Category: General

Some street name derivations

Albemarle Street W.1 Takes its name from the second Duke of Albermarle, son of General Monk. Aldermanbury E.C.2 – Saxon name for Eldermen (elder statesmen) Bury (home or house) stood where now stands Guild Hall. Aldersgate E.C.1 – From the Roman gate for the Elders that led to the north and Scotland. Aldgate E.1 – …

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London Borough Conservation Areas

London Borough of Barnet Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea  

When was your house built?

If your house was built after 1900, this map offers you the possibility of seeing when decade it dates from. As the original author from MappingLondon noted: The Valuation Office Agency publish some interesting open data sets from time-to-time. One that caught my eye recently was a breakdown of counts of residential buildings in each …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: Y

Yorkshire Grey Yard WC1 Yorkshire Grey Yard is not quite the picture we would expect to find if purely relying on the illusion conjured up by its haughty sounding name. This dejected cul-de-sac which once sported one of the most fashionable taverns in town is now private and just a little grubby. The Yorkshire Grey …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: W

Warner Yard EC1 UG: Farringdon Bus: 55 63 243 259 As for Bath Court. Warner Yard is almost opposite Bath Court on the south side of Warner Street. Just below the Rosebery Avenue flyover is the dismal yard that once belonged to Robert Warner. In the early 18th century this plot of land formed part …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: V

Vandon Passage SW1 UG: St James’s Park Bus: 11 24 211 507 Turn left out of St James’s Park Station and walk west along Petty France. Cross Palmer Street. Vandon Passage is about 75 yds on the left. It was on the site adjacent to this Passage that Cornelius Van Dun, a Dutchman and Yeoman …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: U

Union Court EC2 Leaving the station via the Liverpool Street exit turn into Liverpool Street. Cross the road and turn left into Old Broad Street. Pass, on the right, Broad Street Avenue and New Broad Street. At the cross roads with London Wall & Wormwood Street continue straight ahead. Union Court is on the left …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: T

Talbot Court EC3 UG: Monument Bus: 15 21 25 40 43 100 133 501 From Monument Station cross to the north side of Eastcheap and walk north up Gracechurch Street. Talbot Court is about 35 yds on the right. It is many years since a ‘talbot’ was sighted stalking the bounds of Gracechurch Street. No …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: S

St Anne’s Court W1 UG: Tottenham Court Road Bus: 7 8 10 25 55 73 98 176 From Tottenham Court Road Station walk west along the south side of Oxford Street. Cross Soho Street. In about 90 yds turn left into Dean Street. Cross Fareham Street, Diadem Court (both on the right). Cross Carlisle Street. …

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The alleyways and courtyards of London: R

Red Lion Court EC4 UG: Blackfriars Bus: 4 11 15 23 26 76 171A On the north side of Fleet Street. About 15 yds from Fetter Lane (east side) redlion.jpg (8287 bytes)Nestling in the midst of a modernised block on the corner of Fetter Lane the narrow passage of Red Lion Court branches from Fleet …

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