Sheep in Kensington Gardens

Image dated 1911

 HOME  ARTICLE  MAP  FULLSCREEN  STREETS  RECENT  BLOG  HELP  CONTACT 
Click here to log in on Facebook Advanced
MAPPING YEAR:1750180018301860190019302018Fullscreen map
Photo taken in a southwesterly direction · Bayswater · W2 · Contributed by The Underground Map
JANUARY
31
2014
Kensington Gardens sheep grazing

   Contemporary view of the area - viewing direction is appoximate

It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.

In the 1920s and 30s, sheep were used in London parks to keep the grass down. Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Clapham Common and Hampstead Heath all had sheep grazing on them, and there was much competition between shepherds to get their flocks chosen for the privilege. There was considerable profit to be made too - for when they were good and fat, the sheep were herded to Smithfield Meat Market to be prepared for the table.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



Add your own contribution to Sheep in Kensington Gardens.
Ensure that contributions are kept civilised and are not abusive.
We store your comment's IP address and reserve the right to apply bans where community standards are violated.
Please enter your name:
Enter the information you wish to add to Sheep in Kensington Gardens:
Please prove that you are a human by typing the text that you see in the picture below.
CAPTCHA Image
Refresh Image
You can completely dispense with this CAPTCHA palava by logging onto our Facebook app.
Contribution type:
 

If you authorise our The Undeground Map Facebook app by clicking the Facebook logo at the top right of the screen, you can add stories, photos and more to this location.
Note that the Undeground Map Facebook app does not post to Facebook on your behalf.
Alec donaldson
Alec donaldson   
Added: 31 Jul 2017 18:02 GMT   
Expires: 3 Feb 2271 10:02 GMT   
IP: 86.171.222.102
3:1:3273
Post by Alec donaldson: North Wharf Road, W2

Was there a Wellington street there
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 23 Feb 2018 01:20 GMT   
Expires: 9 Mar 2018 01:20 GMT   
IP:
4:2:3273
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
Westminster council hospitality revelations beg further questions | Letters
Westminster council hospitality revelations beg further questions | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/22/westminster-council-hospitality-revelations-beg-further-questions
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 22 Feb 2018 08:00 GMT   
Expires: 8 Mar 2018 08:00 GMT   
IP:
4:3:3273
Post by LDNnews: South Kensington
Six Nations 2018: James Haskell & Joe Marler in England squad v Scotland
Flanker James Haskell and prop Joe Marler are included in England’s 25-man squad for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43134593
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 22 Feb 2018 08:00 GMT   
Expires: 8 Mar 2018 08:00 GMT   
IP:
4:4:3273
Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
Yeovil Town Ladies 0-2 Chelsea Ladies
England’s Fran Kirby comes off the bench to help Chelsea go top of Women’s Super League One and deny Yeovil a first point of 2017-18.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43053745
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 22 Feb 2018 01:20 GMT   
Expires: 8 Mar 2018 01:20 GMT   
IP:
4:5:3273
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
Father of baby about to lose life support denied hospital access
Lanre Haastrup challenges ban in court after hospital staff allege he was aggressiveThe father of Isaiah Haastrup, the profoundly brain-damaged baby boy whose life support system is to be turned off, has been banned from visiting him in hospital even though his son may only have days to live. Related: Man accuses hospital of rushing to kill brain-damaged son Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/21/father-of-baby-about-to-lose-life-support-denied-hospital-access-isaiah-haastrup
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 21 Feb 2018 09:00 GMT   
Expires: 7 Mar 2018 09:00 GMT   
IP:
4:6:3273
Post by LDNnews: South Kensington
Posters of Newham Labour chief taken down ahead of crunch poll
Posters championing a London borough mayor ahead of a crunch election have been taken down by council staff after a series of complaints.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/posters-of-labour-chief-taken-down-ahead-of-crunch-poll-a3771236.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 21 Feb 2018 09:00 GMT   
Expires: 7 Mar 2018 09:00 GMT   
IP:
4:7:3273
Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
Save the Children dismissed staff over sexual harassment allegations, charity boss confirms
Save the Children dismissed staff over reports of sexual harassment, the charity's boss has said.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/save-the-children-dismissed-staff-over-sexual-harassment-allegations-charity-boss-confirms-a3771331.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 21 Feb 2018 01:20 GMT   
Expires: 7 Mar 2018 01:20 GMT   
IP:
4:8:3273
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
Government has hobbled councils’ efforts to tackle criminal landlords | Letter
Mayors and leaders of five east London boroughs say the government is hindering the introduction of licensing schemes that can stop exploitation of tenantsOur residents are at the forefront of the housing crisis (G2, 20 February). As east London councils, we are extremely concerned by the actions of a minority of criminal landlords, who exploit vulnerable tenants by providing woefully inadequate accommodation that is overcrowded and does not comply with even the most basic health and safety standards.It is a sad reality that our housing teams regularly unearth horrific examples of exploitation, including whole families sharing a single room, beds in sheds, properties infested with bedbugs and cockroaches, and unsafe and dangerous conditions. Such exploitatio

Message truncated Show whole message
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 20 Feb 2018 20:00 GMT   
Expires: 6 Mar 2018 20:00 GMT   
IP:
4:9:3273
Post by LDNnews: South Kensington
Eurostar tickets between London and Amsterdam go on sale
Tickets for the new Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam have gone on sale.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/eurostar-tickets-between-london-and-amsterdam-go-on-sale-a3771641.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 20 Feb 2018 20:00 GMT   
Expires: 6 Mar 2018 20:00 GMT   
IP:
4:10:3273
Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
First Elizabeth line trains run from Paddington for testing ahead of Crossrail launch
The first Elizabeth line trains have started running from Paddington ahead of the launch of Crossrail later this year.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/first-elizabeth-line-trains-run-from-paddington-for-testing-ahead-of-crossrail-launch-a3771621.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 20 Feb 2018 01:20 GMT   
Expires: 6 Mar 2018 01:20 GMT   
IP:
4:11:3273
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak



https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/feb/19/east-eastern-european-standups-live-comedy-festival-brexit-racism
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 19 Feb 2018 21:00 GMT   
Expires: 5 Mar 2018 21:00 GMT   
IP:
4:12:3273
Post by LDNnews: South Kensington
As it happened: Jeremy Vine shares his views on cycling in London after suffering at the hands of road rage driver two years ago
Jeremy Vine has shared his views on cycling in London at City Hall.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/jeremy-vine-to-grill-transport-for-london-over-cycling-concerns-at-city-hall-committee-after-a3770311.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 19 Feb 2018 10:00 GMT   
Expires: 5 Mar 2018 10:00 GMT   
IP:
4:13:3273
Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
Keith Whitehouse: Manhunt for escaped convict jailed for brutal rape and killing in 1991
Police are searching for a man jailed for the brutal rape and killing of a woman in 1991 after he absconded from prison.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/keith-whitehouse-manhunt-for-escaped-convict-jailed-for-brutal-rape-and-killing-a3769431.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 19 Feb 2018 01:20 GMT   
Expires: 5 Mar 2018 01:20 GMT   
IP:
4:14:3273
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
Don’t feed the fatberg! What a slice of oily sewage says about modern life
Don’t feed the fatberg! What a slice of oily sewage says about modern life

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/18/dont-feed-fatberg-museum-london-clogging-sewers-oil
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 18 Feb 2018 11:00 GMT   
Expires: 4 Mar 2018 11:00 GMT   
IP:
4:15:3273
Post by LDNnews: South Kensington
Thirteen Russians charged over US election meddling
Thirteen Russians have been charged with meddling in the US 2016 election, a major breakthrough in the FBI investigation has revealed.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/thirteen-russians-charged-over-us-election-meddling-a3768971.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 18 Feb 2018 11:00 GMT   
Expires: 4 Mar 2018 11:00 GMT   
IP:
4:16:3273
Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
'Let's take back control of our futures': Young campaigner Femi Oluwole's plan to overturn Brexit
'Let's take back control of our futures': Young campaigner Femi Oluwole's plan to overturn Brexit

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/lets-take-back-control-of-our-futures-young-campaigner-femi-oluwoles-plan-to-overturn-brexit-a3768721.html
VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

 
 Upload an image
You can add an image to this location if you are logged into our Facebook app.
 Add new information to this location
You can add text to this location if you are logged into our Facebook app.
 
 Log on via Facebook
You can use a Facebook id to add material to this website.

Kensington

Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.

Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares.

Kensington is also very densely populated; it forms part of the most densely populated local government district (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) in the United Kingdom. This high density is not formed from high-rise buildings; instead, it has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Victorian and Georgian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats.


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.
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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayswater Road, W2 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Budge’s Walk, SW7 · 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 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Elms Lane, W2 · Flower Walk, SW7 · Flower Walk, W2 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Frederick Close, W2 · Hull Place, E16 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Lancaster Walk, SW7 · Lancaster Walk, W2 · Lanchester Mews, SE14 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 · Smallbrook Mews, W2 · Spring Street, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · The Broad Walk, SW7 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broad Walk, W8 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Broadwalk, W2 · Upbrook Mews, W2 ·


USING THIS MATERIAL IN OTHER ARTICLES

Print-friendly version of this page

Links

Paddington
Facebook Page
Royal Oak
Facebook Page
Bayswater
Facebook Page
High Street Kensington
Facebook Page
Lancaster Gate
Facebook Page
Queensway
Facebook Page
Hidden London
Histor­ically inclined look at the capital’s obscure attractions
Londonist
All-encompassing website
British History Online
Digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources.
Time Out
Listings magazine

Maps


Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north 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.
John Cary

John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

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."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

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.
London Transport

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)
1 


COPYRIGHT TERMS:
Unless a source is explicitedly stated, text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Articles may be a remixes of various Wikipedia articles plus work by the website authors - original Wikipedia source can generally be accessed under the same name as the main title. This does not affect its Creative Commons attribution.

Maps upon this website are in the public domain because they are mechanical scans of public domain originals, or - from the available evidence - are so similar to such a scan or photocopy that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The originals themselves are in public domain for the following reason:
Public domain Maps used are in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights.

This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag.