Shirland Road, W9

Road in/near Maida Hill, existing between 1869 and now

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Shirland Road, W9

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Shirland Road is one of the main thorughfares of Maida Vale.

By 1869 there were houses along much of Chippenham Road and at the west ends of Elgin Road, where St. Peter's church had been allotted its existing site, Marylands Road, and Sutherland Gardens.

All three roads led towards Shirland Road, which approximately followed the line of the Bayswater or Westbourne stream. There were houses on the west side of Shirland Road, at the south end, by 1870.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Orme's Green Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
The Prince of Wales Cinema The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The Windsor Castle The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.
Westbourne Manor The Manor of Westbourne
Weston’s Cider House In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.

NEARBY STREETS
Abinger Mews, W9 Abinger Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Aldsworth Close, W9 Aldsworth Close is a pale buff brick terrace.
Amberley Mews, W9 Amberley Mews starred as Tom Riley’s home in the 1950 movie "The Blue Lamp".
Amberley Road, W2 Amberley Road was formerly lined by canalside wharves.
Ascot House, W9 Ascot House was built as part of the GLC’s small Windsor estate.
Ashmore Road, W9 Ashmore Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Barnsdale Road, W9 Barnsdale Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Barnwood Close, W9 Barnwood Close replaced a set of canal-side industrial buildings.
Biddulph Mansions, W9 Biddulph Mansions is a corner block on Elgin Avenue.
Biddulph Road, W9 Biddulph Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Bristol Gardens, W9 Bristol Gardens is an extension southeastwards of Shirland Road.
Burlington Close, W9 Burlington Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Castellain Mansions, W9 Castellain Mansions is a block on Castellain Road.
Castellain Road, W9 Castellain Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Charfield Court, W9 Charfield Court is part of the 1972 Amberley Estate.
Chippenham Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Chippenham Mews, W9 Chippenham Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Chippenham Road, W9 Chippenham Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Clearwell Drive, W9 Clearwell Drive is a newer street, roughly built over the line of the former Amberley Mews.
Croxley Road, W9 Croxley Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Delaware Road, W9 Delaware Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Denholme Road, W9 Denholme Road connects Fernhead Road with Saltram Crescent.
Downfield Close, W9 Downfield Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Drayford Close, W9 Drayford Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Edbrooke Road, W9 Edbrooke Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Elgin Avenue, W9 Elgin Avenue was proposed in an 1827 plan for the area by John Gutch.
Elgin Mansions, W9 Elgin Mansions is a block on Elgin Avenue.
Ellwood Court, W9 Ellwood Court is a two-storey block.
Elnathan Mews, W9 Elnathan Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Essendine Mansions, W9 Essendine Mansions is a block on Essendine Road.
Essendine Road, W9 Essendine Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Fernhead Road, W9 Fernhead Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Fordingley Road, W9 Fordingley Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Foscote Mews, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area
Godson Yard, NW6 Godson Yard is a new development dating from 2005.
Goldney Road, W9 Goldney Road was built around 1860 on land which was once the property of Westminster Abbey.
Grantully Road, W9 Grantully Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Great Western Road, W9 Great Western Road’s northernmost section was created after a bridge was constructed over the canal.
Grittleton Road, W9 Grittleton Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Harrow Road, W9 Harrow Road is a main road running through Paddington, Willesden and beyond.
Hermes Close, W9 Hermes Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Kilburn Park Road, NW6 Kilburn Park Road was built along the course of the Bayswater Rivulet (the River Westbourne), starting in 1855
Lanhill Road, W9 Lanhill Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Lauderdale Parade, W9 Lauderdale Parade stands on Lauderdale Road.
Lauderdale Road, W9 Lauderdale Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Leith Mansions, W9 Leith Mansions is a street in Maida Vale.
Lydford Road, W9 Lydford Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Macroom Road, W9 Macroom Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Malvern Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Mews, W9 Malvern Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Malvern Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Marylands Road, W9 Marylands Road was built by the Neeld family during the 1860s.
Morshead Road, W9 Morshead Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Netley Street, W9 Netley Street became Abourne Street in time.
Oakington Road, W9 Oakington Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Pennymore Walk, W9 Pennymore Walk is a close which lies off of Ashmore Road.
Pindock Mews, W9 Pindock Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Riverton Close, W9 Riverton Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Sevington Street, W9 Sevington Street is a street in Maida Vale.
Shirland Mews, W9 Shirland Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Stafford Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Stuart Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Surrendale Place, W9 Surrendale Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Sutherland Avenue, W9 Sutherland Avenue is one of the main streets of Maida Vale.
Thorngate Road, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area
Walterton Road, W9 Walterton Road was the central road of a suburb which was originally proposed to called St. Peter’s Park.
Warlock Road, W9 Warlock Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Western Mews, W9 Western Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Widley Road, W9 Widley Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Windsor Gardens, W9 Windsor Gardens is a street in Maida Vale.
Woodfield Crescent, W9 Woodfield Crescent was a former street in London W9.
Woodfield Place, W9 Woodfield Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Woodfield Road, W9 The first section of Woodfield Road seems to date from the 1830s.
Wymering Mansions, W9 Wymering Mansions is a residential block in Wymering Road.
Wymering Road, W9 Wymering Road runs west from Elgin Avenue.


Maida Hill

Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.

The pub was named after General Sir John Stuart who was made Count of Maida by King Ferdinand IV of Naples and Sicily after the victory at the Battle of Maida in 1806. Previously the fields here had been the highest part of Paddington at 120 feet above sea level and called "Hill House Fields".

By 1810 the locality was being marked as ‘Maida’ on maps. The Maida Hill tunnel, begun in 1812, was the first canal tunnel to be built in London and is the second longest. Its route had to be altered to avoid the Portman estate, which had refused passage through its property.

The part of Edgware Road immediately north of the Regent’s Canal was subsequently called Maida Hill, and later Maida Hill East, while modern Little Venice was formerly Maida Hill West. The whole name then migrated west and renamed an area previously known as St Peter’s Park.

Modern Maida Hill is bounded to the north and east by Shirland Road, in the west by Walterton Road with the Regent's Canal to the south.

The name had fallen out of use but, in the mid 2000s, the 414 bus route revived the name as its destination on Shirland Road. Then a new street market on the Piazza at the junction of Elgin Avenue and Harrow Road deened itself in Maida Hill.


LOCAL PHOTOS
1830 map of Westbourne Park
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The Windsor Castle
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The Prince of Wales Cinema
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Sutherland Avenue, W9
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Weston’s Cider House
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91 Fernhead Road, W9
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Amberley Mews - "The Blue Lamp"
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