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West Square is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.



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VIEW THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AREA IN THE 1750s
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Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.

One thing Elephant and Castle is not named after is 'La Infanta de Castilla', seemingly referring to a series of Spanish princesses such as Eleanor of Castile and María, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. However, Eleanor of Castile was not an infanta - the term only appeared in English about 1600. María has a strong British connection because she was once controversially engaged to Charles I, but she had no connection with Castile. Infanta de Castilla therefore seems to be a conflation of two Iberian royals separated by 300 years.

Regardless, the pub of that name gave its name to the station, and in turn the station to the nearby area - originally called Newington.

Elephant & Castle tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kennington and Borough, and is the southern terminus of the Bakerloo Line.

The station was built in two stages. The Northern Line station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube, the City & South London Railway (C&SLR). The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) station opened on 5 August 1906, five months after the rest of the line. Although belonging to separate companies, the platforms were connected below ground from 10 August 1906.

The first baby to be born on the underground was born at the station in 1924. Press reports claimed that she had been named Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor (so that her initials would have read T.U.B.E.) but this story later proved false, and she was named Marie Cordery. Elephant and Castle seems to specialise in names which prove false!


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
All Hallows’ Church:   All Hallows Church was built in 1892.
Archbishop Sumner Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ark Globe Academy:   Academy sponsor led (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Bishops House Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Blackfriars Bridge railway station:   Blackfriars Bridge railway station was a railway station on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR). It was constructed in 1864 and, for six months, was the northern terminus for a line from Herne Hill via Loughborough Junction. It was part of a scheme by the company to extend into the City of London. It ceased to be the terminus when the line was extended across the River Thames to Ludgate Hill where a temporary station in New Bridge Street was opened on 21 December 1864.
Blackfriars Road railway station:   Blackfriars Road (Blackfriars Bridge) railway station was a station on Blackfriars Road in south London on the South Eastern Railway between Charing Cross and London Bridge stations. The former entrance under the railway bridge is still clearly marked.
Charles Dickens Primary School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Charlotte Sharman Primary School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Christ Church, Lambeth:   Christ Church was founded by the Rev Dr Christopher Newman Hall in 1876 as a Congregational chapel on Westminster Bridge Road.
Coin Street Family & Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Crampton School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Elephant and Castle:   Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.
Elephant and Castle tavern:   The name Elephant and Castle which now gives its name to this whole area of London was is derived from a coaching inn.
English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
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.
Friars Primary Foundation School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Hopton's Almshouses:   Hopton Street has had almshouses since 1752.
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:   Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.
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.
Lambeth North:   Lambeth North is the area surrounding the Imperial War Museum.
London College of Printing & Distributive Trades:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
London Nautical School:   Foundation school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
London South Bank University:   Higher education institutions
Morley College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 18 and 99.
Newington Gardens:   
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls’ School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Oasis Academy Johanna:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Oasis Academy South Bank:   Free schools (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.
Old Vic:   The Old Vic, one of the most reknowned theatres in London, was established in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre.
Robert Browning Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, the Borough:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Southwark:   Southwark is the area immediately south of London Bridge, opposite the City of London.
St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St John’s Walworth Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Jude’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Tate Modern:   Tate Modern is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year.
The Angel:   The Angel was a public house in Webber Street.
The Autism Project - CareTrade:   Special post 16 institution which accepts students between the ages of 17 and 25.
The Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overy:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Ring:   The Ring was a boxing stadium which once stood on Blackfriars Road in Southwark.
Victory Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Young Vic:   The Young Vic is a theatre on the Cut, located near the South Bank.


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.
Elephant & Castle (1910):   The Elephant and Castle is a major road junction and the name of the surrounding area, largely superseding the name Newington.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alaska Street, SE1 · Alberta Street, SE17 · Ambergate Street, SE17 · Amelia Street, SE17 · America Street, SE1 · Applegarth House, SE1 · Aquinas Street, SE1 · Aulton Place, SE11 · Avon Place, SE1 · Avonmouth Street, SE1 · Ayres Street, SE1 · Baden Place, SE1 · Balfour Street, SE17 · Barbel Street, SE1 · Barge House Street, SE1 · Barlow Street, SE17 · Barons Place, SE1 · Bath Terrace, SE1 · Baylis Road, SE1 · Bear Lane, SE1 · Beckway Street, SE17 · Belvedere Buildings, SE1 · Bishops Terrace, SE11 · Black Friars Road, SE1 · Blackfriars Bridge, SE1 · Blackfriars Road, BL8 · Blackfriars Road, SE1 · Borough High Street, SE1 · Borough Road, SE1 · Borrett Close, SE17 · Boundary Row, SE1 · Bowden Street, SE11 · Boyfield Street, SE1 · Brad Street, SE1 · Braganza Street, SE17 · Brandon Street, SE17 · Brixton Road, SE11 · Broadwall, SE1 · Brook Drive, SE1 · Brook Drive, SE11 · Burdett Street, SE1 · Burrell Street, SE1 · Burrows Mews, SE1 · Canterbury Place, SE17 · Carter Street, SE17 · Castlebrook Close, SE11 · Catesby Street, SE17 · Chaloner Court, SE1 · Chancel Street, SE1 · Chapel Court, SE1 · Chapter Road, SE17 · Chatham Street, SE17 · Chester Way, SE11 · Churchyard Row, SE1 · Churchyard Row, SE11 · Cleaver Square, SE11 · Cleaver Street, SE11 · Clennam Street, SE1 · Coin Street, SE1 · Collingwood Street, SE1 · Collinson Walk, SE1 · Colnbrook Street, SE1 · Colombo Street, SE1 · Comus Place, SE17 · Congreve Street, SE17 · Conwall Square Kennings Way, SE11 · Cook’s Road, SE17 · Cooper Close, SE1 · Copperfield Street, SE1 · Coral Street, SE1 · Cornwall Road, SE1 · County Street, SE1 · Crail Row, SE17 · Crampton Street, SE17 · Crosby Row, SE1 · Crosslet Street, SE17 · Dante Place, SE11 · Dante Road, SE11 · Darwin Street, SE17 · De Laune Street, SE17 · Deacon Way, SE17 · Dean’s Buildings, SE17 · Delverton Road, SE17 · Denny Crescent, SE11 · Denny Cresent, SE11 · Disney Place, SE1 · Doddington Grove, SE17 · Dodson Street, SE1 · Dolben Street, SE1 · Doyce Street, SE1 · Dryden Court, SE11 · Duchy Street, SE1 · Dugard Way, SE11 · East Street, SE17 · Elba Place, SE17 · Elephant and Castle, SE1 · Elephant Castle Shopping Centre, SE1 · Elephant Castle, SE1 · Elephant Road, SE17 · Elliott’s Row, SE11 · Elsted Street, SE17 · Enterprise House, SE1 · Ethel Street, SE17 · Ewer Street, SE1 · Exton Street, SE1 · Falcon Point Piazza, SE1 · Falmouth Road, SE1 · Faunce Street, SE17 · Fleming Road, SE17 · Flint Street, SE17 · Forsyth Gardens, SE17 · Frazier Street, SE1 · Gabriels Wharf, SE1 · Gambia Street, SE1 · Garden Row, SE1 · Gaunt Street, SE1 · Gay Street, SW15 · Gaywood Street, SE1 · Geraldine Street, SE1 · Geraldine Street, SE11 · Gerridge Street, SE1 · Gilbert Road, SE11 · Gladstone Street, SE1 · Glasshill Street, SE1 · Gray Street, SE1 · Great Guildf, SE1 · Great Guildford Street, SE1 · Great Guildford, SE1 · Great Maze Pond, SE1 · Great Suffolk Street, SE1 · Green Dale, SE5 · Greenham Close, SE1 · Greet Street, SE1 · Gt Suffold Street, SE1 · Hampton Street, SE1 · Hampton Street, SE17 · Harmsworth Street, SE17 · Harper Road, SE1 · Hatfields, SE1 · Hayles Street, SE11 · Hedger Street, SE11 · Henshaw Street, SE17 · Heralds Place, SE11 · Heygate Street, SE17 · Hillery Close, SE17 · Hillingdon Street, SE17 · Holland Street, SE1 · Holyoak Road, SE11 · Hopton Street, SE1 · Howell Walk, SE1 · Hulme Place, SE1 · Iliffe Street, SE17 · Iliffe Yard, SE17 · Invicta Plaza, SE1 · Isabella Street, SE1 · Joan Street, SE1 · Johanna Street, SE1 · John Maurice Close, SE17 · John Ruskin Street, SE17 · John Ruskin Street, SE5 · Kell Street, SE1 · Kempsford Road, SE11 · Kennings Way, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SE11 · Kennington Lane, 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, SE1 · Kennington Road, SE11 · Kennington Road, SW95 · Kentish Buildings, SE1 · Keyworth Street, SE1 · King and Queen Street, SE17 · King Edward Walk, SE1 · King James Court, SE1 · King James Street, SE1 · King Queen Street, SE17 · King’s Place, SE1 · Kings Bench Street, SE1 · Lagare Apartments, SE1 · Lamlash Street, SE11 · Lancaster Street, SE1 · Lant Street, SE1 · Larcom Street, SE17 · Lavington Street, SE1 · Library Street, SE1 · Loman Street, SE1 · London Road, RM4 · London Road, SE1 · Lorrimore Road, SE17 · Lorrimore Square, SE17 · Maddock Way, SE17 · Magee Street, SE11 · Maidstone Buildings Mews, SE1 · Manor Place, SE11 · Manor Place, SE17 · Marshalsea Road, SE1 · Marsland Close, SE17 · Meadow Row, SE1 · Mermaid Court, SE1 · Merrow Street, SE1 · Methley Street, SE11 · Meymott Street, SE1 · Milcote Street, SE1 · Miller Walk, SE1 · Milroy Walk, SE1 · Milverton Street, SE11 · Mint Street, SE1 · Mitre Road, SE1 · Monkton Street, SE11 · Morley Street, SE1 · Murphy Street, SE1 · Murphy Street, [no · Nelson Square, SE1 · New Kent Road, SE1 · New Kent Road, SE17 · Newcomen Street, SE1 · Newington Butts, SE1 · Newington Butts, SE11 · Newington Causewa, SE1 · Newington Causeway, SE1 · Nicholson Street, SE1 · Nightingale Mews, SE11 · Oakden Street, SE11 · Oakey Lane, SE1 · Old Barge House Alley, SE1 · Olney Road, SE17 · Omeara Street, SE1 · Ontario Street, SE1 · Opal Street, SE11 · Orb Street, SE17 · Orient Street, SE11 · Oswin Street, SE11 · Otto Street, SE17 · Oxo Tower Wharf Barge House Street, SE1 · Paris Garden, SE1 · Pasley Close, SE17 · Pastor Street, SE1 · Peabody Square, SE1 · Peacock Street, SE17 · Peacock Yard, SE17 · Pear Place, SE1 · Pearman Street, SE1 · Peckham High Street, SE1 · Penton Place, SE11 · Penton Place, SE17 · Pepper Street, SE1 · Pickwick Street, SE1 · Plantain Place, SE1 · Pocock Street, SE1 · Pontypool Place, SE1 · Price’s Street, SE1 · Princess Street, SE1 · Pullens Buildings, SE17 · Queen’s Head Yard, SE1 · Radcot Street, SE11 · Ravensdon Street, SE11 · Redcross Way, SE1 · Reedworth Street, SE11 · Renfrew Road, SE11 · Rennie Street, SE1 · Risborough Street, SE1 · Riverside Walk, SE1 · Robert Dashwood Way, SE17 · Rockingham Street, SE1 · Rodney Place, SE17 · Rodney Road, SE17 · Roupell Street, SE1 · Rowland Hill House, SE1 · Royal Road, SE11 · Royal Road, SE17 · Ruby Triangle, SE15 · Rushworth Street, SE1 · Saint Agnes Place, SE11 · Saint George’s Road, SE1 · Samford Street, NW8 · Sanctuary Street, SE1 · Sandell Street, SE1 · Sawyer Street, SE1 · Scoresby Street, SE1 · Scovell Crescent, SE1 · Scovell Road, SE1 · Searles Road, SE1 · Secker Street, SE1 · Sharstead Street, SE17 · Sharsted Street, SE17 · Shopping Centre Elephant Castle, SE1 · Short Street, SE1 · Silex Street, SE1 · Silk Mews, SE11 · South Bank, SE1 · Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 · Southwark Street, SE1 · St Agnes Place, SE11 · St Alphege House, SE1 · St Georges Circus, SE1 · St Georges Road, SE1 · St George’s Road, SE1 · St Marys Gardens, SE11 · St Marys Walk, SE11 · St Pauls Church, SE17 · St. Agnes Place, SE11 · St. Georges Mews, SE1 · Stamford Street, SE1 · Stamford, SE1 · Stanford Place, SE17 · Stannary Street, SE11 · Station Approach, SE1 · Stead Street, SE17 · Steedman Street, SE17 · Stopford Road, SE17 · Stopher House, SE1 · Sturgeon Road, SE17 · Sudrey Street, SE1 · Surrey Row, SE1 · Surrey Rowe, SE1 · Suthwark Bridge Road, SE1 · Talbot Yard, SE1 · Tanswell Street, SE1 · Tarn Street, SE1 · Tarver Road, SE17 · Tatum Street, SE17 · Tennis Street, SE1 · The Chandlery, SE1 · The Cut, SE1 · The Foundry, SE1 · The Mews, SE1 · Theed Street, SE1 · Theobald Street, SE1 · Thomas Doyle Street, SE1 · Tisdall Place, SE17 · Tiverton Street, SE1 · Toulmin Street, SE1 · Townley Street, SE17 · Townsend Street, SE17 · Trundle Street, SE1 · Ufford Street, SE1 · Union Street, SE1 · Upper Ground, SE1 · Valentine Place, SE1 · Victory Place, SE17 · Vine Yard, SE1 · Wadding Street, SE17 · Walcot Square, SE11 · Walworth Road, SE1 · Walworth Road, SE17 · Wansey Street, SE17 · Waterloo Road, SE1 · Webber Row, SE1 · Webber Street, SE1 · Weller Street, SE1 · West Square, SE11 · Westcott Road, SE17 · Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 · White Hart Street, SE11 · White Hart Yard, SE1 · Whitehorse Mews, SE1 · Whittlesey Street, SE1 · Wincott Parade, SE11 · Wincott Street, SE11 · Windmill Row, SE11 · Windmill Walk, SE1 · Wingrave, SE17 · Wootton Street, SE1 · Zoar Street, SE1 ·
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