Blandel Bridge

Bridge in/near Sloane Square, existing until 1830

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The bridge over the Westbourne at Sloane Square was called Blandel Bridge and was later renamed Grosvenor Bridge.

In the 18th Century, Sloane Square looked much the same as it does today, except that the square was an open green space enclosed by wooden posts, connected by iron chains. It was here that Queen Charlotte’s Royal Volunteers often assembled, and marched off in military order to Hyde Park, headed by their band.

On the eastern side of the square, the same side as the Royal Court Theatre, stood Blandel Bridge, which crossed the Westbourne River, one of the old rivers of London. It was about twelve or fourteen feet wide, and had walls on either side high enough to protect passengers from falling into the river.

It was nicknamed “Bloody Bridge” going back as 1590 so named allegedly following the murder of Lord Harrington’s cook who was attacked and beaten to death by highwaymen. Bloody Bridge once comprised of a footbridge with a plank before a more substantial bridge, 16 feet wide and lined by high walls, was built in the reign of Charles ll.

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VIEW THE SLOANE SQUARE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SLOANE SQUARE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SLOANE SQUARE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SLOANE SQUARE AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE SLOANE SQUARE AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Sloane Square

Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.

The construction of the station was complicated by the crossing of the site by the River Westbourne which ran through Hyde Park as the Serpentine Lake, and was originally crossed by the Knight's Bridge at Knightsbridge. The river was carried above the platform in a large iron pipe suspended from girders. It remains in place today

Meanwhile, Sloane Square itself lies at the east end of the trendy King's Road and at the south end of Sloane Street.
In the early 1980s, it lent its name to the Sloane Rangers, the young underemployed and ostentatiously well-off members of the upper classes. Lady Diana Spencer, before she become Princess of Wales was considered the epitome of a Sloane Ranger.

The Square has two notable buildings: Peter Jones department store and the Royal Court Theatre.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
25 Park Lane:   25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.
Apsley House:   There is a rumour that the 1st Duke of Wellington insisted his post to his home, Apsley House, be addressed as Number One, London. It however was not due only to ego.
Apsley Way:   Apsley Way is the formal name for the pathway which runs under Wellington Arch.
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo:   
Burton Court:   
Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Francis Holland School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Francis Holland School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Garden House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Halkin Hotel:   The Halkin (styled as The Halkin by COMO) is a 5-star hotel.
Harrods:   Harrods is an upmarket department store located in Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
Hill House International Junior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hyde Park Corner:   At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
Inchbald School of Design:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 18 and 99.
InterContinental London:   InterContinental London Park Lane is a luxury 5-star hotel.
Knightsbridge:   Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river.
Knightsbridge School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
More House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Ranelagh Gardens:   
River Westbourne outflow:   The River Westbourne flowed into the Thames at this point.
Royal Aeronautical Society:   The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
Royal Artillery Memorial:   The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Saint Thomas More Language College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Sloane Square:   Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.
St Barnabas’ CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Paul’s Church:   St Paul’s Church is an Anglican church of the Anglo-Catholic tradition located at 32a Wilton Place.
Sussex House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
The Fascination of Chelsea: Ranelagh Gardens:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Fascination of Chelsea: The Royal Hospital:   Written by G. E. MITTON in 1902. Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
Wellington Arch:   Wellington Arch is located to the south of Hyde Park at the western corner of Green Park.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Gate, SW1X · Anderson Street, SW3 · Ann’s Close, SW1X · Basil Mansions, SW3 · Basil Street, SW1X · Basil Street, SW3 · Battersea Park, SW11 · Belgrave Mews North, SW1X · Belgrave Mews South, SW1X · Belgrave Mews West, SW1X · Belgrave Place, SW1X · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Blacklands Terrace, SW3 · Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W · Bourne Street, SW1W · Bowater House West, SW1X · Bowater House, SW1X · Bradbrook House, SW1X · Bray Place, SW3 · Brompton Road, SW1X · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Burton Mews, SW1W · Cadogan Gardens, SW3 · Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X · Cadogan Lane, SW1X · Cadogan Place, SW1X · Cadogan Square, SW1X · Cadogan Street, SW3 · Carriage Drive East, · Carriage Drive East, SW11 · Carriage Drive East, SW3 · Carriage Drive East, SW8 · Carriage Drive North, SW11 · Carriage Drive North, SW3 · Carriage Drive North, SW8 · Cavalry Square, SW1W · Cavalry Square, SW3 · Caversham Street, SW3 · Chapel Street, SW1X · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW8 · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Chelsea Embankment, SW3 · Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 · Chesham Close, SW1X · Chesham Mews, SW1X · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chesham Street, SW1X · Chester Close, SW1X · Chester Close, W1M · Chester Row, SW1W · Chester Square, SW1W · Chester Street, SW1X · Chesterfield Gardens, W1J · Cheylesmore House, SW1W · Cheyne Place, SW3 · Christchurch Street, SW3 · Christchurch Terrace, SW3 · Clabon Mews, SW1X · Cliveden Place, SW1W · Clover Mews, SW3 · Conduit Street, SW1W · Coulson Street, SW3 · Culford Gardens, SW3 · Curzon Square, W1K · Derby Street, W1J · Dilke Street, SW3 · Dove Walk, SW1W · Draycott Place, SW3 · Draycott Terrace, SW3 · Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X · Duke of York Square, SW1W · Duke Of York Square, SW3 · Duplex Ride, SW1X · East Road, SW3 · Eaton Close, SW1W · Eaton Gate, SW1W · Eaton Mews North, SW1X · Eaton Mews South, SW1W · Eaton Mews West, SW1W · Eaton Place, SW1X · Eaton Square, SW1W · Eaton Terrace, SW1W · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Ebury Mews, SW1W · Ebury Square, SW1W · Ebury Street, SW1W · Ebury Strreet, SW1W · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Ellis Street, SW1X · Embankment Gardens, SW3 · Franklins Row, SW3 · Frederic Mews, SW1X · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Place, SW1X · Halkin Arcade, SW1X · Halkin Street, SW1X · Halsey Street, SW3 · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · Hans Crescent, SW1X · Hans Crescent, SW3 · Hans Cresent, SW1X · Hans Place, SW1X · Hans Road, SW1X · Hans Road, SW3 · Hans Street, SW1X · Harriet Street, SW1X · Harriet Walk, SW1X · Harrods Green, HA8 · Headfort Place, SW1X · Herbert Crescent, SW1X · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Jefferson House, SW3 · Kings Road, SW1W · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knightsbridge Court, SW1X · Knightsbridge Green, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Lincoln Street, SW3 · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Lower Sloane Street, SW1W · Lowndes Square, SW1X · Lowndes Street, SW1X · Lyall Mews West, SW1X · Lyall Mews, SW1X · Montrose Place, SW1X · Moore Street, SW3 · Motcomb Street, SW1X · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · New Ride, SW1X · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Old Park Lane, W1J · Ollin Street, E14 · Ormonde Gate, SW3 · Ormonde Place, SW1W · Paradise Walk, SW3 · Park Close, SW1X · Park Mansions, SW1X · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Parkside, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Pavilion Road, SW1X · Pembroke Close, SW1X · Peninsular Tower, SW7 · Pimilco Walk, N1 · Pimlico Road, SW1W · Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J · Pont St Mews, SW1X · Pont Street Mews, SW1X · Pont Street, SW1X · Ralston Street, SW3 · Ranelagh Grove, SW1W · Raphael Street, SW1X · Raphael Street, SW7 · Rawlings Street, SW3 · Roberts Mews, SW1X · Rotten Row, SW1X · Royal Avenue, SW3 · Royal Hospital Road, SW3 · Sedding Street, SW1W · Sedding Street, SW1X · Semley Place, SW1W · Sloane Court East, SW1W · Sloane Court East, SW3 · Sloane Court West, SW3 · Sloane Gardens, SW1W · Sloane Square House, SW1W · Sloane Square, SW1W · Sloane Street, SW1X · Sloane Terrace, SW1X · Smith Street, SW3 · South Carriage Drive, SW1X · South Eaton Place, SW1W · St Barnabas Mews, SW1W · St Barnabas Street, SW1W · St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 · Stackhouse Street, SW1X · Stanhope Gate, W1K · Studio Place, SW1X · Swan Walk, SW3 · Symons Street, SW3 · Tedworth Square, SW3 · Terrace Walk, SW3 · Tite Street, SW3 · Tryon Street, SW3 · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Walden House, SW1W · Walpole Street, SW3 · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · Wellington Square, SW3 · West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · West Road, SW3 · West Road, SW5 · Whittaker Street, SW1W · Wilbraham Place, SW1X · William Mews, SW1X · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Woodfall Street, SW3 ·
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