Hartington Road, SW8

Road in/near South Lambeth, existing between 1825 and now

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Most of the left side of Hartington Road depicted here - the area between Hartington Road and Wandsworth Road - was demolished in 1950s slum clearance.


The area where Hartington Road was eventually built was part of an area of Vauxhall called "The Nine Acres".

In 1774 a footpath which ran along the line of the present Hartington Road divided the nine acres into a western portion, containing about five acres and planted with gooseberry and currant “trees”, and an eastern portion, part grass and part ploughed land.

Another footpath on the line of Wilcox Road bounded the close on the north side. The western portion was let on two building leases to John Roupell, lead-smelter, in 1824 and 1825. Landsdowne Place and Spring Grove - which later were consoldated into Hartington Road - were laid out in the 1820s.

The eastern portion was purchased by Thomas Allen at an auction in 1821 and was not let on building lease until after his death. The portion was developed after 1857 by John Abbot, builder, who laid out Brough Street and Kenchester Street.

Since the houses between Hartington Road and Brough Street were destroyed by a flying bomb in the war of 1939–45, their sites became covered with temporary single-storey prefabricated houses. On the rest of the land to the east the original development of two-storey terrace houses is still standing. The houses here are typical of the 1850s and 1860s, with stucco surrounds to the door and window openings and hoods over the ground-floor openings, all detailed in a debased Classical manner. Some houses have pilaster-flanked entrances.

Slum clearance started as a London-wide social movement in the 1920s with the aim of replacing unsatisfactory, overcrowded and unsanitary housing with modern accommodation. It was fuelled by government grants, and a side objective of giving employment during the depression. This led to the demolition of Victorian properties, some of low grade, particularly tenement blocks, but also to the wholesale demolition of many streets of terraced Victorian houses.

Following the 1939-45 war slum clearance was taken up again in Lambeth. The Victorian practice of having toilets at the rear of the property or in the yard was considered old-fashioned and unsanitary. Terraces were declared “unfit for human habitation” by the Lambeth Council Medical Officer, who generally did not personally inspect the houses internally.

Large areas were designated for clearance, so that properties fell in value and the only purchaser if one fell vacant was the council, who could buy at a distressed price. These properties were left to decay, or boarded up, thus exacerbating the downward spiral of the area, so that the compensation value on eventual compulsory purchase was low.

Most of the left side of Hartington Road depicted in the old photo - the area between Hartington Road and Wandsworth Road - was demolished in 1950s slum clearance.

Source: http://vauxhallhistory.org



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Christobel Warren-Jones
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Added: 26 Feb 2018 13:50 GMT   
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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

KC Alexander
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Post by KC Alexander: Priory Grove, SW8

Lived in a two up two down until the age of 13.
Played on the bombsites (no health and safety then)
A Coal man Mr Bells lived in the road and kept his horse in a stable across the road from where he lived.
Fibre glass factory which made large figures etc for fairgrounds was down a mews which no longer exists.
Prefabs on the bend where Doreen, a friend of my mums lived with her two daughters.
Alan and Alex who?s mum and dad were also friends of my parents lived near the priory pub. the pub is now residential flats.
Alex was another boy who lived just a couple of doors along from me as was Colin.
The house was knocked down in 1964 and the site is now an adventure playground.
The only thing left I recognise is my old sycamore tree which grew in my garden which I could often be found climbing.

Never fell out of it !

Allen Waters
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Post by Allen Waters: Lansdowne Gardens, SW8

I used to live at no. 27 from 1950-1961. My family had the large room on the ground floor a bedroom on the 2nd floor and a room in the attic. There were several other families who came and went over the years, as well as landlords. We had a landlord for a time called ?Gethin?. I used to play with my friends in the road as there were few cars then. We used to use the lamppost next to house as a cricket wicket and it?s still there. I can remember swings in the green and a parkeeper there with a coal brazier in the winter. I was a choirboy at St Barnaby?s, I remember a bagwash near the church when the houses were demolished to build the estate. There used to be a row of shops and I particularly remember one called ?gallies? a sweet shop where you could get a penny drink and they put gas in it for you. Schools I went to were Priory Grove, then Al

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Post by Pauline jones: Bessborough Place, SW1V

I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved L

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Johnshort
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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

peter hiller
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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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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Archbishop Tenison’s School:   Archbishop Tenison’s School moved to The Oval in 1928
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NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Close, SW8 · Abbot Court, SW8 · Albert Square, SW8 · Albion Avenue, SW8 · Aldebert Terrace, SW8 · Allen Edwards Drive, SW8 · Andrew Place, SW8 · Arches Miles Street, SW8 · Ashmole Place, SW8 · Ashmole Street, SW8 · Binfield Road, SW4 · Bondway, SW8 · Bonnington Square, SW8 · Bramley Crescent, SW8 · Brough Close, SW8 · Carroun Road, SW8 · Clapham Road, SW8 · Claylands Place, SW8 · Claylands Road, SW8 · Cobbett Street, SW8 · Cottingham Road, SW8 · Courland Grove, SW8 · Courland Street, SW8 · Cowthorpe Road, SW8 · Darsley Drive, SW8 · Davidson Gardens, SW8 · Dorset Road, SW8 · Ebbisham Drive, SW8 · Fentiman Road, SW8 · Fount Street, SW8 · Goldsboro Road, SW8 · Guildford Road, KT16 · Guildford Road, SW8 · Hampson Way, SW8 · Hartington Road, SW8 · Hemans Street, SW8 · Heyford Avenue, SW8 · Kenchester Close, SW8 · Kennington Oval, SW8 · Kibworth Street, SW8 · Killyon Road, SW8 · Kings House, SW8 · Langley Lane, SW8 · Lansdowne Gardens, SW8 · Lansdowne Green, SW8 · Lansdowne Way, SW4 · Lansdowne Way, SW8 · Lawn Lane, SE11 · Lawn Lane, SW8 · Mawbey Street, SW8 · Meadow Road, SW8 · Miles Street, SW8 · Old South Lambeth Road, SW8 · Oval Place, SW8 · Palfrey Place, SW8 · Park Place, SW8 · Parry Street, SW8 · Pascal Street, SW8 · Portland Grove, SW8 · Post Office Way, SW8 · Priory Court, SW8 · Priory Grove, SW8 · Priory Mews, SW8 · Richborne Terrace, SW8 · Richborne Terrace, SW9 · Rita Road, SW8 · Saddlers Way, SW8 · Saint Stephen’s Terrace, SW8 · Sheldon Court, SW8 · Smedley Street, SW4 · Smedley Street, SW8 · South Lambeth Place, SW8 · South Lambeth Road, SE11 · South Lambeth Road, SW8 · South Lambeth Road, SW9 · Southville, SW8 · St Stephens Terrace, SW8 · St. Stephen’s Terrace, SW8 · Stanley Close, SW8 · Terrace Walk, SW8 · Teversham Lane, SW8 · The Studios, SW8 · Thorne Road, SW8 · Thorparch Road, SW8 · Tradescant Road, SW8 · Trenchold Street, SW8 · Trigon Road, SW8 · Union Grove, SW8 · Union Road, SW8 · Usborne Mews, SW8 · Vauxhall Grove, SW8 · Viceroy Road, SW8 · Victoria House, SW8 · Victoria Mansions, SW8 · Walton Close, SW8 · Wandsworth Road, SW4 · West Bridge, SW8 · Wheatsheaf Lane, SW8 · Wilcox Close, SW8 · Wilcox Road, SW8 · Wilkinson Street, SW8 · Wyvil Estate, SW8 · Wyvil Road, SW8 ·

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