Winchfield House, SW15

Area built in the 1950s- in the area buildings are mainly post-war

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Josh   
Added: 18 Apr 2021 21:00 GMT   

Winchfield House, SW15
Designed 1952-53. Constructed 1955-58

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
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

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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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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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Alton Estate The Alton Estate is a historically significant municipal estate situated on Roehampton’s border with Richmond Park

NEARBY STREETS
Akehurst Street, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Angel Mews, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Bader Way, SW15 Bader Way is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Beech Close, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Benkart Mews, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Blackfords Path, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Brockbridge House, SW15 Residential block
Chadwick Close, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Charcot House, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Clare Place, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Clarence Lane, SW15 Clarence Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Cleeve Way, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Coppice Drive, SW15 Coppice Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Crescent Stables, SW15 Crescent Stables is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Danebury Avenue, SW15 Danebury Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Drury Close, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Eastleigh Walk, SW15 Eastleigh Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Ellisfield Drive, SW15 Ellisfield Drive is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Esme House The Surgery, SW15 Esme House The Surgery is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Fairheathe, SW15 Fairheathe is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Falmouth Walk, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
GILLIS SQUARE, SW15 GILLIS SQUARE is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Harbridge Avenue, SW15 Harbridge Avenue is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Highcliffe Drive, SW15 Highcliffe Drive is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Holford Way, SW15 Holford Way is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Holmsley House, SW15 Residential block
Keswick Broadway, SW15 Keswick Broadway is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Kingsclere Close, SW15 Kingsclere Close is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Kingston Bypass, SW15 Kingston Bypass is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Maryfield Convent Mount Angelus Road, SW15 Maryfield Convent Mount Angelus Road is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Mendez Way, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Merryvale Road, SW15 Merryvale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Minstead Gardens, SW15 Minstead Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Mount Angelus Road, SW15 Mount Angelus Road is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Mount Clare, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Nepean Street, SW15 Nepean Street is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Portswood Place, SW15 Portswood Place is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Queen Mary’s House, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Queen Mary’s Place, SW15 Queen Mary’s Place is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Queen Marys House, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Richard Evans Memorial Ground, SW15 Richard Evans Memorial Ground is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Rodway Road, SW15 Rodway Road is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Roehampton High Street, SW15 Roehampton High Street is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Roehampton House, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Roehampton Lane, SW15 Roehampton Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Sherfield Gardens, SW15 Sherfield Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Stable Yard, SW15 Stable Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Swanwick Close, SW15 Swanwick Close is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Tangley Grove, SW15 Tangley Grove is a road in the SW15 postcode area
The Muse, SW15 The Muse is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Toland Square, SW15 Toland Square is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Torwood Road, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Tunworth Crescent, SW15 Tunworth Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Umbria Street, SW15 Umbria Street is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
Vitali Close, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Westrow, SW15 Westrow is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.


Roehampton

Roehampton was originally a village which evolved as a popular residential area for the wealthy within easy reach of London. It lies between the town of Barnes to the north, Putney to the east and Wimbledon Common to the south. The Richmond Park Golf Courses are west of the district, and just north of these is the Roehampton Gate entrance to Richmond Park — the largest of London's Royal Parks.

Roehampton emerged as a favoured residential suburb of the 18th and 19th centuries following the opening of Putney Bridge in 1729 and the development of a number of large private estates from which several of the original houses survive. Roehampton House (grade I) by Thomas Archer was built between 1710–12 and enlarged by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1910. Parkstead House (grade I) built in 1750 for William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough, now forms part of the University of Roehampton. Mount Clare (grade I) built in 1772 for George Clive, cousin of Lord Clive, which forms part of the University of Roehampton, along with Grove House (grade II*), built originally for Sir Joshua Vanneck in 1777 (also now owned by the university). Capability Brown is reputed to have laid out the grounds. The university also owns Downshire House (grade II*); built in 1770 and once occupied by the Marquess of Downshire. Roehampton Village has retained something of its rustic Georgian charm, best exemplified by the King's Head Inn, at the foot of Roehampton High Street and the Montague Arms, Medfield Street, both 17th century in origin. Dramatic change came to Roehampton when the London County Council built the Roehampton Estate in the 1920s and 1930s (renamed the Dover House Estate) and the Alton Estate in the 1950s.

Dover House Road Estate is one of a number of important LCC cottage estates inspired by the Garden City Movement. The land was previously the estates of two large houses, Dover House and Putney Park House, which were purchased by the London County Council soon after World War I. Dover House was demolished for the new estate, but Putney Park House remains. The common characteristic of the LCC cottage estates is picturesque housing influenced by the Arts and Crafts style. It was the intention at Dover House Estate to create housing in groups that overlooked or had access to open space, to provide a sense of intimacy and individuality, and the estate was laid out with communal green spaces. Allotments were also provided in three backland areas behind houses, two of which remain, the third subsequently infilled by housing.

The notable Alton Estate, one of the largest council estates in the UK, occupies an extensive swathe of land west of Roehampton village and runs between the Roehampton Lane through-road and Richmond Park Golf Courses, as can be seen on the map above. The estate is renowned for its mix of low and high-rise modernist architecture consisting of Alton East (1958) styled a subtle Scandinavian-influenced vernacular and its slightly later counterpart: Alton West (1959). At Highcliffe Drive on Alton West the LCC essentially retained the Georgian landscape and placed within it five ultra modern slab blocks: Binley, Winchfield, Dunbridge, Charcot and Denmead Houses, (all grade II*) inspired by Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation. The installation and construction of a pedestrian entrance to Richmond Park from the Alton Estate was secured by Justine Greening (MP for the Putney constituency, which includes Roehampton) in 2007 although it has not yet materialised.

The Alton Estate has featured as a film and television location. Fahrenheit 451 (1966) used some of the estate as its backdrop for a bleak dystopian society of the future and Thames Television's film division Euston Films used the Danebury Avenue area of the estate to film the opening scenes of Sweeney 2 (1978), the sequel to the film Sweeney!(1977).

Roehampton is home to a number of well-known educational institutions: the University of Roehampton has approximately 8,000 students housed in 4 colleges; the new Queen Mary's Hospital with its renowned amputee rehabilitation centre opened in 2006 is a teaching centre for medical students based in Wandsworth NHS Primary Care Trust; Kingston University has one of its campuses in Roehampton Vale; South Thames College also has a Campus on Roehampton Lane. It has long been a major centre for teacher-training, being the site of two constituent colleges (Digby Stuart College and Froebel College) of the former federal Roehampton Institute of Higher Education (now the University of Roehampton), as well as South East England's only lecturer-training college (Garnett College) which eventually moved and became part of the University of Greenwich.

The International Tennis Federation moved to Roehampton from Baron's Court in 1998, and in 2007 the Lawn Tennis Association made the same short journey across London to their newly built headquarters next door to the ITF.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Medfield Street, SW15
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Mortlake High Street, SW14
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Gilpin Avenue, SW14
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