Townsend Street, SE17

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 1960s

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Townsend Street, SE17

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Townsend Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
Aberdour Street, SE1 Aberdour Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Aldbridge Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Alice Street, SE1 Alice Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Balfour Street, SE17 Balfour Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Barlow Street, SE17 Barlow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Bartholomew Street, SE1 Bartholomew Street’s set of late Georgian houses date from 1819.
Baytree Mews, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Beckway Street, SE17 Beckway Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Blackwood Avenue, N18 Blackwood Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Bricklayers Arms Distribution Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bricklayers Arms Flyover, SE1 Bricklayers Arms Flyover is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bricklayers Arms, SE1 Bricklayers Arms is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Burge Street, SE1 Burge Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bushbaby Close, SE1 Bushbaby Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cardinal Bourne Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Catesby Street, SE17 Catesby Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Chatham Street, SE17 Chatham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Comus Place, SE17 Comus Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Congreve Street, SE17 Congreve Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Crail Row, SE17 Crail Row is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Crimscott Street, SE1 Crimscott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crosslet Street, SE17 Crosslet Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Curtis Street, SE1 Curtis Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Curtis Way, SE1 Curtis Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Darwin Street, SE17 Darwin Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Dawes House, SE17 Residential block
Dawes Street, SE17 James Arthur Dawes was the first Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark.
Dean’s Buildings, SE17 Dean’s Buildings is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Deverell Street, SE1 Deverell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Street, SE17 East Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Elsted Street, SE17 Elsted Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Exon Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Flint Street, SE17 Flint Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Flinton Street, SE17 Flinton Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Freemantle Street, SE17 Freemantle Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Garland Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Green Walk, SE1 Green Walk was originally one of two Green Walks in Southwark, the other being in Bankside.
Guinness Square, SE1 Guinness Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hadlow House, SE17 Residential block
Halpin Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hemp Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hendre Road, SE1 Hendre Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Henshaw Street, SE17 Henshaw Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hillery Close, SE17 Hillery Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hunter Close, SE1 Hunter Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Huntsman Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Ivychurch Lane, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
John Maurice Close, SE17 John Maurice Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennedy Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kinglake Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kingsley Flats, SE1 A street within the postcode
Leroy Street, SE1 Leroy Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Madron Street, SE1 Madron Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Madron Street, SE17 Madron Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE1 Mandela Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE16 Mandela Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Mandela Way, SE1P Mandela Way is a road in the SE1P postcode area
Marcia Road, SE1 Marcia Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Marnock House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Mason Close, SE1 Mason Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mason Street, SE1 Mason Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mason Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Massinger Street, SE17 Massinger Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Mead, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Merrow Walk, SE17 Merrow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Mina Road, SE1 Mina Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Minnow Walk, SE17 Minnow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Morecambe Street, SE17 Morecambe Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Munton Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
New Kent Road, SE1 New Kent Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newington Court, SE1 Newington Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nicholson House, SE17 Residential block
Northchurch, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Orb Street, SE17 Orb Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Pages Walk, SE1 Pages Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Peabody Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Penry Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Potier Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Preston Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Prioress Street, SE1 Prioress Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Quadrangle Close, SE1 Quadrangle Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Rephidim Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rodney Road, SE17 Rodney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Searles Road, SE1 Searles Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sedan Way, SE17 Sedan Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Setchell Way, SE1 Setchell Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shopping Centre, SE1 Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sovereign House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Mary Newington Close Square, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Stanford Place, SE17 Stanford Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Stead Street, SE17 Stead Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Surrey Square, SE17 Surrey Square was built in 1793-4 by Michael Searles.
Surrey Terrace, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Swan Mead, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tatum Street, SE17 Tatum Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
The 221 Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Chaplin Centre, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
The School House, SE1 Residential block
The Willows, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Theobald Street, SE1 Theobald Street is (now) a short street lying off of the New Kent Road.
Tisdall Place, SE17 Tisdall Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Townley Street, SE17 Townley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Victory Place, SE17 Victory Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Wadding Street, SE17 Wadding Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Webb Street, SE1 Webb Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wendover, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Willow Walk, SE1 Willow Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wingrave, SE17 Wingrave is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Wood’s Place, SE1 Wood’s Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area


Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.

One thing Elephant and Castle is not named after is 'La Infanta de Castilla', seemingly referring to a series of Spanish princesses such as Eleanor of Castile and María, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. However, Eleanor of Castile was not an infanta - the term only appeared in English about 1600. María has a strong British connection because she was once controversially engaged to Charles I, but she had no connection with Castile. Infanta de Castilla therefore seems to be a conflation of two Iberian royals separated by 300 years.

Regardless, the pub of that name gave its name to the station, and in turn the station to the nearby area - originally called Newington.

Elephant & Castle tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kennington and Borough, and is the southern terminus of the Bakerloo Line.

The station was built in two stages. The Northern Line station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube, the City & South London Railway (C&SLR). The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) station opened on 5 August 1906, five months after the rest of the line. Although belonging to separate companies, the platforms were connected below ground from 10 August 1906.

The first baby to be born on the underground was born at the station in 1924. Press reports claimed that she had been named Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor (so that her initials would have read T.U.B.E.) but this story later proved false, and she was named Marie Cordery. Elephant and Castle seems to specialise in names which prove false!


LOCAL PHOTOS
Elephant and Castle tavern
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St Paul's, 1920
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Monument (1890)
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Elephant & Castle, 1910.
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