Palace Court, W2

Road in/near Bayswater, existing between 1888 and now

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Palace Court was built in the 1880s to connect the Bayswater Road to Moscow Road.

Known addresses in Palace Court, W2:
10 · 12 · 47 ·
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Some houses were built in Palace Court in 1889 and flats called Palace Court Mansions were inhabited from 1890.

Many original Palace Court residents had ’aesthetic tastes’. They included Wilfrid Meynell and his wife Alice, the poet (1847-1922), the artist George William Joy (d. 1925), and the furniture expert Percy McQuoid (d. 1925).

Palace Court has been described as ’the most interesting place in the borough for late Victorian domestic architecture’.

At the south-east corner King’s Fund college occupies no. 2, in red brick and terracotta by William Flockhart, dated 1891. Similarly florid buildings stand next to it in Bayswater Road, although originally numbered with Palace Court, and include the yellow terracotta Westland hotel, formerly the Yellow House, no. 8, designed by George & Peto for Percy McQuoid.

Set back from the east side of Palace Court are nos. 10, 12, and 14, the first two forming a pair designed by J. M. Maclaren with an elaborate stone frieze and an unusual bow window divided by rounded shafts. The west side of the road is more coherent, consisting mainly of houses of five storeys and basement, all in red brick with stone dressings and many with Dutch gables. They form a terrace, although some were individually planned. No. 45, formerly Palace Court House, was designed by Leonard Stokes for Wilfrid and Alice Meynell in 1889 and soon attracted architectural students; it has bands of brick and stone, small windows, and a first-floor bay. No. 51, the Red Lodge, was built in 1889 for G. W. Joy.

Source: British History Online



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My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage. Still have mum’s bus badge. Happy times they were.
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Notting Hill Gate tube station is a London Underground station on the Central Line.

Notting Hill Gate is home to a variety of stores, restaurants, cafés and estate agents as well as more specialist stores which include rare records and antiques, as well as two historic cinemas, the Coronet (originally opened as a theatre in 1898) and The Gate, as well as also several bars and clubs.

Much of the street was redeveloped in the 1950s with two large tower blocks being erected on the north and south sides of the street.

The sub-surface Circle and District line Notting Hill Gate station platforms were opened on 1 October 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway as part of its extension from Paddington to Gloucester Road. The Central line platforms were opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway. Entrances to the two sets of platforms were originally via separate station buildings on opposite sides of the road and access to the CLR platforms was originally via lifts.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayard’s Bridge:   Bayard’s Bridge took the Uxbridge Road over the River Westbourne.
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
Long Water:   The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.
Notting Hill Gate:   Notting Hill Gate tube station is a London Underground station on the Central Line.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Gravel Pits and Northlands:   Chapter 2 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
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
Bayswater Road, W2 · Bedford Gardens, W8 · Berkeley Gardens, W8 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Caroline Place, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Chepstow Corner, W2 · Chepstow Place, W2 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Consort House, W2 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · Dawson Place, W2 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Edge Street, W8 · Elms Lane, W2 · Evesham House, W2 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Frederick Close, W2 · Garway Road, W2 · Hereford Road, W2 · Hull Place, E16 · Ilchester Gardens, W2 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Jameson Street, W8 · Kensington Gardens Square, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Kensington Mall, W8 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Kensington Place, W8 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Lancaster Walk, SW7 · Lancaster Walk, W2 · Lanchester Mews, SE14 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Square, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Linden Mews, W2 · Lucerne Mews, W8 · Monmouth Road, W2 · Moscow Place, W2 · Moscow Road, W2 · Newcombe House, W11 · North Courtyard, N19 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Ossington Street, W2 · Palace Gardens Mews, W8 · Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 · Pembridge Gardens, W2 · Pembridge Place, W11 · Pembridge Place, W2 · Pembridge Square, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Poplar Place, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Princes Mews, W2 · Princes Square, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Mews, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Studios, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Rabbit Roe, W8 · Redan Place, W2 · Rede Place, W2 · Rotten Row, W2 · Salem Road, W2 · Smallbrook Mews, W2 · South Courtyard, N19 · Spring Street, W2 · St Petersburgh Mews, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Upbrook Mews, W2 · Westbourne Grove, W2 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Windsor Court, UB5 · Windsor Court, W2 ·


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1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
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Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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London Underground map from 1921.
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