January 2018 archive

London Borough of Barnet

A guide to notable streets within the London Borough of Barnet, main;y gleaned from the various Conservation Area guides to the borough. Certain streets augmented by material from the Wikipedia.   ABBOTS ROAD In 1890, the Housing of the Working Classes Act was passed by Parliament. This paved the way for a government programme of …

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72 Theobald Street

I have no reason for this post but for the fact that I wish to park these photos somewhere. My teenage home in Borehamwood from the back garden. Now since demolished since those ridiculously large gardens meant that developers could cram many tiny houses into the area for a huge profit.

Vincent Square, SW1

    The following entry appeared in the Victorian publication London, Past and Present  by Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) Publication date: 1891 Publisher London : John Murray, Albemarle Street Vincent Square, WESTMINSTER, built early in this century on the site of the Bear Garden in Tothill Fields, was so called after William Vincent, Dean of Westminster (d. 1816). …

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The Fascination of London – Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney

Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney – The Fascination of London by Geraldine Edith Mitton HAMMERSMITH The parish of Hammersmith is mentioned in Doomsday Book under the name of Hermoderwode, and in ancient deeds of the Exchequer as Hermoderworth. It is called Hamersmith in the Court Rolls of the beginning of Henry VII.’s reign. This is evidently …

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Albert Place, W8

Albert Place is a cul-de-sac although there is a hidden footpath on the north side of the street leading to Cambridge Place. Between the Vallotton Estate and Kensington Road to the north, was a house with grounds owned by William Hoof, a successful builder. He entered into a deal with Vallotton to construct Albert Place …

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Happy New Year

It’s that time of year!