Upbrook Mews, W2

Road in/near Bayswater, existing between 1845 and now

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Upbrook Mews is built on top of the former Westbourne River.

Bayswater in the 1600s was a small hamlet and consisted of a few houses with outbuildings and stables. At its eastern edge, near the watering place, was an inn called The Crown - currently the Royal Lancaster Gate Hotel. Another inn was recorded nearby in 1730, called the Saracen’s Head and now known as The Swan.

In 1710, Robert Pollard was the owner of the old buildings of Bayard’s Watering Place and 6 acres of land in what had once been common fields of Westbourne Green. He sold them to Thomas Upton and his wife Jane in 1725, and they started a farm. The Upton Farm fields, at the heart of Bayswater, stretched approximately from the current Queensway in the west to Craven Terrace in the east, and from the current Bayswater Road in the south to Bishop’s Road (now called Bishop’s Bridge Road) in the north. The Upton Farm buildings were set back from the highway at the end of a tree-lined lane. The farmland was let to a number of farmers in narrow rectangular strips.

The current Queensway was then a narrow lane, and the main thoroughfare to Westbourne Green further north. In about 1751 the inn on its corner with the Uxbridge Road, originally called the Oxford Arms, was renamed the Black Lion Inn, and the lane became known as Black Lion Lane. The Black Lion pub still exists.

The Westbourne stream ran north from Bayard’s Watering Place with a small lane on its west bank - Elm Lane.

During the 1840s, building pressure on the Upton Farm lands became overwhelming, with the Westbourne stream and its flood plain being an impediment to development causing it to be culverted and sent underground during that decade.

A series of new streets was built over the river valley - Garden Mews, Brook Mews North and Brook Mews South.

Garden Mews in due course became Upbrook Mews. The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Gloucester Terrace and Devonshire Terrace.

Upbrook Mews is a cobbled through road, approached through an entrance under a building on Chilworth Street in Westminster. There are 34 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes. The Mews runs directly in line with Gloucester Mews West, a redeveloped Mews street

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I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5
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My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,
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Was there a Wellington street there
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Bayswater

Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.

Notably, there is a significant Arab population, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the area is also a centre of London's Brazilian community.

Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Victorian mansion blocks, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. There are also purpose built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a there is large Council Estate, the 800 flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.

Bayswater tube station lies between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington.

The station was opened 1 October 1868, just 5 years after the London Underground started. It was renamed several times: to Bayswater (Queen's Road) & Westbourne Grove in 1923, to Bayswater (Queen's Road) in 1933.


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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.
Lancaster Gate:   Lancaster Gate is a mid-nineteenth century development in the Bayswater district of west central London, immediately to the north of Kensington Gardens.
Long Water:   The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.
Paddington:   The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayswater Road, W2 · Bayswater Road, W8 · Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 · Bishop’s Bridge, W2 · Bishop's Bridge Road, W2 · Bishops Bridge Road, W2 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Chilworth Mews, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cleveland Terrace, W2 · Cloucester Mews West, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Conduit Place, W2 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Eastbourne Mews, W2 · Eastbourne Terrace, W2 · Elms Lane, W2 · Elms Mews, W2 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Frederick Close, W2 · Garson House, W2 · Gloucester Gardens, W2 · Gloucester Mews, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Horse Ride, E11 · Hull Place, E16 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Lancaster Gate, W2 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Lancaster Terrace, W2 · Lancaster Walk, SW7 · Lancaster Walk, W2 · Lanchester Mews, SE14 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · London Street, W2 · Macmillan House, W2 · North Wharf Road, W2 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Orsett Terrace, W2 · Paddington Station Car Park Exit, W2 · Paddington Station Car Park, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queen’s Gardens, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 · Sheldon Square, W2 · Smallbrook Mews, W2 · Spring Street, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · Station Concourse, W2 · Upbrook Mews, W2 · Westbourne Street, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 · Westbourne Terrace, W2 · Winsland Street, W2 ·


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