Abourne Street, W9

Road in/near Maida Hill, existed between the 1870s and the 1960s.

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Before the Second World War, Abourne Street had been called Netley Street.

George Abourne of Paddington left in his 1767 will some money to buy "8 lbs of good meat and a half-peck loaf apiece" twice a year for poor families of the parish. The paupers were still receiving their bread and meat in 1877, but since then the charity has been lost.

It disappeared from the map in the 1960s.

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Lived here
Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.


Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

Lived here
Added: 22 Aug 2023 12:31 GMT   

Hampden Street, W2
My great great grandparents William and Hannah Playford lived at 60 Hampden Street from the mid 1880s when they moved from rural poverty in Norfolk to inner city hardship in Paddington and where all their children were born. My great grandfather was a road sweeper and sold cat meat. They had seven children in all, of whom five survived infancy: three boys who all volunteered for the army at the outbreak of WW1 and miraculously returned via Salonika, France and a German POW camp; and two daughters, the eldest of whom was my great grandmother, Annie Playford b 1888. She had an illegitimate daughter in 1910, my grandmother Hilda Sarah Catherine. She brought her up singlehandedly and assumed a false married name to conceal her (then socially unacceptable) status as a single mother. In fact she never married and would never tell my grandmother anything about her father. Because of her longevity (she died in 1986) I remember Annie very well. As a child I perceived her as grumpy, uncommunicative, unsocial and a voracious eater. Of course as an adult I realised this was borne from pride loneliness, ill health, a grim determination to survive, and hunger. Somehow she did survive on her own as a single parent, despite lack of family support and serious deprivation. She worked three back breaking menial cleaning jobs over many years to make ends meet. With the advent of DNA I now know the identity of my grandmother’s father which she always dearly wished to know herself. She used to ask her mother if she loved her. The answer: "I kept you, didn’t I?" In the context of the times, I think that says it all. I only wish nanny was still here so that I could tell her all about her father.



Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.


Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.


Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000

Paul Cox   
Added: 5 Mar 2024 22:18 GMT   

War damage reinstatement plans of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street
Whilst clearing my elderly Mothers house of general detritus, I’ve come across original plans (one on acetate) of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street. Might they be of interest or should I just dispose of them? There are 4 copies seemingly from the one single acetate example. Seems a shame to just junk them as the level of detail is exquisite. No worries if of no interest, but thought I’d put it out there.


Bridge House Canal side house in Westbourne Park
Bridge House
Desborough Lodge Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
Desborough Lodge
Harrow Road (1920s) Harrow Road in the 1920s, looking south east towards the Prince of Wales pub and the Emmanuel Church spire.
Harrow Road (1920s)
Kilburn Park Road/Shirland Road Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Kilburn Park Road/Shirland Road
Orme’s Green Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
Orme’s Green
Spotted Dog The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
Spotted Dog
St Mary’s Harrow Road St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
St Mary’s Harrow Road
The Prince of Wales Cinema The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The Prince of Wales Cinema
Westbourne Farm Westbourne Farm - an old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Farm
Westbourne Manor The Manor of Westbourne
Westbourne Manor
Weston’s Cider House In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.
Weston’s Cider House
Windsor Castle The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.
Windsor Castle

Abinger Mews, W9 Abinger Mews is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Abinger Mews, W9
Abourne Street, W9 Before the Second World War, Abourne Street had been called Netley Street (Maida Hill)
Abourne Street, W9
Admiral Walk, W9 Admiral Walk is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Admiral Walk, W9
Aldsworth Close, W9 Aldsworth Close is a pale buff brick terrace (Westbourne Green)
Aldsworth Close, W9
Alfred Road, W2 Alfred Road is the last survivor of a set of Victorian streets (Westbourne Green)
Alfred Road, W2
Amberley Road, W9 Amberley Road was formerly lined by canalside wharves (Maida Hill)
Amberley Road, W9
Ascot House, W9 Ascot House was built as part of the GLC’s small Windsor estate (Maida Hill)
Ascot House, W9
Barnard Lodge, W9 Barnard Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Barnard Lodge, W9
Barnsdale Road, W9 Barnsdale Road runs between Fernhead Road and Walterton Road (West Kilburn)
Barnsdale Road, W9
Boyce House, W10 Boyce House is located on Bruckner Street (West Kilburn)
Boyce House, W10
Brindley Street, W2 Brindley Street was once one of the poorest streets in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Brindley Street, W2
Burlington Close, W9 Burlington Close is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Burlington Close, W9
Byron House, W9 Byron House is a block on Shirland Road (Maida Hill)
Byron House, W9
Chippenham Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Chippenham Gardens, NW6
Chippenham Mews, W9 Chippenham Mews lies behind Harrow Road running from Chippenham Road to Marylands Road (Maida Hill)
Chippenham Mews, W9
Chippenham Road, W9 Chippenham Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Chippenham Road, W9
Cirencester Street, W2 Cirencester Street came about in the 1860s but was shortened when the Warwick Estate was built (Westbourne Green)
Cirencester Street, W2
Clarendon Crescent, W2 Clarendon Crescent was said to be the longest road in London without a turning (Westbourne Green)
Clarendon Crescent, W2
Coomassie Road, W9 Coomassie Road is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Coomassie Road, W9
Delaware Road, W9 Delaware Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Delaware Road, W9
Downfield Close, W9 Downfield Close is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Downfield Close, W9
Drakeland House, W9 Drakeland House is a block on Fernhead Road (West Kilburn)
Drakeland House, W9
Drayford Close, W9 Drayford Close is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Drayford Close, W9
Edbrooke Road, W9 Edbrooke Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Edbrooke Road, W9
Edenham Mews, W10 Edenham Mews was the site of a youth club and day nursery after the Second World War until demolition (Kensal Town)
Edenham Mews, W10
Edenham Street, W10 Edenham Street was swept away in 1969 (Kensal Town)
Edenham Street, W10
Edenham Way, W10 Edenham Way is a 1970s street (North Kensington)
Edenham Way, W10
Elgin Avenue, W9 Elgin Avenue was proposed in an 1827 plan for the area by John Gutch (Maida Vale)
Elgin Avenue, W9
Elgin Mansions, W9 Elgin Mansions is a block on Elgin Avenue (Maida Vale)
Elgin Mansions, W9
Elkstone Road, W10 Elkstone Road replaced Southam Street around 1970 (North Kensington)
Elkstone Road, W10
Elmfield Way, W9 Elmfield Way is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Elmfield Way, W9
Ernest Harniss House, W9 Ernest Harniss House is a block on Elgin Avenue (Maida Hill)
Ernest Harniss House, W9
Essendine Mansions, W9 Essendine Mansions is a block on Essendine Road (Maida Vale)
Essendine Mansions, W9
Essendine Road, W9 Essendine Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Essendine Road, W9
Fermoy House, W9 Fermoy House can be found on Fermoy Road (West Kilburn)
Fermoy House, W9
Fermoy Road, W9 Fermoy Road was named in 1883 and partly built up by 1884 (West Kilburn)
Fermoy Road, W9
Fernhead Road, W9 Fernhead Road is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Fernhead Road, W9
First Avenue, W10 First Avenue is street number one in the Queen's Park Estate (West Kilburn)
First Avenue, W10
Foscote Mews, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area (Westbourne Green)
Foscote Mews, W9
George Lowe Court, W2 George Lowe Court is a block on George Lowe Court (Westbourne Green)
George Lowe Court, W2
Godson Yard, NW6 Godson Yard is a new development dating from 2005 (Maida Hill)
Godson Yard, NW6
Goldney Road, W9 Goldney Road was built around 1860 on land which was once the property of Westminster Abbey (Maida Hill)
Goldney Road, W9
Grantully Road, W9 Grantully Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Grantully Road, W9
Great Western Road, W9 Great Western Road’s northernmost section was created after a bridge was constructed over the canal (Maida Hill)
Great Western Road, W9
Grittleton Road, W9 Grittleton Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Grittleton Road, W9
Harrow Road, W9 Harrow Road is a main road running through Paddington, Willesden and beyond (Maida Hill)
Harrow Road, W9
Hermes Close, W9 Hermes Close is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Hermes Close, W9
Hormead Road, W9 Hormead Road was named in 1885 although its site was still a nursery ground until 1891 (Kensal Town)
Hormead Road, W9
Hunter Lodge, W9 Hunter Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Hunter Lodge, W9
James Collins Close, W9 James Collins Close is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
James Collins Close, W9
John Ratcliffe House, NW6 John Ratcliffe House is located on Chippenham Gardens (Maida Hill)
John Ratcliffe House, NW6
Kensal Place, W10 Kensal Place ran from Southam Street to Kensal Road (Kensal Town)
Kensal Place, W10
Lancefield Street, W10 Lancefield Street runs from Caird Street to Bruckner Street (West Kilburn)
Lancefield Street, W10
Lanhill Road, W9 Lanhill Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Lanhill Road, W9
Leith Mansions, W9 Leith Mansions is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Leith Mansions, W9
Lister Lodge, W9 Lister Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Lister Lodge, W9
Lockbridge Court, W9 Lockbridge Court can be found on Elmfield Way (Westbourne Green)
Lockbridge Court, W9
Lydford Road, W9 Lydford Road is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Lydford Road, W9
Mary Seacole House, W9 Mary Seacole House is a block on Warlock Road (Maida Hill)
Mary Seacole House, W9
Marylands Road, W9 Marylands Road was built by the Neeld family during the 1860s (Maida Hill)
Marylands Road, W9
Modena Street, W9 Modena Street was swept away in the late 1960s (North Kensington)
Modena Street, W9
Morgan Road, W10 Morgan Road connects Wornington Road and St Ervans Road (North Kensington)
Morgan Road, W10
Morshead Road, W9 Morshead Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Morshead Road, W9
Oak Tree House, W9 Oak Tree House is a block on Shirland Road (Maida Vale)
Oak Tree House, W9
Oakington Road, W9 Oakington Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Oakington Road, W9
Oldbury House, W2 Oldbury House is a shopping parade along the Harrow Road with accommodation above, part of the Warwick Estate development (Westbourne Green)
Oldbury House, W2
Pennymore Walk, W9 Pennymore Walk is a close which lies off of Ashmore Road (West Kilburn)
Pennymore Walk, W9
Polesworth House, W2 Polesworth House is a block on Alfred Road (Westbourne Green)
Polesworth House, W2
Pressland Street, W10 Pressland Street ran from Kensal Road to the canal (North Kensington)
Pressland Street, W10
Princethorpe House, W2 Princethorpe House is a block on Woodchester Square (Westbourne Green)
Princethorpe House, W2
Riverton Close, W9 Riverton Close is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Riverton Close, W9
Saltram House, W9 Saltram House is a block on Saltram Crescent (West Kilburn)
Saltram House, W9
Sevington Street, W9 Sevington Street is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Sevington Street, W9
Shelly Court, W9 Shelly Court is a building on Lanhill Road (Maida Hill)
Shelly Court, W9
Shirland Mews, W9 Shirland Mews is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Shirland Mews, W9
Shirland Road, W9 Shirland Road is one of the main thorughfares of Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Shirland Road, W9
Surrendale Place, W9 Surrendale Place is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Surrendale Place, W9
Sutherland Court, W9 Sutherland Court is located on Marylands Road (Maida Hill)
Sutherland Court, W9
The Greene House, W9 The Greene House is a block on Goldney Road (Maida Hill)
The Greene House, W9
Thorngate Road, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area (Maida Hill)
Thorngate Road, W9
Trellick Tower, W10 Trellick Tower is a 31-storey block of flats designed in the Brutalist style by architect Ernő Goldfinger, completed in 1972 (Kensal Town)
Trellick Tower, W10
Walterton Road, W9 Walterton Road was the central road of a suburb which was originally proposed to called St. Peter’s Park (Maida Hill)
Walterton Road, W9
Warlock Road, W9 Warlock Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Warlock Road, W9
Welford House, W9 Welford House is located on Shirland Road (Maida Hill)
Welford House, W9
Western Mews, W9 Western Mews is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Western Mews, W9
Widley Road, W9 Widley Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Widley Road, W9
Wilmcote House, W2 Wilmcote House is sited on Woodchester Square (Westbourne Green)
Wilmcote House, W2
Windsor Gardens, W9 Windsor Gardens is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Windsor Gardens, W9
Woodchester Square, W2 Woodchester Square is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Woodchester Square, W2
Woodchester Street, W2 Woodchester Street disappeared from the map in 1961 (Westbourne Green)
Woodchester Street, W2
Woodfield Crescent, W9 Woodfield Crescent was a former street in London W9 (Maida Hill)
Woodfield Crescent, W9
Woodfield Place, W9 Woodfield Place is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Woodfield Place, W9
Woodfield Road, W9 The first section of Woodfield Road seems to date from the 1830s (Maida Hill)
Woodfield Road, W9
Wymering Mansions, W9 Wymering Mansions is a residential block in Wymering Road (Maida Vale)
Wymering Mansions, W9
Wymering Road, W9 Wymering Road runs west from Elgin Avenue (Maida Vale)
Wymering Road, W9

Weston’s Cider House In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.
Weston’s Cider House
Windsor Castle The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.
Windsor Castle

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