Thrush Street, SE17

Road in/near Kennington

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Thrush Street, SE17

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Road · Kennington · SE17 ·
MAY
4
2019

A street within the SE17 postcode




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Carter Place, SE17 Carter Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
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Castle Industrial Estate, SE17 Castle Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Chapter Road, SE17 Chapter Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Charleston Street, SE17 Charleston Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Churchyard Row, SE1 Churchyard Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Churchyard Row, SE11 Churchyard Row is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Colworth Grove, SE17 Colworth Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Conwall Square Kennings Way, SE11 Conwall Square Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Cotham Street, SE17 Cotham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Crampton Street, SE17 Crampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Dante Place, SE11 Dante Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Dante Road, SE11 Dante Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Date Street, SE17 Date Street is a road in the SE17 postcode 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
Doddington Grove, SE17 Doddington Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doddington Place, 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.
Eastreet Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Elba Place, SE17 Elba Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Ethel Street, SE17 Ethel Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Faunce Street, SE17 Faunce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Fielding Street, SE17 Fielding Street runs west from Walworth Road.
Frederick Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Gaza Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hampton Street, SE1 Hampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hampton Street, SE17 Hampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Harmsworth Street, SE17 Harmsworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Heralds Place, SE11 Heralds Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Heygate Street, SE17 Heygate Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Holyoak Road, SE11 Holyoak Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
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Iliffe Yard, SE17 Iliffe Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Kempsford Road, SE11 Kempsford Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennings Way, SE11 Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
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Knight’s Walk, SE11 Knight’s Walk is a pedestrian-only street linking Kennington Lane to Kempsford Road .
Larcom Street, SE17 Larcom Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Laugan Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Laune Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Liverpool Grove, SE17 Liverpool Grove was an idea of the Eccleciastical Commissioners of England.
Lorrimore Square, SE17 Lorrimore Square is a 1.5-acre garden square.
Macleod Street, SE17 Macleod Street is a road in the SE17 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.
Martara Mews, SE17 Martara Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Matara Mews, SE17 Matara Mews is a road in the SE17 postcode area
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Morecambe Street, SE17 Morecambe Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
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Newington Industrial Estate, SE17 Newington Industrial Estate lies in SE17.
Nicholson House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Nightingale Mews, SE11 Nightingale Mews is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Occupation Road, SE17 Occupation Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Opal Street, SE11 Opal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Pasley Close, SE17 Pasley Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Peabody Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Peacock Street, SE17 Peacock Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
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Penrose Street, SE17 Penrose Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
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.
Pilton Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
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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.
Sayer Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Sharstead Street, SE17 Sharstead Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Sharsted Street, SE17 This is a street in the SE17 postcode area
Spare Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
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St. Peters Church, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
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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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