Kennington Park

Park in/near Oval, existing between 1854 and now

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Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.

It was opened in 1854 on the site of what had been Kennington Common, where the Chartists gathered for their biggest "monster rally" on 10 April 1848. Soon after this demonstration the common was enclosed and, sponsored by the royal family, made into a public park.

Kennington Common was a site of public executions until 1800 as well as being an area for public speaking. Some of the most illustrious orators to speak here were Methodist founders George Whitefield and John Wesley who is reputed to have attracted a crowd of 30,000.

The common was one of the earliest London cricket venues and is known to have been used for top-class matches in 1724. Kennington Park hosts the first inner London community cricket ground, sponsored by Surrey County Cricket Club whose home, The Oval, is close to the park.

In the 1970s, the old tradition of mass gatherings returned to the park which was host to the start of many significant marches to Parliament. Today, a number of commercial and community events are held in the park each year and recently the Flower Garden was restored with a Heritage Lottery grant.

The Friends of Kennington Park, FoKP, was founded in 2002 and provides a local forum for park issues as well as fundraising for improvements.

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Christobel Warren-Jones
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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 !

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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
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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

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

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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

Robert smitherman
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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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VIEW THE OVAL AREA IN THE 1750s
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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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Archbishop Sumner Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Archbishop Tenison’s School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Ashmole Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bishops House Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Charlotte Sharman Primary School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Christ Church Primary SW9:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
City Racing:   City Racing was an artist-run space in Kennington, South London which was active between 1988 and 1998.
Durand Academy:   Academy converter (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18.
Eaves Housing for Women:   Eaves Housing for Women (Eaves) was a charitable company based in London.
Ethelred Nursery School & Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Ethelred Nursery School and Children’s Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 4.
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park:   Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park is a public park in Kennington.
Henry Fawcett Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Henry Fawcett Primary School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Horns Tavern:   The first mention of the Green Man and Horns tavern near Kennington Common was in 1725.
Kennington:   Kennington was a royal manor in the ancient parish of St Mary, Lambeth in the county of Surrey and was the administrative centre of the parish from 1853.
Kennington Park Academy:   Academy alternative provision converter which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Keyworth Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
King’s College London Maths School:   Free schools 16 to 19 (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Liz Atkinson Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Morley College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 18 and 99.
Myatt’s Fields:   
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls’ School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Octavia House Schools:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Oval:   Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.
Ovalhouse:   Ovalhouse, formerly called Oval House Theatre, is an Off-West End theatre.
Reay Primary School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Saint Gabriel’s College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St John the Divine Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Jude’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Walnut Tree Walk Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Chartist meeting, Kennington Common (1848):   On 10 April 1848, William Kilburn took daguerrotypes of the Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common – taken from the top of The Horns tavern were the first ever photos of a crowd scene.
Street cricket (1953):   Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.
Wake Street:   Wake Street (King Street before the 1880s) was featured in photos from the Picture Post edition of 31 December 1938.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
(formerly Hillingdon Street), SE17 · (formerly Hillingdon Street), SE5 · (formerly Lucas Road), SE5 · Akerman Road, SE5 · Akerman Road, SW9 · Alberta Street, SE17 · Alvanley House, SW9 · Ambergate Street, SE17 · Ashmole Place, SW8 · Aulton Place, SE11 · Aveline Street, SE11 · Beaufoy Walk, SE11 · Bedlam Mews, SE11 · Bishops Terrace, SE11 · Black Prince Road, SE11 · Bolton Crescent, SE5 · Bolton Cresent, SE5 · Bowden Street, SE11 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Braganza Street, SE17 · Bramah Green, SW9 · Brief Street, SE5 · Brixton Road, SE11 · Brixton Road, SW9 · Brook Drive, SE1 · Brook Drive, SE11 · Burton Road, SW9 · Calais Gate, SE5 · Calais Street, SE5 · Caldwell Street, SW9 · Camberwell New Road, SE11 · Camberwell New Road, SE5 · Cancell Road, SW9 · Cardigan Street, SE11 · Carlisle Lane, SE1 · Castlebrook Close, SE11 · Centaur Street, SE1 · Chester Way, SE11 · China Walk, SE11 · Chryssell Road, SW9 · Churchyard Row, SE1 · Churchyard Row, SE11 · Claribel Road, SW9 · Claylands Place, SW8 · Claylands Road, SW8 · Clayton Street, SE11 · Cleaver Square, SE11 · Cleaver Street, SE11 · Coldha, SW9 · Colnbrook Street, SE1 · Conwall Square Kennings Way, SE11 · Cook’s Road, SE17 · Cormont Road, SE5 · Cosser Street, SE1 · Courtenay Square, SE11 · Courtenay Street, SE11 · Cowley Road, SW9 · Cranmer Road, SW9 · Cranworth Gardens, SW9 · Crewdson Road, SW9 · Cromwell Road, SW9 · Crowhurst Close, SW9 · Dairy Mews, SW9 · Dante Place, SE11 · Dante Road, SE11 · De Laune Street, SE17 · Delverton Road, SE17 · Denny Crescent, SE11 · Denny Cresent, SE11 · Distin Street, SE11 · Doddington Grove, SE17 · Dog Walk Area, SE5 · Dolland House, SE11 · Dryden Court, SE11 · Dugard Way, SE11 · Elam Street, SE5 · Elliott Road, SW9 · Elliott’s Row, SE11 · Evandale Road, SW9 · Evesham Walk, SW9 · Eythorne Road, SW9 · Faunce Street, SE17 · Fitzalan Street, SE11 · Fleming Road, SE17 · Forsyth Gardens, SE17 · Fountain Place, SW9 · Foxley Road, SW9 · Foxley Square, SW9 · Frederick Crescent, SW9 · Frederick Cresent, SW9 · Garden Row, SE1 · Gaywood Street, SE1 · Geraldine Street, SE1 · Geraldine Street, SE11 · Gilbert Road, SE11 · Gladstone Street, SE1 · Glenfinlas Way, SE5 · Gosling Way, SW9 · Grimsel Path, SE5 · Groveway, SW9 · Guinness Trust Estate, SW9 · Hackford Road, SW9 · Hackford Walk, SW9 · Halsmere Road, SE5 · Handforth Road, SW9 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Hanworth House, SE5 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Harmsworth Street, SE17 · Hayles Street, SE11 · Hedger Street, SE11 · Heralds Place, SE11 · Hillingdon Street, SE5 · Hillyard Street, SW9 · Holland Grove, SW9 · Holyoak Road, SE11 · Hornbeam Close, SE11 · Hotspur Street, SE11 · Hurley Road, SE11 · Ingleborough Street, SW9 · Johnston Close, SW9 · Kempsford Road, SE11 · Kendal Close, SE5 · Kendal Close, SW9 · Kennings Way, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SW8 · Kennington Oval, SE11 · Kennington Oval, SW8 · Kennington Park Gardens, SE17 · Kennington Park Place, SE11 · Kennington Park Place, SE17 · Kennington Park Road, SE11 · Kennington Park Road, SE17 · Kennington Park, SE5 · Kennington Road, SE11 · Kennington Road, SW95 · Keyworth Street, SE1 · King Edward Walk, SE1 · Knatchbull Road, SW9 · Lambeth Road, SE1 · Lambeth Road, SE11 · Lambeth Walk, SE1 · Lambeth Walk, SE11 · Lamlash Street, SE11 · Langton Road, SW9 · Lauderdale House, SW9 · Listowel Close, SW9 · Lohmann House, SE11 · Lollard Street, SE11 · London Road, RM4 · London Road, SE1 · Lorn Road, SW9 · Lothian Road, SW9 · Loughborough Street, SE11 · Maddock Way, SE17 · Magee Street, SE11 · Market Row, SW9 · Marylee Way, SE11 · Melbourne Mews, SW9 · Methley Street, SE11 · Milverton Street, SE11 · Minerva Close, SW9 · Monkton Street, SE11 · Montford Place, SE11 · Morat Street, SW9 · Mostyn Road, SW9 · Mowll Street, SW9 · Myatt Road, SW9 · Newburn Street, SE11 · Newington Butts, SE11 · Nightingale Mews, SE11 · Normandy Road, SW9 · Oakden Street, SE11 · Oakey Lane, SE1 · Offley Road, SW9 · Opal Street, SE11 · Orient Street, SE11 · Oswin Street, SE11 · Otto Street, SE17 · Pastor Street, SE1 · Patmos Road, SW9 · Paulet Road, SE5 · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Penford Street, SE5 · Penton Place, SE11 · Perseverance Place, SW9 · Prima Road, SW9 · Princess Street, SE1 · Radcot Street, SE11 · Ramsey House, SW9 · Ravensdon Street, SE11 · Reedworth Street, SE11 · Renfrew Road, SE11 · Robsart Street, SW9 · Royal Road, SE11 · Royal Road, SE17 · Russell Grove, SW9 · Saint Agnes Place, SE11 · Saint George’s Road, SE1 · Sancroft Street, SE11 · Saunders Street, SE11 · Scotson House, SE11 · Sedley House, SE11 · Sharstead Street, SE17 · Sharsted Street, SE17 · Silk Mews, SE11 · South Island Place, SW9 · South Street, SE11 · Southey Road, SW9 · St Agnes Place, SE11 · St Georges Road, SE1 · St George’s Road, SE1 · St Lawrence way, SW9 · St Marys Gardens, SE11 · St Marys Walk, SE11 · St Pauls Church, SE17 · St. Agnes Place, SE11 · Stannary Street, SE11 · Steam Pump Lane, W4 · Sussex Walk, SW9 · Templar Street, SE5 · The Fosters Oval, SE11 · Thomas Doyle Street, SE1 · Thornton Street, SW9 · Torrey Drive, SW9 · Trigon Road, SW8 · Urlwin Walk, SW9 · Vassall Road, SW9 · Vauxhall Street, SE11 · Virgil Street, SE1 · Walcot Square, SE11 · Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 · Warham Street, SE5 · West Square, SE11 · Westcott Road, SE17 · Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 · Westminster Business Square, SE11 · White Hart Street, SE11 · Winchester House Kennington Park, SW9 · Winchester House, SW9 · Wincott Parade, SE11 · Wincott Street, SE11 · Windmill Row, SE11 · Wynyard Terrace, SE11 ·
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