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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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
Ashbourne Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 21. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Bailey’s Hotel:   The Bailey’s Hotel, 140 Gloucester Road, is a historic hotel in Kensington.
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
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.
Bousfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Cromwell Curve:   The Cromwell Curve was a short section of railway line between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.
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.
Eaton House Belgravia Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Falkner House:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Gloucester Road:   Gloucester Road: Where Rumpole of the Bailey hung his hat.
Goodwin’s Field:   Goodwins Field - a field with a story.
Heythrop College:   Higher education institutions
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Hyde Park Hostel:   
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 Palace:   Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.
Kensington Park School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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.
Pembridge Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Redcliffe School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
Sheffield House and Glebe Estate:   Sheffield House and Glebe Estate was an old landed estate of Kensington.
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.
St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Philip’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 13. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
The Boltons:   The Boltons name derives from William Boulton who bought land in the area in 1795.
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 Troubadour Cafe:   
Thomas’s Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.
Walnut Tree Walk:   Walnut Tree Walk was a pathway on the line of the modern Redcliffe Gardens.
Wetherby Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 8.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Albert Mews, SW7 · Albert Place, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Ashburn Place, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Atherstone Mews, SW7 · Ball Street, W8 · Bark Place, W2 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Berkeley Gardens, W8 · Bina Gardens, SW5 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Boltons Place, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Brechin Place, SW7 · Budge’s Walk, SW7 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Campden Grove, W8 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Caroline Place, W2 · Cathcart Road, SW10 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Chepstow Place, W2 · Childs Place, SW5 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Consort House, W2 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Courtfield Road, SW7 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Cresswell Gardens, SW10 · Cresswell Gardens, SW5 · Cresswell Place, SW10 · Cromwell Road, SW5 · De Vere Gardens, W8 · De Vere Mews, W8 · Derry Street, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Douro Place, W8 · Dove Mews, SW5 · Drayson Mews Holland Street, W8 · Drayson Mews, W8 · Drayton Gardens, SW10 · Eagle Place, SW7 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · East Terrace, SW10 · Eden Close, W8 · Eldon Road, W8 · Elvaston Place, SW7 · Emperor’s Gate, SW7 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Esher House, SW10 · Evesham House, W2 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Finborough Road, SW10 · Flower Walk, SW7 · Flower Walk, W2 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Gilston Road, SW10 · Gledhow Gardens, SW5 · Gloucester Arcade, SW7 · Gloucester Road, SW7 · Gordon Place, W8 · Gore Street, SW7 · Gregory Place, W8 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Harcourt Terrace, SW10 · Harley Gardens, SW10 · Harrington Gardens, SW7 · Hereford Square, SW7 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Holland Street, W8 · Hollywood Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Road, SW10 · Hornton Place, W8 · Hyde Park Gate Mews, SW7 · Hyde Park Gate, SW7 · Ilchester Gardens, W2 · Inverness Gardens, W8 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Iverna Court, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Street, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington High Street, W8 · Kensington Mall, W8 · Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Kensington Road, W8 · Kenway Road, SW5 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Kynance Mews, SW7 · Kynance Place, SW7 · Lancer Square, W8 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Launceston Place, SW7 · Launceston Place, W8 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Lexham Gardens, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Lucerne Mews, W8 · Macmillan House, W8 · Marloes Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · McLeod’s Mews, SW7 · Melon Place, W8 · Milborne Grove, SW10 · Moscow Place, W2 · Moscow Road, W2 · Munro Terrace, SW10 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Court Place, W8 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Ossington Street, W2 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Owen Close, UB4 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Court, W2 · Palace Gardens Mews, W8 · Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 · Palace Gate, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Pennant Mews, W8 · Petersham Mews, SW7 · Petersham Place, SW7 · Pitt Street, W8 · Poplar Place, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Prince’s Square, W2 · Princes Mews, W2 · Princes Square, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Priory Walk, SW10 · Queen’s Gardens, W2 · Queen’s Gate Mews, SW7 · Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 · Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 · Queens Mews, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Studios, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Rabbit Roe, W8 · Radley Mews, W8 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 · Redcliffe Mews, SW10 · Redcliffe Road, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Reston Place, SW7 · Roland Way, SW7 · Rosary Gardens, SW7 · Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 · Salem Road, W2 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Seymour Walk, SW10 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · South Bolton Gardens, SW5 · South Courtyard, N19 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Southwell Gardens, SW7 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 · St Petersburgh Mews, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stanford Road, W8 · Stanhope Mews South, SW7 · Stanhope Mews West, SW7 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Boltons, SW10 · The Boltons, SW5 · The Broad Walk, SW7 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broad Walk, W8 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Broadwalk, W2 · The Little Boltons, SW10 · The Mansions, SW5 · Thistle Grove, SW10 · Tregunter Road, SW10 · Vicarage Court, W8 · Vicarage Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Gate, W8 · Victoria Grove, W8 · Victoria Road, W8 · Weir Road, SW17 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wetherby Gardens, SW5 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Wetherby Place, SW7 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 · Whistler Walk, SW10 · Windsor Court, W2 · 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,
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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.
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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."
Chapman and Hall, London

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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