Scott Hatton

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This guide to Hackney is mostly derived from the Conservation Area guides produced on behalf of the  London Borough of Hackney ABBOT STREET Fitzroy House to the rear of the paint works which fronts Abbot Street, parallel with Ashwin Street, is a former fabrics manufactory and is a good example of c.1950 industrial architecture which …

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Some street name derivations

Abbey Orchard Street, SW1 – after a former orchard here attached to St Peter’s Abbey Abbey Street, SE1 – after Bermondsey Abbey, formerly located here Abchurch Lane, EC4N – after the adjacent St Mary Abchurch Abchurch Yard, EC4 – after the adjacent St Mary Abchurch Aberdeen Place, NW8 – this land was formerly owned by Harrow School; …

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This street guide contains streets from all over the London Borough of Greenwich and they are based on the Borough’s conservation area guides. ASHBURNHAM GROVE The name Ashburnham derives from the Ashburnham family who owned and developed much of the Ashburnham Triangle Conservation Area in the early and mid 19th century. ASHBURNHAM PLACE The Travers …

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The area has been settled at least since the early Roman period; a Romano-British fort on Cox’s Mount (now  part of Maryon Park) was excavated in 1913, revealing finds dating from 60 AD through to the 4th century. The name Charlton is of Saxon origin, compounded of ceorl (=churl), referring to a small peasant farmer, …

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Photos of old London

Trams were once ubiquitous in London. The first, a horse tram, was introduced in Victoria in 1860; in 1884, a cable tram was introduced for Highgate Hill; electric vehicles arrived in 1901, and by 1914, London has the largest tram network in Europe. The arrival of the diesel bus soon led to their demise, and …

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Hampstead Garden Suburb – a history

This history of Hampstead Garden Suburb was a paper written for the London Division of English Heritage in December 1994 by Dr C E Miele. No copyright claim is assumed by this blog. Begun in 1907 Hampstead Garden Suburb is known internationally as the most perfect example of its type. Its designers Barry Parker and …

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Many streets in this guide are derived from the Conservation Area Guides from the London Borough of Ealing. Certain entries were adapted from the website. ACTON Acton is drained by two main streams. The Bollo Brook rises near Fordhook and flows south-eastward to Acton Green, passing into Chiswick. The Stamford Brook’s western branch, apparently rising …

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Hanger Hill

The Hanger Hill (Haymills) Estate Conservation Area (CA) is situated in the former historic County of Middlesex. The CA is within the ward of Hanger Hill in the London Borough of Ealing. Hanger Hill (Haymills) Estate CA forms a neat semi-circle comprising four roads – Chatsworth Road, The Ridings, Ashbourne Road and Corringway. The four roads curve following a well defined circular …

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Hanwell in 1800

A recreated 1800 map of Hanwell recreated by the London Borough of Ealing.

Streets of Camden Town

The “Streets of Camden Town”, subtitled ‘A survey of streets, buildings & former residents in a part of Camden’ is published by the Camden History Society. It drifts in and out of print but can be picked up second hand on Amazon occasionally.