February 2019 archive

Brent

This guide to the streets and notable areas of Brent has been derived from the Conservation Area guides issued by the borough in the early 21st century. ===== ACTON LANE In 1837 the London & Birmingham Railway was built through East Twyford, destroying some cottages. A former beerhouse where Acton Lane crossed the canal became …

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Chislehurst

CHISLEHURST CONSERVATION AREA A Study compiled and written for The Chislehurst Society by Mary S Holt August 1992 Editors note Mary Holt’s 1992 study of the Chislehurst Conservation Area is full of interest at a number of different levels. Not only did she describe the then current features of all the roads in the Conservation Area, she added …

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Roomy villas : the story of Southfields Grid and its surroundings

Full text of “Roomy villas : the story of Southfields Grid and its surroundings” was produced as a free eBook by local historian Neil Robson during 2000 in partnership with Wandsworth Libraries and Museum. Acknowledgements So many people have contributed towards the success of this project, and it is fair to say that without their …

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Gascoigne’s Survey of Stepney of 1703

An Actuall Survey of the Parish of St Dunstan Stepney alias Stebunheath … Taken … 1703 by Ioel Gascoyne, engraven by Iohn Harris. A scale of 1320 yards = 9 inches

Curiosities of London: A-B

ADMIRALTY OFFICE, THE FORMS the left flank of the detachment of Government Offices on the north side of Whitehall. It occupies the site of Wallingford House, from the roof of which Archbishop Usher saw King Charles I. led out to execution in the front of Whitehall Palace, and swooned at the sad scene. Wallingford House …

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Bexley

These street guides have been largely gleaned from the various conversation guides available from the London Borough of Bexley. AVENUE ROAD Avenue Road retains much of its original character and was originally the driveway to a former Manor House, crossing parkland prior to the 19th century residential development. Avenue Road was laid out circa.1769. BROOK …

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