St Peter’s Square, W6

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St Peter’s Square is a garden square laid out in the 1820s.

The square was laid out during the economic boom of the 1820s, when the then owner, George Scott decided to build a speculative housing development on part of his Ravenscourt Park estate and also provided the land for St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith. From 1827 plots were developed piecemeal by builders who undertook to conform to the master plan. The square was mostly complete by the end of the 1830s. The houses are mostly built in groups of three, with stucco fronts, pediments and Ionic porches. Some retain eagles, lions and dogs as decoration. Numbers 1 to 6 were the first to be built and are the grandest in the square.

St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith, the substantial Grecian Ionic structure that was completed in 1829 occupies the eastern corner of the site and is opposite 22 St Peters Square, a Grade II listed architect’s studio and office building, that was formerly Island Records headquarters and is now named Island Studios.

The houses are a good example of 19th century squares architecture, with paired villas in classical style arranged around a central space. The square today is maintained by residents, in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

The public garden in the centre of the square is Grade II listed on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. In 1913, a proposal to build on the garden was abandoned after local protests. The land was bought by the Borough Council and in 1915 the garden was opened to the public. The centre of the garden is occupied by a sculpture, The Greek Runner, by Sir William Blake Richmond, which was erected in 1926.

Famous inhabitants have included Alec Guinness (actor), Matthew Pinsent (English rower), John Piper (artist) and Vanessa Redgrave (actor).

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VIEW THE HAMMERSMITH AREA IN THE 1900s
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Hammersmith

Hammersmith is a district in west London, England, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, approximately five miles (eight kilometres) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames.

One of west London's key transport hubs and commercial and employment centres, and home to several multinational company offices, it is focused on the two London Underground stations, bus station and road network node at Hammersmith Broadway.

Hammersmith's pedestrianised riverside is popular for its many pubs, and excellent views of the river and its annual Boat Race.

The area has provided a location for several TV programmes. The Flying Squad were Hammersmith-based in the 1970s TV series The Sweeney. It has for some decades been the main centre of London's Polish minority.

Hammersmith is served by two tube stations, one is the western terminus of the Hammersmith & City Line, the other by the Piccadilly and District Lines. Both are called Hammersmith. The latter tube station is part of a larger office, retail and transport development, locally known as The Broadway after its large encompassing roundabout.

The present Hammersmith & City station is situated on Beadon Road and opened on 1 December 1868, replacing the original station slightly north of here which opened on 13 June 1864 when the line extension was built from Paddington. The Circle line has served Hammersmith since 13 December 2009.

The Piccadilly and District line station was opened on 9 September 1874 by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) as the western terminus of the railway when it was extended from Earl's Court.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Barnes Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Brackenbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bute House Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Chase House School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 16.
Dalling House Mandarin Immersion School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Earl’s Court Free School Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Good Shepherd RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Gothick Cottage:   The address of Gothick Cottage was 372 Goldhawk Road, W6
Greenside Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hammersmith:   Hammersmith is a district in west London, England, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, approximately five miles (eight kilometres) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames.
John Betts Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Latymer Upper School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 19. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Le Herisson School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 6.
Lena Gardens Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lowther Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Manor Cottage:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 16.
New Blue Hall Cinema:   The New Blue Hall Cinema opened on 10 December 1912 with a seating capacity of 1300.
Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital:   Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital is one of the oldest maternity hospitals in Europe, dating from 1739, and until 1998 occupied a site in Goldhawk Road.
Ravenscourt Park:   
Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Sacred Heart High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Saint Peter’s Square Garden:   
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, Walworth:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Paul’s Girls’ School:   St Paul’s Girls’ School is an independent school which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 19.
St Paul’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 18.
The Godolphin and Latymer School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
The Harrodian School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
TLG West London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Wendell Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
West London Free School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
West London Free School Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Westside Academy Trust:   Free schools alternative provision which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fuller's, Chiswick:   This image depicts workers outside Fuller's Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, about 1900.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abinger Road, W4 · Adie Road, W6 · Agate Road, W6 · Airedale Avenue, W4 · Airedale Road South, W4 · Aiten Place, W6 · Albion Court, W6 · Albion Mews, W6 · Albion Place, W6 · Aldensley Road, W6 · Amor Road, W6 · Argyle Place, W6 · Ashchurch Grove, W12 · Ashchurch Park Villas, W12 · Ashchurch Terrace, W12 · Ashcroft Square, W6 · Askew Crescent, W12 · Askew Road, W12 · Astrop Terrace, W6 · Atwood Road, W6 · Aylmer Road, W12 · Balfern Grove, W4 · Banim Street, W6 · Barb Mews, W6 · Barnes Avenue, SW13 · Bassein Park Road, W12 · Batoum Gardens, W6 · Batson Street, W12 · Beadon Road, W6 · Beauclerc Road, W6 · Beavor Lane, W6 · Becklow Road, W12 · Belgrave Road, SW13 · Benbow Road, W6 · Berestede Road, W6 · Berkeley Road, SW13 · Beverley Road, W4 · Binden Road, W12 · Black Lion Lane, W6 · Black Lion Mews, W6 · Black’s Road, W6 · Blacks Road, W6 · Blades Court, W6 · Boileau Road, SW13 · Bowfell Road, W6 · Brackenbury Road, W6 · Bradmore Park Road, W6 · Bridge Avenue, W6 · Bridge View, W6 · British Grove South, W4 · British Grove, W4 · British Grove, W6 · Broadway Chambers, W6 · Broadway Shopping Centre, W6 · Brook Green, W6 · Bute Gardens, W6 · Cambridge Court, W6 · Cambridge Grove, W6 · Cardross Street, W6 · Carthew Road, W6 · Carthew Villas, W6 · Chambon Place, W6 · Chancellor’s Road, W6 · Chancellors Street, W6 · Chancellors Wharf, W6 · Charlotte Court, W6 · Chiswick Lane South, W4 · Chiswick Mall, W4 · Church Street, W4 · Cleveland Avenue, W4 · Cobbold Mews, W12 · Cobbold Road, W12 · Colwith Road, W6 · Cosmur Close, W12 · Coulter Road, W6 · Cressy Court, W6 · Crisp Road, W6 · Cromwell Avenue, W6 · Cromwell Grove, W6 · Curwen Road, W12 · Dalling Road, W6 · Davis Road, W3 · Davisville Road, W12 · Dewhurst Road, W6 · Dimes Place, W6 · Distillery Road, W6 · Dorville Crescent, W6 · Down Place, W6 · Edans Court, W12 · Ellaline Road, W6 · Ellingham Road, W12 · Emlyn Road, W12 · Emlyn Road, W6 · Ennismore Avenue, W4 · Everdon Road, SW13 · Eynham House, W4 · Eyot Gardens, W4 · Eyot Gardens, W6 · Felgate Mews, W6 · Ferry Road, SW13 · Flanchford Road, W12 · Flanchford Road, W6 · Flanders Mansions, W4 · Flanders Road, W4 · Flora Gardens, W6 · Furber Street, W6 · Gainsborough Road, W4 · Galata Road, SW13 · Galena Arches, W6 · Galena Road, W6 · Gayford Road, W12 · Glemthorne Mews, W6 · Glenthorne Mews, W6 · Glenthorne Road, W14 · Glenthorne Road, W6 · Goldhawk Road, W6 · Grasmere Court, SW13 · Great Church Lane, W6 · Great West Road, W6 · Greenside Road, W12 · Grove Mews, W6 · Gwynne Close, W4 · Haarlem Road, W14 · Hadyn Park Road, W12 · Hamlet Gardens, W6 · Hammersmith Bridge Road, W6 · Hammersmith Broadw, W6 · Hammersmith Broadway, W6 · Hammersmith Bus Station, W6 · Hammersmith Flyover, W6 · Hammersmith Grove, W6 · Hammersmith Terrace, W4 · Hammersmith Terrace, W6 · Hartswood Road, W12 · Hebron Road, W6 · Holcombe Street, W6 · Homefield Road, W4 · Howsman Road, SW13 · Iffley Road, W6 · Invermead Close, W6 · Jeddo Road, W12 · Keith Grove, W12 · Kelmscott Gardens, W12 · Kentwode Green, SW13 · Kilmarsh Road, W6 · Kilmington Road, SW13 · King Henry’s Reach, W6 · King St Cloisters, W6 · King Street Cloisters, W6 · King Street, W6 · Kings Court, W6 · Kings Mall, W6 · Kinnear Road, W12 · Lamington Street, W6 · Land at Prebend Gardens, W6 · Landor Walk, W12 · Larnach Road, W6 · Latymer Upper School Subway, W6 · Lena Gardens, W6 · Liffords Place, SW13 · Linkenholt Mansions, W6 · Lochaline Street, W6 · Lonsdale Road, SW13 · Lonsdale Road, W4 · Lord Napier Place, W6 · Loris Road, W6 · Lower Mall, W6 · Lowther Road, SW13 · Luxemburg Gardens, W6 · Lyric Square, W6 · Macbeth Street, W6 · Madrid Road, SW13 · Mall Road, W6 · Manbre Road, W6 · Mawson Lane, W4 · Melrose Gardens, W6 · Mercers Place, W6 · Merton Avenue, W4 · Metropolitan Station Arcade, W6 · Metropolitan Station Buildings, W6 · Millers Way, W6 · Mulberry Place, W6 · Nasmyth Street, W6 · Nella Road, W6 · Netheravon Road South, W4 · Netheravon Road, W4 · Netherwood Place, W14 · Newport Road, SW13 · North Verbena Gardens, W6 · Nowell Road, SW13 · Oil Mill Lane, W6 · Overstone Road, W6 · Paddenswick Road, W6 · Palgrave Road, W12 · Parfrey Street, W6 · Parke Road, SW13 · Parkside, W6 · Percy Road, W12 · Perrers Road, W6 · Petley Road, W6 · Playfair Street, W6 · Pleydell Avenue, W6 · Poplar Grove, W6 · Prebend Gardens, W4 · Prebend Gardens, W6 · Queen Caroline Street, W6 · Railway Arches, W6 · Rainville Road, SW6 · Rainville Road, W6 · Rannoch Road, W6 · Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 · Ravenscourt Gardens, W6 · Ravenscourt Hospital, W6 · Ravenscourt Park, W6 · Ravenscourt Road Arches, W6 · Ravenscourt Road, W6 · Ravenscourt Square, W6 · Ravensmede Way, W4 · Raynham Road, W6 · Redmore Road, W6 · Richford Gate, W6 · Richford Street, W6 · Rivercourt Road, W6 · Riverside Gardens, W6 · Roman Road, W4 · Rosedale Terrace, W6 · Rosedew Road, W6 · Rowan Road, W6 · Roxwell Road, W12 · Rutland Grove, W6 · Rylett Crescent, W12 · Rylett Road, W12 · Saint Elmo Road, W12 · Saint Peter’s Grove, W6 · Saint Peter’s Square, W6 · Seven Stars Corner, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W6 · Skelwith Road, W6 · South Black Lion Lane, W6 · South Side, W6 · Southerton Road, W6 · St Elmo Road, W12 · St James Street, W6 · St Peter’s Wharf, W6 · St Peters Road, W6 · St Peter’s Square, W6 · St. James Street, W6 · Stamford Brook Arches, W6 · Stamford Brook Avenue, W6 · Stamford Brook Gardens, W6 · Stamford Brook Road, W6 · Stamford Court, W6 · Starfield Road, W12 · Sterndale Road, W6 · Stillingfleet Road, SW13 · Stronsa Road, W12 · Studland Street, W6 · Suffolk Road, SW13 · Sulgrave Road, W6 · Sussex Place, W6 · Swainson Road, W3 · Sycamore Gardens, W6 · Tabor Road, W6 · Thames Path, W6 · The Arches Glenthorne Road, W6 · The Arches, W6 · The Broadway, SW13 · The Grampians, W6 · The Meres, SW13 · The Power House, W4 · The Square, W6 · The Wakefield Centre, W6 · Theresa Road, W6 · Trussley Road, W6 · Ullswater Road, SW13 · Upper Mall, W6 · Valetta Road, W12 · Valetta Road, W3 · Vaughan Avenue, W6 · Vencourt Place, W6 · Verdun Road, SW13 · Vespan Road, W12 · Walnut Tree Close, SW13 · Washington Road, SW13 · Wells Road, W6 · Welstead Way, W4 · Welstead Way, W6 · Weltje Road, W6 · Wendell Road, W12 · Westcroft Square, W6 · Western Terrace, W6 · Westville Road, W12 · Wilson Walk, W4 · Wingrave Road, W6 · Winslow Road, W6 · Wolverton Gardens, W6 · Worlidge Street, W6 ·
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