Category: Paddington

1828: Paddington

Entitled “Plan of The Parish of Paddington in the County of Middlesex by George Gutch 1828. Copyright and credit: Crace Connection, The British Library  

1742: Paddington

Surveyed by William Braniel, Land Surveyor to the Duke of Montague.

The Paddington Canal Murder

George Forster was found guilty of murdering his wife and child by drowning them in Paddington Canal, London. At his trial the events were reconstructed. Forster’s mother in law recounted that her daughter and grandchild had left her house to see Forster at 4pm on Saturday 4 December 1802. Joseph Bradfield, in whose house Forster lodged, …

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Westbourne Green: a retrospect

By W. L. Rutton, F.S.A. Reproduced from The Home Counties Magazine (1902) The Westbourne Green residences, to which reference is made in the article, are: 1. WESTBOURNE PLACE or HOUSE, built circa 1745, by the architect Isaac Ware. Its subsequent occupants were Sir William Yorke, Bart.; the Venetian Ambassador; Jukes Coulson, iron merchant; Samuel Pepys Cockerell, architect; …

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Trolleybus at Westbourne Bridge

Just found this fantastic photo of a route 662 trolleybus at the junction of Harrow Road and Westbourne Bridge. The photo was taken in somewhat wintry conditions (and at odds with the time of writing of this blog!) on 2 January 1962. It was the last day of running for the route, and replaced largely …

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Paddington Green

Paddington Green is a surviving fragment of the original rural fabric of the area and contains part of the ancient site of Paddington and Lillestone Villages. The detail of Rocque’s 1714 map shows Paddington as an isolated village at the junction of Edgware Road and Harrow Road. By the end of the 18th century Paddington …

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Middlesex: Hampstead and Paddington

A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington By T F T Baker, Diane K Bolton and Patricia E C Croot/ Edited by C R Elrington. These two parishes lay in the Holborn division of Ossulstone hundred, and before their inclusion in Greater London the parishes embraced the metropolitan borough of Hampstead …

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