January 2019 archive

Isle of Dogs

The Isle of Dogs, locally referred to as the island, is a geographic area made up of Millwall, Cubitt Town, Canary Wharf and parts of Blackwall, Limehouse and Poplar. It is in the East End of London and is bounded on three sides (east, south and west) by one of the largest meanders in the …

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Neasden

Neasden is situated in the middle of Brent. It borders on many other districts in the Borough, including Wembley, Kingsbury, Dollis Hill and Willesden. The name Neasden means ‘the nose-shaped hill’ in Anglo-Saxon. The original Anglo-Saxon settlement was on a well-drained and well-watered site on the western end of the Dollis Hill ridge. A charter …

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Bromley

There are over 40 designated conservation areas within the London Borough of Bromley. These are listed below.  For more information go to: www.bromley.gov.uk  Aldersmead Road, Beckenham – Victorian and Edwardian detached and semi-detached houses (1989). Alexandra Cottages, Penge– 1860s development by The Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes (1984). Barnmead Road, Beckenham– Cator …

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Cockfosters

This area was also part of the land given to Geoffrey de Mandeville by William the Conqueror and also became part of Enfield Chase. A map of 1776 shows “Cockfosters” centred on the present junction of Chalk Lane/Games Road with a messuage (house plus outbuildings) on West Farm. The name Cockfosters is believed to be derived from the title …

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Abbey Road, NW8

Abbey Road, ST. JOHN’S WOOD. John Gibson Lockhart, the editor of the Quarterly  Review (1826-1853), and biographer of Scott, lived at No. 44 a house in a garden  during the last years of his London life. He died at Abbotsford, December 1854.

Barking and Dagenham

Highlights of the conservation areas of Barking and Dagenham are gleaned from https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/conservation-areas-and-listed-buildings Barking Abbey Barking Abbey was built in 666 AD, sacked and pillaged in 870 AD by marauding Danes, and rebuilt in 970 AD by ‘Edgar the Peaceful’. The Manor of Barking was the oldest estate in Essex and remained viable until the …

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Kingston

These descriptions largely derive from the Conservation Area publications of the London Borough of Kingston. Albany Mews, KT2 Albany Park Road, KT2 Avenue Elmers, KT6 Balaclava Road, KT6   Cadogan Road Most of Cadogan Road is part of a mid 19th century housing development, forming the second stage of the Surbiton “New Town” conceived by …

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