Coleherne House

Large house/stately home in/near West Brompton, existed between 1600 and 1901

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Large house/stately home · West Brompton · SW10 · Contributed by The Underground Map
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Colherne House, 19th century
Credit: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea collection

Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).

Coleherne House dates from the 1600s and might have originally been known as Cold Barn House. There were many owners over the years including the poet Richard Blackmore lived there in 1700s. By the time of the turn of the nineteenth century, it was in the hands of William Bolton who also may have rebuilt the house.

Certainly the following owner, Philip Gilbert built another property in the grounds of Coleherne House in 1815, called it 'Hereford House' and went off to live in it until he left in 1838.

James Gunter bought both Coleherne House and Hereford House in 1864, leasing Coleherne to Edmund Tattersall, an auctioneer, from 1865. Tattersall fell ill at Newmarket races in 1898.

After his death, both Coleherne House and Hereford House were demolished.

In their place, Coleherne Court - a large apartment block, was built. This was the final home of Lady Diana Spencer before she married Prince Charles in 1981.

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Earl's Court

Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Earls Court was once a rural area, covered with green fields and market gardens. For over 500 years the land, part of the ancient manor of Kensington, was under the lordship of the Vere family, the Earls of Oxford and descendants of Aubrey de Vere, who held the manor of Geoffrey de Montbray, bishop of Coutances, in Domesday Book in 1086. The earls held their manorial court where Old Manor Yard is now, just by the London Underground station.

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) station in 1865–69 was a catalyst for development. On 12 April 1869, the MDR (now the District Line) opened tracks through Earl’s Court as part of a south-westward extension from its station at Gloucester Road to West Brompton where the MDR opened an interchange with the West London Extension Joint Railway. In the quarter century afterwards, Earls Court was transformed into a densely populated suburb with 1200 houses and two churches. Eardley Crescent and Kempsford Gardens were built between 1867 and 1873, building began in Earls Court Square and Longridge Road in 1873, in Nevern Place in 1874, in Trebovir Road and Philbeach Gardens in 1876, and Nevern Square in 1880.

Following WWII a number of Polish immigrants settled in the Earls Court area leading to Earls Court Road being dubbed ’The Danzig Corridor’. During the late 1960s a large transient population of Australia and New Zealand travellers began to use Earls Court as a UK hub and over time it gained the name ’Kangaroo Valley’. It was at the time one of the cheapest areas close to central London, and up until the 1990s remained a somewhat down-at-heel district compared to its more upmarket neighbours to the North and East.

Today, while there are still significant numbers of students or other people on temporary visas, many of the Australians and New Zealanders appear to have moved on to now-cheaper areas further North and West.

The change in the area’s population is largely owed to rocketing property prices during the first decade of the 2000s and the continued gentrification of the area. The scale of change is illustrated by the economic divide between the eastern and western areas of Earls Court.


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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.
The Boltons:   The Boltons name derives from William Boulton who bought land in the area in 1795.
West Brompton:   West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · A4, W1J · Adrian Mews, SW10 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Beaufort Street, SW10 · Billing Road, SW10 · Billing Street, SW10 · Bina Gardens, SW5 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Boltons Place, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Cathcart Road, SW10 · Cavaye Place, SW10 · Childs Place, SW5 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Cresswell Gardens, SW10 · Cresswell Place, SW10 · Dove Mews, SW5 · Drayton Gardens, SW10 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · East Terrace, SW10 · Elm Park Gardens, SW10 · Elm Park Lane, SW10 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Farrier Walk, SW10 · Fawcett Street, SW10 · Finborough Road, SW10 · Finborough Road, SW5 · Fulham Road, SW10 · Gertrude Street, SW10 · Gilston Road, SW10 · Gledhow Gardens, SW5 · Harcourt Terrace, SW10 · Harley Gardens, SW10 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Holly Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Road, SW10 · Ifield Road, SW10 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kenway Road, SW5 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Milborne Grove, SW10 · Munro Terrace, SW10 · Nightingale Place, SW10 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Owen Close, UB4 · Priory Walk, SW10 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW5 · Redcliffe Mews, SW10 · Redcliffe Place, SW10 · Redcliffe Road, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW5 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Seymour Walk, SW10 · South Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Spear Mews, SW5 · St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 · The Boltons, SW10 · The Boltons, SW5 · The Little Boltons, SW10 · The Mansions, SW5 · Thistle Grove, SW10 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Tregunter Road, SW10 · Weir Road, SW17 · West Cromwell Road, SW5 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wetherby Gardens, SW5 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Whistler Walk, SW10 ·


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