Category: Kensal Rise

1800: London W10

This map of the 1800 countryside in the area which covers today’s London W10 postcode has been compiled by The Underground Map from various sources. As its main source, the Milne map of London shows the landuse of fields and the routes of lanes. An 1834 map of Marylebone Parish provided field names up to …

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A rural Chamberlayne Road

If you know contemporary Kensal Rise, this is a quite astounding photograph. The title found elsewhere on the web labels it as “Footpath off Chamberlayne Road leading to Kensal Green (1910)”. But looking at a 1900 map, there’s no place for a rural footpath from Chamberlayne Road towards Kensal Green. The footpath in question. I …

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