Postal area NW5

Postal area in/near Gospel Oak, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area · Gospel Oak · NW5 ·
MARCH
7
2021

The NW5 postcode covers the Kentish Town area.

1161

The streets of NW5:
Aland Road Aland Road was named after the Åland archipelago in the Baltic.
Allcroft Passage Allcroft Passage was situated off of Allcroft Road.
Allcroft Road Allcroft Road was built between 1862 and 1870 to links Queen’s Crescent with roads to the south.
Alma Street Alma Street, like most ’Alma’ roads in London, marks the first battle of the Crimean War.
Anglers Lane Anglers Lane once ran down to a small bridge across the River Fleet at a spot that was popular with fishermen.
Appleford Appleford is a street in Kentish Town.
Arctic Street Arctic Street was Franklin Street until 1937.
Ascham Street Ascham Street runs west from Lady Margaret Road.
Ashdown Crescent Ashdown Crescent commemorates its former landowner.
Ashdown Street Ashdown Street, now demolished, was named after Edwin Ashdown.
Athlone Street Athlone Street is named for Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.
Azania Mews Azania Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Baptist Gardens Baptist Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
Barn Close Barn Close is a street in Kentish Town.
Barrington Close Barrington Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Bartholomew Road Bartholomew Road runs south from Leighton Road.
Bartholomew Villas Bartholomew Villas is a street in Kentish Town.
Bassett Street Bassett Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Bellgate Mews Bellgate Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Bellina Mews Bellina Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Boscastle Road Boscastle Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Bramshill Gardens Bramshill Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
Brookfield Park Brookfield Park is a street in Kentish Town.
Browns Lane Browns Lane is a street in Kentish Town.
Burghley Road Burghley Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Carker’s Lane Carker’s Lane is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Carleton Gardens Carleton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N19postal area.
Cathcart Hill Cathcart Hill is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Cathcart Street Cathcart Street dates from 1856.
Caversham Road Caversham Road was named for 18th century landowner, Rev Robert South of Caversham, Cannon of Chris College, Oxford.
Charlton King’s Road This is a street in the NW5 postcode area
Charlton Kings Road Charlton Kings Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Chaston Place Chaston Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Cheriton Cheriton is a street in Kentish Town.
Chetwynd Road Chetwynd Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Chetwynd Villas Chetwynd Villas is a street in Kentish Town.
Churchill Road Churchill Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Clevedon Mansions Clevedon Mansions is a street in Kentish Town.
Coity Road This is a street in the NW5 postcode area
College Lane College Lane is a street in Kentish Town.
College Yard College Yard is a street in Kentish Town.
Countess Road Countess Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Coutts Crescent Coutts Crescent is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Cressfield Close Cressfield Close is a street in Kentish Town.
Croftdown Road Croftdown Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Dalby Street Dalby Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Dartmouth Park Avenue Dartmouth Park Avenue is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Dartmouth Park Hill Dartmouth Park Hill is a street in Kentish Town.
Dartmouth Park Road Dartmouth Park Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Deane House Residential block
Dowdney Close Dowdney Close is a street in Kentish Town.
Dunollie Place Dunollie Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Elaine Grove Elaine Grove is a street in the Gospel Oak area.
Evangelist Road Evangelist Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Falkland Place Falkland Place once led to the Assembly House pub.
Falkland Road Falkland Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Fortess Road Fortess Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Fortess Road Fortess Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Fortress Road Fortress Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Frideswide Place Frideswide Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Gaisford Street Gaisford Street is the southernmost street of the former Christ Church Estate.
Gilden Crescent Gilden Crescent is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Glenhurst Avenue Glenhurst Avenue is a street in Kentish Town.
Gordon House Road Gordon House Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Grafton Road Grafton Road leaves Prince of Wales Road and takes a northwesterly trajectory to Kentish Town West and beyond.
Grafton Terrace Grafton Terrace is a street in Kentish Town.
Greenwood Place Greenwood Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Grove Terrace Grove Terrace is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Haverstock Road Haverstock Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Heath Lodge Heath Lodge is a street in Kentish Town.
Hemingway Close Hemingway Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Herbert Street Herbert Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Highgate Road Highgate Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Highgate Road Highgate Road is a road in the N6 postcode area
Highgate Studios Highgate Studios is a street in Kentish Town.
Hillside Hillside is a street in Kentish Town.
Holmes Road Holmes Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Hylda Court Hylda Court is a street in Kentish Town.
Ingestre Road Ingestre Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Inkerman Road Inkerman Road is one of the ’Crimean’ streets of Kentish Town.
Islip Street Islip Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Kentish Town Road Kentish Town Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Kiln Place Kiln Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Kingsford Street Kingsford Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Kingswear Road Kingswear Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Lady Margaret Road Lady Margaret Road runs north to Ospringe Road with Leverton Street and Montpelier Grove running parallel to the east and west respectively.
Lady Somerset Road Lady Somerset Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Laurier Road Laurier Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Lawford Road Lawford Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Leighton Crescent Leighton Crescent is a street in Kentish Town.
Leighton Grove Leighton Grove is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Leighton Place Leighton Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Leighton Road The route of Leighton Road followed an original path from the Assembly House Inn on Kentish Town Road to Maiden Lane.
Leverton Street Leverton Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Lismore Circus Lismore Circus was a former Victorian circus with six streets radiating from it.
Lissenden Gardens Lissenden Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
Little Green Street Little Green Street was built in the 1780s and is one of the few intact Georgian streets in London.
Lupton Street Lupton Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Malden Place Malden Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Malden Road Malden Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Mansfield Road Mansfield Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Marsden Street Marsden Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Meru Close Meru Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Modbury Gardens Modbury Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
Montpelier Grove Montpelier Grove is a street in Kentish Town.
Oak Village Oak Village is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Oakford Road Oakford Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Oseney Crescent Oseney Crescent is a street in Kentish Town.
Ospringe Road Ospringe Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Ospringe Road Ospringe Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Patshull Place Patshull Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Patshull Road Patshull Road is part of the Dartsmouth Estate.
Peckwater Street Peckwater Street was built in the late 1850s.
Perren Street Perren Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Quadrant Grove Quadrant Grove is a street in Kentish Town.
Queen’s Crescent Queen’s Crescent played a seminal role in the story of the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain.
Raglan Street Raglan Street is part of the Kentish Town ’Crimea’ estate.
Railey Mews Railey Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Raveley Street Raveley Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Regency Lawn Regency Lawn is a street in Kentish Town.
Regis Road Regis Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Rhyl Street Rhyl Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Ryland Road Ryland Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Sandall Road Sandall Road was built in 1867, part of Dartmouth lands.
Sanderson Close Sanderson Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Southampton Road Southampton Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Spectrum House Residential block
Spencer Rise Spencer Rise is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Spring House Spring House is a block on Spring Place.
Spring Place Spring Place is a street in Kentish Town.
St Albans Road St Albans Road is a street in Kentish Town.
St Albans Villas St Albans Villas is a street in Kentish Town.
St Ann’s Gardens St Ann’s Gardens lies off Queen’s Crescent.
St Mary Brookfield Hall St Mary Brookfield Hall is a street in Kentish Town.
Stonegate Stonegate is a street in Kentish Town.
Talacre Road Talacre Road was formerly Weedington Street.
Thurlow Terrace Thurlow Terrace is a street in Kentish Town.
Torriano Avenue Torriano Avenue is a street in Kentish Town.
Torriano Cottages Torriano Cottages is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Torriano Mews Torriano Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Twisden Road Twisden Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Vicars Road Vicars Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Wandsworth Place Wandsworth Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Warden Road Warden Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Weedington Road Weedington Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Wellesley Road Wellesley Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Wendling Wendling is a street in Kentish Town.
Wesleyan Place Wesleyan Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Wiblin Mews Wiblin Mews is a location in London.
Wilkin St Mews Wilkin St Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Wilkin Street Mews Wilkin Street Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Wilkin Street Wilkin Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Willes Road Willes Road honours Lieutenant-General James Willes, Commander of the Royal Marines during the Crimean War.
Willingham Terrace Willingham Terrace is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Wolsey Mews Wolsey Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Woodsome Road Woodsome Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Woodyard Close Woodyard Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
York Mews York Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
York Rise York Rise is a street in Kentish Town.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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tom   
Added: 3 Nov 2021 05:16 GMT   

I met
someone here 6 years ago

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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Acland Burghley School Acland Burghley Secondary School is a mixed comprehensive secondary school in Tufnell Park.
Junction Tavern The Junction Tavern is an imposing Victorian building between Kentish Town and Tufnell Park.

NEARBY STREETS
Appleford, NW5 Appleford is a street in Kentish Town.
Barrington Close, NW5 Barrington Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Bellgate Mews, NW5 Bellgate Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Bellina Mews, NW5 Bellina Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Boscastle Road, NW5 Boscastle Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Browns Lane, NW5 Browns Lane is a street in Kentish Town.
Burghley Road, NW5 Burghley Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Carker’s Lane, NW5 Carker’s Lane is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Cheriton, NW5 Cheriton is a street in Kentish Town.
Chetwynd Road, NW5 Chetwynd Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Chetwynd Villas, NW5 Chetwynd Villas is a street in Kentish Town.
Churchill Road, NW5 Churchill Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Clevedon Mansions, NW5 Clevedon Mansions is a street in Kentish Town.
College Lane, NW5 College Lane is a street in Kentish Town.
College Yard, NW5 College Yard is a street in Kentish Town.
Cressfield Close, NW5 Cressfield Close is a street in Kentish Town.
Dartmouth Park Road, NW5 Dartmouth Park Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Deane House, NW5 Residential block
Elaine Grove, NW5 Elaine Grove is a street in the Gospel Oak area.
Estell Road, NW3 Estell Road is a location in London.
Evangelist Road, NW5 Evangelist Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Falkland Place, NW5 Falkland Place once led to the Assembly House pub.
Fortess Road, NW5 Fortess Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Fortess Road, NW5 Fortess Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Fortress Road, NW5 Fortress Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Glenhurst Avenue, NW5 Glenhurst Avenue is a street in Kentish Town.
Gordon House Road, NW3 Gordon House Road is a street in Hampstead.
Gordon House Road, NW5 Gordon House Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Greenwood Place, NW5 Greenwood Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Grove Terrace, NW5 Grove Terrace is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Haverstock Road, NW5 Haverstock Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Hemingway Close, NW5 Hemingway Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Highgate Road, NW5 Highgate Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Highgate Studios, NW5 Highgate Studios is a street in Kentish Town.
Ingestre Road, NW5 Ingestre Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Kiln Place, NW5 Kiln Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Lady Somerset Road, NW5 Lady Somerset Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Lamble Street, NW3 Lamble Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Leverton Street, NW5 Leverton Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Lismore Circus, NW5 Lismore Circus was a former Victorian circus with six streets radiating from it.
Lissenden Gardens, NW5 Lissenden Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
Little Green Street, NW5 Little Green Street was built in the 1780s and is one of the few intact Georgian streets in London.
Mansfield Place, NW3 Mansfield Place is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Mansfield Road, NW3 Mansfield Road is a street in Hampstead.
Meru Close, NW5 Meru Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Oak Village, NW5 Oak Village is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Oakford Road, NW5 Oakford Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Railey Mews, NW5 Railey Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Rona Road, NW3 Rona Road is a street in Hampstead.
Sanderson Close, NW5 Sanderson Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Severnake Road, NW3 Severnake Road is a location in London.
Spectrum House, NW5 Residential block
Spencer Rise, NW5 Spencer Rise is a road in the NW5 postcode area
St Mary Brookfield Hall, NW5 St Mary Brookfield Hall is a street in Kentish Town.
Stonegate, NW5 Stonegate is a street in Kentish Town.
Twisden Road, NW5 Twisden Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Vicars Road, NW5 Vicars Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Wandsworth Place, NW5 Wandsworth Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Wellesley Road, NW5 Wellesley Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Wendling, NW5 Wendling is a street in Kentish Town.
Wesleyan Place, NW5 Wesleyan Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Wiblin Mews, NW5 Wiblin Mews is a location in London.
York Rise, NW5 York Rise is a street in Kentish Town.

NEARBY PUBS
Bull & Last This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Junction Tavern The Junction Tavern is an imposing Victorian building between Kentish Town and Tufnell Park.
Southampton Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Assembly House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Oak This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Pineapple This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Vine This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak is an inner suburb of north London below Hampstead Heath.

The name derives from an oak tree, under which parishioners gathered to hear an annual gospel reading when the area was still rural. Lords Mansfield, Southampton and Lisburne were the local landowners when development began in the mid-19th century. Plans were drawn up for elegant streets radiating from Lismore Circus but after two railway lines were extended across the area the first buildings were two- and three-storey cottages for "navvies and quarrelsome shoemakers." Later the neighbourhood became more respectable and solidly residential.

All Hallows Church by James Brooks is a notable late Victorian church. After World War II much of the original housing around Lismore Circus was demolished and a series of estates built for Camden Council. Today Gospel Oak is a socially mixed area with its share of inner-city problems but a very strong community spirit. Famous residents include Tony Blair?s former head of communications Alastair Campbell and his partner journalist Fiona Millar, ex-Python Michael Palin, and Britain’s top networker Carole Stone and her husband broadcaster Richard Lindley.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Lady Margaret Road (1905)
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Sainsburys Allcroft Road depot
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Two women walking past the graffiti No Evictions! on a railway bridge on Grafton Road, NW5. Much of the area was bulldozed and redeveloped in the 1960s and early 1970s.
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Sainsburys open its first depot in Langford Mews, Kentish Town around 1880. This was where Sainsburys smoked bacon and had stabling and warehouses to supply the growing chain of Sainsbury stores until the Companys headquarters moved to Blackfriars in 1891.
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Little Green Street sign
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Betty Scott at her greengrocer stall outside 159 Queens Crescent, Kentish Town (1914)
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