Embankment Gardens, SW3

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Embankment Gardens, SW3

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Road · Chelsea · SW3 ·
August
8
2017

Embankment Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
River Westbourne outflow The River Westbourne flowed into the Thames at this point.
The Fascination of Chelsea The Fascination of Chelsea was a book published in 1902.

NEARBY STREETS
Alpha Place, SW3 Alpha Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Battersea Park, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Carriage Drive North, SW3 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Caversham Street, SW3 Caversham Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W Chelsea Bridge Road was built in the 1850s to connect Chelsea with its bridge.
Chelsea Embankment, SW1W Chelsea Embankment is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Chelsea Embankment, SW3 Chelsea Embankment is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cheylesmore House, SW1W Residential block
Cheyne Court, SW3 Cheyne Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Place, SW3 Cheyne Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Christchurch Street, SW3 Christchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Christchurch Terrace, SW3 Christchurch Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Clover Mews, SW3 Clover Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Dilke Street, SW3 Dilke Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
East Road, SW3 East Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W Ebury Bridge Road used to lead to Ebury Bridge which spanned the Grosvenor Canal.
Flood Street, SW3 Flood Street commemorates Luke Thomas Flood (d.1860) a major Chelsea land owner and a benefactor of the poor.
Gatliff Road, SW1W Gatliff Road is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ormonde Gate, SW3 Ormonde Gate is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Paradise Walk, SW3 Paradise Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Radnor Walk, SW3 Radnor Walk was previously called Radnor Street until renamed in 1937.
Ralston Street, SW3 Ralston Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Redburn Street, SW3 Redburn Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Robinson Street, SW3 Robinson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rosetti Studios, SW3 Rosetti Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rossetti Studios, SW3 Rossetti Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Royal Hospital Road, SW3 Royal Hospital Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Shawfield Street, SW3 Shawfield Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street was built between 1794 and 1807 by a vintner named Thomas Smith.
Smith Terrace, SW3 Smith Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 St. Leonard’s Terrace is situated at the end of Royal Avenue.
St Loo Avenue, SW3 St Loo Avenue was named after William St Loo, the third husband of Bess of Hardwick.
Swan Walk, SW3 Swan Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tedworth Gardens, SW3 Tedworth Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tedworth Square, SW3 Tedworth Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Terrace Walk, SW11 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Terrace Walk, SW3 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tite Street, SW3 Tite Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Wellington Buildings, SW1W Wellington Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
West Road, SW3 West Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.


Chelsea

Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea.

The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term for chalk and landing place on the river. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King’s Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. The modern-day Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD.

Chelsea once had a reputation for the manufacture of Chelsea buns (made from a long strip of sweet dough tightly coiled, with currants trapped between the layers, and topped with sugar).

King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys in 1536; Chelsea Manor Street is still extant. Two of King Henry’s wives, Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – resided there; and Thomas More lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. In 1609 James I established a theological college on the site of the future Chelsea Royal Hospital, which Charles II founded in 1682.

By 1694, Chelsea – always a popular location for the wealthy, and once described as ’a village of palaces’ – had a population of 3000. Even so, Chelsea remained rural and served London to the east as a market garden, a trade that continued until the 19th-century development boom which caused the final absorption of the district into the metropolis.

Chelsea shone, brightly but briefly, in the 1960s Swinging London period and the early 1970s. The Swinging Sixties was defined on King’s Road, which runs the length of the area. The Western end of Chelsea featured boutiques Granny Takes a Trip and The Sweet Shop, the latter of which sold medieval silk velvet caftans, tabards and floor cushions, with many of the cultural cognoscenti of the time being customers, including Keith Richards, Twiggy and many others.

The exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger to be used to describe its residents. From 2011, Channel 4 broadcast a reality television show called Made in Chelsea, documenting the ’glitzy’ lives of several young people living in Chelsea. Moreover, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside of the United States, with 6.53% of Chelsea-residents being born in the United States.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Boscobel Oaks, 1804
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The Fascination of Chelsea
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Edbury Square, c. 1906.
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Petworth Street sign
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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
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Boscobel Place
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In the neighbourhood...

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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
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Orange Square
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