West Cross Route, W11

Road in/near Notting Hill, existing between the 1970s and now

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West Cross Route, W11

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July
12
2017

The West Cross Route is a 1.21 km-long dual carriageway running north-south between the northern elevated roundabout junction with the western end of Westway (A40) and the southern Holland Park Roundabout.

The WCR was formerly the M41 motorway. Its status was downgraded to an A-road in 2000 when responsibility for trunk roads in Greater London was transferred from the Highways Agency to the Greater London Authority.

The WCR was originally the designation for the western section of Ringway 1, the innermost circuit of the London Ringways network, a complex and comprehensive plan for a network of high-speed roads circling central London designed to manage and control the flow of traffic within the capital.

The WCR and the other roads planned in the 1960s for central London had developed from early schemes prior to the Second World War through Sir Patrick Abercrombie’s County of London Plan, 1943 and Greater London Plan, 1944 to a 1960s Greater London Council (GLC) scheme that would have involved the construction of many miles of motorway-standard roads across the city and demolition on a massive scale. Due to the huge construction costs and widespread public opposition, most of the scheme was cancelled in 1973 and the WCR, Westway and the East Cross Route in east London were the only significant parts to be built.

At the northern end, had the road been built in full, the entry and exit ramps to and from the elevated roundabout with the Westway would have been slip roads. The main route would have continued north beneath the roundabout into North Kensington and on to the junction with the North Cross Route at Harlesden. The alignment of the slip roads leaves a wide space between for the unbuilt carriageway. On the north side of the roundabout, two short stubs indicate the starting point of the slip roads that would have been provided for traffic joining or leaving the northern section of the WCR.

South of the Holland Park roundabout, which the WCR would have passed above on a flyover, the route would have continued along the alignment of the West London Line passing over Kensington (Olympia) station to a westbound-only interchange with the A4 at Talgarth Road. It would then have been elevated over Earls Court Exhibition Centre, skirted the western edge of Brompton Cemetery, and passed by Stamford Bridge stadium before an eastbound-only interchange along Lots Road to meet Cheyne Walk. Next the WCR would have crossed the River Thames on a new bridge and entered Battersea where it would have had a junction with the South Cross Route.

Although the road no longer has motorway status, pedal cycles are prohibited by a sign at Holland Park roundabout.

Approximately halfway along the road’s length a new junction was built in the 2010s to serve the Westfield London shopping development.


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NEARBY STREETS
Addison Avenue, W11 Addison Avenue runs north from Holland Park Avenue and was originally called Addison Road North.
Addison Gardens, W14 Addison Gardens stands on part of the Holland estate.
Addison Place, W11 In the nineteenth century, Addison Place was known by two names - Phoenix Place and Crescent Mews East.
Aldermaston Street, W10 Aldermaster Street is a lost street of North Kensington
Aldine Street, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Anley Road, W14 Anley Road is a street in West Kensington.
Ansleigh Place, W11 Ansleigh Place is an ex mews to the west of Notting Dale.
Applegarth Road, W14 Applegarth Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Archway Close, W10 Archway Close is a cul-de-sac off of St Mark’s Road, W10.
Ariel Way, W12 Ariel Way connects White City bus station with Shephard’s Bush.
Augustine Road, W14 Augustine Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Avondale Park Gardens, W11 Avondale Park Gardens, unlike other roads in the area, was developed in the 1920s when it was laid out on the former workhouse site.
Avondale Park Road, W11 Avondale Park Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Aynhoe Road, W14 Aynhoe Road is a street in West Kensington.
Balliol Road, W10 Balliol Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Bamborough Gardens, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Bangor Street, W11 Bangor Street, W11 was situated on the site of the modern Henry Dickens Court.
Barb Mews, W6 Barb Mews is a through road off Shepherds Bush Road.
Bard Road, W10 Bard Road lies in the area of London W10 near to Latimer Road station.
Bartle Road, W11 Bartle Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Bassett Road, W10 Bassett Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Batoum Gardens, W6 Batoum Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Beaconsfield Terrace Road, W14 Beaconsfield Terrace Road is a street in West Kensington.
Beaconsfield Terrace, W14 Beaconsfield Terrace is a street in West Kensington.
Berghem Mews, W14 Berghem Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Blake Close, W10 Blake Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Blechynden Mews, W11 Blechynden Mews is a former side street in London W11.
Blechynden Street, W10 Blechynden Street is now a tiny street in the vicinity of Latimer Road station, W10
Blythe Mews, W14 Blythe Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Blythe Road, W14 Blythe Road is a street in West Kensington.
Bolingbroke Road, W14 Bolingbroke Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Bomore Road, W11 Bomore Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Bonchurch Road, W10 Bonchurch Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Bourbon Lane, W12 Bourbon Lane is a road in the W12 postcode area
Boxmoor Street, W11 Boxmoor Street was also known as Henry Place and Beaumont Street during its brief life.
Bramley Mews, W10 Bramley Mews become part of a redelevopment of the area north of Latimer Road station in the 1960s.
Bramley Road, W10 Bramley Road is the street in which Latimer Road station is situated.
Bramley Road, W11 Bramley Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Bramley Street, W10 Bramley Street is one of the lost streets of North Kensington.
Bridge Close, W10 Bridge Close is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Brook Green, W14 Brook Green runs either side of the green of the same name - the W14 section runs north of the green.
Brook Green, W6 Brook Green runs both side of the green of the same name.
Bulwer Street, W12 Bulwer Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Caithness Road, W14 Caithness Road is a street in West Kensington.
Calderon Place, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Calverley Street, W10 Calverley Street, one of the lost streets of W10 is now underneath a motorway slip road.
Cambridge Court, W6 Cambridge Court is a street in Hammersmith.
Cambridge Gardens, W10 Cambridge Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Camelford Walk, W11 Camelford Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Caxton Road, W12 Caxton Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ceylon Road, W14 Ceylon Road is a street in West Kensington.
Charecroft Way, W12 Charecroft Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Charecroft Way, W14 Charecroft Way is a street in West Kensington.
Charlotte Mews, W10 Charlotte Mews is one of London W10's newer thoroughfares.
Chesterton Road, W10 Chesterton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Cromwell Grove, W6 Cromwell Grove is a street in Hammersmith.
Crowthorne Road, W10 Crowthorne Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Darfield Way, W10 Darfield Way, in the Latimer Road area, was built over a number of older streets as the Westway was built.
Darfield Way, W10 Darfield Way is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Darnley Terrace, W11 Darnley Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Depot Road, W12 Depot Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Dewhurst Road, W14 Dewhurst Road is a street in West Kensington.
Dewhurst Road, W6 Dewhurst Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Dulford Street, W11 Dulford Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Dunsany Road, W14 Dunsany Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
East Mews, W10 East Mews was lost when the Westway was built. It lies partially under the modern Darfield Way.
Elsham Road, W14 Elsham Road is a street in West Kensington.
Evesham Street, W11 Evesham Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Faraday Road, W10 Faraday Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Faroe Road, W14 Faroe Road is a street in West Kensington.
Finstock Road, W10 Finstock Road is a turning out of Oxford Gardens.
Fowell Street, W10 Fowell Street, W10 was redeveloped in the 1970s.
Freston Road, W10 Freston Road is a street with quite a history.
Freston Road, W11 Freston Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Frog Island, W12 Frog Island was the name of a lane leading north from the Uxbridge Road.
Girdlers Road, W14 Girdlers Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Gorham Place, W11 Gorham Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Gratton Road, W14 Gratton Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Grenfell Road, W11 Grenfell Road follows the line of an old road: St Clement’s Road.
Haarlem Road, W6 Haarlem Road runs from Dunsany Road to Augustine Road in West Kensington,
Hammersmith Road, W14 Hammersmith Road is a street in West Kensington.
Hansard Mews, W12 Hansard Mews is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hansard Mews, W14 Hansard Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Hazlitt Mews, W14 Hazlitt Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Hazlitt Road, W14 Hazlitt Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Highlever Road, W10 Highlever Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Hofland Road, W14 Hofland Road is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Road, W11 Holland Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Villas Road, W14 Holland Villas Road is a wide tree-lined avenue which runs between Upper Addison Gardens and the junction of Addison Crescent and Holland Road.
Hopgood Street, W12 Hopgood Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hunt Close, W11 Hunt Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Hurstway Walk, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Irving Road, W14 This is a street in the W14 postcode area
Ivebury Court, W10 Ivebury Court is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Kelfield Gardens, W10 Kelfield Gardens is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Kelfield Mews, W10 Kelfield Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Kenley Street, W11 Kenley Street, W11 was originally William Street before it disappeared.
Kingsbridge Road, W10 Kingsbridge Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Kingsdale Gardens, W11 Kingsdale Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Kingsdown Close, W10 Kingsdown Close is one of a select number of roads in London W10 lying south of Westway.
Ladbroke Grove, W10 Ladbroke Grove runs from Notting Hill in the south to Kensal Green in the north, and straddles the W10 and W11 postal districts.
Lakeside Road, W14 Lakeside Road was built on the site of artificial lakes formed by local brickworks.
Latimer Place, W10 Latimer Place is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Lena Gardens, W6 Lena Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Lockton Street, W10 Lockton Street, just south of Latimer Road station is so insignificant that nary a soul know's it's there...
Loris Road, W6 Loris Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Lorne Gardens, W11 Lorne Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Lower Addison Gardens, W14 Lower Addison Gardens runs between Holland Road and Holland Villas Road.
Luxemburg Gardens, W6 Luxemburg Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Macfarlane Place, W12 Macfarlane Place - a road with two lifetimes.
Maclise Road, W14 Maclise Road is a street in West Kensington.
Malton Road, W10 Malton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Manchester Road, W10 Manchester Road is one of the lost streets of North Kensington, now buried beneath a roundabout.
Martin Street, W10 Martin Street disappeared as the Latimer Road area was redeveloped.
Mary Place, W11 Mary Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Masbro Road, W14 Masbro Road is a street in West Kensington.
Maxilla Gardens, W10 Maxilla Gardens was a former street in London W10.
Melrose Gardens, W6 Melrose Gardens is a road in the W6 postcode area
Mercers Place, W6 Mercers Place is a road in the W6 postcode area
Millers Way, W6 Millers Way is a street in Hammersmith.
Millwood Street, W10 Millwood Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Milson Road, W14 Milson Road is a street in West Kensington.
Minford Gardens, W14 Minford Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Mortimer Square, W11 Mortimer Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Munden Street, W14 Munden Street is a street in West Kensington.
Netherwood Place, W14 Netherwood Place is a street in West Kensington.
Netherwood Road, W14 Netherwood Road is a street in West Kensington.
Nicholas Road, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Norburn Street, W10 Norburn Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Norland Road, W11 Norland Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Nursery Lane, W10 Nursery Lane is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Oakworth Road, W10 Oakworth Road dates from the 1920s when a cottage estate was built by the council.
Olaf Street, W11 Olaf Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Oxford Gardens, W10 Oxford Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Oxford Gate, W14 Oxford Gate is a road in the W14 postcode area
Pamber Street, W10 Pamber Street is a lost street of North Kensington.
Pangbourne Avenue, W10 Pangbourne Avenue is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Poplar Grove, W6 Poplar Grove is a street in Hammersmith.
Queensdale Crecent, W11 Queensdale Crecent is a street in Notting Hill.
Queensdale Crescent, W11 Queensdale Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Queensdale Place, W11 Queensdale Place is a cul-de-sac which runs just off Queensdale Road.
Queensdale Road, W11 Queensdale Road is a long road stretching from west to east, containing terraces of Victorian houses.
Queensdale Walk, W11 Queensdale Walk is a small cul-de-sac with 2-storey cottages running south off Queensdale Road.
Railway Arches, W10 Railway Arches is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Redan Street, W14 Redan Street is a street in West Kensington.
Relay Road, W12 Relay Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Richmond Way, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Richmond Way, W14 Richmond Way is a street in West Kensington.
Rifle Place, W11 Rifle Place is a road in the W11 postcode area
Rillington Place, W11 Rillington Place is a small street with an infamous history.
Rockley Court, W14 Rockley Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Rockley Road, W14 Rockley Road is a street in West Kensington.
Rowan Road, W6 Rowan Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Royal Crescent Mews, W11 Royal Crescent Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Royal Crescent, W11 The Royal Crescent is a Grade II* listed street in Holland Park.
Runcorn Place, W11 Runcorn Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Russell Gardens Mews, W14 Russell Gardens Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Ruston Mews, W11 Ruston Mews, W11 was originally Crayford Mews.
Saint Anns Villas, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Saint Charles Place, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Charles Square, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Helens Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Mark’s Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Marks Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Quintin Avenue, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Quintin Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Samuels Close, W6 Samuels Close is a road in the W6 postcode area
Scampston Mews, W10 Scampston Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Shalfleet Drive, W10 Shalfleet Drive is a newer road in the Latimer Road area of W10
Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 Shepherds Bush Green is the southern section of road lining Shepherd’s Bush Green itself.
Shepherds Bush Road, W12 Shepherds Bush Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Shepherds Bush Road, W6 Shepherds Bush Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Shepherd’s Bush Place, W12 Shepherd’s Bush Place was formerly known as Providence Place.
Silchester Mews, W10 Silchester Mews, shaped like an H, disappeared in 1969 under the Westway.
Silchester Road, W10 Silchester Road crosses the border between London W10 and London W11.
Silchester Street, W10 Silchester Street is a lost street of North Kensington.
Silchester Terrace, W10 Silchester Terrace was lost to W10 in the 1960s.
Silver Road, W12 Silver Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Sinclair Gardens, W14 Sinclair Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Sinclair Road, W14 Sinclair Road is a street in West Kensington.
Sirdar Road, W11 Sirdar Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Snarsgate Street, W10 Snarsgate Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Souldern Road, W14 Souldern Road is a street in West Kensington.
Southcombe Street, W14 Southcombe Street is a street in West Kensington.
Springvale Terrace, W14 Springvale Terrace is a street in West Kensington.
St Andrews Square, W11 St Andrews Square is a street in Notting Dale, formed when the Rillington Place area was demolished.
St Anns Villas, W11 St Ann’s Villas, leading into Royal Crescent, is a pleasant tree-lined if busy road.
St Charles Place, W10 St Charles Place is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Charles Square, W10 St Charles Square is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St James Gardens, W11 St James Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
St James’s Gardens, W11 St James’s Gardens is a road in the W11 postcode area
St James’s Gardens, W11 St James’s Gardens is an attractive garden square with St James Church in the middle of the communal garden.
St Marks Close, SE10 St Marks Close is a road in the SE10 postcode area
St Marks Road, W10 St Marks Road lies partly in W10 and partly in W11.
St Marks Road, W11 St Marks Road, W11 is the southern extention of the W10 street and in the Latimer Road area.
St Mark’s Close, W11 St Mark’s Close is a street in Notting Hill.
St Mark’s Road, W10 St Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St Quintin Avenue, W10 St Quintin Avenue is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Quintin Gardens, W10 St Quintin Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St. Anns Road, W11 St. Anns Road is a street in Notting Hill.
St. Mark’s Road, W10 St. Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St. Mark’s Road, W10 St. Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St. Mark’s Road, W11 St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.
Stable Way, W10 Stable Way is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Station Walk, SE6 Station Walk is a road in the SE6 postcode area
Station Walk, W10 Station Walk is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Station Walk, W11 Station Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Sterndale Road, W14 Sterndale Road is a street in West Kensington.
Sterndale Road, W6 Sterndale Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Sterne Street, W12 Sterne Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Stoneleigh Place, W11 Stoneleigh Place, formerly called Abbey Road, was built across a brickfield in Notting Dale.
Stoneleigh Street, W11 Stoneleigh Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Swanscombe Road, W11 Swanscombe Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Tadmor Street, W12 Tadmor Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
The Grampians, W6 The Grampians is a street in Hammersmith.
The Network, W12 The Network is a road in the W12 postcode area
The Trail, W12 The Trail is a road in the W12 postcode area
Treadgold Street, W11 Treadgold Street is part of the Avondale Park Gardens Conservation Area.
Trinity Mews, W10 Trinity Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Upper Addison Gardens, W14 Upper Addison Gardens runs between Holland Road and Holland Villas Road.
Verity Close, W11 Verity Close is a street in W11
Wallingford Avenue, W10 Wallingford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Walmer Road, W10 Walmer Road is the great lost road of North Kensington, obliterated under Westway.
Walmer Road, W11 Walmer Road is the oldest street in the area, dating from the eighteenth century or before.
Waynflete Square, W10 Waynflete Square is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Waynflete Square, W10 Waynflete Square is one of the newer roads in the vicinity of Latimer Road station.
Wesley Square, W11 Wesley Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Westfield Way, W12 Westfield Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Westview Close, W10 Westview Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Westwick Gardens, W14 Westwick Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Whitchurch Road, W11 Whitchurch Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Wilsham Street, W11 Wilsham Street was formerly known as St Katherine’s Road.
Windsor Way, W14 Windsor Way is a street in West Kensington.
Wood Lane, W12 Wood Lane runs from Shepherd’s Bush to Wormwood Scrubs and lies wholly in London W12.
Woodger Road, W12 Woodger Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Woodstock Grove, W12 Woodstock Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area


Notting Hill

Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...

Notting Hill is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market.

The word Notting might originate from a Saxon called Cnotta with the =ing part indicating "the place inhibited by the people of" - i.e. where Cnotta’s tribe lived. There was a farm called variously "Knotting-Bernes,", "Knutting-Barnes" or "Nutting-barns" and this name was transferred to the hill above it.

The area remained rural until the westward expansion of London reached Bayswater in the early 19th century. The main landowner in Notting Hill was the Ladbroke family, and from the 1820s James Weller Ladbroke began to undertake the development of the Ladbroke Estate. Working with the architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, Ladbroke began to lay out streets and houses, with a view to turning the area into a fashionable suburb of the capital (although the development did not get seriously under way until the 1840s). Many of these streets bear the Ladbroke name, including Ladbroke Grove, the main north-south axis of the area, and Ladbroke Square, the largest private garden square in London.

The original idea was to call the district Kensington Park, and other roads (notably Kensington Park Road and Kensington Park Gardens) are reminders of this. The local telephone prefix 7727 (originally 727) is based on the old telephone exchange name of PARk.

The reputation of the district altered over the course of the 20th century. As middle class households ceased to employ servants, the large Notting Hill houses lost their market and were increasingly split into multiple occupation.

For much of the 20th century the large houses were subdivided into multi-occupancy rentals. Caribbean immigrants were drawn to the area in the 1950s, partly because of the cheap rents, but were exploited by slum landlords like Peter Rachman, and also became the target of white racist Teddy Boys in the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.

Notting Hill was slowly gentrified from the 1980s onwards now has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-end shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross).

A Daily Telegraph article in 2004 used the phrase the ’Notting Hill Set’ to refer to a group of emerging Conservative politicians, such as David Cameron and George Osborne, who were once based in Notting Hill.

Since it was first developed in the 1830s, Notting Hill has had an association with artists and ’alternative’ culture.
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