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Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.


One thing Elephant and Castle is not named after is 'La Infanta de Castilla', seemingly referring to a series of Spanish princesses such as Eleanor of Castile and María, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. However, Eleanor of Castile was not an infanta - the term only appeared in English about 1600. María has a strong British connection because she was once controversially engaged to Charles I, but she had no connection with Castile. Infanta de Castilla therefore seems to be a conflation of two Iberian royals separated by 300 years.

Regardless, the pub of that name gave its name to the station, and in turn the station to the nearby area - originally called Newington.

Elephant & Castle tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kennington and Borough, and is the southern terminus of the Bakerloo Line.

The station was built in two stages. The Northern Line station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube, the City & South London Railway (C&SLR). The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) station opened on 5 August 1906, five months after the rest of the line. Although belonging to separate companies, the platforms were connected below ground from 10 August 1906.

The first baby to be born on the underground was born at the station in 1924. Press reports claimed that she had been named Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor (so that her initials would have read T.U.B.E.) but this story later proved false, and she was named Marie Cordery. Elephant and Castle seems to specialise in names which prove false!

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America Street, SE1 America Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Arch Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Baden Place, SE1 Baden Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Balfour Street, SE17 Balfour Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Barlow Street, SE17 Barlow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Bath Terrace, SE1 Bath Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Baytree Mews, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Bear Lane, SE1 Bear Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Beckway Street, SE17 Beckway Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Belvedere Buildings, SE1 Belvedere Buildings is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bodley Way, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Boyfield Street, SE1 Boyfield Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Brandon Street, SE17 Brandon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Brook Drive, SE1 Brook Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Catesby Street, SE17 Catesby Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Chancel Street, SE1 Chancel Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chatham Street, SE17 Chatham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Clennam Street, SE1 Clennam Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Collinson Walk, SE1 Collinson Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Comus Place, SE17 Comus Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Congreve Street, SE17 Congreve Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Copperfield Street, SE1 Copperfield Street was named after the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, by association with nearby Dickens Square.
County Street, SE1 County Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crail Row, SE17 Crail Row is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Crampton Street, SE17 Crampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Crosby Row, SE1 Crosby Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crosslet Street, SE17 Crosslet Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Darwin Street, SE17 Darwin Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Deacon Way, SE17 Deacon Way is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Dean’s Buildings, SE17 Dean’s Buildings is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doyce Street, SE1 Doyce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Street, SE17 East Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Elba Place, SE17 Elba Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Elephant & Castle Station, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Elephant & Castle, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Elephant and Castle, SE1 Elephant and Castle is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Elephant Castle Shopping Centre, SE1 Elephant Castle Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Elephant Road, SE17 Elephant Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Elsted Street, SE17 Elsted Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Ethel Street, SE17 Ethel Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Ewer Street, SE1 Ewer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Falmouth Road, SE1 Falmouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Farrell Court, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Flint Street, SE17 Flint Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Gare Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Garland Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gaunt Street, SE1 Gaunt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gay Street, SW15 Gay Street is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Gaywood Street, SE1 Gaywood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Glade Path, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Glasshill Street, SE1 Glasshill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grande Vitesse Industrial Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Great Guildford Street, SE1 Great Guildford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Suffolk Street, SE1 Great Suffolk Street was at one time called Dirty Lane.
Halpin Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hampton Street, SE1 Hampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hampton Street, SE17 Hampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Hannibal House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Harper Road, SE1 Harper Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hemp Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Henshaw Street, SE17 Henshaw Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Heygate Street, SE17 Heygate Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hillery Close, SE17 Hillery Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Howell Walk, SE1 Howell Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Huntsman Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
John Maurice Close, SE17 John Maurice Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennedy Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
King and Queen Street, SE17 King and Queen Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
King James Court, SE1 King James Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King James Street, SE1 King James Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King Queen Street, SE17 King Queen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Kings Bench Street, SE1 Kings Bench Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lagare Apartments, SE1 Lagare Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lagare, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lancaster Street, SE1 Lancaster Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lant Street, SE1 Lant Street derives its name from the Lant family who inherited the estates known as Southwark Olace.
Larcom Street, SE17 Larcom Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Library Street, SE1 Library Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Loman Street, SE1 Loman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marlborough Close, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Marnock House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Mason Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Meadow Row, SE1 Meadow Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Merrow Street, SE1 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Munton Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Nelson Square, SE1 Nelson Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
New Kent Road, SE1 New Kent Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
New Kent Road, SE17 New Kent Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Newington Butts, SE1 Newington Butts is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newington Causeway, SE1 Newington Causeway appears to have been so named in the middle of the 18th century.
Nicholson House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Omeara Street, SE1 Omeara Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Orb Street, SE17 Orb Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Pastor Street, SE1 Pastor Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Peabody Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Pepper Street, SE1 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pickwick Street, SE1 Pickwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pilton Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Plantain Place, SE1 Plantain Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
PO Box 72772, SE1P A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 72773, SE1P A street within the SE1 postcode
Pocock Street, SE1 Pocock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Price’s Street, SE1 Price’s Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Princess Street, SE1 Princess Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Redcross Way, SE1 Redcross Way was previously called Red Cross Street.
Risborough Street, SE1 Risborough Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Robert Dashwood Way, SE17 Robert Dashwood Way is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Rockingham Street, SE1 Rockingham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rodney Place, SE17 Rodney Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Rodney Road, SE17 Rodney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Sawyer Street, SE1 Sawyer Street is named after Bob Sawyer, a character in the novel The Pickwick Papers by local resident Charles Dickens.
Sayer Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Scovell Crescent, SE1 Scovell Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Scovell Road, SE1 Scovell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Searles Road, SE1 Searles Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Shopping Centre Elephant Castle, SE1 Shopping Centre Elephant Castle is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 Southwark Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Spare Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
St Gabriel Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Gabriel Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Stanford Place, SE17 Stanford Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Stead Street, SE17 Stead Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Steedman Street, SE17 Steedman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Street Gabriel Walk, SE1 A street within the SE17 postcode
Sudrey Street, SE1 Sudrey Street was formerly Little Suffolk Street.
Surrey Row, SE1 Surrey Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Surrey Rowe, SE1 Surrey Rowe is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tarn Street, SE1 Tarn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tatum Street, SE17 Tatum Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
The 221 Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tisdall Place, SE17 Tisdall Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Tiverton Street, SE1 Tiverton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Toulmin Street, SE1 Toulmin Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Townley Street, SE17 Townley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Townsend Street, SE17 Townsend Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Trundle Street, SE1 Trundle Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Union Street, SE1 Union Street was so-called as it linked two other streets.
Unit 323, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Victory Place, SE17 Victory Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Wadding Street, SE17 Wadding Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Walworth Road, SE1 Walworth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Walworth Road, SE17 Walworth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Wansey Street, SE17 Wansey Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Wingrave, SE17 Wingrave is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Wollaston Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode



Christobel Warren-Jones
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Post by Christobel Warren-Jones: Hurley Road, SE11

Hurley Road was off Kennington Lane, just west of Renfrew Raod, not where indicated on this map. My Dad was born at number 4 in 1912. It no longer exists but the name is remembered in Hurley House, Hurley Clinic and Hurley Pre-School

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Post by Evelyn Johnson: Sturgeon Road, SE17

I lived at 105 Sturgeon Road in 1956 went to st Paul’s church Lorrimore sqN8DvL

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Post by Johnshort: Hurley Road, SE11

There were stables in the road mid way also Danny reading had coal delivery lorry.n

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Post by peter hiller: Sancroft Street, SE11

what is the history of tresco house 2 sancroft street ,it looks older than a 1990s site

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Post by Robert smitherman: Saunders Street, SE11

I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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VIEW THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AREA IN THE 1900s
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Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.

One thing Elephant and Castle is not named after is 'La Infanta de Castilla', seemingly referring to a series of Spanish princesses such as Eleanor of Castile and María, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. However, Eleanor of Castile was not an infanta - the term only appeared in English about 1600. María has a strong British connection because she was once controversially engaged to Charles I, but she had no connection with Castile. Infanta de Castilla therefore seems to be a conflation of two Iberian royals separated by 300 years.

Regardless, the pub of that name gave its name to the station, and in turn the station to the nearby area - originally called Newington.

Elephant & Castle tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kennington and Borough, and is the southern terminus of the Bakerloo Line.

The station was built in two stages. The Northern Line station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube, the City & South London Railway (C&SLR). The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) station opened on 5 August 1906, five months after the rest of the line. Although belonging to separate companies, the platforms were connected below ground from 10 August 1906.

The first baby to be born on the underground was born at the station in 1924. Press reports claimed that she had been named Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor (so that her initials would have read T.U.B.E.) but this story later proved false, and she was named Marie Cordery. Elephant and Castle seems to specialise in names which prove false!
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