Colet Gardens, W14

Road in/near West Kensington, existing until now

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Colet Gardens, W14

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November
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2020

Colet Gardens is a shadow of its former self.

Colet Gardens predated most of the urban development of the area, being previously known as Red Cow Lane. It ran through what was previously market gardens.

Colet Gardens got its name from the Renaissance scholar and Dean of St Paul’s, John Colet, who had founded St Paul’s school in 1509. St Paul’s School occupied local land and buildings in the immediate area.

Colet House, on the road, was built in 1885 and became a workplace of many artists and then a dance school. Its address changed to Talgarth Road in the 1960s when that road became part of the A4.

The line of Talgarth Road took over the southern section of Colet Gardens in 1961 and became a main road of London. The northern section of Colet Gardens remained suburban.




Main source: A Brief History of The Study Society
Further citations and sources



Colet House

Colet House
The Study Society

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barons Court Barons Court station serves the District and Piccadilly lines.
Cadby Hall Cadby Hall was a major office and factory complex in Hammersmith, London which was the headquarters of pioneering catering company Joseph Lyons and Co. for almost a century.
Gwendwr Garden Gwendwr Gardens is a small park in West Kensington.
St Paul’s Girls’ School St Paul’s Girls’ School is an independent school which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 19.
The Rifle The Rifle was a public house on Fulham Palace Road.

NEARBY STREETS
Argyll Mansions, W14 Argyll Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Auriol Road, W14 Auriol Road is a street in West Kensington.
Barons Court Road, W14 Barons Court Road is a street in West Kensington.
Barons Keep, W6 Barons Keep is a road in the W6 postcode area
Barton Road, W14 Barton Road is a street in West Kensington.
Beryl Road, W6 Beryl Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Biscay Road, W6 Biscay Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Bishop King’s Road, W14 Bishop King’s Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Broadway Chambers, W6 Broadway Chambers is a street in Hammersmith.
Broadway Shopping Centre, W6 Broadway Shopping Centre is a street in Hammersmith.
Brook Green, W14 Brook Green runs either side of the green of the same name - the W14 section runs north of the green.
Brook Green, W6 Brook Green runs both side of the green of the same name.
Bute Gardens, W6 Bute Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Butterwick, W6 Butterwick is a road in the W6 postcode area
Cambridge Court, W6 Cambridge Court is a street in Hammersmith.
Chalk Hill Road, W6 Chalk Hill Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Comeragh Mews, W14 Comeragh Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Comeragh Road, W14 Comeragh Road is a street in West Kensington.
Distillery Lane, W6 Distillery Lane is a street in Hammersmith.
Drum Street, E1 Drum Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Earsby Street, W14 Earsby Street is a street in West Kensington.
Edith Road, W14 Edith Road is a street in West Kensington.
Fitz-George Avenue, W14 Fitz-George Avenue is a road in the W14 postcode area
Fitzjames Avenue, W14 Fitzjames Avenue is a street in West Kensington.
Fulham Palace Road, W6 Fulham Palace Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Glazbury Road, W14 Glazbury Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gliddon Road, W14 Gliddon Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gorleston Street, W14 Gorleston Street is a street in West Kensington.
Great Church Lane, W6 Great Church Lane is a street in Hammersmith.
Gunterstone Road, W14 Gunterstone Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gwendwr Road, W14 Gwendwr Road is a street in West Kensington.
Hammersmith Broadway, W6 Hammersmith Broadway is a street in Hammersmith.
Hammersmith Bus Station, W6 Hammersmith Bus Station is a road in the W6 postcode area
Hammersmith Flyover, W6 Hammersmith Flyover is a road in the W6 postcode area
Hammersmith Road, W14 Hammersmith Road is a street in West Kensington.
Hammersmith Road, W6 Hammersmith Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Lily Close, W14 Lily Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Luxemburg Gardens, W6 Luxemburg Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Margravine Gardens, W6 Margravine Gardens runs west from Barons Court station.
Mercers Place, W6 Mercers Place is a road in the W6 postcode area
Munden Street, W14 Munden Street is a street in West Kensington.
Oxford Gate, W14 Oxford Gate is a road in the W14 postcode area
Palliser Road, W14 Palliser Road is a street in West Kensington.
Richmond Court, W14 Richmond Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Rowan Road, W6 Rowan Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Saint Dunstan’s Road, W6 This is a street in the W6 postcode area
Shortlands, W6 Shortlands commemorates a local field name, first mentioned in the reign of Henry V.
Southcombe Street, W14 Southcombe Street is a street in West Kensington.
St Dunstans Road, W6 St Dunstans Road is a street in Hammersmith.
St Paul’s Studios, W14 St Paul’s Studios was designed by Frederick Wheeler and built in 1891.
Talgarth Mansions, W14 Talgarth Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Talgarth Road, W6 Talgarth Road is the local name for that part of the A4 lying in West Kensington.
Trevanion Road, W14 Trevanion Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Vernon Street, W14 Vernon Street is a road in the W14 postcode area
Waterhouse Close, W6 Waterhouse Close is a street in Hammersmith.
Windsor Way, W14 Windsor Way is a street in West Kensington.
Wolverton Gardens, W6 Wolverton Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Yeldham Road, W6 Yeldham Road is a street in Hammersmith.


West Kensington

West Kensington station was opened in 1877.

At the beginning of the nineteenth century this was the northern part of the Fulham Fields, a rural area of nurseries, market gardens and small fanns supplying produce to Londoners. The transformation from country idyll to city suburb was hastened by speedier travel to London’s business and commercial centres: the Metropolitan District Railway (now the District Line) was extended from Earls Court to Hammersmith in 1874 with one station on the way, North End (Fulham), which became West Kensington in 1877. The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (now the Piccadilly Line) arrived in Hammersmith thirty years later, and Barons Court station was opened in 1905. There was never a baron’s court here, the name merely imitated the popular Earl's Court. Encouraged by the arrival of the railways, building firms laid out their tidy housing developments between 1870 and 1890: much work was done by the local firm of Gibbs and Flew, who built the Margravine Estate. In untidy contrast, the older roads wriggle across this area: North End Road from north to south, and Margravine and Greyhound Roads from west to east.

The notable landmarks in this area were provided for Fulham’s burgeoning population. To take advantage of the increased income and leisure of the middle classes, the private Queen's Club was started in 1886. In the 1890s some football internationals were held there, but today it is known as the venue for the pre—Wimbledon men’s tennis tournament.

Not far away is Charing Cross Hospital, which moved to Fulham in 1959. It was not however the first hospital here, since this had been the site of the Fulham Infirmary since 1850. Although originally the Fulham Union Workhouse with room for only thirty or so sick people, its facilities were increasingly called upon as the local population expanded.

By 1914 it was providing general medical and surgical care, as well as training nurses. After the amalgamation with Charing Cross a new hospital was built and pened in 1973.

Finally, on the east side of the hospital is Margravine Cemetery. Although in Fulham, this was the burial ground for Hammersmith after burials in London churchyards were forbidden for health reasons in 1855.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Colet House
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