Barclay Road, SW6

Road in/near Fulham Broadway, existing between the 1860s and now

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Barclay Road, SW6

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Barclay Road runs from Fulham Road to the rails of the District Line.

The history of Barclay Road is linked with that of Fulham, and later Walham Green. Originally part of Fulham Fields, and from Norman times the Manor of Fulham, it remained sparsely populated and predominantly involved in agriculture.

By 1706 this part of Fulham was being described as "a village in which lives a considerable number of people, mostly gardeners, whose kitchen greens, plants, herbs, roots and flowers dayly supply Westminster and Covent Gardens. Here are no houses of considerable note."

In 1813, Thomas Faulkner describes this part of Fulham as the "great kitchen garden, north of the Thames for supplying London". There were orchards of apples, pears, cherries, plums and walnuts, with soft fruit such as raspberries and gooseberries grown in between the trees. Once vegetable growing became more profitable, many orchards were replaced and land given over to vegetables. The market gardeners often cultivated a succession of crops throughout the year. Market gardeners, Faulkner tells us, were very prosperous.

Barclay Road, almost exactly, follows a long narrow field which ran north to south from Fulham Road. Both Rocque’s 1745 map of Middlesex, and Maclure’s map of 1853 show building plots or ’tenements’ along what is now Fulham Road. Behind the road are fields, market gardens and pasture. By the 1860s, the land that was to become Barclay Road was a large brickfield, confirming the gathering building boom.

The majority of the properties in Barclay Road were built in the Victorian Domestic style, dating from the 1860s. Rebuilding after Second World War bombing replaced some of them.


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Early 20th century view looking south towards the railway.

Early 20th century view looking south towards the railway.
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

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NEARBY STREETS
Argon Mews, SW6 Argon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Armadale Road, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Avalon Road, SW6 Avalon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Barclay Close, SW6 Barclay Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Basuto Road, SW6 Basuto Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Blake Gardens, SW6 Blake Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Brightwells, SW6 Brightwells is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Britannia Road, SW6 Britannia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Britannia Way, SW6 Britannia Way is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Broxholme House, SW6 Residential block
Burnthwaite Road, SW6 Burnthwaite Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Campana Road, SW6 Campana Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cassidy Road, SW6 Cassidy Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cedarne Road, SW6 Cedarne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cheryls Close, SW6 Cheryls Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Clem Attlee Estate, SW6 Clem Attlee Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Clonmel Road, SW6 Clonmel Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Crowther Close, SW6 Crowther Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Dan Leno Walk, SW6 Dan Leno Walk is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Darlan Road, SW6 Darlan Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Edgar Wright Court, SW6 Edgar Wright Court is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Effie Place, SW6 Effie Place is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Effie Road, SW6 Effie Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Elmstone Road, SW6 Elmstone Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Epirus Mews, SW6 Epirus Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Epirus Road, SW6 Epirus Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Epple Road, SW6 Epple Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Eustace Road, SW6 Eustace Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fabian Road, SW6 Fabian Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Farm Lane, SW6 Farm Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Favart Road, SW6 Favart Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fulham Broadway, SW6 Fulham Broadway is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fulham Court, SW6 Fulham Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Fulham Police Station, SW6 Fulham Police Station is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fulham Road, SW6 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Gironde Road, SW6 Gironde Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Haldane Road, SW6 Haldane Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Harbledown Road, SW6 Harbledown Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Hartismere Road, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Harwood Road, SW6 Harwood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Harwood Terrace, SW6 Harwood Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Heckfield Place, SW6 Heckfield Place is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Herbert Morrison House, SW6 Residential block
High School, SW15 A street within the SW6 postcode
Hilary Close, SW6 Hilary Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Homestead Road, SW6 Homestead Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Imperial Studios, SW6 Imperial Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Jerdan Place, SW6 Jerdan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Kelvedon Road, SW6 Kelvedon Road was built over the site of Arundel House, demolished in 1898.
Kempson Road, SW6 Kempson Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
King Edward Buildings, SW6 King Edward Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Knivet Road, SW6 Knivet Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Lancaster Court, SW6 Lancaster Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Lilyville Road, SW6 Lilyville Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Marvic House, SW6 Residential block
Maxwell Road, SW6 Maxwell Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Melbray Mews, SW6 Melbray Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Meldon Close, SW6 Meldon Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Mews End Studios, W11 Mews End Studios is a street in Notting Hill.
Mirabel Road, SW6 Mirabel Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Moore Park Road, SW6 Moore Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Musgrave Crescent, SW6 Musgrave Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
North End Road, SW6 North End Road is named after the former hamlet of North End.
North End, SW6 North End is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Novello Street, SW6 Novello Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Palace Mews, SW6 Palace Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Parsons Green Lane, SW6 Parsons Green Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Parthenia Road, SW6 Parthenia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Passenger House, SW6 Residential block
Peterborough Villas, SW6 Peterborough Villas is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Pryors Bank, SW6 Pryors Bank is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Pulton Place, SW6 Pulton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Purser’s Cross Road, SW6 Purser’s Cross Road has named after an anonymous highwayman.
Regal Place, SW6 Regal Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Saint Maur Road, SW6 Saint Maur Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Salisbury Mews, SW6 Salisbury Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Shorrolds Road, SW6 Shorrolds Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Shottendane Road, SW6 Shottendane Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Sotherton Road, SW6 Sotherton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
St Maur Road, SW6 St Maur Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
St. John’s Close, SW6 St. John’s Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
St. Thomas’s Way, SW6 St. Thomas’s Way is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Stamford Gate, SW6 Stamford Gate is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Swan Court, SW6 Swan Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Swan Mews, SW6 Swan Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
The Archers, SW6 The Archers is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
The Old Lab, SW6 The Old Lab is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tournay Road, SW6 Tournay Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tyrawley Road, SW6 Tyrawley Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Vanston Place, SW6 Vanston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Walham Green Court, SW6 Walham Green Court is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Walham Grove, SW6 Walham Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Walham Yard, SW6 Walham Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Wansdown Place, SW6 Wansdown Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Waterford Road, SW6 Waterford Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Wheatsheaf Terrace, SW6 Wheatsheaf Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Whittingstall Road, SW6 Whittingstall Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Winchendon Road, SW6 Winchendon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.


Fulham Broadway

Fulham Broadway station is notable as the nearest station to Stamford Bridge stadium, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The London Oratory School is also nearby.

Fulham Broadway station is notable as the nearest station to Stamford Bridge stadium, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The London Oratory School is also nearby.

The station was opened as Walham Green on 1 March 1880 when the District Railway (DR, now the District line) extended its line south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge. Due to the area’s poor Underground links, it is the station used locally by many residents of the western part of neighbouring Chelsea.

The original station building was replaced in 1905 with a new entrance designed by Harry W Ford to accommodate crowds for the newly built Stamford Bridge stadium. It is now a Grade II listed building.

The name was changed to its current form on 1 March 1952 after representations from Fulham Chamber of Commerce.

In 2003 the street-level station building at the southern end of the platform was closed and a new entrance was opened within the adjacent Fulham Broadway shopping centre. The shopping centre has the motto "Life Begins At Fulham Broadway". The old station building retains many of the original station signs and architectural features, including the historic terracotta block facade. The original footbridge remains in situ.


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