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West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.

It is located on Old Brompton Road immediately south of Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

The name refers to the older locality of Brompton to the east, although the areas of South Kensington and Earl's Court separate West Brompton from its namesake. Whilst in the early part of the 20th century, the whole area between Knightsbridge and here would have been known as Brompton, modern-day locals would not recognise Brompton and West Brompton as geographically contiguous. Today it still has its own Royal Mail London postcode of SW10 (though that also covers part of Chelsea).

On 12 April 1869, the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) opened its own station as the terminus and only station on its extension from Gloucester Road station (Earl's Court station did not open until 1871). On 1 March 1880, the MDR opened an extension south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.

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Post by Richard Cooper: Caithness Road, W14

I was in a wine bar at the Brook Street end of South Molton Lane yesterday and they displayed a large triptech map of central and west London - updated. From the names of the tube stations it must have been around 1870. Anyway, Brook Green was undeveloped, had a road running through it and a number of the road names have changed since. Caithness Road was called Masbro road (which still exists north of Blythe Road).

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Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11

John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON 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 WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1900s
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Al-Muntada Islamic School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Biba:   Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s, started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Chelsea Independent College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 21.
Coleherne House:   Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
Collingham:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Earl's Court:   Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Earl's Court Farm:   Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre:   Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that opened in 1937.
Eel Brook Common:   
Fulham Broadway:   Fulham Broadway station is notable as the nearest station to Stamford Bridge stadium, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The London Oratory School is also nearby.
Fulham Central children’s centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Fulham Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Heythrop College:   Higher education institutions
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Holy Cross RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kensington Roof Garden:   Kensington Roof Garden (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens) covers 6000 square metres.
Kensington School:   The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was an educational establishment founded in 1830 that is perhaps best remembered for being one of the founders of the Football Association in 1863.
Lady Margaret School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
Snowflake School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
St Barnabas and St Philip’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Abbot’s:   St Mary Abbot’s Hospital operated from 1871 to 1992. From 1846 to 1869 the site housed the Kensington Parish Workhouse.
The Fascination of Chelsea: North of the King’s Road:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Kensington School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
The London Oratory School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Troubadour Cafe:   


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Corner of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas:   This view shows Tyler the chemists during the 1960s.
Wandsworth Bridge Road (1913):   Wandsworth Bridge Road, photo taken from the New King's Road.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Road, W8 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Acfold Road, SW6 · Ackmar Road, SW6 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Adrian Mews, SW10 · Aisgill Avenue, W14 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Anselm Road, SW6 · Argon Mews, SW6 · Armadale Road, SW6 · Avalon Road, SW6 · Bagleys Lane, SW6 · Barclay Close, SW6 · Barclay Road, SW6 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Basuto Road, SW6 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Bellamy Close, W14 · Billing Street, SW10 · Blake Gardens, SW6 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Bovingdon Road, SW6 · Bowerdean Street, SW6 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Brigade House, SW6 · Britannia Road, SW6 · Britannia Way, SW6 · Brompton Park Crescent, SW6 · Broxholme House, SW6 · Burnthwaite Road, SW6 · Campana Road, SW6 · Cassidy Road, SW6 · Cedarne Road, SW6 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Cheryls Close, SW6 · Childs Place, SW5 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Cooper House, SW6 · Cope Place, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Cromwell Crescent, SW5 · Cromwell Road, SW5 · Crondace Road, SW6 · Crowther Close, SW6 · Dan Leno Walk, SW6 · Darlan Road, SW6 · Delvino Road, SW6 · Derry Street, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earls Walk, W8 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · Eden Close, W8 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Effie Place, SW6 · Effie Road, SW6 · Elmstone Road, SW6 · Elthiron Road, SW6 · Empress Place, SW6 · Epirus Mews, SW6 · Epirus Road, SW6 · Epple Road, SW6 · Essex Villas, W8 · Eustace Road, SW6 · Farm Lane, SW6 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Favart Road, SW6 · Fenelon Place, W14 · Finborough Road, SW10 · Fulham Broadway Road, SW6 · Fulham Broadway, SW6 · Fulham Court, SW6 · Fulham Police Station, SW6 · Fulham Road, SW6 · Haldane Road, SW6 · Halford Road, SW6 · Harbledown Road, SW6 · Harwood Road, SW6 · Harwood Terrace, SW6 · Heathman’s Road, SW6 · Heathmans Road, SW6 · Heckfield Place, SW6 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hilary Close, SW6 · Hildyard Road, SW6 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Holmead Road, SW6 · Ifield Road, SW10 · Imperial Square, SW6 · Irene Road, SW6 · Iverna Court, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Jepson House, SW6 · Jerdan Place, SW6 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kempson Road, SW6 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington High Street, W8 · Kenway Road, SW5 · King Edward Buildings, SW6 · King’s Road, SW6 · Kings Road, SW6 · King’s Road, SW6 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Knivet Road, SW6 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Lancaster Court, SW6 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Lillie Yard, SW6 · Logan Place, W8 · Longridge Road, SW5 · Marchbank Road, SW6 · Marchbank Road, W14 · Marloes Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · Maxwell Road, SW6 · Melbury Court, W14 · Melbury Court, W8 · Melbury Road, W14 · Meldon Close, SW6 · Mews End Studios, W11 · Micklethwaite Road, SW6 · Moore Park Road, SW6 · Musgrave Crescent, SW6 · Nevern Place, SW5 · Nevern Road, SW5 · Nevern Square, SW5 · North End Road, SW6 · North End, SW6 · Novello Street, SW6 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Ongar Road, SW6 · Palace Mews, SW6 · Park Close, W14 · Parsons Green Lane, SW6 · Parsons Green, SW6 · Parthenia Road, SW6 · Pearscroft Court, SW6 · Pearscroft Road, SW6 · Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Pennant Mews, W8 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Perrymead Street, SW6 · Peterborough Villas, SW6 · Philbeach Gardens, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW6 · Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Phillimore Walk, W8 · Pulton Place, SW6 · Racton Road, SW6 · Radley Mews, W8 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Rickett Street, SW6 · Roxby Place, SW6 · Rumbold Road, SW6 · Ryecroft Street, SW6 · Sandilands Road, SW6 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Seagrave Road, SW6 · Sedlescombe Road, SW6 · Shottendane Road, SW6 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Spear Mews, SW5 · St James House, W8 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St. John’s Close, SW6 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stafford Terrace, W8 · Stamford Gate, SW6 · Stokenchurch Street, SW6 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Swan Court, SW6 · Swan Mews, SW6 · Tamworth Street, SW6 · Templeton Place, SW5 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Mansions, SW5 · Tournay Road, SW6 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Tyrawley Road, SW6 · Vanston Place, SW6 · Walham Green Court, SW6 · Walham Grove, SW6 · Walham Yard, SW6 · Wansdown Place, SW6 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Waterford Road, SW6 · Weir Road, SW17 · West Cromwell Road, SW5 · West Road, SW6 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 · Wrights Lane, W8 · Wynnstay Gardens, W8 ·
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London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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