October 2018 archive

Market Court, W8

An early photograph of Gardeners Buildings and Market Court on the south side of Kensington High Street, three years before the site was demolished. The inhabitants pose for the camera. The second half of the eighteenth century saw the completion of continuous building along the High Street frontage between Colby House and King Street, and …

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Blithfield Street, W8

  Blithfield Street is a quiet cul-de-sac running north from Stratford Road. The houses are three-storey terraced Victorian houses immediately abutting the pavement, painted in many different colours. The street is tree-lined and is particularly attractive when the blossom comes out in the Spring. Some of the houses have exterior shutters and first floor balconettes which …

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St John’s Wood

St. John’s Wood represents the first example of suburban residential development in Inner London having  been built up in the 1820s and 1830s largely on land owned by the Eyre family since the thirteenth century. The original pattern included individual villas as well as more traditional terraces and thereby reflected a departure from the dense …

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