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Clarendon Cross, W11

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Clarendon Cross is a street in Notting Hill.




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Abbotsbury Close, W14 Abbotsbury Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Abbotsbury Road, W14 Abbotsbury Road It runs between Melbury Road and the road known as Holland Park.
Acklam Road, W10 Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Adair Road, W10 Adair Road is a street on the Kensal Town/North Kensington borders.
Addison Avenue, W11 Addison Avenue runs north from Holland Park Avenue and was originally called Addison Road North.
Addison Crescent, W14 Addison Crescent consists of north and south sections.
Addison Gardens, W14 Addison Gardens stands on part of the Holland estate.
Addison Place, W11 In the nineteenth century, Addison Place was known by two names - Phoenix Place and Crescent Mews East.
Addison Road, W14 Addison Road stretches from Holland Park Avenue to Kensington High Street.
Alba Place, W11 Alba Place is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
All Saints Road, W11 Built between 1852-61, All Saints Road is named after All Saints Church on Talbot Road.
Ansleigh Place, W11 Ansleigh Place is an ex mews to the west of Notting Dale.
Appleford Road, W10 Appleford Road was transformed post-war from a Victorian street to one dominated by housing blocks.
Arundel Gardens, W11 Arundel Gardens was built towards the end of the development of the Ladbroke Estate, in the early 1860s.
Athlone Gate, W10 This is an article about Athlone Gate.
Avondale Park Gardens, W11 Avondale Park Gardens, unlike other roads in the area, was developed in the 1920s when it was laid out on the former workhouse site.
Avondale Park Road, W11 Avondale Park Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Aynhoe Road, W14 Aynhoe Road is a street in West Kensington.
Bangor Street, W11 Bangor Street, W11 was situated on the site of the modern Henry Dickens Court.
Barons Keep, W14 Barons Keep is a street in West Kensington.
Bartle Road, W11 Bartle Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Basing Street, W11 Basing Street was originally Basing Road between 1867 and 1939.
Bassett Road, W10 Bassett Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Beaconsfield Terrace Road, W14 Beaconsfield Terrace Road is a street in West Kensington.
Beaconsfield Terrace, W14 Beaconsfield Terrace is a street in West Kensington.
Bevington Road, W10 Bevington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Blagrove Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode.
Blechynden Mews, W11 Blechynden Mews is a former side street in London W11.
Blenheim Crescent, W11 Blenheim Crescent one of the major thoroughfares in Notting Hill - indeed it features in the eponymous film.
Blythe Road, W14 Blythe Road is a street in West Kensington.
Bomore Road, W11 Bomore Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Bonchurch Road, W10 Bonchurch Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Boxmoor Street, W11 Boxmoor Street was also known as Henry Place and Beaumont Street during its brief life.
Boyne Terrace Mews, W11 Boyne Terrace Mews is a mews in Notting Hill, London W11.
Branstone Street, W10 Branstone Street, originally Bramston Street, disappeared in 1960s developments.
Bridge Close, W10 Bridge Close is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Bruce Close, W10 Bruce Close replaced the earlier Rackham Street in this part of W10.
Cambridge Gardens, W10 Cambridge Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Camelford Walk, W11 Camelford Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Carlton Mansions, W14 Carlton Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Ceylon Road, W14 Ceylon Road is a street in West Kensington.
Chesterton Road, W10 Chesterton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Clarendon Road, W11 Clarendon Road is one of the W11’s longest streets, running from Holland Park Avenue in the south to Dulford Street in the north.
Clydesdale Road, W11 Clydesdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Codrington Mews, W11 This attractive L-shaped mews lies off Blenheim Crescent between Kensington Park Road and Ladbroke Grove.
Colville Houses, W11 Colville Houses is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
Colville Square, W11 Colville Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Convent Gardens, W11 Convent Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Cornwall Crescent, W11 Cornwall Crescent belongs to the third and final great period of building on the Ladbroke estate and the houses were constructed in the 1860s.
Dale Row, W11 Dale Row is a street in Notting Hill.
Darnley Terrace, W11 Darnley Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Deanhill Court, SW14 A street within the W11 postcode
Dulford Street, W11 Dulford Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Dunworth Mews, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Edenham Way, W10 Edenham Way is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Elgin Crescent, W11 Elgin Crescent runs from Portobello Road west across Ladbroke Grove and then curls round to the south to join Clarendon Road.
Elgin Mews, W11 Elgin Mews lies in Notting Hill.
Elkstone Road, W10 Elkstone Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Elsham Road, W14 Elsham Road is a street in West Kensington.
Exmoor Street, W10 Exmoor Street runs from Barlby Road to St Charles Square, W10
Fairfax Place, W14 Fairfax Place is a street in West Kensington.
Faraday Road, W10 Faraday Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Farley Court, W14 Farley Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Faroe Road, W14 Faroe Road is a street in West Kensington.
Folly Mews, W11 Folly Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Fowell Street, W10 Fowell Street, W10 was redeveloped in the 1970s.
Girdlers Road, W14 Girdlers Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Golborne Mews, W10 Golborne Mews lies off of the Portobello Road, W10.
Golborne Road, W10 Golborne Road, heart of North Kensington, was named after Dean Golbourne, at one time vicar of St. John's Church in Paddington.
Golden Mews, W11 Golden Mews was a tiny mews off of Basing Street, W11.
Gorham Place, W11 Gorham Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Gratton Road, W14 Gratton Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Grenfell Road, W11 Grenfell Road follows the line of an old road: St Clement’s Road.
Hansard Mews, W12 Hansard Mews is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hansard Mews, W14 Hansard Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Hayden’s Place, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Hayden’s Place, W11 Haydens Place is a small cul-de-sac off of the Portobello Road.
Hayden’s Place, W11 Hayden’s Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Hazlitt Mews, W14 Hazlitt Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Hazlitt Road, W14 Hazlitt Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Hewer Street, W10 Built as part of the St Charles’ estate in the 1870s, it originally between Exmoor Street to a former street called Raymede Street.
Hippodrome Mews, W11 Hippodrome Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Hippodrome Place, W11 Hippodrome Place was named after a lost racecourse of London.
Hofland Road, W14 Hofland Road is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Gardens, W14 Holland Gardens is a road in the W14 postcode area
Holland Park Avenue, W11 Holland Park Avenue is one of London’s most ancient thoroughfares.
Holland Park Gardens, W14 Holland Park Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Park Ilchester Place, W8 Holland Park Ilchester Place is a street in Kensington.
Holland Park Mews, W11 Holland Park Mews runs between the two branches of the road known as Holland Park.
Holland Park Road, W14 Holland Park Road is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Park Roundabout, W12 Holland Park Roundabout is a road in the W12 postcode area
Holland Park Terrace, W11 Holland Park Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Park, W11 Holland Park is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Park, W11 The roads known as Holland Park consist of three main branches.
Holland Park, W11 Holland Park is a road in the W14 postcode area
Holland Road, E13 Holland Road is a road in the E13 postcode area
Holland Road, W11 Holland Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Road, W14 Holland Road is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Villas Road, W14 Holland Villas Road is a wide tree-lined avenue which runs between Upper Addison Gardens and the junction of Addison Crescent and Holland Road.
Holland Walk, W11 Holland Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Hormead Road, W9 Hormead Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Hurstway Walk, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Ilchester Place, W14 Ilchester Place runs between Abbotsbury Road and Melbury Road, immediately adjacent to the southern boundary of Holland Park itself.
Ilchester Place, W8 Ilchester Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Irving Road, W14 This is a street in the W14 postcode area
Kenley Street, W11 Kenley Street, W11 was originally William Street before it disappeared.
Kenley Walk, W11 Kenley Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Kensington High Street, W14 Kensington High Street is a street in West Kensington.
Kensington Park Mews, W11 Kensington Park Mews lies off of Kensington Park Road, W11
Kensington Park Road, W11 Kensington Park Road is one of the main streets in Notting Hill.
Kenton Court, W14 Kenton Court is a street in West Kensington.
Kingsdale Gardens, W11 Kingsdale Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Kingsdown Close, W10 Kingsdown Close is one of a select number of roads in London W10 lying south of Westway.
Ladbroke Crescent, W11 Ladbroke Crescent belongs to the third and final great period of building on the Ladbroke estate and the houses were constructed in the 1860s.
Ladbroke Gardens, W11 Ladbroke Gardens runs between Ladbroke Grove and Kensington Park Road.
Ladbroke Grove, W10 Ladbroke Grove runs from Notting Hill in the south to Kensal Green in the north, and straddles the W10 and W11 postal districts.
Ladbroke Grove, W11 Ladbroke Grove is the main street in London W11.
Lancaster Road, W11 Lancaster Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Crescent, W11 Lansdowne Crescent has some of the most interesting and varied houses on the Ladbroke estate, as architects and builders experimented with different styles.
Lansdowne Mews, W11 Lansdowne Mews is a cul-de-sac in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Rise, W11 Lansdowne Rise, W11 was originally called Montpelier Road.
Lansdowne Road, W11 Lansdowne Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Walk, W11 Lansdowne Walk was named after the Lansdowne area of Cheltenham.
Lavie Mews, W10 Lavie Mews, W10 was a mews connecting Portobello Road and Murchison Road.
Lionel Mews, W10 Lionel Mews was built around 1882 and probably disappeared in the 1970s.
Lorne Gardens, W11 Lorne Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Lower Addison Gardens, W14 Lower Addison Gardens runs between Holland Road and Holland Villas Road.
Maclise Road, W14 Maclise Road is a street in West Kensington.
Malton Mews, W10 Malton Mews is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Malton Road, W10 Malton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Mary Place, W11 Mary Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Masbro Road, W14 Masbro Road is a street in West Kensington.
Maxilla Gardens, W10 Maxilla Gardens was a former street in London W10.
Maxilla Walk, W10 Maxilla Walk is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Mcgregor Road, W11 Mcgregor Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Millwood Street, W10 Millwood Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Milson Road, W14 Milson Road is a street in West Kensington.
Morgan Road, W10 Morgan Road connects Wornington Road and St Ervans Road.
Mortimer Square, W11 Mortimer Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Munro Mews, W10 Munro Mews is a part cobbled through road that connects Wornington Road and Wheatstone Road.
Napier Place, W14 Napier Place is a street in West Kensington.
Napier Road, W14 Napier Road is a street in West Kensington.
Norburn Street, W10 Norburn Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Norland Place, W11 Norland Place began its life as Norland Stables.
Norland Road, W11 Norland Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Norland Square, W11 Norland Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Oakwood Court, W14 Oakwood Court is a street in West Kensington.
Olympia Way, W14 Olympia Way is a street in West Kensington.
Orchard Close, W10 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Oxford Gardens, W10 Oxford Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Penzance Place, W11 Penzance Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Porlock Street, W10 Bransford Street became Porlock Street before vanishing altogether.
Portland Gate, SW7 Portland Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Portland Road, W11 Portland Road is a street in Notting Hill, rich at one end and poor at the other.
Portobello Road, W10 Portobello Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
Portobello Road, W11 Portobello Road is internationally famous for its market.
Pottery Lane, W11 Pottery Lane takes its name from the brickfields which were situated at the northern end of the street.
Prince’s Yard, W11 This is a small cul-de-sac off of Princes Road.
Princedale Road, W11 Princedale Road was formerly Princes Road.
Princes Place, W11 Princes Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Queensdale Crescent, W11 Queensdale Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Queensdale Place, W11 Queensdale Place is a cul-de-sac which runs just off Queensdale Road.
Queensdale Road, W11 Queensdale Road is a long road stretching from west to east, containing terraces of Victorian houses.
Queensdale Walk, W11 Queensdale Walk is a small cul-de-sac with 2-storey cottages running south off Queensdale Road.
Rackham Street, W10 Rackham Street is a road that disappeared from the streetscape of London W10 in 1951.
Raddington Road, W10 Raddington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Railway Arches, W10 Railway Arches is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Raymede Street, W10 Raymede Street, after severe bomb damage in the area, disappeared after 1950.
Rifle Place, W11 Rifle Place is a road in the W11 postcode area
Rillington Place, W11 Rillington Place is a small street with an infamous history.
Rosmead Road, W11 Rosmead Road, W11 was originally called Chichester Road.
Royal Crescent Mews, W11 Royal Crescent Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Royal Crescent, W11 The Royal Crescent is a Grade II* listed street in Holland Park.
Runcorn Place, W11 Runcorn Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Russell Gardens Mews, W14 Russell Gardens Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Russell Gardens, W14 Russell Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Russell Road, W14 Russell Road is a street in West Kensington.
Ruston Mews, W11 Ruston Mews, W11 was originally Crayford Mews.
Saint Anns Villas, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
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 Josephs Close, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 Saint Lawrence Terrace is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Saint Lukes Mews, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Saint Marks Place, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Saint Marks Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Scampston Mews, W10 Scampston Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Silchester Road, W10 Silchester Road crosses the border between London W10 and London W11.
Silvester Mews, W11 Silvester Mews was a mews off of Basing Street, W11.
Sinclair Gardens, W14 Sinclair Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Sinclair Road, W14 Sinclair Road is a street in West Kensington.
Sirdar Road, W11 Sirdar Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Somerset Square, W14 Somerset Square is a street in West Kensington.
Southam Street, W10 Southam Street was made world-famous in the photographs of Roger Mayne.
St Andrews Square, W11 St Andrews Square is a street in Notting Dale, formed when the Rillington Place area was demolished.
St Anns Villas, W11 St Ann’s Villas, leading into Royal Crescent, is a pleasant tree-lined if busy road.
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 Ervans Road, W10 St Ervans Road is named after the home town of the Rev. Samuel Walker.
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
St James’s Gardens, W11 St James’s Gardens is an attractive garden square with St James Church in the middle of the communal garden.
St John’s Gardens, W11 St John’s Gardens runs around St John’s church.
St Lawrence Terrace, W10 St Lawrence Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Luke’s Mews, W11 St Luke’s Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
St Marks Close, SE10 St Marks Close is a road in the SE10 postcode area
St Marks Road, W11 St Marks Road, W11 is the southern extention of the W10 street and in the Latimer Road area.
St Mark’s Close, W11 St Mark’s Close is a street in Notting Hill.
St Mark’s Place, W11 St Mark’s Place is situated on the site of the former Kensington Hippodrome.
St Mark’s Road, W10 St Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St Mary Abbots Place, W8 St Mary Abbots Place is a street in Kensington.
St Mary Abbots Terrace, W14 St Mary Abbots Terrace is a street in West Kensington.
St. Anns Road, W11 St. Anns Road is a street in Notting Hill.
St. Mark’s Road, W10 St. Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St. Mark’s Road, W10 St. Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St. Mark’s Road, W11 St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.
Stable Yard Ilchester Place, W8 Stable Yard Ilchester Place is a street in Kensington.
Stanley Crescent, W11 Stanley Crescent was named after Edward Stanley.
Stanley Gardens, W11 Stanley Gardens was built in the 1850s.
Station Walk, SE6 Station Walk is a road in the SE6 postcode area
Station Walk, W10 Station Walk is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Station Walk, W11 Station Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Stoneleigh Place, W11 Stoneleigh Place, formerly called Abbey Road, was built across a brickfield in Notting Dale.
Stoneleigh Street, W11 Stoneleigh Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Strangways Terrace, W14 Strangways Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Swanscombe Road, W11 Swanscombe Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Tavistock Crescent, W11 Tavistock Crescent was where the first Notting Hill Carnival procession began on 18 September 1966.
Tavistock Mews, W11 Tavistock Mews, W11 lies off of the Portobello Road.
Tavistock Road, W11 Tavistock Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Telford Road, W10 Telford Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Testerton Walk, W11 Testerton Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Thorpe Close, W10 Thorpe Close is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Treadgold Street, W11 Treadgold Street is part of the Avondale Park Gardens Conservation Area.
Treverton Street, W10 Treverton Street, a street which survived post war redevelopment.
Trinity Mews, W10 Trinity Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Upper Addison Gardens, W14 Upper Addison Gardens runs between Holland Road and Holland Villas Road.
Verity Close, W11 Verity Close is a street in W11
Vernon Yard, W11 Vernon Yard is a mews off of Portobello Road.
Walmer Road, W11 Walmer Road is the oldest street in the area, dating from the eighteenth century or before.
Wesley Square, W11 Wesley Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Westway, W10 Westway is the A40(M) motorway which runs on an elevated section along the W10/W11 border.
Wheatstone Road, W10 Wheatstone Road is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Whitchurch Road, W11 Whitchurch Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Wilsham Street, W11 Wilsham Street was formerly known as St Katherine’s Road.
Woodsford Square, W14 Woodsford Square is a 1970s development consisting of a series of interconnecting squares hidden away on the eastern side of Addison Road.
Woodstock Grove, W12 Woodstock Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area
Wornington Road, W10 Wornington Road connected Golborne Road with Ladbroke Grove, though the Ladbroke end is now closed to through traffic.


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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