Postal area SW10

Postal area in/near Chelsea, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area · Chelsea · SW10 ·
MARCH
11
2019

Postcode

1242

The streets of SW10:
Adrian Mews Adrian Mews is a small mews off of Ifield Road.
Ann Lane Ann Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Ashburnham Road Ashburnham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Billing Road Billing Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Billing Street Billing Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Blantyre Street Blantyre Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Bolton Gardens Mews Bolton Gardens Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Burnaby Street Burnaby Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Camera Place Camera Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Carlyle Court Carlyle Court is a block in the Chelsea Harbour area.
Carmichael Close A street within the SW10 postcode
Cathcart Road Cathcart Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cavaye Place Cavaye Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Chelsea Crescent Chelsea Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Chelsea Harbour Drive Chelsea Harbour Drive is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Chelsea Reach Chelsea Reach is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Chelsea Studios Chelsea Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Chelsea Wharf Chelsea Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Cheyne Walk Cheyne Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Coleherne Mews Coleherne Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Coleherne Road Coleherne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Cremorne Road Cremorne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Cresswell Gardens Cresswell Gardens is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cresswell Place Cresswell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Damer Terrace Damer Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Dartrey Tower Dartrey Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Design Centre lies on Harbour Avenue.
Drayton Gardens Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
East Road East Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
East Terrace East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Grove Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Edith Terrace Edith Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Yard Edith Grove Edith Yard Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Elm Park Gardens Estate The blocks of the Elm Park Gardens Estate were laid out in Elm Park Gardens during the 1960s and 1970s.
Elm Park Gardens Elm Park Gardens links Fulham Road with Elm Park Road.
Elm Park Lane Elm Park Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Elm Park Mansions Elm Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Esher House Residential block
Farrier Walk Farrier Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Fawcett Street Fawcett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Fernshaw Close Fernshaw Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Fernshaw Road Fernshaw Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Finborough Road Finborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Fulham Road Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Gertrude Street Gertrude Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Gilston Road Gilston Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Greaves Tower Greaves Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Gunter Grove Gunter Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Harbour Avenue Harbour Avenue is a location in London.
Harbour Yard Harbour Yard is a block in Imperial Wharf.
Harcourt Terrace Harcourt Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harley Gardens Harley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Hobury Street Hobury Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Holly Mews Holly Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Mews Hollywood Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Road Hollywood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Hortensia Road Hortensia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Ifield Road Ifield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
King’s Road This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Kings Road Kings Road stretches from the fashionable SW3 end into the SW10 area.
Lamont Road Lamont Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Langton Street Langton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Limerston Street Limerston Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
London House Residential block
Lots Road Lots Road, older than the surrounding streets, was once Pooles Lane which was a track leading to Chelsea Farm.
Milborne Grove Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862.
Milmans Street Milmans Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Moravian Place Moravian Place is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Munro Terrace Munro Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Netherton Grove Netherton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Nightingale Place Nightingale Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Owen Close Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Park Walk Park Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Priory Walk Priory Walk and Milborne Grove both have development on one side of the road only and together they book-end Harley Gardens.
Raasay Street Raasay Street ran from Dartrey Road to Edith Grove.
Redcliffe Gardens Redcliffe Gardens began life as Walnut Tree Walk, a pathway running through nurseries and market gardens.
Redcliffe Mews Redcliffe Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Place Redcliffe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Redcliffe Road Redcliffe Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Square Redcliffe Square was built as part of the Gunter estate in the 1860s.
Redcliffe Street Redcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Riley Street Riley Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Seymour Walk Seymour Walk was almost entirely built between the 1790s-1820s in an area then known as Little Chelsea.
Shalcomb Street Shalcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Slaidburn Street Slaidburn Street is a street in London
South Walk South Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
St Lukes Church Hall St Lukes Church Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Stadium Street Stadium Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Tadema Road Tadema Road was named after Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Tetcott Road Tetcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Thames Avenue Thames Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Thames Towpath Thames Towpath is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Boltons The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
The Boltons The Boltons is a road in the SW5 postcode area
The Chambers The Chambers is a building in the Chelsea Harbour area.
The Little Boltons The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road.
The Plaza The Plaza is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Thistle Grove Thistle Grove is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Thorndike Close Thorndike Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Tregunter Road Development began at the east end of Tregunter Road in 1851 and was complete by 1866 at the west end.
Upcerne Road Upcerne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
Upper Whistler Walk This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Uverdale Road Uverdale Road runs north from Lots Road.
Waterfront Drive Waterfront Drive is a location in London.
West Road West Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Westgate Terrace Westgate Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Wharfedale Street This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Whistler Walk Whistler Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.
World’s End Passage World’s End Passage is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Worlds End Place Worlds End Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10postal area.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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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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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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Born here
Joyce Taylor   
Added: 5 Apr 2021 21:05 GMT   

Lavender Road, SW11
MyFather and Grand father lived at 100 Lavender Road many years .I was born here.

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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danny currie   
Added: 30 Nov 2022 18:39 GMT   

dads yard
ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days

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Lynette beardwood   
Added: 29 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT   

Spy’s Club
Topham’s Hotel at 24-28 Ebury Street was called the Ebury Court Hotel. Its first proprietor was a Mrs Topham. In WW2 it was a favourite watering hole for the various intelligence organisations based in the Pimlico area. The first woman infiltrated into France in 1942, FANY Yvonne Rudellat, was recruited by the Special Operations Executive while working there. She died in Bergen Belsen in April 1945.

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Lived here
Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.


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stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

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Comment
   
Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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NEARBY STREETS
Adrian Mews, SW10 Adrian Mews is a small mews off of Ifield Road.
Ann Lane, SW10 Ann Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Beaufort Street, SW3 Beaufort Street was laid out in 1766 on the site of Beaufort House.
Billing Road, SW10 Billing Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Billing Street, SW10 Billing Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Blantyre Street, SW10 Blantyre Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Callow Street, SW3 Callow Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Camera Place, SW10 Camera Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Carmichael Close, SW10 A street within the SW10 postcode
Cathcart Road, SW10 Cathcart Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cavaye Place, SW10 Cavaye Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Crescent, SW10 Chelsea Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Park Gardens, SW3 Chelsea Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Walk, SW10 Cheyne Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Dartrey Tower, SW10 Dartrey Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Drayton Gardens, SW10 Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
East Road, SW10 East Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Edith Terrace, SW10 Edith Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Yard Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Yard Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Elm Park Gardens, SW10 Elm Park Gardens links Fulham Road with Elm Park Road.
Elm Park Lane, SW10 Elm Park Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Elm Park Mansions, SW10 Elm Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Elm Park Road, SW3 Elm Park Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Esher House, SW10 Residential block
Evelyn Gardens, SW7 Evelyn Gardens is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Farrier Walk, SW10 Farrier Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Fawcett Street, SW10 Fawcett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Close, SW10 Fernshaw Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Road, SW10 Fernshaw Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Finborough Road, SW10 Finborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fulham Road, SW10 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gertrude Street, SW10 Gertrude Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gilston Road, SW10 Gilston Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Greaves Tower, SW10 Greaves Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gunter Grove, SW10 Gunter Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Harcourt Terrace, SW10 Harcourt Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harley Gardens, SW10 Harley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Hobury Street, SW10 Hobury Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Holly Mews, SW10 Holly Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Mews, SW10 Hollywood Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Road, SW10 Hollywood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Hortensia Road, SW10 Hortensia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Ifield Road, SW10 Ifield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
King’s Road, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Kings Road, SW10 Kings Road stretches from the fashionable SW3 end into the SW10 area.
Lamont Road, SW10 Lamont Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Langton Street, SW10 Langton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Limerston Street, SW10 Limerston Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
London House, SW10 Residential block
Mallord Street, SW3 Mallord Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Milborne Grove, SW10 Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862.
Milmans Street, SW10 Milmans Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Moravian Place, SW10 Moravian Place is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Mulberry Walk, SW3 Mulberry Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Munro Terrace, SW10 Munro Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Netherton Grove, SW10 Netherton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Nightingale Place, SW10 Nightingale Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Park Walk, SW10 Park Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Park Walk, SW3 Park Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Priory Walk, SW10 Priory Walk and Milborne Grove both have development on one side of the road only and together they book-end Harley Gardens.
Raasay Street, SW10 Raasay Street ran from Dartrey Road to Edith Grove.
Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 Redcliffe Gardens began life as Walnut Tree Walk, a pathway running through nurseries and market gardens.
Redcliffe Mews, SW10 Redcliffe Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Place, SW10 Redcliffe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Redcliffe Road, SW10 Redcliffe Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Square, SW10 Redcliffe Square was built as part of the Gunter estate in the 1860s.
Redcliffe Street, SW10 Redcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Riley Street, SW10 Riley Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Seymour Walk, SW10 Seymour Walk was almost entirely built between the 1790s-1820s in an area then known as Little Chelsea.
Shalcomb Street, SW10 Shalcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Slaidburn Street, SW10 Slaidburn Street is a street in London
South Walk, SW10 South Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 St Lukes Church Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is a road in the SW5 postcode area
The Little Boltons, SW10 The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road.
The Vale, SW3 The Vale is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tregunter Road, SW10 Development began at the east end of Tregunter Road in 1851 and was complete by 1866 at the west end.
Upper Whistler Walk, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
West Road, SW10 West Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Westgate Terrace, SW10 Westgate Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Whistler Walk, SW10 Whistler Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
World’s End Passage, SW10 World’s End Passage is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Worlds End Place, SW10 Worlds End Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.

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Chelsea

Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea.

The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term for chalk and landing place on the river. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King’s Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. The modern-day Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD.

Chelsea once had a reputation for the manufacture of Chelsea buns (made from a long strip of sweet dough tightly coiled, with currants trapped between the layers, and topped with sugar).

King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys in 1536; Chelsea Manor Street is still extant. Two of King Henry’s wives, Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – resided there; and Thomas More lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. In 1609 James I established a theological college on the site of the future Chelsea Royal Hospital, which Charles II founded in 1682.

By 1694, Chelsea – always a popular location for the wealthy, and once described as ’a village of palaces’ – had a population of 3000. Even so, Chelsea remained rural and served London to the east as a market garden, a trade that continued until the 19th-century development boom which caused the final absorption of the district into the metropolis.

Chelsea shone, brightly but briefly, in the 1960s Swinging London period and the early 1970s. The Swinging Sixties was defined on King’s Road, which runs the length of the area. The Western end of Chelsea featured boutiques Granny Takes a Trip and The Sweet Shop, the latter of which sold medieval silk velvet caftans, tabards and floor cushions, with many of the cultural cognoscenti of the time being customers, including Keith Richards, Twiggy and many others.

The exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger to be used to describe its residents. From 2011, Channel 4 broadcast a reality television show called Made in Chelsea, documenting the ’glitzy’ lives of several young people living in Chelsea. Moreover, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside of the United States, with 6.53% of Chelsea-residents being born in the United States.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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The Dancing Platform at Cremorne Gardens (1864) In the 17th century, Chelsea Farm was formed and the area was used for market gardening plots, supplying central London. In 1778, Lord Cremorne bought Chelsea Farm and Cremorne House was built. In 1830 Charles Random de Berenger, a colourful character implicated in financial fraud during the Napoleonic War, purchased Cremorne House. He was a keen sportsman and opened a sports club know as Cremorne Stadium for ‘skilful and manly exercise’ including shooting, sailing, archery and fencing. In 1846, De Berenger’s Cremorne Stadium was transformed into a pleasure garden which became a popular and noisy place of entertainment. The entertainment included a diverse range of activities including concerts, fireworks, balloon ascents, galas and theatre.
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Elm Park Gardens
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The Dancing Platform at Cremorne Gardens (1864) In the 17th century, Chelsea Farm was formed and the area was used for market gardening plots, supplying central London. In 1778, Lord Cremorne bought Chelsea Farm and Cremorne House was built. In 1830 Charles Random de Berenger, a colourful character implicated in financial fraud during the Napoleonic War, purchased Cremorne House. He was a keen sportsman and opened a sports club know as Cremorne Stadium for ‘skilful and manly exercise’ including shooting, sailing, archery and fencing. In 1846, De Berenger’s Cremorne Stadium was transformed into a pleasure garden which became a popular and noisy place of entertainment. The entertainment included a diverse range of activities including concerts, fireworks, balloon ascents, galas and theatre.
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Elm Park Gardens
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24-hour potato service on the King’s Road, Chelsea (1962)
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Boys and girls kick a ball around a quiet Uverdale Road, Chelsea (early 1960s). The road is now filled with parked cars and a gated playground. Just down the road from major bomb sites, this was one of a cluster of streets that became a ghost town in the wake of the Blitz
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Chelsea Farm in the days of Countess Huntindon
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Graffiti, Raasay Street, Chelsea (1969).
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