Category: TUM

King’s Cross

Street names for the new N1C development were created as the result of a competition and described here:   [BASIL] JELLICOE WAY St Pancras House Improvement Society was established by Father Basil Jellicoe and Irene Barclay. Father Jellicoe led a famous campaign in the 1930s to rehouse slum dwellers in the Somers Town and …

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Much of this section about Poplar derives from the writings of Prebendary Arthur Royall (13 October 1919 – 17 June 2013). Many of his articles became part of the Royall family website at His street names of Poplar was mostly in turn derived from The Streets of London by S.Fairfield, an out-of-print book published by Macmillan …

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The Vauxhall area is flat, part of the great low-lying plains of clay deposits formed by the River Thames in the London Basin. Historically the area was in two parts; to the north the Mawby Estate belonging to the Manor of Kennington and to the south the Caron House Estate belonging to Vauxhall Manor. Harleyford …

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This page lists streets, the histories of which are largely gleaned from the Conservation Area documents of the London Borough of Southwark: Abbey Street, SE1 Addington Square, SE5 Alma Grove, SE1 Amelia Street, SE17 Anchor Terrace, SE1 The Angel (Rotherhithe) The Angel (Waterloo) Austral Street, SE11 Ayres Street, SE1 Balaclava Road, SE1 (Old) Barge House …

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A guide to Kensington Streets first appeared on the, now defunct, Kensington Living website. All rights and copyright to the original material is retained by that website. Abingdon Road Abingdon Villas Adam and Eve Mews Albert Mews Albert Place Ansdell Terrace Argyll Road Aubrey Road Aubrey Walk Bedford Gardens Berkeley Gardens Blithfield Street Brunswick Gardens, …

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Certain material featured on the Dulwich pages derive from the following sources:- The South London Guide – especially the Dulwich pages Ideal Homes Dulwich The street name derivations featured by the Dulwich Society  

Hendon Central

[advanced_iframe securitykey=”73bfdf36bff161fdb6d48c80a87afbe943e66891″ src=”″ width=”400″ height=”400″] While the old Butcher’s Lane which was a minor lane in Hendon, Middlesex had been officially renamed Queen’s Road for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1887, the contemporary 1900 Ordnance Survey map does not yet show this change. The lane connected Brent Street to the Burroughs. The map shows that …

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Belsize Park

Modern Belsize includes the manor of Belsize and the northern part of the Chalcots estate. This article summarises the history of the two estates and explains how in the second half of the nineteenth century Belsize was transformed from farmland and gentlemen’s country houses to a middle class suburb.    The Belsize Estate Belsize, or …

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West Hampstead

West Hampstead is an area in the London Borough of Camden in north-west London. Mainly defined by the railway stations of the same name, it is situated between Childs Hill to the north, Frognal and Hampstead to the north-east, Swiss Cottage to the east, South Hampstead to the south-east, Kilburn to the west and south-west, …

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Kilburn Park

Kilburn Park station was opened on 31 January 1915 as the temporary terminus of the Bakerloo line’s extension from Paddington.