Kennington Park

Park in/near Oval, existing between 1854 and now

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Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.

It was opened in 1854 on the site of what had been Kennington Common, where the Chartists gathered for their biggest "monster rally" on 10 April 1848. Soon after this demonstration the common was enclosed and, sponsored by the royal family, made into a public park.

Kennington Common was a site of public executions until 1800 as well as being an area for public speaking. Some of the most illustrious orators to speak here were Methodist founders George Whitefield and John Wesley who is reputed to have attracted a crowd of 30,000.

The common was one of the earliest London cricket venues and is known to have been used for top-class matches in 1724. Kennington Park hosts the first inner London community cricket ground, sponsored by Surrey County Cricket Club whose home, The Oval, is close to the park.

In the 1970s, the old tradition of mass gatherings returned to the park which was host to the start of many significant marches to Parliament. Today, a number of commercial and community events are held in the park each year and recently the Flower Garden was restored with a Heritage Lottery grant.

The Friends of Kennington Park, FoKP, was founded in 2002 and provides a local forum for park issues as well as fundraising for improvements.
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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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   

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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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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
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Comment
   
Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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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.

NEARBY STREETS
Anderson Mews, SW9 Anderson Mews is a location in London.
Andrews Walk, SE5 A street within the SE17 postcode
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
Aveline Street, SE11 Aveline Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Bolton Crescent, SE5 Bolton Crescent lies along the line of a former section of Hillingdon Street.
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.
Brandon Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Camberwell New Road, SE11 Camberwell New Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Chapter Road, SE17 Chapter Road is a road in the SE17 postcode 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.
Cleaver Square, SE11 Cleaver Square 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
Cooks Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Cottingham Road, SW8 Cottingham Road is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Courtenay Square, SE11 Courtenay Square is one of a number of local streets with houses built in a neo-Georgian style.
De Laune Street, SE17 De Laune 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
Doddington Grove, SE17 Doddington Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doddington Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Dolland House, SE11 Residential block
Elis Terrace, SE5 Elis Terrace was formerly called Lucas Road.
Farnham Royal, SE11 Farnham Royal is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
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
Green Dale, SE17 Green Dale’s northern half was carved in 1806 across old fields.
Greig Terrace, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hanover Gardens, SE11 Hanover Gardens is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Hanover Gardens, SE11 Hanover Gardens is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Harleyford Street, SE11 Harleyford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Harmsworth Street, SE17 Harmsworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Hillingdon Street, SE17 Hillingdon Street is a road in the SE17 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 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.
Laune Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Lohmann House, SE11 Residential block
Lorrimore Square, SE17 Lorrimore Square is a 1.5-acre garden square.
Loughborough Street, SE11 Loughborough Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Maddock Way, SE17 Maddock Way is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Magee Street, SE11 Magee Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Meadcroft Road, SE17 Meadcroft Road serves the Brandon Estate.
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.
Offley Road, SW9 Offley Road curves from Prima Road to Brixton Road.
Otto Street, SE17 Otto Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Oval Way, SE11 Oval Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Pegasus Place, SE11 Pegasus Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Pickle Mews, Pickle Mews lies within the postcode.
Prima Road, SW9 Prima Road runs from Clapham Road to Brixton Road and faces St Mark’s Church.
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
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
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
Studios, SE11 Studios is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tarver Road, SE17 Tarver Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Trigon Road, SW8 Trigon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Vauxhall Street, SE11 Vauxhall Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Westcott Road, SE17 Westcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Windmill Row, SE11 Windmill Row is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Bison bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Canterbury arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hanover Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Horns Tavern The first mention of the Green Man and Horns tavern near Kennington Common was in 1725.
South London Pacific This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Pilgrim This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Roebuck This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The royal british legion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The White Bear This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Oval

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.


LOCAL PHOTOS

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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