Kensington Court Gardens

Residential/commercial block in/near High Street Kensington, existing between 1889 and now

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Kensington Court Gardens is a late Victorian mansion block, completed in 1889, near to Kensington Palace and Gardens.

The location of today’s Kensington Court Place was formerly part of the Vallotton estate, dating back to the late 18th century. Kensington Court Place was originally known as Charles Street and renamed in 1908. The eastern side of Charles Street was the former site of open grounds, known as The Paddock. It was the home of the Kensington Lawn Tennis Club prior to being bought by local surveyor, Albert James Barker for building development in 1886.

The mansion block, Kensington Court Gardens is believed to be designed by Henry W. Peck and built by Frederick Moir of Moir, Wallis and Company in 1887-9 in association with Albert Barker. Albert Barker was responsible for a large amount of the building development around Thackeray Street, Ansdell Street and Kensington Court Place and was responsible for much of the street layout that we see today.

The Times first advertised flats for Kensington Court Gardens in January 1889 at between £195 and £250 per annum. Kensington Court Gardens first appears in the London Directory in 1889, listed with Moir Wallis & Co. Builders, with building works not completed. The first residents appear in the 1890 Directory, with flat No.1 again, with Moir Wallis & Co.

During the 1890s, a number of residents were retired military men.

It was the erstwhile residence of T. S. Eliot.

Other notable residents include the Kopman family, who amassed their fortune from property development and investment banking.


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I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

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I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

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High Street Kensington

High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.

Kensington High Street is a road (forming part of the A315) in Kensington, west London.

Its western extremity is the eastern end of Hammersmith Road near Kensington (Olympia) station. From here, the road heads east-north-east, past the Commonwealth Institute and High Street Kensington tube station. It forms a junction which Kensington Church Street, which runs to the north, and then continues east to the south-west corner of Kensington Gardens, close by Kensington Palace. Eastward the road becomes Kensington Road.

The stretch between the Commonwealth Institute and Kensington Gardens is a popular shopping area, with chainstores and upmarket shops serving a wealthy catchment area. In 2005 House of Fraser announced that it is closing the 135 year old Barkers department store in the street, meaning that it will have no department stores left after the earlier closures of Pontings and Derry & Toms. The 75,000 square foot premises will be taken over by Whole Foods Market, the American owner of organic supermarket chain Fresh & Wild to become the UK’s first organic superstore.

High Street Kensington station, on the District Line, opened in 1868.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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.
Cromwell Curve:   The Cromwell Curve was a short section of railway line between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Kensington:   Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.
Kensington Market:   Kensington Market was a three storey indoor market at 49 Kensington High Street, created in late 1967
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.
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Mews, SW7 · Albert Place, W8 · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Ball Street, W8 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · De Vere Gardens, W8 · De Vere Mews, W8 · Derry Street, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Douro Place, W8 · Eden Close, W8 · Eldon Road, W8 · Emperor’s Gate, SW7 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Flower Walk, SW7 · Flower Walk, W2 · Gregory Place, W8 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Iverna Court, W8 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington High Street, W8 · Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 · Kensington Road, W8 · Kynance Mews, SW7 · Kynance Place, SW7 · Lancer Square, W8 · Launceston Place, SW7 · Launceston Place, W8 · Lexham Gardens, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Macmillan House, W8 · Marloes Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · McLeod’s Mews, SW7 · Old Court Place, W8 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Gate, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Pennant Mews, W8 · Petersham Mews, SW7 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Reston Place, SW7 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Southwell Gardens, SW7 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stanford Road, W8 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Thackeray Street, W8 · Vicarage Court, W8 · Vicarage Gate, W8 · Victoria Grove, W8 · Victoria Road, W8 · Wrights Lane, W8 · York Passage, W8 · Young Street, W8 ·

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Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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