Rotherhithe) Angel, Webber Street On the site presently occupied by Nos. 27-31 Webber Street stood the Angel Public House at this time and adjacent was the Marshall Building. By the 1970s the Angel and Marshall Building …

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A Survey of London – Between the Commons

Victorian suburban housing is one of the defining elements of Battersea’s character and nowhere is it found in a greater concentration than in the 280 acres covered by this chapter. From Bolingbroke Grove on the edge of Wandsworth Common, row after row of terraced houses, with a few detached and semi-detached neighbours, advance downhill to Northcote Road and …

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Survey Of London

A guide to every available volume until 2014. Volume 1. Bromley-By-Bow Volume 2. Chelsea, Part I Volume 3. St Giles-in-The-Fields, Part I: Lincoln’s Inn Fields Volume 4. Chelsea, Part II Volume 5. St Giles-in-The-Fields, Part II Volume 6. Hammersmith Volume 7. Chelsea, Part III: the Old Church Volume 8. Shoreditch Volume 9. The Parish of St Helen, Bishopsgate, Part I Volume 10. St Margaret, Westminster, Part …

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Old Oak

Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove. Headquarters of c.1928 for the Gas Light and Coke Company. A long block in the Neo-Georgian style, Canalside House is of fifteen bays and three storeys of stock brick with ashlar dressings. The building is today managed by Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea as office and meeting space for …

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The History of London: Walter Besant

1. THE FOUNDATION OF LONDON. PART I. ‘In the year 1108 B.C., Brutus, a descendant of Æneas, who was the son of Venus, came to England with his companions, after the taking of Troy, and founded the City of Troynovant, which is now called London. After a thousand years, during which the City grew and …

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The building of Euston

Up to the eighteenth century the parish of St Pancras was mostly common land and pasture, with the only buildings being the old church and two manors. There was a manor house at Totenhale, to the north-east of what is now the Euston underpass, and there may have been a knot of buildings around the medieval manor of …

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High Road Whetstone, N20

Memories of Whetstone collated by http://www.friern-barnethistory.org.uk   Just before Swan Lane there was a long row of very old cottages which had neither light nor water laid on. The Finchley Fire Brigade used these as an exercise for the Auxiliary Fire Service, under the command of Capt Tozer, in the summer before the war was declared …

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Enfield Streets

ABERDARE ROAD In existence by 1903 . The 1914 O.S. shows this and adjoining roads laid out, but no houses built. Nothing was built until after World War I. All the roads on the estate are named after towns in South Wales. See also Glyn Road, Swansea Road, and Brecon Road. ACACIA ROAD Part of …

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Acklam Hall, W10

Post-Westway, Acklam Road has hosted free gigs by Hawkwind, Aswad, Messiah sound-system, Ebony steel band, Carnivals, riots, adventure playground and graffiti innovations, the Mutoid Waste Company, Portobello Film Festival at the Pop-Up Cinema, Acklam Village farmers market Bay 58 bar, Acklam Studios, the Acklam Hall (which became Bay 63, Subterania, Neighbourhood, Supperclub and Mode nightclub), …

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Westway, W10

On 28 July 1970 the Westway, A40 Western Avenue Extension flyover between White City and Paddington, at two and half miles, the longest elevated road in Europe at the time, was opened by Michael Heseltine, the parliamentary secretary to the transport minister. The opening ceremony was famously accompanied by a protest over the re-housing of the last residents …

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