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Poplar

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 http://www.royall.co.uk/. 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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Vauxhall

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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Hendon Central

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  two large houses – Brent …

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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.