Upton Farm

Farm in/near Bayswater, existed between 1725 and 1839

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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.


Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.

The whole Bayswater district of streets, squares, terraces, and crescents sprung into existence in the course of about ten years, between 1839 and 1849.

Before Bayswater was built up, Hopwood’s Nursery Ground and the Victoria Gardens - famed for running-matches and other sporting meetings - faced the dull brick wall which effectually shut out the green glades and leafy avenues of Kensington Gardens from the view of passengers along the Bayswater Road.

Bayswater - derived from the name "Bayard’s Watering Place" - was noted of old for its springs, reservoirs, and conduits, supplying the greater part of the City of London with water. The running streams and gravelly soil were at one time highly favourable for the growth of watercress.

On a slanting grassy bank, about a hundred yards from the back of the line of houses now bearing the name of Craven Hill, stood until about 1820, an ancient stone-built conduit-house, whence the water-supply was conveyed by pipes underground into the City. Conduit Passage and Spring Street both derive their names from this. When the Craven Hill estate was parcelled out for building purposes, the stone conduit-house was pulled down, and the (Westbourne) stream was fed into the Serpentine.

In 1710, a 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.

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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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VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1900s
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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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Memorial:   
Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ashbourne Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 21. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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.
Desborough Lodge:   Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
Edward Wilson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hallfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Heythrop College:   Higher education institutions
Hyde Park Hostel:   
Kensington Gardens:   
Kensington Market:   Kensington Market was a three storey indoor market at 49 Kensington High Street, created in late 1967
Kensington Palace:   Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.
Kensington Park School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Kensington School:   The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was an educational establishment founded in 1830 that is perhaps best remembered for being one of the founders of the Football Association in 1863.
Kilburn Aqueduct:   Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
Little Venice:   Little Venice is a picturesque area situated around the Regent's Canal in the Paddington area.
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.
Queensway Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Red Lion Bridge:   Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.
River Westbourne:   The Westbourne is one of the lost rivers of London.
Royal College of Art:   Higher education institutions
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
Royal Oak:   Royal Oak is a station on the Hammersmith and City Line, between Westbourne Park and Paddington stations, and is the least used station on the Hammersmith and City line.
St James & St John Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Saviour’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Kensington School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Thomas’s Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Warwick Avenue:   Warwick Avenue tube station is a London Underground station near Little Venice in north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations.
Westbourne Farm:   An old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Green:   The story of the building of a suburb.
Westbourne Green:   
Westbourne House:   Two hundred years ago, the biggest house hereabouts...


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.
Westbourne Lodge:   Westbourne Lodge appeared in one of the earliest photographs in London.
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Mews, SW7 · Albert Place, W8 · Aldsworth Close, W9 · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Ball Street, W8 · Bark Place, W2 · Barnwood Close, W9 · Bayswater Road, W2 · Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 · Bishop’s Bridge, W2 · Bishop's Bridge Road, W2 · Bishops Bridge Road, W2 · Blomfield Mews, W2 · Blomfield Road, W2 · Blomfield Road, W9 · Blomfield Villas, W2 · Bourne Terrace, W2 · Bremner Road, SW7 · Bristol Gardens, W9 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Browning Close, W9 · Budge’s Walk, SW7 · Burdett Mews, W2 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Caroline Place, W2 · Celbridge Mews, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Charfield Court, W9 · Chichester Road, W2 · Chilworth Mews, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Clarendon Gardens, W9 · Clarendon Terrace, W9 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cleveland Terrace, W2 · Clifton Gardens, W9 · Clifton Road, W9 · Clifton Villas, W9 · Cloucester Mews West, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Consort House, W2 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · De Vere Gardens, W8 · De Vere Mews, W8 · Delamere Terrace, W2 · Delaware Road, W9 · Derry Street, W8 · Desborough Close, W2 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Douro Place, W8 · Downfield Close, W9 · Eastbourne Mews, W2 · Eastbourne Terrace, W2 · Elizabeth Close, W9 · Elms Lane, W2 · Elnathan Mews, W9 · Flower Walk, SW7 · Flower Walk, W2 · Formosa Street, W9 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Frederick Close, W2 · Garson House, W2 · Gaydon House, W2 · Gloucester Gardens, W2 · Gloucester Mews, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Gore Street, SW7 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Harrow Road, W2 · Hatherley Grove, W2 · Howley Place, W2 · Hull Place, E16 · Hyde Park Gate Mews, SW7 · Hyde Park Gate, SW7 · Ilchester Gardens, W2 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Jay Mews, SW7 · John Aird Court (116-228), W2 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Court Gardens · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gardens Square, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Kensington Road, W8 · Kingdom Street, W2 · Lanark Place, W9 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Lancaster Walk, SW7 · Lancaster Walk, W2 · Lancer Square, W8 · Lanchester Mews, SE14 · Launceston Place, W8 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Lord Hills Road, W2 · Macmillan House, W2 · Maida Avenue, W2 · Moscow Place, W2 · Moscow Road, W2 · Newton Road, W2 · Old Court Place, W8 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Orsett Mews, W2 · Orsett Terrace, W2 · Paddington Station Car Park Exit, W2 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Gate, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Park Place Villas, W2 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembroke House, W2 · Petersham Place, SW7 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Pindock Mews, W9 · Poplar Place, W2 · Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Road, W2 · Porchester Square, W2 · Porchester Terrace North, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Porteus Road, W2 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Princes Square, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Princethorpe House, W2 · Queen’s Gardens, W2 · Queen’s Gate Mews, SW7 · Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Queens Gate Mews, SW7 · Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 · Queens Mews, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Studios, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Randolph Crescent, W9 · Randolph Mews, W9 · Randolph Road, W9 · Ranelagh Bridge, W2 · Redan House, W2 · Redan Place, W2 · Reston Place, SW7 · Rowington Close, W2 · Saint Mary’s Terrace, W2 · Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 · Salem Road, W2 · Senior Street, W2 · Sheldon Square, W2 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · Smallbrook Mews, W2 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Spring Street, W2 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 · St Marys Mansions, W2 · St Marys Terrace, W2 · St Petersburgh Mews, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · Stanford Road, W8 · Station Concourse, W2 · Sutherland Avenue, W9 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Broad Walk, SW7 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broad Walk, W8 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Broadwalk, W2 · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Upbrook Mews, W2 · Victoria Grove, W8 · Victoria Road, W8 · Warrington Crescent, W9 · Warwick Avenue, W9 · Warwick Court, W9 · Warwick Crescent, W2 · Warwick Cresent, W2 · Warwick Place, W9 · Westbourne Gardens, W2 · Westbourne Grove Terrace, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 · Westbourne Terrace, W2 · Westway, W2 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Windsor Court, W2 · Woodchester Square, W2 · York Passage, W8 · Young Street, W8 ·
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Central London, north west.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
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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.
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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."
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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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.
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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
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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