De Laune Street, SE17

Road in/near Kennington

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De Laune Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.





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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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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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Bruce McTavish   
Added: 11 Mar 2021 11:37 GMT   

Kennington Road
Lambeth North station was opened as Kennington Road and then Westminster Bridge Road before settling on its final name. It has a wonderful Leslie Green design.

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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

Thanks!
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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

Hurley Road, SE11
There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   

Saunders Street, SE11
I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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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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Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Chartist meeting, Kennington Common (1848) On 10 April 1848, William Kilburn took daguerrotypes of the Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common – taken from the top of The Horns tavern were the first ever photos of a crowd scene.
Kennington Park Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.
Street cricket (1953) Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.

NEARBY STREETS
Alberta Street, SE17 Alberta Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Ambergate Street, SE17 Ambergate Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Amelia Street, SE11 Amelia Street originally consisted of late 19th century tenement blocks built by James Pullen, a local builder, between 1886 and 1901.
Aulton Place, SE11 This is a street in the SE11 postcode area
Babbage Court, SE17 Babbage Court is a block on the Brandon Estate.
Berryfield Road, SE17 Berryfield Road was created in 1877 but was Sturge Road for a couple of years until 1879.
Borrett Close, SE17 Borrett Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Bowden Street, SE11 Bowden Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Bowling Green Street, SE11 Bowling Green Street formerly covered the grounds of a a bowling green leased to the owners of the nearby Horns Tavern.
Braganza Street, SE17 Braganza Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Canterbury Place, SE17 Canterbury Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Cardigan Street, SE11 Cardigan Street formed part of the Duchy of Cornwall’s local estate.
Carter Street, SE17 Carter Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Chapter Road, SE17 Chapter Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Chester Way, SE11 Chester Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Clayton Street, SE11 Clayton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Cleaver Square, SE11 Cleaver Square is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Cleaver Street, SE11 Cleaver Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Cook’s Road, SE17 Cook’s Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Cornwall Square, SE11 Cornwall Square is in Kennings Way.
Courtenay Square, SE11 Courtenay Square is one of a number of local streets with houses built in a neo-Georgian style.
Crampton Street, SE17 Crampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Delverton Road, SE17 Delverton Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Denny Crescent, SE11 Denny Crescent was built as part of a small estate by the Duchy of Cornwall in 1925.
Denny Street, SE11 Denny Street is a neo-Georgian development.
Doddington Grove, SE17 Doddington Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doddington Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Draco Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Faunce Street, SE17 Faunce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Fleming Road, SE17 Fleming Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Forsyth Gardens, SE17 Forsyth Gardens is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Frederick Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Gaza Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Greig Terrace, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Harmsworth Street, SE17 Harmsworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Hotspur Street, SE11 Hotspur Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Iliffe Street, SE17 Iliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Iliffe Yard, SE17 Iliffe Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Kennings Way, SE11 Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennington Lane, SE11 Kennington Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park Gardens, SE17 Kennington Park Gardens is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennington Park Place, SE17 Kennington Park Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennington Park Road, SE11 Kennington Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park, SE11 Kennington Park is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Kennington Road, SE11 Kennington Road was a turnpike road created in 1751.
Laune Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Lohmann House, SE11 Lohmann House is a block on Bowling Green Street
Lorrimore Road, SE17 Lorrimore Road is a very old Walworth road.
Lorrimore Square, SE17 Lorrimore Square is a 1.5-acre garden square.
Magee Street, SE11 Magee Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Manor Place, SE17 Manor Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Manor Place, SE17 Manor Place is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Marsland Close, SE17 Marsland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Methley Street, SE11 Methley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Milverton Street, SE11 Milverton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Montford Place, SE11 Montford Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Newington Industrial Estate, SE17 Newington Industrial Estate lies in SE17.
Olney Road, SE17 Olney Road runs from Draco Street to Heiron Street.
Opal Street, SE11 Opal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Otto Street, SE17 Otto Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Pasley Close, SE17 Pasley Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Peacock Street, SE17 Peacock Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Peacock Yard, SE17 Peacock Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Pegasus Place, SE11 Pegasus Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Penrose Street, SE17 Penrose Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Penton Place, SE11 Penton Place is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Penton Place, SE17 Penton Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Pullens Buildings, SE17 Pullens Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Radcot Street, SE11 Radcot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Ravensdon Street, SE11 Ravensdon Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Robert Dashwood Way, SE17 Robert Dashwood Way is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Royal Road, SE17 Royal Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Rutley Close, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Sharsted Street, SE17 This is a street in the SE17 postcode area
Silk Mews, SE11 Silk Mews is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Slade Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
St Agnes Place, SE11 St Agnes Place was once the most famous squatted street in London.
St Pauls Church, SE17 St Pauls Church is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Stannary Place, SE11 Stannary Place is a location in London.
Stannary Street, SE11 Stannary Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Stopford Road, SE17 Stopford Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Sturgeon Road, SE17 Sturgeon Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Suffield Road, SE17 Suffield Road was laid out after the demise of the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens.
Tarver Road, SE17 Tarver Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Thrush Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Wesley Close, SE11 A street within the SE17 postcode
Westcott Road, SE17 Westcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
White Hart Street, SE11 White Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Windmill Row, SE11 Windmill Row is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Horns Tavern The first mention of the Green Man and Horns tavern near Kennington Common was in 1725.


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Kennington

Kennington was a royal manor in the ancient parish of St Mary, Lambeth in the county of Surrey and was the administrative centre of the parish from 1853.

The presence of a tumulus, and other significant geographical features locally, suggest that the area was regarded in ancient times as a sacred place of assembly. The manor of Kennington was divided from the manor of Vauxhall by the River Effra, a tributary of the River Thames. A smaller river, the River Neckinger, ran through the northern part of Kennington, approximately where Brook Drive is today. Both rivers have now been diverted into underground culverts.

Harthacnut, King of Denmark and England, died at Kennington in 1041. Harold Godwinson took the Crown the day after the death of Edward the Confessor at Kennington; he is said to have placed it upon his own head. King Henry III held his court here in 1231; and, according to Matthew Paris, in 1232, Parliament was held at Kennington.

Edward III gave the manor of Kennington to his oldest son Edward, the Black Prince in 1337, and the prince then built a large royal palace in the traingle formed by Kennington Lane, Sancroft Street and Cardigan Street, near to Kennington Cross. Geoffrey Chaucer was employed at Kennington as Clerk of Works in 1389 and was paid 2 shillings. The Duchy of Cornwall still maintains a substantial property portfolio within the area.

The eighteenth century saw considerable development in Kennington. At the start of the century, the area was essentially a village on the southern roads into London, with a common on which public executions took place. The development of Kennington came about through access to London, which happened when, in 1750, Westminster Bridge was constructed. In 1751, Kennington Road was built from Kennington Common (as it then was; now Kennington Park) to Westminster Bridge. Houses along it were soon built.

On 10 May 1768, at approximately the site of the Imperial War Museum today, the Massacre of St George's Fields took place. A riot started, because of the detention at the King's Bench Prison of the radical, John Wilkes – he had written an article in which he attacked King George III. The Riot Act was read, and soldiers fired into the crowd, killing seven people.

By the 1770s, the development of Kennington into its modern form was well underway. Terraces of houses were built on the east side of Kennington Road and Cleaver Square (then called Prince's Square) was laid out in 1788. In 1796, a house in West Square became the first station in the optical telegraph, or semaphore line, between the Admiralty in London, and Chatham and Deal in Kent, and during the Napoleonic Wars transmitted messages between Whitehall and the Royal Navy.

The modern street pattern of Kennington was formed by the early nineteenth century. The village had become a semi-rural suburb with grand terraced houses. In 1852, at the initiative of the minister of St. Mark's Church, the Common was enclosed and became the first public park in south London.

The Oval cricket ground was leased to Surrey County Cricket Club from the Duchy of Cornwall in 1845, and the adjacent gasometers (themselves an international sporting landmark) were constructed in 1853. Proximity to central London was key to the development of the area as a residential suburb and it was incorporated into the metropolitan area of London in 1855.

Dense building and the carving-up of large houses for multiple occupation caused Kennington to be very seriously over-populated in 1859, when diphtheria appeared (recorded by Karl Marx in 'Das Kapital').

Kennington station was opened as Kennington (New Street) in 1890 by the City of London and Southwark Subway.

On 15 October 1940, the large trench air-raid shelter beneath Kennington Park was struck by a 50lb bomb. The number of people killed remains unknown; it is believed by local historians that 104 people died. 48 bodies were recovered.

Lambeth Council designated much of Kennington a Conservation Area in 1968, the boundary of which was extended in 1979 and in 1997. Lambeth Council's emphasis on conserving and protecting Kennington's architectural heritage and enhancing its attractive open spaces for recreation and leisure is illustrated by restoration of the centre of the listed Cleaver Square in the last decade of the twentieth century.


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Chartist meeting, Kennington Common. Widely thought to be the earliest London photograph depicting a crowd. (1848)
Credit: William Kilburn
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Postcard depicting Walworth Road and "The King’s First Visit To South London May 1911". The king in question was George V
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Adam West as ’Batman’ filming road safety in Denny Crescent, Kennington (1967)
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The Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens in Kennington (existed 1831-1877)
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