Blechynden Street, W10

Road in/near Notting Dale, existing between 1846 and now

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Blechynden Street, W10

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2019

Blechynden Street is now a tiny street in the vicinity of Latimer Road station, W10

The stump that remains belies its story as one of the main streets of the area.

Blechynden Street crossed a 50-acre estate that a barrister, James Whitchurch, purchased for £10 an acre in the early 19th century. He left his home in Blechynden in Southampton and built himself a house in Lancaster Road, North Kensington, now situated at No. 133.

Streets were built on the estate in 1846, and the first were named Aldermaston, Silchester, Bramley and Pamber after four neighbouring villages near Basingstoke, which was where James Whitchurch’s daughter Florence Blechynden Whitchurch was living.

After dividing the land into plots, he leased them to builders such as John Calverley, a Notting Hill builder who named a street after himself.

Other developers involved were Joseph Job Martin, the landlord of The Lancaster Tavern in Walmer Road, as well as the developer of Martin Street. Stephen Hurst, a builder from Kentish Town, was responsible for Hurstway Street and James Fowell of Gray’s Inn Road, who moved to Ponders End with the profits from Fowell Street.


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Queensdale Place, W11 Queensdale Place is a cul-de-sac which runs just off Queensdale Road.
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Rillington Place, W11 Rillington Place is a small street with an infamous history.
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Rockley Road, W14 Rockley Road is a street in West Kensington.
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Royal Crescent Mews, W11 Royal Crescent Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
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Saint Charles Place, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Charles Square, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Helens Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
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Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Quintin Avenue, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
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Scampston Mews, W10 Scampston Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
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Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 Shepherds Bush Green is the southern section of road lining Shepherd’s Bush Green itself.
Shepherds Bush Road, W12 Shepherds Bush Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
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Silchester Mews, W10 Silchester Mews, shaped like an H, disappeared in 1969 under the Westway.
Silchester Road, W10 Silchester Road crosses the border between London W10 and London W11.
Silchester Street, W10 Silchester Street is a lost street of North Kensington.
Silchester Terrace, W10 Silchester Terrace was lost to W10 in the 1960s.
Silver Road, W12 Silver Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
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Sirdar Road, W11 Sirdar Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Southern Row, W10 Southern Row is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Andrews Square, W11 St Andrews Square is a street in Notting Dale, formed when the Rillington Place area was demolished.
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St Charles Place, W10 St Charles Place is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Charles Square, W10 St Charles Square is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St James Gardens, W11 St James Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
St James’s Gardens, W11 St James’s Gardens is a road in the W11 postcode area
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St Johns Terrace, W10 St Johns Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Lawrence Terrace, W10 St Lawrence Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Marks Close, SE10 St Marks Close is a road in the SE10 postcode area
St Marks Road, W10 St Marks Road lies partly in W10 and partly in W11.
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St Mark’s Close, W11 St Mark’s Close is a street in Notting Hill.
St Mark’s Road, W10 St Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
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St. Anns Road, W11 St. Anns Road is a street in Notting Hill.
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Stable Way, W10 Stable Way is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Station Walk, SE6 Station Walk is a road in the SE6 postcode area
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Sterne Street, W12 Sterne Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
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Stoneleigh Street, W11 Stoneleigh Street is a street in Notting Hill.
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Swanscombe Road, W11 Swanscombe Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Sycamore Walk, W10 Queen's Park Estate
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Verity Close, W11 Verity Close is a street in W11
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Notting Dale

From Pigs and bricks to Posh and Becks...

As houses were springing up all over the rest of northern Kensington, one corner of the borough was developing into a slum whose notoriety was probably unsurpassed throughout London

It lay at the foot of the hill on which the Ladbroke estate was laid out, directly north of Pottery Lane, on badly draining clay soil between the Norland Estate and Notting Barns Farm.

Its first occupants were to give it two infamous names: the brick makers, who seemed to have arrived in the late lath century, and the pig-keepers, who moved there in the early l9th century.

To make bricks and tiles involved large excavations, which soon filled with stagnant water. The keeping of pigs entailed collecting refuse and offal from the kitchens of hotels and private houses, feeding most of it to pigs and boiling down the fat.

The combination of both bricks and pigs spelt disaster for the area.

Samuel Lake of Tottenham Court Road, a scavenger and chimney sweep by occupation was the first to keep pigs here and he was soon joined by the pig keepers of the Marble Arch area who had been forced out of their area by building development. The colony was at first sufficiently isolated to be able to go about their business unfettered; and by the time streets were being built nearby, the piggeries were so well established that developers simply steered clear.

Shacks sprang up wherever convenient for there was no building control in London at that time, and inevitably they were jumbled together with the pigs and the ponds: indeed often the three were combined, with humans sharing their roofs with animals and living directly over stagnant water: the animals at one stage outnumbered people by three to one.

The area’s unsanitary conditions had become so notorious that Charles Dickens ran a special feature on it in the first edition issue of his magazine Household Words.

The Piggeries and Brickyards were far from the sight and concern of the Vestry and its duties were taken up by charities, both religious and secular. But it was Kensington’s first Medical Officer of Health, Dr Francis Goodrich, who was given the formidable task of cleaning up the area. Goodrich stated that it was one of the most deplorable
spots not only in Kensington but in the whole of the metropolis.

Rather than manufacturing bricks, locals started to concentrate more on the making of pottery, mostly drainpipes, tiles and flower pots to supply the local building boom. This trade, however, gradually declined and business ceased by 1863, the same time as when the stagnant ’Ocean’ was filled in.

As far as the Piggeries were concerned strong opposition to a clean up came from the pig keepers themselves, as that was their only livelihood. And perversely the Vestry did not want them to lose the pigs because the families then could become a charge on the poor rate.

By 1878 Goodrich’s successor Dr Dudfield managed, however, to gradually reduce the number of pigs but it was not until the 1890’s that the last pig was banished.

The area nevertheless remained notorious. Instead of pig keeping the men turned to living off what their women could earn as laundresses, initially at home (especially in
the Stoneleigh Street area) and later in small laundries. A local saying in this area declared that ’to marry an ironer is as good as a fortune’

But change was coming.

The 1860s at last witnessed the opening of schools, (such as one in Sirdar Road), the paving of streets and the construction of proper sewers. But it was not until 1888 were public baths and washhouses provided at the junction of Silchester and Lancaster Roads.

In 1889 the Rev C E Roberts of St Clements Church and the Rev Dr Thornton of St Johns appealed in a letter to the Times for an open space for the children of this area. As a result the old brickfield and the area of the ’Ocean’ became the start of Avondale Park opened in 1892 and named in memory of the recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale.

But even then, a year after the park was opened that the Daily News described the area adjacent to the park as ’Avernus’ (the fabled gateway to hell!). The article identified Wilsham Street, Kenley Street, another two streets now replaced by Henry Dickens Court and part of Sirdar Road as ’hopelessly degraded and abandoned’.

The dense rows of artisan houses in these streets were massively over-occupied or else were the most primitive lodging houses in which a bed on the floor cost a few pennies per night. Local residents made a living as best they could but it was a close knit community who seemed to scrape together enough money to pay for visits to the music hall and for summer day trips.

By 1904 new low cost tenements were built and the Improved Tenements Association bought 64 year leases of four houses in Walmer Road in 1900, and these were modernised and divided into two room tenements to accommodate 13 families for rents of 5 shillings a week. Other housing associations followed such as the Wilsham Trust formed by Ladies- in-waiting at Kensington Palace.

The poverty and hardship of the Potteries and Piggeries is very much a thing of the past. Now the neighbourhood is an attractive, leafy, peaceful backwater made up of rows of well kept two and three storey Victorian brick terraced houses and cottages, in the shadow of the graceful golden weather vane and clock of St Clements Church.

The area has come a long way.

Sources:
The Notting Hill & Holland Park Book by Richard Tames
Kensington & Chelsea by Annabel Walker with Peter Jackson
Notting Hill and Holland Park Past by Barbara Denny
Survey of London: Northern Kensington: Vol:XXXVII for the Greater London Council
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