Gloucester Road, SW7

Road in/near Gloucester Road, existing between 1612 and now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  MAP  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.49475 -0.18268) 

Gloucester Road, SW7

MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502020Remove markers
Road · Gloucester Road · SW7 ·
MAY
31
2013

Gloucester Road is a main street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

It runs north-south between Kensington Gardens (at which point it is known as Palace Gate) and the Old Brompton Road at the south end. At its intersection with Cromwell Road is Gloucester Road Underground station, close to which there are several pubs, restaurants, many hotels and St Stephen’s Church (built in 1867 and, notably, the church warden of which was the poet T. S. Eliot).

In 1612 or earlier it was called Hogs Moor or Hogmire Lane. It was a ’lane through marshy ground where hogs are kept’, a name that was still used until about 1850. and it was the site of an ultimately unsuccessful pleasure garden (and for a while a pick-your-own fruit and flower farm) in the late 18th century. At that time most of the vicinity was filled with nurseries and market gardens.

The road is now named after Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh who built a house there - Villa Maria (later Orford Lodge) - in 1805, on part of the pleasure garden’s site. She died there two years later. The politician George Canning bought the property in 1809 and retained it until 1825. The house (latterly called Gloucester Lodge) stood in extensive grounds close to what is now the south-east corner of Gloucester Road’s junction with Cromwell Road.

Much of the surrounding area was built up in the second quarter of the 19th century or soon afterwards.


Main source: Wikipedia
Further citations and sources




NEARBY STREETS
Adrian Mews, SW10 Adrian Mews is a small mews off of Ifield Road.
Albert Court, SW7 Albert Court, a residential block for the "upper classes", was constructed in 1890.
Albert Hall Mansions, SW7 Albert Hall Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Albert Mews, SW7 Albert Mews is a small cobbled mews, built in 1865
Albert Place, W8 Albert Place runs west off Victoria Road.
Ambassador’s Court, SW1A Ambassador’s Court is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Ann Lane, SW10 Ann Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Ansdell Street, W8 Ansdell Street is a street in Kensington.
Ansdell Terrace, W8 Ansdell Terrace is a cul-de-sac off of Ansdell Street and was previously known as St Albans Road North.
Armstrong Road, SW7 Armstrong Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Ashburn Gardens, SW7 Ashburn Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ashburn Place, SW7 Ashburn Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Astwood Mews, SW7 Astwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Atherstone Mews, SW7 Atherstone Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ayrton Road, SW7 Ayrton Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Barnaby Place, SW7 Barnaby Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Beaufort Street, SW10 Beaufort Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Beaufort Street, SW3 Beaufort Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Billing Road, SW10 Billing Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Billing Street, SW10 Billing Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Bina Gardens, SW5 Bina Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Blantyre Street, SW10 Blantyre Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Bolney Gate, SW7 Bolney Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 Bolton Gardens Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Bolton Gardens, SW5 Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Boltons Place, SW5 Boltons Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Brechin Place, SW7 Brechin Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bremner Road, SW7 Bremner Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Budge’s Walk, SW7 Budge’s Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Bute Street, SW7 Bute Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Callow Street, SW3 Callow Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cambridge Place, W8 Cambridge Place is a short cul-de-sac on the west side of Victoria Road.
Camera Place, SW10 Camera Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Carmichael Close, SW11 A street within the SW10 postcode
Cathcart Road, SW10 Cathcart Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cavaye Place, SW10 Cavaye Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Crescent, SW10 Chelsea Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Park Gardens, SW3 Chelsea Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Clareville Grove, SW7 Clareville Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Clareville Street, SW7 Clareville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Claylands Road, SW7 Claylands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Colbeck Mews, SW7 Colbeck Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Collingham Gardens, SW5 Collingham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Collingham Place, SW5 Collingham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Collingham Road, SW5 Collingham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 Cornwall Gardens Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cornwall Gardens, SW7 Cornwall Gardens is a long, narrow garden square.
Cottesmore Court, W8 Cottesmore Court is a street in Kensington.
Cottesmore Gardens, W8 Cottesmore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Courtfield Gardens, SW5 Courtfield Gardens is named after the field beneath it, cultivated until the 19th century.
Courtfield Road, SW7 Courtfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Gardens, SW7 Cranley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Mews, SW7 Cranley Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Place, SW7 Cranley Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cresswell Gardens, SW10 Cresswell Gardens is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cresswell Gardens, SW5 This is a street in the SW5 postcode area
Cresswell Place, SW10 Cresswell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cromwell Road, SW7 Cromwell Road is a major London road, designated as part of the A4.
Dartrey Tower, SW10 Dartrey Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
De Vere Gardens, W8 De Vere Gardens is a street in Kensington.
De Vere Mews, W8 De Vere Mews is a street in Kensington.
Douro Place, W8 Douro Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Dove Mews, SW5 Dove Mews is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Drayton Gardens, SW10 Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Eagle Place, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
East Road, SW10 East Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Edith Terrace, SW10 Edith Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Yard Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Yard Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Eldon Road, W8 Eldon Road is a road in the W8 postcode area
Elm Park Gardens, SW10 Elm Park Gardens links Fulham Road with Elm Park Road.
Elm Park Lane, SW10 Elm Park Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Elm Park Mansions, SW10 Elm Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Elm Park Road, SW3 Elm Park Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Elm Place, SW3 Elm Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Elvaston Mews, SW7 Elvaston Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Elvaston Place, SW7 Elvaston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Emperor’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Emperors Gate, SW7 Emperors Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ensor Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Evelyn Gardens, SW7 Evelyn Gardens is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Farrier Walk, SW10 Farrier Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Fawcett Street, SW10 Fawcett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Close, SW10 Fernshaw Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Road, SW10 Fernshaw Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Finborough Road, SW10 Finborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Flower Walk, SW7 Flower Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Flower Walk, W2 Flower Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Frankland Road, SW7 Frankland Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Fulham Road, SW10 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gertrude Street, SW10 Gertrude Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gilston Road, SW10 Gilston Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gledhow Gardens, SW5 Gledhow Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Glendower Place, SW7 Glendower Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Gloucester Arcade, SW7 Gloucester Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Gore Street, SW7 Gore Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Greaves Tower, SW10 Greaves Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Grenville Place, SW7 Grenville Place connects Cornwall Gardens and Launceston Place in the north with Cromwell Road in the south.
Gunter Grove, SW10 Gunter Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Harcourt Terrace, SW10 Harcourt Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harley Gardens, SW10 Harley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Harrington Gardens, SW7 Harrington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Harrington Road, SW7 Harrington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Hereford Square, SW7 Hereford Square is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Hobury Street, SW10 Hobury Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Holly Mews, SW10 Holly Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Mews, SW10 Hollywood Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Road, SW10 Hollywood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Hortensia Road, SW10 Hortensia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Hyde Park Gate Mews, SW7 Hyde Park Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Hyde Park Gate, SW7 Hyde Park Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ifield Road, SW10 Ifield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Imperial College Road, SW7 Imperial College Road runs east–west with Queen’s Gate to the west and Exhibition Road to the east.
Jay Mews, SW7 Jay Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kelso Place, W8 Kelso Place is a street in Kensington.
Kendrick Mews, SW7 Kendrick Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kensington Apartment, W8 Kensington Apartment is a road in the W8 postcode area
Kensington Court Gardens Kensington Court Gardens is a late Victorian mansion block, completed in 1889, near to Kensington Palace and Gardens.
Kensington Court Place, W8 Kensington Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Court, W8 Kensington Court is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Gardens, W2 Kensington Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Kensington Gardens, W8 Kensington Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Gate, W8 Kensington Gate is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Road, W8 Kensington Road is a street in Kensington.
King’s Road, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Kings Road, SW10 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Kynance Mews, SW7 Kynance Mews consists of 33 residential properties on a mews road which starts at Gloucester Road and ends in a cul-de-sac.
Kynance Place, SW7 Kynance Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Lamont Road, SW10 Lamont Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Langton Street, SW10 Langton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Launceston Place, SW7 Launceston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Launceston Place, W8 Launceston Place is a street in Kensington.
Laverton Place, SW5 Laverton Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Limerston Street, SW10 Limerston Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Manson Mews, SW7 Manson Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Manson Place, SW7 Manson Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
McLeod’s Mews, SW7 McLeod’s Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Milborne Grove, SW10 Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862.
Milmans Street, SW10 Milmans Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Munro Terrace, SW10 Munro Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Museum Lane, SW7 Museum Lane is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Netherton Grove, SW10 Netherton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Neville Terrace, SW7 Neville Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Nightingale Place, SW10 Nightingale Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Old Brompton Road, SW6 Old Brompton Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Old Brompton Road, SW7 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Onslow Gardens, SW7 Onslow Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Onslow Mews East, SW7 Onslow Mews East is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Osten Mews, SW7 Osten Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Owen Close, UB4 Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Palace Avenue, W8 Palace Avenue is a road in the W8 postcode area
Palace Gate, W8 Palace Gate was previously part of Gloucester Road and developed in the 1860s
Palace Green, W8 Palace Green is a street in Kensington.
Palace Place Mansions, W8 Palace Place Mansions is a street in Kensington.
Park Walk, SW10 Park Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Park Walk, SW3 Park Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Petersham Mews, SW7 Petersham Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petersham Place, SW7 Petersham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Prince Consort Road, SW7 Prince Consort Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 Prince Of Wales Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Priory Walk, SW10 Priory Walk and Milborne Grove both have development on one side of the road only and together they book-end Harley Gardens.
Queen’s Gate Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 Queens Gate Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place, SW7 Queens Gate Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 Queens Gate Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate, SW7 Queens Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Mews West, SW7 Queensberry Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Place, SW7 Queensberry Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Way, SW7 Queensberry Way is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queen’s Gate Place Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate, SW7 Queen’s Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Raasay Street, SW10 Raasay Street ran from Dartrey Road to Edith Grove.
Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 Redcliffe Gardens began life as Walnut Tree Walk, a pathway running through nurseries and market gardens.
Redcliffe Mews, SW10 Redcliffe Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Place, SW10 Redcliffe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Redcliffe Road, SW10 Redcliffe Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Square, SW10 Redcliffe Square was built as part of the Gunter estate in the 1860s.
Redcliffe Street, SW10 Redcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Reece Mews, SW7 Reece Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Reston Place, SW7 Reston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Riley Street, SW10 Riley Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Roland Gardens, SW7 Roland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Roland Way, SW7 Roland Way is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rosary Gardens, SW7 Rosary Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Selwood Place, SW7 Selwood Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Selwood Terrace, SW7 Selwood Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Selwood Terrace; Neville Terrace, SW7 Selwood Terrace; Neville Terrace is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Seymour Walk, SW10 Seymour Walk was almost entirely built between the 1790s-1820s in an area then known as Little Chelsea.
Shalcomb Street, SW10 Shalcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Slaidburn Street, SW10 Slaidburn Street is a street in London
South Bolton Gardens, SW5 South Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
South End Row, W8 South End Row is a street in Kensington.
South End, W8 South End is a street in Kensington.
South Walk, SW10 South Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Southwell Gardens, SW7 Southwell Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
St Albans Grove, W8 St Albans Grove is a street in Kensington.
St Andrews Church, SW10 St Andrews Church is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 St Lukes Church Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Stanford Road, W8 Stanford Road is a road in the W8 postcode area
Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Stanhope Mews East, SW7 Stanhope Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanhope Mews South, SW7 Stanhope Mews South is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Stanhope Mews West, SW7 Stanhope Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thackeray Street, W8 Thackeray Street is a street in Kensington.
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Boltons, SW5 The Boltons is a road in the SW5 postcode area
The Broad Walk, W8 The Broad Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
The Broadwalk, W2 The Broadwalk is a road in the W2 postcode area
The Little Boltons, SW10 The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road.
Thistle Grove, SW10 Thistle Grove is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Tregunter Road, SW10 Development began at the east end of Tregunter Road in 1851 and was complete by 1866 at the west end.
Upper Whistler Walk, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Victoria Grove, W8 Victoria Grove is a street in Kensington.
Victoria Road, W8 Victoria Road is a street in Kensington.
West Road, SW10 West Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Westgate Terrace, SW10 Westgate Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Wetherby Gardens, SW5 Wetherby Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Wetherby Place, SW7 Wetherby Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Whistler Walk, SW10 Whistler Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
World’s End Passage, SW10 World’s End Passage is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Worlds End Place, SW10 Worlds End Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.


Gloucester Road

Gloucester Road: Where Rumpole of the Bailey hung his hat.

Gloucester Road is a street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of London. It runs north-south between Kensington Gardens (at which point it is known as Palace Gate) and the Old Brompton Road at the south end. At its intersection with Cromwell Road is Gloucester Road tube station, close to which there are several pubs, restaurants, many hotels and St. Stephen's Church (built in 1867 and, notably, the church warden of which was the poet T. S. Eliot).

The road is named after Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh who built a house there in 1805. It was earlier called Hog Moore Lane (1612), that is 'lane through marshy ground where hogs are kept', a name that was still used until about 1850.

Gloucester Road is the residence (in the form of 25B Froxbury Court) of the fictional barrister Horace Rumpole of John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey series of short stories.

Gloucester Road underground station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms, opened in 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway as part of the company's extension of the Inner Circle route from Paddington to South Kensington and to Westminster, and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. A variety of underground and mainline services have operated over the sub-surface tracks. The deep-level platforms have remained largely unaltered. A disused sub-surface platform features periodic art installations as part of Transport for London's Art on the Underground scheme.
Print-friendly version of this page