Paultons Square, SW3

Road in/near Chelsea, existing between 1836 and now

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Paultons Square, SW3

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Paultons Square, a garden square, was built in 1836–40 on the site of a former market garden.

Paultons Square was built on land previously owned by Sir Thomas More and Sir John Danvers. The square features a central lawn enclosed by metal railings; the houses surrounding the central garden are Grade II listed.

The author Gavin Maxwell is a notable former resident of the square – he lived there from 1961–65 – and number 9 and it is often visited by admirers of his work.

Among other notable residents, Samuel Beckett, lived at 48 Paulton Square from 1933–34.

The garden is accessible only by local residents.


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The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term for chalk and landing place on the river. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King’s Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. The modern-day Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD.

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LOCAL PHOTOS
The Fascination of Chelsea
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Elm Park Gardens
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Petworth Street sign
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In the neighbourhood...

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Battersea Bridge (1860s)
Credit: James Hedderly
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The Dancing Platform at Cremorne Gardens
Credit: Phoebus Levin (1864)
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Elm Park Gardens
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Old Battersea Bridge, Walter Greaves (oil on canvas, 1874) Old Battersea Bridge, seen from upstream, on Lindsey Row (now Cheyne Walk), with Battersea on the far shore. The boatyard belonging to the Greaves family is in the foreground. On the extreme left is the wall surrounding the garden of the artist William Bell Scott. In the far distance Crystal Palace is just visible. Battersea Bridge was demolished in 1881, and replaced with the present bridge. Before the alterations Greaves recalled the danger to shipping and the difficulty of steering through the arches unless the ‘set of the tide was known’.
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Battersea Bridge, a painting by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1885)
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Albert Bridge Road at the former end of Ethelburga Street (1958)
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