Sharsted Street, SE17

Road in/near Kennington, existing between 2005 and now

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Sharsted Street, SE17

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Road · Kennington · SE17 ·
December
8
2017

This is a street in the SE17 postcode area




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Cowley Road, SW9 Cowley Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
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Dale Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
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Dante Road, SE11 Dante Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
De Laune Street, SE17 De Laune Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Delverton Road, SE17 Delverton Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Denny Crescent, SE11 Denny Crescent was built as part of a small estate by the Duchy of Cornwall in 1925.
Denny Street, SE11 Denny Street is a neo-Georgian development.
Dibdin Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Doddington Grove, SE17 Doddington Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doddington Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Dodson Street, SE1 Dodson Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Draco Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Dryden Court, SE11 Dryden Court is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Dugard Way, SE11 Dugard Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Elephant & Castle Station, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Elephant & Castle, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Elephant and Castle, SE1 Elephant and Castle is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Elephant Castle Shopping Centre, SE1 Elephant Castle Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Elephant Road, SE17 Elephant Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Elliott Road, SW9 Elliott Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Elliott’s Row, SE11 Elliott’s Row is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Eythorne Road, SW9 Eythorne Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Farmers Road, SE5 Farmers Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Faunce Street, SE17 Faunce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Fleming Road, SE17 Fleming Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Flodden Road, SE5 Flodden Road was at first known as Brunswick Road.
Forsyth Gardens, SE17 Forsyth Gardens is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Fountain Place, SW9 Fountain Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Foxley Road, SW9 Foxley Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
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Frazier Street, SE1 Frazier Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Frederick Crescent, SW9 Frederick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Frederick Cresent, SW9 Frederick Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Frederick Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
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Gaunt Street, SE1 Gaunt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gaywood Street, SE1 Gaywood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Gaza Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Geraldine Street, SE1 Geraldine Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
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Gilbert Road, SE11 Gilbert Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Glade Path, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Glenfinlas Way, SE5 Glenfinlas Way is a road in the SE5 postcode area
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Hampton Street, SE17 Hampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
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Holyoak Road, SE11 Holyoak Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Howell Walk, SE1 Howell Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
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Iliffe Yard, SE17 Iliffe Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
John Ruskin Street, SE17 John Ruskin Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
John Ruskin Street, SE5 John Ruskin Street is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Kell Street, SE1 Kell Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Kempsford Road, SE11 Kempsford Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kendal Close, SE5 Kendal Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Kendal Close, SW9 Kendal Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Kennings Way, SE11 Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennington Lane, SE11 Kennington Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Lane, SW8 Kennington Lane is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Kennington Park Gardens, SE17 Kennington Park Gardens is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennington Park Place, SE11 Kennington Park Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park Place, SE17 Kennington Park Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennington Park Road, SE11 Kennington Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park, SE5 Kennington Park is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Kennington Road, SE1 A small section of Kennington Road lies in the SE1 postal area.
Kennington Road, SE11 Kennington Road was a turnpike road created in 1751.
Keyworth Street, SE1 Keyworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King Edward Walk, SE1 King Edward Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King James Court, SE1 King James Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King James Street, SE1 King James Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kirwyn Way, SE5 Kirwyn Way is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Knatchbull Road, SE5 Knatchbull Road was part of the Minet estate acquired from Knatchbull family in 1770.
Lamlash Street, SE11 Lamlash Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Lancaster Street, SE1 Lancaster Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Langton Road, SW9 Langton Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Larch House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Laune Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Laxley Close, SE5 Laxley Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Library Street, SE1 Library Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Listowel Close, SW9 Listowel Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
London Road, RM4 London Road is a road in the RM4 postcode area
London Road, SE1 London Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lorrimore Road, SE17 Lorrimore Road is a very old Walworth road.
Lorrimore Square, SE17 Lorrimore Square is a 1.5-acre garden square.
Lothian Road, SW9 Lothian Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Maddock Way, SE17 Maddock Way is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Magee Street, SE11 Magee Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Manor Place, SE11 Manor Place is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Manor Place, SE17 Manor Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Marlborough Close, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Marsland Close, SE17 Marsland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
McDowall Road, SE5 McDowall Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Mead Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Melbourne Mews, SW9 Melbourne Mews is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Methley Street, SE11 Methley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Milcote Street, SE1 Milcote Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Milverton Street, SE11 Milverton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Minerva Close, SW9 Minerva Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Monkton Street, SE11 Monkton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Morley Street, SE1 Morley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Murphy Street, SE1 Murphy Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Murphy Street, [no This is a street in the [no postcode area
Myatt Road, SW9 Myatt Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Newington Butts, SE1 Newington Butts is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newington Butts, SE11 Newington Butts is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Newington Causeway, SE1 Newington Causeway appears to have been so named in the middle of the 18th century.
Newington Court Business Centre 64a, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Newington Industrial Estate, SE17 Newington Industrial Estate lies in SE17.
Nightingale Mews, SE11 Nightingale Mews is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Normandy Road, SW9 Normandy Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Oakden Street, SE11 Oakden Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Oakey Lane, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Olney Road, SE17 Olney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Ontario Street, SE1 Ontario Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Opal Street, SE11 Opal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Orient Street, SE11 Orient Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Oswin Street, SE11 Oswin Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Otto Street, SE17 Otto Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Pasley Close, SE17 Pasley Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Pastor Street, SE1 Pastor Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Patmos Road, SW9 Patmos Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Peabody Square, SE1 Peabody Square was a traditional Peabody estate constructed in 1871 but subsequently modernised.
Peacock Street, SE17 Peacock Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Peacock Yard, SE17 Peacock Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Peacock Yd, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Pearman Street, SE1 Pearman Street is one of the centres of London.
Penton Place, SE11 Penton Place is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Penton Place, SE17 Penton Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Perseverance Place, SW9 Perseverance Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Pitman Street, SE5 Pitman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Prima Road, SW9 Prima Road runs from Clapham Road to Brixton Road and faces St Mark’s Church.
Princess Street, SE1 Princess Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pullens Buildings, SE17 Pullens Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Radcot Street, SE11 Radcot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Ravensdon Street, SE11 Ravensdon Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Redcar Street, SE5 Redcar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Reedworth Street, SE11 Reedworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Renfrew Road, SE11 Renfrew Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Robert Dashwood Way, SE17 Robert Dashwood Way is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Royal Road, SE11 Royal Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Royal Road, SE17 Royal Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Russell Grove, SW9 Russell Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Rutley Close, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Saint Agnes Place, SE11 This is a street in the SE11 postcode area
Saint George’s Road, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Scovell Crescent, SE1 Scovell Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Scovell Road, SE1 Scovell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sharstead Street, SE17 Sharstead Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Shopping Centre Elephant Castle, SE1 Shopping Centre Elephant Castle is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Silex Street, SE1 Silex Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Silk Mews, SE11 Silk Mews is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Sir John Kirk Close, SE5 Sir John Kirk Close is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Slade Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
South Bank Technopark, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
South Bank University, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Spare Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
St Agnes Place, SE11 St Agnes Place was once the most famous squatted street in London.
St Gabriel Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St Georges Circus, SE1 St Georges Circus is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Georges Road, SE1 St Georges Road is one of the main thoroughfares of south London.
St George’s Road, SE1 St George’s Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
St Marys Gardens, SE11 St Marys Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
St Marys Walk, SE11 St Marys Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
St Pauls Church, SE17 St Pauls Church is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
St. Agnes Place, SE11 St. Agnes Place is a road in the SE11 postcode area
St. Gabriel Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Georges Circus, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Georges Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Georges Mews, SE1 St. Georges Mews is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Stannary Street, SE11 Stannary Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Steedman Street, SE17 Steedman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Stopford Road, SE17 Stopford Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Sturgeon Road, SE17 Sturgeon Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Tarver Road, SE17 Tarver Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
The Chandlery, SE1 The Chandlery is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thomas Doyle Street, SE1 Thomas Doyle Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Thrush Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Toulon Street, SE5 This is a street in the SE5 postcode area
Turner Close, SE5 Turner Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Unit 323, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Unit 610, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vassall Road, SW9 Vassall Road is in an area informally known as ’Myatt’s Field’.
Walcot Square, SE11 Walcot Square’s late Georgian terraced houses surround a private triangular garden owned and maintained by the Walcot Foundation.
Walnut Tree Place, SE11 Walnut Tree Place was a minor street replaced by the China Walk Estate.
Walworth Road, SE1 Walworth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Warham Street, SE5 Warham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Webber Row, SE1 Webber Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Welby Street, SE5 Welby Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Wesley Close, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
West Square, SE11 West Square was developed from 1794 onwards.
Westcott Road, SE17 Westcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 Westminster Bridge Road runs on an east-west axis and passes through the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
White Hart Street, SE11 White Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Whitehorse Mews, SE1 Whitehorse Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Close, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Wincott Parade, SE11 Wincott Parade is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Wincott Street, SE11 Wincott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Windmill Row, SE11 Windmill Row is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Wollaston Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode


Kennington

Kennington was a royal manor in the ancient parish of St Mary, Lambeth in the county of Surrey and was the administrative centre of the parish from 1853.

The presence of a tumulus, and other significant geographical features locally, suggest that the area was regarded in ancient times as a sacred place of assembly. The manor of Kennington was divided from the manor of Vauxhall by the River Effra, a tributary of the River Thames. A smaller river, the River Neckinger, ran through the northern part of Kennington, approximately where Brook Drive is today. Both rivers have now been diverted into underground culverts.

Harthacnut, King of Denmark and England, died at Kennington in 1041. Harold Godwinson took the Crown the day after the death of Edward the Confessor at Kennington; he is said to have placed it upon his own head. King Henry III held his court here in 1231; and, according to Matthew Paris, in 1232, Parliament was held at Kennington.

Edward III gave the manor of Kennington to his oldest son Edward, the Black Prince in 1337, and the prince then built a large royal palace in the traingle formed by Kennington Lane, Sancroft Street and Cardigan Street, near to Kennington Cross. Geoffrey Chaucer was employed at Kennington as Clerk of Works in 1389 and was paid 2 shillings. The Duchy of Cornwall still maintains a substantial property portfolio within the area.

The eighteenth century saw considerable development in Kennington. At the start of the century, the area was essentially a village on the southern roads into London, with a common on which public executions took place. The development of Kennington came about through access to London, which happened when, in 1750, Westminster Bridge was constructed. In 1751, Kennington Road was built from Kennington Common (as it then was; now Kennington Park) to Westminster Bridge. Houses along it were soon built.

On 10 May 1768, at approximately the site of the Imperial War Museum today, the Massacre of St George's Fields took place. A riot started, because of the detention at the King's Bench Prison of the radical, John Wilkes – he had written an article in which he attacked King George III. The Riot Act was read, and soldiers fired into the crowd, killing seven people.

By the 1770s, the development of Kennington into its modern form was well underway. Terraces of houses were built on the east side of Kennington Road and Cleaver Square (then called Prince's Square) was laid out in 1788. In 1796, a house in West Square became the first station in the optical telegraph, or semaphore line, between the Admiralty in London, and Chatham and Deal in Kent, and during the Napoleonic Wars transmitted messages between Whitehall and the Royal Navy.

The modern street pattern of Kennington was formed by the early nineteenth century. The village had become a semi-rural suburb with grand terraced houses. In 1852, at the initiative of the minister of St. Mark's Church, the Common was enclosed and became the first public park in south London.

The Oval cricket ground was leased to Surrey County Cricket Club from the Duchy of Cornwall in 1845, and the adjacent gasometers (themselves an international sporting landmark) were constructed in 1853. Proximity to central London was key to the development of the area as a residential suburb and it was incorporated into the metropolitan area of London in 1855.

Dense building and the carving-up of large houses for multiple occupation caused Kennington to be very seriously over-populated in 1859, when diphtheria appeared (recorded by Karl Marx in 'Das Kapital').

Kennington station was opened as Kennington (New Street) in 1890 by the City of London and Southwark Subway.

On 15 October 1940, the large trench air-raid shelter beneath Kennington Park was struck by a 50lb bomb. The number of people killed remains unknown; it is believed by local historians that 104 people died. 48 bodies were recovered.

Lambeth Council designated much of Kennington a Conservation Area in 1968, the boundary of which was extended in 1979 and in 1997. Lambeth Council's emphasis on conserving and protecting Kennington's architectural heritage and enhancing its attractive open spaces for recreation and leisure is illustrated by restoration of the centre of the listed Cleaver Square in the last decade of the twentieth century.
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