St Paul’s Studios, W14

Block in/near Barons Court, existing between 1891 and now

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St Paul’s Studios, W14

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St Paul’s Studios was designed by Frederick Wheeler and built in 1891.

The St Paul’s Studios block - so-named as it looked over the grounds of St Paul’s School - was aimed at the housing of ’bachelor artists’. These unmarried men would require a separate flat for their housekeepers and their artistic endeavours would require the large windows with natural light facing Colet Gardens. And it became so.

Frederick Wheeler designed St Paul’s Studios for fine art publisher James Fairless and much attention was put into the design with wonderful Victoria terracotta flourishes and a distinctive typeface on the signage.

The block was occupied within a year of being built by the very clientele it had been designed for - amongst others, artist William Logsdail, designer George Kruger Gray and sculptor Ruby Levick lived here.

The block looked out onto a peaceful suburban scene until the turn of the 1960s. Quiet Colet Gardens, with its milk floats and schoolchildren, fell victim to the upgraded A4 scheme whereby the Cromwell Road was extended westwards to link to the Hammersmith Flyover via this very spot. Renamed as part of the Talgarth Road, the widened route became the main road west out of London towards Heathrow. Thundering lorries put paid to the artistic charms of St Paul’s Studios.




Main source: The Story Behind St Paul's Studios on Talgarth Road
Further citations and sources



St Paul’s Studios 1891 sales brochure

St Paul’s Studios 1891 sales brochure
Building News magazine

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barons Court Barons Court station serves the District and Piccadilly lines.
Gwendwr Garden Gwendwr Gardens is a small park in West Kensington.

NEARBY STREETS
Auriol Road, W14 Auriol Road is a street in West Kensington.
Avonmore Road, W14 Avonmore Road is a street in West Kensington.
Barons Court Road, W14 Barons Court Road is a street in West Kensington.
Barons Keep, W6 Barons Keep is a road in the W6 postcode area
Barton Road, W14 Barton Road is a street in West Kensington.
Beryl Road, W6 Beryl Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Biscay Road, W6 Biscay Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Castletown Road, W14 Castletown Road is a street in West Kensington.
Chalk Hill Road, W6 Chalk Hill Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Challoner Crescent, W14 Challoner Crescent is a street in West Kensington.
Challoner Mansions, W14 Challoner Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Challoner Street, W14 This is a street in the W14 postcode area
Charleville Road, W14 Charleville Road is a street in West Kensington.
Chelmsford Close, W6 Chelmsford Close is a road in the W6 postcode area
Claxton Grove, W6 Claxton Grove is a road in the W6 postcode area
Claybrook Road, W6 Claybrook Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Colet Gardens, W14 Colet Gardens is a shadow of its former self.
Comeragh Mews, W14 Comeragh Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Comeragh Road, W14 Comeragh Road is a street in West Kensington.
Drum Street, E1 Drum Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Edith Road, W14 Edith Road is a street in West Kensington.
Edith Villas, W14 Edith Villas is a road in the W14 postcode area
Fairholme Road, W14 Fairholme Road is a street in West Kensington.
Field Road, W14 Field Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Field Road, W6 Field Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Fitz-George Avenue, W14 Fitz-George Avenue is a road in the W14 postcode area
Fitzjames Avenue, W14 Fitzjames Avenue is a street in West Kensington.
Glazbury Road, W14 Glazbury Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gledstanes Road, W14 Gledstanes Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Gliddon Road, W14 Gliddon Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gorleston Street, W14 Gorleston Street is a street in West Kensington.
Great Church Lane, W6 Great Church Lane is a street in Hammersmith.
Greyhound Road, W14 Greyhound Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gunterstone Road, W14 Gunterstone Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gwendwr Road, W14 Gwendwr Road is a street in West Kensington.
Hammersmith Road, W6 Hammersmith Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Kensington Hall Gardens, W14 Kensington Hall Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Lily Close, W14 Lily Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Lisgar Terrace, W14 Lisgar Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Margravine Gardens, W6 Margravine Gardens runs west from Barons Court station.
Margravine Road, W6 Margravine Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Munden Street, W14 Munden Street is a street in West Kensington.
North End Crescent, W14 North End Crescent is a street in West Kensington.
North End Cresent, W14 North End Cresent is a street in West Kensington.
North End Parade, W14 North End Parade is a street in West Kensington.
North End Road, W14 North End Road is a street in West Kensington.
Palliser Road, W14 Palliser Road is a street in West Kensington.
Pelham House, W14 Residential block
Perham Road, W14 Perham Road is a street in West Kensington.
Rowan Road, W6 Rowan Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Saint Dunstan’s Road, W6 This is a street in the W6 postcode area
Shortlands, W6 Shortlands commemorates a local field name, first mentioned in the reign of Henry V.
St Albans Terrace, W6 St Albans Terrace is a road in the W6 postcode area
St Andrew’s Road, W14 St Andrew’s Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
St Dunstans Road, W6 St Dunstans Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Talgarth Mansions, W14 Talgarth Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Talgarth Road, W6 Talgarth Road is the local name for that part of the A4 lying in West Kensington.
Trevanion Road, W14 Trevanion Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Turneville Road, W14 Turneville Road is a street in West Kensington.
Vereker Road, W14 Vereker Road is a street in West Kensington.
Vernon Street, W14 Vernon Street is a road in the W14 postcode area
Waterhouse Close, W6 Waterhouse Close is a street in Hammersmith.
West Kensington Court, W14 West Kensington Court is a street in West Kensington.
Wolverton Gardens, W6 Wolverton Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Yeldham Road, W6 Yeldham Road is a street in Hammersmith.


Barons Court

Barons Court station serves the District and Piccadilly lines.

Barons Court lies between West Kensington and Hammersmith on the District line, and between Earl’s Court and Hammersmith on the Piccadilly line.

When the through tracks were laid on 9 September 1874, the area now known as Barons Court was an area of market gardens west of the hamlet of North End. By the beginning of the 20th century, the area had been developed for housing. On 9 October 1905, the District Railway opened a station to serve the new developments and in preparation for the 1906 opening of the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (now the Piccadilly line), then under construction. There is now easy cross-platform interchange between the two lines: District and Piccadilly.

The station is now the final surface stop for eastbound trains on the Piccadilly line until emerging back into the open air at Arnos Grove. In the 1990s, the Grade II listed station was carefully restored to its original appearance.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Kensington Temple in 2015
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Horbury Crescent, 2015
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Coach and Horses
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Old Oak Farm
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