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JUNE
21
2021

The Underground Map is a project which is creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.

In a series of maps from the 1750s until the 1950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post war megapolis we know today. There are now over 85 000 articles on all variety of locations including roads, houses, schools, pubs and palaces.

You can begin exploring by choosing a place from the dropdown list at the top left and then clicking Reset Location.

As maps are displayed, click on the markers to view location articles.

You can also view historical maps of London - click on the "pile of paper" control on the top right of a page's map to change to a particular decade.

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Oliphant Street, W10
Oliphant Street was the final alphabetical street on the original Queen’s Park Estate naming scheme. The Manor and Parish of Chelsea owned an enclave - covering Kensal Town and Queen’s Park - until 1901 when it was divided between Kensington and Paddington. Kensal Town went to the former and the other side of the Harrow Road to the latter.

The north section was developed in 1875 by the Artizans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company, who were the landlords until 1964. The north-south streets of their grid were numbered 1-6 and euphemistically entitled ’avenues’ : First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The remaining streets were simply labelled A Street through to O Street.

Eight years later it was decided that even artisans and labourers deserved a little better. A became Alperton, after the Company’s brickyard in Middlesex, and was followed by Barfett, Caird, Droop (after H R. Droop, Artizans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company Director 1877-1883), Enbrook, Farrant (Sir Richard Farrant, Director 1877-1906), Galton (probably i...

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JUNE
6
2021

 

Turk’s Head
The Turk’s Head was one of two Wapping pubs of the same name It was situated beside Union Stairs and had the grim task assigned to it of briefly hosting prisoners on their journey to Execution Dock. They would be allowed one quart of ale before departure.

Its address was 30 Wapping High Street (at number 326 on the same street before Victorian renumbering).

Its rather un-PC name derives from many such names coined during the Crusades. Any pub called ‘The Turk’s Head’ or ‘The Saracen’s Head’ is a reference to that period.

It had a dining room by 1940 but the pub was destroyed in the Blitz.
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JUNE
5
2021

 

Abbotsbury Road, W14
Abbotsbury Road runs between Melbury Road and the road known as Holland Park Abbotsbury Road takes its name from one of the Dorset estates of the Earl of Ilchester. It is exclusively residential.

It is a wide tree-lined street and most houses have off street parking – some with their own garages. The road has humps in it to slow down the traffic. Traffic can go both ways. The south end is very close to the shops in Kensington High Street, and the north end to the shops in Holland Park Avenue. Holland Park itself is next to the road.

Work began in the early years of the 20th century, but only Nos. 3-9 odd, and 8-10 and 24-28 (even) were built before the Second World War.

During the 1960s houses and blocks were built on the west side of Abbotsbury Road. These include Abbotsbury House, a 10-storey block of flats, and Abbotsbury Close, a series of small crescents with houses and landscaped gardens, designed by Stone Toms and Partners and built by Wates Builders.

The brick houses are fairly uniform in...
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JUNE
4
2021

 

Victoria Embankment, EC4Y
Victoria Embankment is part of the Thames Embankment scheme of 19th-century civil engineering that reclaimed land next to the River Thames The Victoria Embankment was primarily designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette with architectural work on the embankment wall and river stairs by Charles Henry Driver. Started in 1862, it incorporates the main low level interceptor sewer and the underground District Line over which a wide road and riverside walkway were built. In total, Bazalgette’s scheme reclaimed 22 acres of land from the river. It prevented flooding, such as around what had been the remnants of Thorney Island (Westminster).

Much of the granite used in the projects was brought from Lamorna Cove in Cornwall.

The named named Victoria Embankment runs from the Houses of Parliament to Blackfriars Bridge. It incorporates gardens and open space collectively known as the Embankment Gardens.

Some parts of the Embankment were rebuilt in the 20th century due to wartime bomb damage or natural disasters such as the 1928 Thames flood.
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JUNE
3
2021

 

Carmelite Street, EC4Y
Carmelite Street continues south from Whitefriars Street, which itself is just off Fleet Street Carmelite Street is a very narrow road and runs down a slope to its south end, where it meets the Victoria Embankment. Named in 1901, it commemorates the old foundation of the Carmelite or Whitefriars monastery here. Before 1901, it had been an extension of Whitefriars Street but was wharfland until the 1860s.

The street seems to have begun as an alley to serve ship berthings which by the 1860s had been repurposed to lead to the new Sir Joseph Bazalgette-designed Embankment.

The buildings which now stand on Carmelite Street were mostly constructed after the Second World War. There are also some very old buildings such as The Harrow, a public house said to have been frequented by Evening News reporters.

Founded by a City merchant, William Ward, in 1881, the City of London School for Girls opened in Carmelite Street in 1894 at a time when there was so little faith in academic education for girls that the building was designed so that it cou...
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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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OCTOBER
30
2018

 

Aldermanbury, EC2V
Aldermanbury is the Saxon name for ’Eldermen’ (elder statesmen) and ’bury’ (house). Aldermanbury originally ran north-south, between Lad Lane in the south and Love Lane in the north and parallel between Wood Street in the west and Basinghall Street in the east. The street dates back to the time of Edward the Confessor. Its current length is curtailed compared with former times.

The London historian Stow believed that the first Guildhall stood on the east side of Aldermanbury; thus the street received its name as being adjacent to the bury or court of the aldermen of the city (Harben). At the time of Stow’s Survey, however, the Guildhall had been relocated to the corner of Basinghall Street and Cateaton Street.

The Reverend Thomas White (c.1550 - 1624), Vicar of St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street, left £3000 in his will “for the acquisition of a house for the making of a College of Ministers, Rectors (Readers) and Curates within the City of London and the suburbs of the same." Sion College hall was built at the corner of London Wa...
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OCTOBER
29
2018

 

Lind Road, SM1
Lind Road is named for Swedish opera singer, Johanna Maria Lind. Born in Stockholm in 1820, Johanna Maria Lind ’the Swedish Nightingale’ settled in Surrey from 1855.

Hans Christian Andersen wrote several of his stories with her in mind. There’s also a theory he wrote the Snow Queen about her after she failed to return his affections.

Lind first performed in London in 1847. In honour of her Surrey connection, there is Lind Road and a pub called the Nightingale on Carshalton Road. No recording of Lind’s singing exists.

After 1865, the lord of the manor Thomas Alcock developed the streets of the ’New Town., east of the High Street, but left it to an assortment of builders to put up cramped terraced housing here for the working classes. Shops and several pubs lined Lind Road.
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OCTOBER
28
2018

 

Manoel Road, TW2
Manoel Road is named after the last king of Portugal. Manoel became king in 1908. His mother had been born in Twickenham. He was 18 years old when he came to the throne after assassins had killed his father and older brother. He was deposed two and a half years later in a Republican revolution.

Fulwell Lodge became home to ex-King Manoel II of Portugal who lived here after 1913 with his German wife Princess Victoria Augusta of Hohenzolern. After his death in 1932 the estate was purchased and developed for housing.

Nearby streets include Portugal Gardens and Lisbon Avenue.
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OCTOBER
27
2018

 

Pratt Street, NW1
Pratt Street was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden. Charles Pratt was the Lord Chancellor between 1766 and 1770 and had been Attorney General.

The development of Camden Town started with the ’Kentish Town Act’ of 1788. This allowed Charles Pratt and his heirs to lay out streets on his property. There were building leases for 1400 houses.

Pratt Street named after the Earl, was started in 1791.

In the 1950s, Pratt Street was known as ’Greek Town’ due to the number of Greek Cypriots who lived here. This community disappeared as a new centre of Cypriot life began in Green Lanes, Haringay.
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OCTOBER
26
2018

 

Mornington Crescent, NW1
Mornington Crescent was named after Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington. Garret Wesley was a talented composer from County Meath in Ireland who in 1760 was created Earl of Mornington and Viscount Wellesley. The future victor at the Battle of Waterloo - Arthur Wellesley who became the Duke of Wellington - was Garret Wesley’s third son.

He also had a daughter Anne who married local landowner Henry FitzRoy in 1790. Owning this patch of Camden, Henry named Mornington Crescent, Mornington Place, Mornington Terrace and Mornington Street after the title of his father-in-law.

Mornington Crescent was begun in 1821 although the northernmost part of the crescent was called Southampton Street until 1864.

The Crescent became quite an artists’ colony in the latter part of the nineteenth century with Spencer Gore, Frederick Pickersgill and Walter Sickert residing there.

The Mornington Crescent Gardens were designed for the enjoyment and leisure of the residents but were built over in 1928 when the Carreras cigarette factory was built.
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OCTOBER
25
2018

 

Dagenham Heathway
Dagenham Heathway station was opened in 1932. In 1932 the electrified District line of the London Underground was extended to Upminster through Dagenham with stations opened as Dagenham and Heathway and today called Dagenham East and Dagenham Heathway.

The station was constructed and initially operated by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway with services provided by the District line from the outset. The station changed to its present name in 1949.

Services on the London Tilbury & Southend line at Dagenham East were withdrawn in 1962.
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OCTOBER
24
2018

 

Savile Row, W1S
Savile Row is known worldwide for gentlemen’s tailoring. This street which is the centre for men’s bespoke clothing is named after a woman, Dorothy Savile.

Burlington House was inherited in 1704 by Dorothy’s future husband, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork.

Dorothy Savile, an accomplished artist, married Boyle in 1721.

Savile Row - originally Savile Street - was named after the maiden name of the Duke’s now wife and situated behind Burlington House as part of the Burlington Estate. It was developed between 1731 and 1735.

Initially, the street was occupied mainly by military officers and their wives; later William Pitt the Younger and Irish-born playwright and MP, Richard Brinsley Sheridan were residents.

Tailors started doing business in the area in the late 18th century; first in Cork Street, about 1790, then by 1803 in Savile Row itself.
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OCTOBER
23
2018

 

Aberdeen Road, N5
Aberdeen Road connects Aberdeen Park with Sotheby Road. In a directory of 1870 and in the 1871 Census, this was called Aberdeen Park Road. In 1888 it became Aberdeen Road. Along it was Aberdeen Terrace.
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OCTOBER
23
2018

 

Carpenders Park
Carpenders Park station lies in the Hertfordshire commuter suburb of South Oxhey. Carpenders Park was opened by the London and North Western Railway on 1 April 1914. It closed again on 1 January 1917 only to reopen once more on 5 May 1919 and served only by London Electric Railway (which later became London Underground) trains. L&NWR electric trains were reinstated from 10 July 1922. The original station was built to serve the nearby golf course.

The station was location 210 metres further north than the current site - it was a wooden two platform structure with a footbridge. It was closed on 17 November 1952 when the present station opened.

London Underground trains served the station until 24 September 1982.

London Overground services from London Euston to Watford Junction currently serve Carpenders Park station.
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OCTOBER
22
2018

 

Leighton Road, NW5
The route of Leighton Road followed an original path from the Assembly House Inn on Kentish Town Road to Maiden Lane. In 1804, the pathway was described as having a stile at the eastern end and a bowling green on its north side (on the site of the current 37 Leighton Road).

The owner of the land surrounding the path was Joshua Prole Torriano. Naming the path ’Evans Place’, Torriano sold off small freehold plots to individuals.

In 1816, Evans Place was renamed as Gloucester Place. The plots were just enough for large individual houses, or small groups developed at this same time causing a diverse built environment.

Leighton Road assumed its current name in the 1860s when it was linked to Torriano Avenue.

37 Leighton Road was one of the first new houses to be completed - in 1824. It was originally one of a pair but its twin was demolished when Lady Margaret Road was laid out mid century.
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OCTOBER
21
2018

 

St Michael Paternoster Royal
St Michael Paternoster Royal is a church in the City of London. The original building, which was first recorded in the 13th century, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The church was rebuilt under the aegis of Sir Christopher Wren. However St Michael’s was severely damaged during the London Blitz in the Second World War. It was restored between 1966 and 1968.

In 1423 Richard "Dick" Whittington, the fabled Lord Mayor of London, was buried within its precincts; although the tomb is now lost.
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OCTOBER
20
2018

 

Quality Court, WC2A
Quality Court is a courtyard, built around 1700. A wonderful labyrinth of alleys and courts used to straggle between Chancery Lane and Fetter Lane, but sadly, of these dozens of minute burrows, only a handful now remain. Quality Court, as we might devise from its name, was one of the more ‘classy’ addresses in the district. It was built about 1700, although not specifically with the view of attracting the upper crust of society to its confines, but with its stylish houses and spacious accommodation that is just what happened. When the properties went up for sale they came in droves, but, of course, the dwellings were few and so the speculators made their offers to the highest bidders.

John Strype, writing up his survey in 1720 says this is ‘a very handsome, large and airy Court, lately built, with very handsome brick houses…’ It was then called New Court but resulting from the life style of the new inhabitants was commonly known as Quality Court – much in the same way as we now refer to selected roads wher...
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OCTOBER
19
2018

 

Olympia
Olympia is an exhibition centre, event space and conference centre in West Kensington, London, England. The venue is home to a range of international trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and events.

Olympia first opened its doors to the public on 26 December 1886.

Read the Olympia (London) entry on the Wikipedia...
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OCTOBER
18
2018

 

Old Barge House Alley, SE1
This is an article about Old Barge House Alley. Before the streets of London were constructed of durable materials they were so pot-holed and ridged that travelling along them could often be a hazardous business. Apart from this, the movement of traffic about the City was thoroughly disorganised – farmers driving herds of cattle to market were a constant obstacle and accidents were a frequent occurrence. Although the problem was not so much volume of traffic, as it is today, travelling only a short distance in the chaos took a long time. The Thames offered an escapement route and those who could afford to hire a sculler and oarsman travelled in relative comfort and at reasonable speed. In those days all the major activities were centred reasonably close to the River and only a short walk away from the innumerable jetties along the waterside. Royalty and noble lords built their houses close to the Thames with easy access to private stairs where they boarded their luxurious barges.

The Monarch owned barges for differ...
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OCTOBER
17
2018

 

Blithfield Street, W8
Blithfield Street is a quiet cul-de-sac running north from Stratford Road. In 1868, Thomas Hussey was given permission to build on the site of the bowling green behind the Devonshire Arms public house. He built this as a cul-de-sac off Stratford Road in 1869. There were 17 houses in all, and it catered for the poorest members of the community.

The houses are three-storey terraced Victorian houses painted in many different colours and nowadays the street is tree-lined. Some of the houses have exterior shutters and first floor balconettes which gives the street a particularly attractive ‘villagey’ feel.
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OCTOBER
16
2018

 

Star Street, E1
Star Street was, for a while, Planet Street. Star Street was a little over half a mile along Commercial Road and led southwards. It was originally designated Dock Street and then Planet Street, but became Star Street in June 1865. In December 1891, it reverted to being Planet Street again. Finally it disappeared in the 1960s.

Star Place was a short cul-de-sac of just six houses in the 1880s - a small alley running east/west at the bottom of Star Street.

After taking Star Street as representative of the parish of St. George in the East and describing its squalor at length in his study published as Ragged London in 1861, John Hollingshead says of nearby Devonshire Street that it was "... as full of hunger, dirt and social degradation as Star Street..."

The Census taken on 6 February 1861 notes that "... in Star Street there are living in 123 houses about 1500 persons, including 300 children, many without shoes or stockings..." The average rent per room for a week was is 9d with the low...
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OCTOBER
15
2018

 

Watney Street, E1
Watney Street is the location for a famed East End street market. Watney Street began its life as Duke Street, sometime in the Napoleanic period. The southern end of Watney Street was then called Charles Street.

In 1902, Watney Market, which ran along the length of Watney Street, had over 100 shops and stalls. By 1928 the number of stalls had more than doubled.

By the 1960s Watney Market was in decline: people were moving away, and beginning to shop elsewhere. By 1979 there were only eighteen stalls left.

68 Watney Street housed an early branch of Sainsbury’s. In 1881 John James Sainsbury took over his brother-in-law Edward Staples’ shop selling cheese and salt bacon to dockers and lightermen, many of them Irish (Mary Ann Staples, whose family had built up a chain of shops, married John James Sainsbury in 1869).

In 1956 the ’Watney Streeters’ gang – most of them dockers - were involved in brawls with the Kray twins.
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OCTOBER
14
2018

 

Aberdeen Park, N5
Aberdeen Park was first laid out between 1853 and 1854. It was named after George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860), First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) from December 1852 to January 1855.

In 1806 most of the site was simply fields, Ten Acres and Nineteen Acres owned by Francis Masseres and occupied by Samuel Palmer. In 1848 they were called Great Field and Little Field, over fourteen acres, the property of George Morrice.

A smaller part of Aberdeen Park was owned in 1806 by a Mr Mallett and occupied by a Captain Agnew with a ’house, offices and pleasure grounds’, the same portion in 1848 being owned by John Foster.

After 1877, there was agricultural land - the Aberdeen Park Nursery - occupied as a horticultural nursery in 1904 by W. Clinton and then Frederick James Clinton was there as a nurseryman until 1935. Aberdeen Court is now on the site.

In December 1934 the Islington & Holloway Press described Aberdeen Park as being owned by Canon W. D. Morrice...
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OCTOBER
13
2018

 

Seaforth Crescent, N5
Seaforth Crescent appeared on the map in 1982. The architects of the buildings there were Darbourne & Darke.
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OCTOBER
12
2018

 

The Angel
The Angel was a public house in Webber Street. The Angel was on the site presently occupied by 27-31 Webber Street. Next door was the Marshall Building.

The first licencee is recorded as early as 1797. The street, and thus the address of the pub, went through a series of renumbering. It was listed as 1 Webber Street in 1862, the address was 31 Webber Street by 1944, and finally as 71 Webber Street.

By the 1970s, both the Angel and Marshall Building had been replaced by warehousing. 21 Webber Street had become a print works and 35 Valentine Place a large joinery works.
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OCTOBER
11
2018

 

Aden Road, EN3
Aden Road was first mentioned in 1893 when plans for six houses were submitted It was named for the then British "Aden Settlement" in what is now Yemen.
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OCTOBER
10
2018

 

Treaty Street, N1
Treaty Street was called London Street until 1938. First recorded in 1835, Copenhagen Primary School, situated on London Street, was opened in 1887 as Buckingham Street school. It was renamed Copenhagen Council School in 1938.

Before the Second World War, the street ran down to the Regents Canal and was lined with terraced houses. The streetscape has somewhat changed since then with the 1948 York Way Court being the major feature.
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OCTOBER
9
2018

 

William Barefoot Drive, SE9
William Barefoot Drive is named for prominent local politician who was Mayor of Woolwich three times. William Barefoot (1872-1941) was a notable politician in south-east London during the early part of the 20th century.
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OCTOBER
8
2018

 

William Morris Gallery
The William Morris Gallery is the only public museum devoted to English Arts and Crafts designer and early socialist William Morris. The William Morris Gallery, opened by Prime Minister Clement Attlee in 1950, is located at Walthamstow in Morris’s family home from 1848 to 1856, the former Water House, a substantial Grade II* listed Georgian dwelling of about 1750.

Water House was set in its own extensive grounds (now Lloyd Park). The gallery underwent major redevelopment and reopened in August 2012; in 2013 it won the national prize for Museum of the Year.

The gallery’s collections illustrate Morris’s life, work and influence. They include printed, woven and embroidered fabrics, rugs, carpets, wallpapers, furniture, stained glass and painted tiles designed by Morris himself and by Edward Burne-Jones, Philip Webb, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and others who together founded the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company in 1861.

The gallery also holds a substantial collection of furniture, textiles, ceramics and glass by Morris’s followe...
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OCTOBER
7
2018

 

William Morris Close, E17
William Morris Close is named after the famous artist. William Morris spent his childhood at the nearby Water House, which is now the William Morris Gallery.
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OCTOBER
5
2018

 

Woffington Close, KT1
Woffington Close is named for stage performer Peg Woffington. Peg Woffington was an 18th-century actress who performed in Teddington, near to where the road is located.

She is buried in Teddington parish church.
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OCTOBER
4
2018

 

Wren Road, SE5
Wren Road is named for Sir Christopher Wren. The road was built on the grounds of a former house said to have been occupied by Wren.
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OCTOBER
3
2018

 

Woodford Green
Woodford Green, historically part of Essex, it was absorbed into Greater London in 1965. Part of the suburb of Woodford in northeast London, Woodford Green lies within the London Borough of Redbridge – though part of the western green (known as the Woodford Side) falls under the Borough of Waltham Forest.

Woodford Green is surrounded by forests, lakes, country parks and open spaces. The A104 bisects Woodford Green, forming its high street.


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OCTOBER
2
2018

 

East Crescent, N11
East Crescent was previously an unadopted road. In 1946, the local council recommended that the name East Crescent was assigned to the private street constructed for users of temporary houses.
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OCTOBER
1
2018

 

Ruislip
Ruislip is a London Underground station in Ruislip in north London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip Manor and Ickenham stations. Ruislip was formerly a parish in the county of Middlesex covering the neighbouring areas of Eastcote, Northwood, Ruislip Manor and South Ruislip. The parish appears in the Domesday Book, and some of the earliest settlements still exist today, designated as local heritage sites. The parish church, St Martin’s, dates back to the 13th century and remains in use.

The buildings at the northern end of Ruislip High Street form the core of the original village square and are now Grade II listed. It originally featured a central water pump which was moved out of the road in the 1970s as a result of increased traffic.

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, Ruislip being the only intermediate stop. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains...
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