Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W

Road in Belgravia, existing between 1857 and now

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Chelsea Bridge Road was built in the 1850s to connect Chelsea with its bridge.

The Ranelagh pleasure gardens opened in 1742 to become one of the most fashionable pleasure resorts of the 18th century, with access by river as well as by road. In the 1760s Sir Thomas Robinson, one of the proprietors of the pleasure gardens, built a mansion east of the rotunda to his own designs called Prospect Place, where he lived until his death in 1777; by the 1790s the house had been divided.

In 1803 the pleasure gardens closed and Ranelagh House, its Rotunda and other features were cleared. This part of the estate then became gardens in the ownership of the Hospital.

In 1857-8 Chelsea Bridge Road was laid in a straight line from a widened White Lion Street to the new Chelsea Bridge, sweeping away the later Ranelagh House, Wilderness Row and the eastern end of the burial ground; all the land west of the road was thrown into the Hospital’s gardens, including land lying in Westminster. The land between the new road and the Westbourne was taken for Chelsea Infantry barracks in 1860-2.

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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1900s
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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ebury Farm:   Ebury Farm was a simple marshy farm whose lands later became the richest real estate in London.
River Westbourne outflow:   The River Westbourne flowed into the Thames at this point.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alderney Street, SW1V · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Bourne Street, SW1W · Bradbrook House, SW1X · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Buckland House, SW1V · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chesham Street, SW1X · Chester Row, SW1W · Chester Square Mews, SW1W · Chester Square, SW1W · Cheylesmore House, SW1W · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Dove Walk, SW1W · Eaton Mews North, SW1X · Eaton Mews South, SW1W · Eaton Mews West, SW1W · Eaton Place, SW1X · Eaton Square, SW1W · Eaton Terrace, SW1W · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Ebury Bridge, SW1V · Ebury Square, SW1W · Ebury Street, SW1W · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Street, SW1W · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Fountain Square, SW1W · Gloucester Street, SW1V · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Halkin Arcade, SW1X · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Hugh Street, SW1V · Kings Road, SW1W · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Lower Sloane Street, SW1W · Montrose Place, SW1X · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Pimlico Road, SW1W · Ranelagh Grove, SW1W · Roberts Mews, SW1X · Sedding Street, SW1X · Semley Place, SW1W · Sloane Gardens, SW1W · Sloane Square House, SW1W · Sloane Square, SW1W · South Eaton Place, SW1W · St Barnabas Street, SW1W · Sussex Street, SW1V · Sutherland Street, SW1V · Tintern House, SW1V · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Victoria Place, SW1W · Victoria Station, SW1W · Walden House, SW1W · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Winchester Street, SW1V ·


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