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Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

Oval roundel
The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.

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THE STREETS OF OVAL
(formerly Hillingdon Street), SE5 (formerly Hillingdon Street) is a road in the SE5 postcode area
(formerly Lucas Road), SE5 (formerly Lucas Road) is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Akerman Road, SE5 Akerman Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Akerman Road, SW9 Akerman Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Ashmole Place, SW8 Ashmole Place is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Ashmole Street, SW8 Ashmole Street was named after Elias Ashmole, a noted 17th century antiquarian, who lived near here
Aulton Place, SE11 This is a street in the SE11 postcode area
Bakery Close, SW9 Bakery Close is a cul-de-sac west of Liberty Street.
Bolton Crescent, SE5 Bolton Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Bolton Cresent, SE5 Bolton Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Bowling Green Street, SE11 Bowling Green Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Brief Street, SE5 This is a street in the SE5 postcode area
Brixton Road, SE11 Brixton Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Burton Road, SW9 Burton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Calais Gate, SE5 Calais Gate is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Calais Street, SE5 Calais Street is one of the Myatts Fields roads.
Camberwell New Road, SE11 Camberwell New Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Cancell Road, SW9 Cancell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Carroun Road, SW8 Carroun Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Chryssell Road, SW9 Chryssell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Claribel Road, SW9 Claribel Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Claylands Place, SW8 Claylands Place is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Claylands Road, SW8 Claylands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Clayton Street, SE11 Clayton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Cormont Road, SE5 Cormont Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Cottingham Road, SW8 Cottingham Road is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Cowley Road, SW9 Cowley Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Cranmer Road, SW9 Cranmer Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Cranworth Gardens, SW9 Cranworth Gardens was built during the period 1899 to 1902.
Crewdson Road, SW9 Crewdson Road connects Brixton Road and Clapham Road.
Cromwell Road, SW9 Cromwell Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Crowhurst Close, SW9 Crowhurst Close is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Dog Walk Area, SE5 Dog Walk Area is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Durand Gardens, SW9 Durand Gardens is a street of terraces, semi-detached and detached houses.
Elliott Road, SW9 Elliott Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Evandale Road, SW9 Evandale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Eythorne Road, SW9 Eythorne Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Flodden Road, SE5 Flodden Road was at first known as Brunswick Road.
Fountain Place, SW9 Fountain Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Foxley Road, SW9 Foxley Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Foxley Square, SW9 Foxley Square is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Frederick Crescent, SW9 Frederick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Frederick Cresent, SW9 Frederick Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Gosling Way, SW9 Gosling Way is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Groveway, SW9 Groveway is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Hackford Road, SW9 Hackford Road is the former home of Vincent van Gogh.
Hackford Walk, SW9 Hackford Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Halsmere Road, SE5 Halsmere Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Handforth Road, SW9 Handforth Road is a curved road between Clapham Road and Brixton Road.
Hanover Gardens, SE11 Hanover Gardens is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Hanover Gardens, SW8 Hanover Gardens is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Harleyford Street, SE11 Harleyford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Heyford Avenue, SW8 Heyford Avenue is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Hillyard Street, SW9 Anne Hillyard was the widow of a clergyman who helped fund Stockwell Orphanage in 1867.
Holland Grove, SW9 Holland Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Johnston Close, SW9 Johnston Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Kendal Close, SE5 Kendal Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Kendal Close, SW9 Kendal Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Kennington Oval, SE11 Kennington Oval is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Oval, SW8 Kennington Oval is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Kennington Park Place, SE11 Kennington Park Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park Place, SE17 Kennington Park Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennington Park Road, SE11 Kennington Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park, SE5 Kennington Park is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Knatchbull Road, SE5 Knatchbull Road was part of the Minet estate acquired from Knatchbull family in 1770.
Knatchbull Road, SW9 Knatchbull Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Langton Road, SW9 Langton Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Lett Road, SW9 Lett Road runs from Liberty Street to Clapham Road.
Liberty Street, SW9 Liberty Street runs south from Caldwell Street to Durand Gardens.
Listowel Close, SW9 Listowel Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Lothian Road, SW9 Lothian Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Magee Street, SE11 Magee Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Meadow Road, SW8 Meadow Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Melbourne Mews, SW9 Melbourne Mews is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Minerva Close, SW9 Minerva Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Morat Street, SW9 Morat street runs north to south between Liberty Street to the west and Hackford Road to the east.
Mostyn Road, SW9 Mostyn Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Mowll Street, SW9 Mowll Street runs from Brixton Road to Hackford Road.
Myatt Road, SW9 Myatt Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Normandy Road, SW9 Normandy Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Offley Road, SW9 Offley Road curves from Prima Road to Brixton Road.
Oval Place, SW8 Oval Place is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Palfrey Place, SW8 Palfrey Place is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Patmos Road, SW9 Patmos Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Paulet Road, SE5 Paulet Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Pegasus Place, SE11 Pegasus Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Penford Street, SE5 Penford Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Perseverance Place, SW9 Perseverance Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Prima Road, SW9 Prima Road runs from Clapham Road to Brixton Road and faces St Mark’s Church.
Printers Road, SW9 Printers Road marks the former use of the road before its construction - a print works.
Richborne Terrace, SW8 Richborne Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Richborne Terrace, SW9 Richborne Terrace is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Rita Road, SW8 Rita Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Russell Grove, SW9 Russell Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Searson House, SE17 A street within the postcode
South Island Place, SW9 South Island Place runs west to east from Clapham Road to Brixton Road.
Southey Road, SW9 Southey Road runs between Brixton Road and Hackford Road.
St Lawrence way, SW9 St Lawrence way is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Stannary Street, SE11 Stannary Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Templar Street, SE5 Templar Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Terrace Walk, SW8 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW8 postcode area
The Fosters Oval, SE11 The Fosters Oval is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Trigon Road, SW8 Trigon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Turner Close, SE5 Turner Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Urlwin Walk, SW9 Urlwin Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Usborne Mews, SW8 Usborne Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Van Gogh Walk, SW9 Van Gogh Walk is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Vassall Road, SW9 Vassall Road is in an area informally known as ’Myatt’s Field’.
Welby Street, SE5 Welby Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area



Christobel Warren-Jones
Christobel Warren-Jones   
Added: 26 Feb 2018 13:50 GMT   
IP: 143.159.49.39
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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
KC Alexander   
Added: 23 Jan 2018 15:07 GMT   
IP: 90.195.148.140
2:2:226
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
Allen Waters   
Added: 18 Jan 2018 23:19 GMT   
IP: 151.224.33.53
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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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Evelyn Johnson
Evelyn Johnson   
Added: 8 Dec 2017 23:23 GMT   
IP: 70.53.91.62
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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

Pauline jones
Pauline jones   
Added: 16 Oct 2017 19:04 GMT   
IP: 86.136.68.202
2:5:226
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
Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   
IP: 10.9.55.126
2:6:226
Post by Johnshort: Hurley Road, SE11

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

peter hiller
peter hiller   
Added: 13 Sep 2017 11:07 GMT   
IP: 81.141.12.149
2:7:226
Post by peter hiller: Sancroft Street, SE11

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

Robert smitherman
Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   
IP: 2.220.194.137
2:8:226
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.

VIEW THE OVAL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE OVAL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE OVAL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE OVAL AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE OVAL AREA IN THE 1900s
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Oval

Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.
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