February 2017 archive

1766: Jefferys map

Entitled “A New Plan of the City and Liberty of Westminster, Exhibiting all the New Streets & Roads, with the Residences of the Principal Nobility, Public Offices &c. not Extant in any other PlanA New Plan of the City of London and Borough of Southwark, Exhibiting all the New Streets & Roads &c. not Extant …

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Vauxhall Gardens

NOTE: This is a general introduction compiled from various sources. It is generally accepted that the etymology of Vauxhall is from the name of Falkes de Breauté, the head of King John’s mercenaries, who owned a large house in the area, which was referred to as Faulke’s Hall, later Foxhall, and eventually Vauxhall. The area …

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Baker Street

Baker Street tube station is a station on the London Underground at the junction of Baker Street and the Marylebone Road. The station lies in Travelcard Zone 1 and is served by five different lines. It is one of the original stations of the Metropolitan Railway (MR), the world’s first underground railway, opened in 1863.

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Temple Bar

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 Temple Bar was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, …

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Rossington Avenue, WD6

[advanced_iframe securitykey=”73bfdf36bff161fdb6d48c80a87afbe943e66891″ src=”http://theundergroundmap.com/iframe.html?id=31115&mapyear=3000&zoom=16&iheight=400″ width=”400″ height=”400″] Click on the markers to access locations on the main website Rossington Avenue, built in the 1950s, is situated in the north part of Borehamwood. Like other roads on the original Borehamwood estate, it was named for a settlement near to the A1 road – Rossington, a village in South …

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Certain material featured on the Dulwich pages derive from the following sources:- The South London Guide – especially the Dulwich pages Ideal Homes Dulwich The street name derivations featured by the Dulwich Society