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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.


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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963’65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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danny currie   
Added: 30 Nov 2022 18:39 GMT   

dads yard
ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days

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Lynette beardwood   
Added: 29 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT   

Spy’s Club
Topham’s Hotel at 24-28 Ebury Street was called the Ebury Court Hotel. Its first proprietor was a Mrs Topham. In WW2 it was a favourite watering hole for the various intelligence organisations based in the Pimlico area. The first woman infiltrated into France in 1942, FANY Yvonne Rudellat, was recruited by the Special Operations Executive while working there. She died in Bergen Belsen in April 1945.

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Lived here
Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.


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stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

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Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Chelsea Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

THE STREETS OF CHELSEA
Adrian Mews, SW10 Adrian Mews is a small mews off of Ifield Road.
Alexander Square, SW3 Alexander Square is a garden square in Chelsea.
Alpha Place, SW3 Alpha Place was probably so called because it was the first turning to be built out of the old lane now named Flood Street.
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street connects the King’s Road with Sloane Avenue.
Ann Lane, SW10 Ann Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Antiquarius, SW3 Antiquarius is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ashburnham Road, SW10 Ashburnham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Beauchamp Place, SW3 Beauchamp Place was also the name of a 16th-century mansion of the Seymour family.
Beaufort Street, SW3 Beaufort Street was laid out in 1766 on the site of Beaufort House.
Billing Road, SW10 Billing Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Billing Street, SW10 Billing Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Blacklands Terrace was the location of the house and estate of Blacklands.
Blantyre Street, SW10 Blantyre Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 Bolton Gardens Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Bramerton Street, SW3 Bramerton Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Britten Street, SW3 Britten Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW3 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bull’s Gardens, SW3 Bull’s Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Burnaby Street, SW10 Burnaby Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Burnsall Street, SW3 Burnsall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bury Walk, SW3 Bury Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bywater Street, SW3 Bywater Street was built in the 1850s on the site of a nursery.
Cadogan Garden, SW3 Cadogan Garden is a location in London.
Cadogan Gardens, SW3 Cadogan Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Gate, SW1X Cadogan Gate is a transition between the busy, commercial Sloane Street and the quieter, residential, red brick terraces of Cadogan Square.
Cadogan Pier, SW3 Cadogan Pier is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Square, SW1X Cadogan Square was built between 1877 and 1888, largely on the grounds of the Prince’s Club.
Cadogan Street, SW3 Cadogan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cale Street, SW3 Cale Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Callow Street, SW3 Callow Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Camera Place, SW10 Camera Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Carlyle Square, SW3 Carlyle Square was named in honour of the writer Thomas Carlyle in 1872.
Carmichael Close, SW10 A street within the SW10 postcode
Cathcart Road, SW10 Cathcart Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cavaye Place, SW10 Cavaye Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Caversham Street, SW3 Caversham Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chapel Walk, SW3 Chapel Walk is a road in the SW10 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 Cloisters, SW3 Chelsea Cloisters is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Crescent, SW10 Chelsea Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
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
Chelsea Manor Gardens, SW3 Chelsea Manor Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 Chelsea Manor Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Manor Studios, SW3 Chelsea Manor Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Park Gardens, SW3 Chelsea Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Reach, SW10 Chelsea Reach is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Square, SW3 Chelsea Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Studios, SW10 Chelsea Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Towers, SW3 Chelsea Towers are named blocks in Chelsea.
Chelsea Wharf, SW10 Chelsea Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 Cheltenham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Court, SW3 Cheyne Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Mews, SW3 Cheyne Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cheyne Place, SW3 Cheyne Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Row, SW3 Cheyne Row is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Walk, SW3 Cheyne Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chipperfield House, SW3 Chipperfield House is on the Sutton Estate.
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.
Clabon Mews, SW1X Clabon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Clover Mews, SW3 Clover Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Colebrook Court, SW3 Colebrook Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Coleherne Mews, SW10 Coleherne Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Coleherne Road, SW10 Coleherne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Coulson Street, SW3 Coulson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cremorne Road, SW10 Cremorne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Crescent Place, SW3 Crescent Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cresswell Gardens, SW10 Cresswell Gardens is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cresswell Place, SW10 Cresswell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Culford Gardens, SW3 Culford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Damer Terrace, SW10 Damer Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Danube Street, SW3 Danube Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Danvers Street, SW3 Sir John Danvers (died 1655) introduced Italian gardens to England in his mansion Danvers House whose grounds spread from the river to the Kings Road.
Dartrey Tower, SW10 Dartrey Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Denyer Street, SW3 Denyer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Dilke Street, SW3 Dilke Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Donne Place, SW3 Donne Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Dovehouse Street, SW3 Dovehouse Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Avenue, SW3 Draycott Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Place, SW3 Draycott Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Terrace, SW3 Draycott Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Drayton Gardens, SW10 Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Dudmaston Mews, SW3 Dudmaston Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is a shopping and retail development.
East Road, SW10 East Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
East Road, SW3 East Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Edith Terrace, SW10 Edith Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Yard Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Yard Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Egerton Crescent, SW3 Egerton Crescent was described in 2013 as "the most expensive street in Britain".
Egerton Gardens, SW3 Egerton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Egerton Terrace, SW3 Egerton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elm Park Gardens, SW10 Elm Park Gardens links Fulham Road with Elm Park Road.
Elm Park Lane, SW10 Elm Park Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Elm Park Mansions, SW10 Elm Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Elm Park Road, SW3 Elm Park Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Elm Place, SW3 Elm Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Elystan Place, SW3 Elystan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elystan Street, SW3 Elystan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Embankment Gardens, SW3 Embankment Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Esher House, SW10 Residential block
Evelyn Gardens, SW7 Evelyn Gardens is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Farrier Walk, SW10 Farrier Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Fawcett Street, SW10 Fawcett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Close, SW10 Fernshaw Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Road, SW10 Fernshaw Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Finborough Road, SW10 Finborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
First Street, SW3 First Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Flood Street, SW3 Flood Street commemorates Luke Thomas Flood (d.1860) a major Chelsea land owner and a benefactor of the poor.
Flood Walk, SW3 Flood Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Foulis Terrace, SW3 Foulis Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Franklins Row, SW3 Franklins Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Fulham Road, SW10 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fulham Road, SW3 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Gatliff Road, SW1W Gatliff Road is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Gertrude Street, SW10 Gertrude Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gilston Road, SW10 Gilston Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Glebe Place, SW3 Glebe Place was built over a former road called Cooks Ground.
Glynde Mews, SW3 Glynde Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Godfrey Street, SW3 Godfrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Greaves Tower, SW10 Greaves Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Grove Cottages, SW3 Grove Cottages is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Gunter Grove, SW10 Gunter Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Halsey Street, SW3 Halsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Hans Place, SW1X Hans Place, a square, is named after Sir Hans Sloane, physician and collector, whose bequest became the foundation of the British Museum.
Harcourt Terrace, SW10 Harcourt Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harley Gardens, SW10 Harley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Hasker Street, SW3 Hasker Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Hilary Close, SW6 Hilary Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Hobury Street, SW10 Hobury Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Holly Mews, SW10 Holly Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Mews, SW10 Hollywood Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Road, SW10 Hollywood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Honiton Mansions, SW3 Honiton Mansions is a location in London.
Hortensia Road, SW10 Hortensia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Ifield Road, SW10 Ifield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Ives Street, SW3 Ives Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ixworth Place, SW3 Ixworth Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Joubert Mansions, SW3 Joubert Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Jubilee Place, SW3 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Justice Walk, SW3 Justice Walk links Old Church Street and Lawrence Street.
Kimbolton Row, SW3 Kimbolton Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
King’s Road, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
King’s Road, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Kings Road, SW10 Kings Road stretches from the fashionable SW3 end into the SW10 area.
Kings Road, SW3 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Kramer Mews, SW5 Kramer Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Lamont Road, SW10 Lamont Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Langton Street, SW10 Langton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Lawrence Street, SW3 Lawrence Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X Lennox Gardens Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lennox Gardens, SW1X Lennox Gardens skirts the central gardens of the same name.
Lewis Estate, SW3 Commercial area
Limerston Street, SW10 Limerston Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Lincoln Street, SW3 Lincoln Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
London House, SW10 Residential block
Lordship Place, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Lots Road, SW10 Lots Road, older than the surrounding streets, was once Pooles Lane which was a track leading to Chelsea Farm.
Lucan Place, SW3 Lucan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Mallord Street, SW3 Mallord Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Manresa Road, SW3 Manresa Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Margaretta Terrace, SW3 Margaretta Terrace is a location in London.
Markham Square, SW3 Markham Square is a garden square laid out in 1836.
Markham Street, SW3 Markham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Markham Street, SW3 A street within the SW3 postcode
Marlborough Street, SW3 Marlborough Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Milborne Grove, SW10 Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862.
Milmans Street, SW10 Milmans Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Milner Street, SW3 Milner Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Moore Street, SW3 Moore Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Moravian Place, SW10 Moravian Place is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Mossop Street, SW3 Mossop Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Mulberry Walk, SW3 Mulberry Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Munro Terrace, SW10 Munro Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Netherton Grove, SW10 Netherton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Neville Street, SW7 Neville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Nightingale Place, SW10 Nightingale Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
North Terrace, SW3 North Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Oakley Gardens, SW3 Oakley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Oakley Street, SW3 Oakley Street arrived in 1830 following the demolition of Chelsea Manor House in 1822.
Old Brompton Road, SW5 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Old Church Street, SW3 Old Church Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ormonde Gate, SW3 Ormonde Gate is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ovington Gardens, SW3 Ovington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Square, SW3 Ovington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Street, SW1X Ovington Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Owen Close, SW10 Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Paradise Walk, SW3 Paradise Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Park Walk, SW10 Park Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Park Walk, SW3 Park Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Paultons Square, SW3 Paultons Square, a garden square, was built in 1836–40 on the site of a former market garden.
Paultons Street, SW3 Paultons Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pavilion Road, SW1X Pavilion Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pelham Court, SW3 Pelham Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Petyt Place, SW3 Petyt Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Petyward, SW3 Petyward is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Phene Street, SW3 Phene Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Pier House, SW3 Pier House is a block on Oakley Street
Pond House, SW3 Residential block
Pond Place, SW3 Pond Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Pont St Mews, SW1X Pont St Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pont Street Mews, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Porters Lodge, SW3 Porters Lodge is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Priory Walk, SW10 Priory Walk and Milborne Grove both have development on one side of the road only and together they book-end Harley Gardens.
Queen’s Elm Parade, SW3 Queen’s Elm Parade is a location in London.
Queens Elm Parade, SW3 Queens Elm Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Raasay Street, SW10 Raasay Street ran from Dartrey Road to Edith Grove.
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
Ramsay Mews, SW3 Ramsay Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Rawlings Street, SW3 Rawlings Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Redburn Street, SW3 Redburn Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 Redcliffe Gardens began life as Walnut Tree Walk, a pathway running through nurseries and market gardens.
Redcliffe Mews, SW10 Redcliffe Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Place, SW10 Redcliffe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Redcliffe Road, SW10 Redcliffe Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Square, SW10 Redcliffe Square was built as part of the Gunter estate in the 1860s.
Redcliffe Street, SW10 Redcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Redesdale Street, SW3 Redesdale Street is a location in London.
Resedale Street, SW3 Resedale Street is a location in London.
Rich Lane, SW3 Rich Lane is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Richards Place, SW3 Richards Place is a location in London.
Riley Street, SW10 Riley Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Robinson Street, SW3 Robinson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rose Square, SW3 Rose Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rosemoor Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode 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 Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue This was laid out for William III as part of a proposed triumphal way leading from Wren’s Royal Hospital to the south right to Kensington Palace in the north.
Royal Hospital Road, SW3 Royal Hospital Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Samuel Lewis Trust Dwellings, SW3 Samuel Lewis Trust Dwellings is a location in London.
Selwood Place, SW7 Selwood Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Seymour Walk, SW10 Seymour Walk was almost entirely built between the 1790s-1820s in an area then known as Little Chelsea.
Shalcomb Street, SW10 Shalcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Shawfield Street, SW3 Shawfield Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Slaidburn Street, SW10 Slaidburn Street is a street in London
Sloane Avenue, SW3 Sloane Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street 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.
South Parade, SW3 South Parade is a road in the SW3 postcode area
South Walk, SW10 South Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Sprimont Place, SW3 Sprimont Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Catherine’s Mews, SW3 St Catherine’s Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode 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.
St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 St Lukes Church Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
St Lukes Street, SW3 St Lukes Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St. Catherines Mews, SW3 St. Catherines Mews is a location in London.
Stadium Street, SW10 Stadium Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Stamford Gate, SW6 Stamford Gate is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Stewarts Grove, SW3 Stewarts Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Swan Walk, SW3 Swan Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Sydner Mews, SW3 Sydney Mews lies in an area to the north of the Brompton Road.
Sydney Close, SW7 Sydney Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sydney Street, SW3 Sydney Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Symons Street, SW3 Symons Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tadema Road, SW10 Tadema Road was named after Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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, SW3 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tetcott Road, SW10 Tetcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is a road in the SW5 postcode area
The Courtyard, SW3 The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Gateways, SW3 The Gateways is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Little Boltons, SW10 The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road.
The Plaza, SW10 The Plaza is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Vale, SW3 The Vale is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Thistle Grove, SW10 Thistle Grove is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Thorndike Close, SW10 Thorndike Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Tite Street, SW3 Tite Street crosses Royal Hospital Road.
Tregunter Road, SW10 Development began at the east end of Tregunter Road in 1851 and was complete by 1866 at the west end.
Trident Place, SW3 Trident Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street was originally a footpath known locally as Butterfly Alley which separated two famous nurseries: John Colville and Thomas Davey.
Turks Row, SW3 Turks Row is a location in London.
Upcerne Road, SW10 Upcerne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Upper Cheyne Row, SW3 Upper Cheyne Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Upper Whistler Walk, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Uverdale Road, SW10 Uverdale Road runs north from Lots Road.
Walpole Street, SW3 Walpole Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Walton Street, SW3 Walton Street runs through the heart of Chelsea.
Wandon Road, SW6 Wandon Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Wellington Buildings, SW1W Wellington Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square was laid out in the 1850s by Francis Edwards though the terraces on either side of the square were built some ten years earlier.
West Road, SW10 West Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
West Road, SW3 West Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Westgate Terrace, SW10 Westgate Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Wetherby Mansions, SW5 Wetherby Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Wharfedale Street, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Whistler Square, SW1W Whistler Square is a location in London.
Whistler Walk, SW10 Whistler Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whiteheads Grove, SW3 Whiteheads Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Wiltshire Close, SW3 Wiltshire Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
World’s End Passage, SW10 World’s End Passage is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Worlds End Place, SW10 Worlds End Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Yeoman’s Row, SW3 Yeomans Row is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.

THE PUBS OF CHELSEA
Colville Tavern The Colville Tavern closed in 1969.
Unknown as yet The Chelsea Potter was originally called ‘The Commercial Tavern’ and dates from 1842.


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The Dancing Platform at Cremorne Gardens (1864) In the 17th century, Chelsea Farm was formed and the area was used for market gardening plots, supplying central London. In 1778, Lord Cremorne bought Chelsea Farm and Cremorne House was built. In 1830 Charles Random de Berenger, a colourful character implicated in financial fraud during the Napoleonic War, purchased Cremorne House. He was a keen sportsman and opened a sports club know as Cremorne Stadium for ‘skilful and manly exercise’ including shooting, sailing, archery and fencing. In 1846, De Berenger’s Cremorne Stadium was transformed into a pleasure garden which became a popular and noisy place of entertainment. The entertainment included a diverse range of activities including concerts, fireworks, balloon ascents, galas and theatre.
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The Fascination of Chelsea
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Elm Park Gardens
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Walton Street, SW3
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Albert Bridge opened in 1873 and was immediately designated as a dangerous structure. It was noticed early on that vibrations could threaten the structural integrity of the bridge.
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Battersea Bridge (1860s)
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Elm Park Gardens
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Houses on the northwest side on Onslow Square, SW7
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Old Battersea Bridge, Walter Greaves (oil on canvas, 1874) Old Battersea Bridge, seen from upstream, on Lindsey Row (now Cheyne Walk), with Battersea on the far shore. The boatyard belonging to the Greaves family is in the foreground. On the extreme left is the wall surrounding the garden of the artist William Bell Scott. In the far distance Crystal Palace is just visible. Battersea Bridge was demolished in 1881, and replaced with the present bridge. Before the alterations Greaves recalled the danger to shipping and the difficulty of steering through the arches unless the ‘set of the tide was known’.
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Justice Walk links Old Church Street and Lawrence Street. It has stayed relatively untouched, a reminder of early 19th century Chelsea. The cellar under the Wesleyan Chapel, seen on the right, was used as a soup kitchen for the poor. The chapel was relocated to the corner of Chelsea Manor Street and King’s Road circa 1900. H. Allen Smith, wine merchants, occupied the premise from 1903 to 1985. According to local legend, a courthouse with a gaol beneath occupied this site in 18th century. Prisoners were led through a tunnel to boats moored on the river to be transported to Australia.
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