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Mortimer Crescent is a notable street in Kilburn, full of literary connections.

No addresses have so far been added to Mortimer Crescent, NW6

Mortimer Crescent was built in 1854 and originally called Mortimer Road after Thomas Hill Mortimer, who was the solicitor for Fulk Greville Howard and then Colonel Arthur Upton, who owned the Greville Estate area. These were built as houses for wealthy and professional people.

Henley House school, nos. 6 & 7 Mortimer Road (later Crescent), Kilburn, had been unsuccessful before 1878 when John Vine Milne, father of the writer A. A. Milne, bought the goodwill. Numbers rose from c. 6 to 50 boys, aged 8 to 18, including 15 boarders. Milne’s family lived in one semi-detached house, the other being adapted for classrooms. H. G. Wells taught English, science, and drawing 1889-90 and admired Milne.

Although equipment was sparse and the school fell short of its intentions; the honour system for discipline was in advance of its time, and a new approach to mathematics proved successful for university entrance. Alfred Harmsworth was encouraged to start the school magazine in 1878, printed from 1881. Milne moved his school c. 1892 to Westgate-on-Sea in Kent.

On the Kilburn priory estate Hillsborough Court, a neo-Tudor block decorated with heraldic motifs in stone, was built for Greville Estates in Mortimer Crescent in 1933.

George Orwell lived in the street from 1941-44 at Kington House, an original Victorian terrace which was destroyed by a V1 flying bomb during the Second World War in 1944, while Orwell was living there.

A.A. Milne was also born and lived on the street and was taught by H.G. Wells.

In 1948 the L.C.C. began clearing the area between Greville Road and Mortimer Place and Crescent, which it replaced with the Mortimer Crescent estate, eight smallscale, brick blocks of flats, which were opened c. 1955.

Source: British History Online



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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayswater Rivulet:   The Bayswater Rivulet was the original name for the Westbourne River
Goldhurst Open Space:   Maryon Wilson Green Triangle and Goldhurst Open Space lies to the rear of Fairhazel Gardens and Goldhurst Terrace.
Kilburn Bridge:   Kilburn Bridge once marked the spot where the Edgware Road crossed the River Westbourne.
Kilburn Bridge Farm:   Kilburn Bridge Farm stood beside Watling Street until the late 1830s.
Kilburn High Road:   What was Watling Street in earlier times, became Edgware Road and finally Kilburn High Road.
Kilburn Park Farm:   Kilburn Park Farm was situated almost opposite the Red Lion along the Edgware Road.
Kilburn Wells:   Kilburn Wells. a medicinal spring, existed between 1714 and the 1860s.
Red Lion:   The Red Lion was situated at 34 Kilburn High Road.
St Augustine’s Church of England High School:   St Augustine’s Church of England High School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England comprehensive school in the West London borough of Westminster, Kilburn.
St Augustine’s, Kilburn:   St Augustine’s was founded by Richard Carr Kirkpatrick in the Anglo-Catholic tradition in 1870 and listed as a Grade I building by Historic England.
Westbourne Pond:   Westbourne Pond is marked on the 1830 Greenwood map as the source of the Westbourne River.


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Abbey Road, NW6 · Abbey Road, NW8 · Abbots Place, NW6 · Aberdare Gardens, NW6 · Acol Road, NW6 · Ainsworth Way, NW8 · Alexandra Road, NW8 · Andover Place, NW6 · Andover Place, W9 · Belgrave Gardens, NW8 · Belsise Road, NW6 · Belsize Road, NW6 · Belsize Road, NW8 · Bolton Road, NW8 · Bransdale Close, NW6 · Cambridge Avenue, NW6 · Cambridge Court, NW6 · Carlton Vale, W9 · Coleridge Gardens, NW6 · Coventry Close, NW6 · Dibdin House, W9 · Dobson Close, NW6 · Douglas Court, NW6 · Fairfax Place, NW6 · Fairfax Road, NW6 · Fairhazel Gardens, NW6 · Goldsmith Place, NW6 · Greencroft Gardens, NW6 · Greville Mews, NW6 · Greville Place, NW6 · Greville Place, W9 · Greville Road, NW6 · Harben Road, NW6 · Hermit Place, NW6 · Hilgrove Road, NW6 · Hillside Close, NW6 · Hillside Close, W9 · Jade Terrace, NW6 · Kilburn Bridge, NW6 · Kilburn High Road, NW6 · Kilburn Park Road, W9 · Kilburn Place, NW6 · Kilburn Priory, NW6 · Kilburn Priory, NW8 · Kilburn Square, NW6 · Kilburn Vale, NW6 · Kings Gardens, NW6 · Langtry Road, NW8 · Langtry Walk, NW8 · Manor Mews, NW6 · Maple Mews, NW6 · Marston Close, NW6 · Mortimer Crescent, NW6 · Mortimer Crescent, NW6 · Mortimer Place, NW6 · Mutrix Road, NW6 · Oxford Road, NW6 · Plaza Parade, NW6 · Priory Road, NW6 · Priory Terrace, NW6 · Randolph Gardens, NW6 · Regents Plaza, NW6 · Rosslyn Mansions, NW6 · Rowley Way, NW8 · Rudolph Road, NW6 · Springfield Lane, NW6 · Springfield Walk, NW6 · St Johns Court, NW3 · St Marys Mews, NW6 · The Lane, NW8 · Tollgate Gardens, NW6 · Torridon House, NW6 · Wavel Mews, NW6 · Wells Court, NW6 · Woodchurch Road, NW6 ·


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