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Oval

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October
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2012

Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.


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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

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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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GRaleigh   
Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT   

Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.

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Source: Glengall Road, NW6

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Archbishop Tenison’s School Archbishop Tenison’s School moved to The Oval in 1928
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.
City Racing City Racing was an artist-run space in Kennington, South London which was active between 1988 and 1998.
Eaves Housing for Women Eaves Housing for Women (Eaves) was a charitable company based in London.
Kennington Park Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.
Kennington Tollgate The Kennington toll gate stood at the intersection of Kennington Park and Camberwell New Road/Brixton Road.
Ovalhouse Ovalhouse, formerly called Oval House Theatre, is an Off-West End theatre.
St Mark’s Church St Mark’s Church is an Anglican church in Kennington.
Street cricket (1953) Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.
The Oval The Oval is an international cricket ground in Kennington.

THE STREETS OF OVAL
Alvanley House, SW9 Residential block
Anderson Mews, SW9 Anderson Mews is a location in London.
Ashmole Place, SW8 Ashmole Place is a street of the Oval area of Kennington.
Ashmole Street, SW8 Ashmole Street was named after Elias Ashmole, a noted 17th century antiquarian, who lived near here
Aulton Place, SE11 This is a street in the SE11 postcode area
Bedser Close, SE11 Bedser Close is named for Alec Bedser, widely regarded as one of the best English cricketers of the 20th century, by association with the nearby Oval Cricket Ground.
Bourbon Road, SW9 Bourbon Road is a location in London.
Bowling Green Street, SE11 Bowling Green Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Bramah Road, SW9 Bramah Road is a location in London.
Calais Gate, SE5 Calais Gate is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Calais Street, SE5 Calais Street is one of the Myatts Fields roads.
Caldwell Street, SW9 Caldwell Street was originally called Holland Street.
Camberwell New Road, SE11 Camberwell New Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Cancell Road, SW9 Cancell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Carre Mews, SE5 Carre Mews is a location in London.
Carroun Road, SW8 Carroun Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Chryssell Road, SW9 Chryssell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Claylands Place, SW8 Claylands Place is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Claylands Road, SW8 Claylands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Clayton Street, SE11 Clayton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Cormont Road, SE5 Cormont Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Cowley Road, SW9 Cowley Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Cranmer Road, SW9 Cranmer Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Cranworth Gardens, SW9 Cranworth Gardens was built during the period 1899 to 1902.
Crewdson Road, SW9 Crewdson Road connects Brixton Road and Clapham Road.
Crewsdson Road, SW9 Crewsdson Road is a location in London.
Cromwell Road, SW9 Cromwell Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Durand Gardens, SW9 Durand Gardens is a street of terraces, semi-detached and detached houses.
Durrand Gardens, SW9 Durrand Gardens is a location in London.
Eleanor Road, SW9 Eleanor Road is a location in London.
Elis Terrace, SE5 Elis Terrace was formerly called Lucas Road.
Evesham Walk, SW9 Evesham Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Fentiman Road, SW8 Fentiman Road is named after local mid-19th century developer John Fentiman.
Foxley Square, SW9 Foxley Square is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Frederick Crescent, SW9 Frederick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Gosling Way, SW9 Gosling Way is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Hackford Road, SW9 Hackford Road is the former home of Vincent van Gogh.
Halsmere Road, SE5 Halsmere Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Hanover Gardens, SE11 Hanover Gardens is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Hanworth House, SE5 Residential block
Harleyford Street, SE11 Harleyford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Henry Road, SW9 Henry Road is a location in London.
Holles House, SW9 Holles House is a location in London.
Kendal Close, SE5 Kendal Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Kendal Close, SW9 Kendal Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Kennington Oval, SE11 Kennington Oval is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Oval, SW8 Kennington Oval is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Kennington Park, SE11 Kennington Park is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Knatchbull Road, SE5 Knatchbull Road was part of the Minet estate acquired from Knatchbull family in 1770.
Langton Road, SW9 Langton Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Lauderdale House, SW9 Residential block
Liberty Street, SW9 Liberty Street runs south from Caldwell Street to Durand Gardens.
Listowel Close, SW9 Listowel Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Lohmann House, SE11 Residential block
Magee Street, SE11 Magee Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Meadow Road, SW8 Meadow Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Melbourne Mews, SW9 Melbourne Mews is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Morat Street, SW9 Morat street runs north to south between Liberty Street to the west and Hackford Road to the east.
Mowll Street, SW9 Mowll Street runs from Brixton Road to Hackford Road.
Myatt Road, SW9 Myatt Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Navarre Road, SW9 Navarre Road is a location in London.
Normandy Road, SW9 Normandy Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Oval Way, SE11 Oval Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Patmos Road, SW9 Patmos Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Paulette Road, SE5 Paulette Road is a location in London.
Pauret Road, SE5 Pauret Road is a location in London.
Penford Street, SE5 Penford Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Prima Road, SW9 Prima Road runs from Clapham Road to Brixton Road and faces St Mark’s Church.
Printers Road, SW9 Printers Road marks the former use of the road before its construction - a print works.
Radcot Street, SE11 Radcot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Ramsey House, SW9 Residential block
Regency Mews, SW9 Regency Mews is a location in London.
Richbourne Terrace, SW8 Richbourne Terrace is a location in London.
Spicer Close, EN4 Spicer Close is a location in London.
Stannard Hall, SE5 Stannard Hall lies in Cormont Road.
Stannary Place, SE11 Stannary Place is a location in London.
Studios, SE11 Studios is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tavern Lane, SW9 Tavern Lane is a location in London.
Terrace Walk, SW8 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Trigon Road, SW8 Trigon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Upstall Street, SE5 Upstall Street is a location in London.
Urlwin Walk, SW9 Urlwin Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Usborne Mews, SW8 Usborne Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Van Gogh Walk, SW9 Van Gogh Walk is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Welby Street, SE5 Welby Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area




LOCAL PHOTOS
Fentiman Road
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In the neighbourhood...

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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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Caldwell Street (then Holland Street) in 1920
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Hackford Road in a Van Gogh style
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