St Mary Abbot’s

Hospital in/near Kensington, existed between 1846 and 1992

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St Mary Abbot’s Hospital operated from 1871 to 1992. From 1846 to 1869 the site housed the Kensington Parish Workhouse.

The hospital had both medical and surgical wards and the medical wards held forty beds and included dementia patients.

The grounds had two nurses homes: one for the incoming trainees and one for nurses who had completed the three month preliminary training and a nurses training school. There were operating suites a laboratory with area for postmortems, emergency dept and out patients. There was an administration building which also held doctors quarters. Everything was spread out over quite a large area. The hospital’s school of Midwifery was also in the grounds.

The hospital was badly bombed in 1940 which resulted in an open bomb site within the hospital grounds. Four people were killed and a block destroyed. In 1944 a V-1 flying bomb scored a direct hit. The south end of the 1847 main block, Stone Hall, and 1871 infirmary were destroyed. Five nurses, six children and seven adult patients died. The other 33 casualties were transferred to St George’s Hospital in Hyde Park Corner and the remainder of the patients evacuated. The hospital gradually reopened, and was still carrying out repairs during its transfer into the National Health Service in 1948.

Jimi Hendrix died at St Mary Abbot’s on 18 September 1970.

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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
Abbey Court Hotel:   The Abbey Court is a hotel located at 20 Pembridge Gardens in Notting Hill.
Ashbourne Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 21. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Aubrey House:   Aubrey House is a large 18th-century detached house with two acres of gardens in the Campden Hill area of Holland Park.
Biba:   Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s, started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Bousfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Coleherne House:   Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
Collingham:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Cromwell Curve:   The Cromwell Curve was a short section of railway line between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.
Earl's Court:   Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Earl's Court Farm:   Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre:   Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that opened in 1937.
Fox Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Goodwin’s Field:   Goodwins Field - a field with a story.
Hawkesdown House:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Heythrop College:   Higher education institutions
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Holland Park School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hyde Park Hostel:   
Kensington:   Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.
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 Roof Garden:   Kensington Roof Garden (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens) covers 6000 square metres.
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.
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
Notting Hill Gate:   Notting Hill Gate tube station is a London Underground station on the Central Line.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Gravel Pits and Northlands:   Chapter 2 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Prince Albert:   The Prince Albert has been a Notting Hill feature since the 1840s.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Redcliffe School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
Servite RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sheffield House and Glebe Estate:   Sheffield House and Glebe Estate was an old landed estate of Kensington.
St Barnabas and St Philip’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Boltons:   The Boltons name derives from William Boulton who bought land in the area in 1795.
The Fascination of Chelsea: North of the King’s Road:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Kensington School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
The Troubadour Cafe:   
Thomas’s Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Walnut Tree Walk:   Walnut Tree Walk was a pathway on the line of the modern Redcliffe Gardens.
West Brompton:   West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.
Wetherby Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 8.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Corner of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas:   This view shows Tyler the chemists during the 1960s.
Pembridge Road (1900s):   This is the view looking north down Pembridge Road from Notting Hill Gate.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Road, W8 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Adrian Mews, SW10 · Airlie Gardens, W8 · Albert Mews, SW7 · Albert Place, W8 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Argyll Road, W8 · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Ashburn Place, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Aubrey Road, W8 · Aubrey Walk, W8 · Ball Street, W8 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Bedford Gardens, W8 · Berkeley Gardens, W8 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Boltons Place, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Brompton Park Crescent, SW6 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Campden Grove, W8 · Campden Hill Court, W8 · Campden Hill Road, W8 · Campden Hill Square, W8 · Campden Hill, W8 · Campden Street, W8 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Cathcart Road, SW10 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Childs Place, SW5 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Consort House, W2 · Cope Place, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Courtfield Road, SW7 · Cresswell Gardens, SW5 · Cromwell Road, SW5 · De Vere Gardens, W8 · De Vere Mews, W8 · Derry Street, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Douro Place, W8 · Drayson Mews Holland Street, W8 · Drayson Mews, W8 · Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earls Walk, W8 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · East Terrace, SW10 · Eden Close, W8 · Edge Street, W8 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Eldon Road, W8 · Emperor’s Gate, SW7 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Empress Place, SW6 · Esher House, SW10 · Essex Villas, W8 · Farmer Street, W8 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Fawcett Street, SW10 · Fernshaw Close, SW10 · Finborough Road, SW10 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Gledhow Gardens, SW5 · Gloucester Arcade, SW7 · Gloucester Walk, W8 · Gordon Place, W8 · Gregory Place, W8 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Harcourt Terrace, SW10 · Harrington Gardens, SW7 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hildyard Road, SW6 · Hillgate Place, W8 · Hillgate Street, W8 · Hillsleigh Road, W8 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Holland Street, W8 · Holland Walk, W11 · Holland Walk, W8 · Hollywood Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Road, SW10 · Hornton Place, W8 · Hornton Street, W8 · Ifield Road, SW10 · Inverness Gardens, W8 · Iverna Court, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Jameson Street, W8 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Street, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Gardens · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington High Street, W8 · Kensington Mall, W8 · Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Kensington Place, W8 · Kensington Road, W8 · Kenway Road, SW5 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Kynance Mews, SW7 · Kynance Place, SW7 · Lancer Square, W8 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Launceston Place, SW7 · Launceston Place, W8 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Lillie Yard, SW6 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Linden Mews, W2 · Logan Place, W8 · London House, SW10 · Longridge Road, SW5 · Lucerne Mews, W8 · Macmillan House, W8 · Marloes Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · McLeod’s Mews, SW7 · Melon Place, W8 · Micklethwaite Road, SW6 · Munro Terrace, SW10 · Nevern Place, SW5 · Nevern Square, SW5 · Newcombe House, W11 · Notting Hill Gate, W11 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Observatory Gardens, W8 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Court Place, W8 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Ongar Road, SW6 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Ossington Street, W2 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Owen Close, UB4 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Court, W2 · Palace Gardens Mews, W8 · Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 · Palace Gate, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Peel Street, W8 · Pembridge Gardens, W2 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembridge Road, W2 · Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Pennant Mews, W8 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Phillimore Place, W8 · Phillimore Walk, W8 · Pitt Street, W8 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Queensway, W2 · Rabbit Roe, W8 · Radley Mews, W8 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 · Redcliffe Mews, SW10 · Redcliffe Place, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Rickett Street, SW6 · Roxby Place, SW6 · Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Seagrave Road, SW6 · Sheffield Terrace, W8 · Sheldrake Place, W8 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · South Bolton Gardens, SW5 · South Courtyard, N19 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Spear Mews, SW5 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St Mary Abbots Place, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stafford Terrace, W8 · Stanford Road, W8 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Templeton Place, SW5 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Boltons, SW5 · The Broad Walk, SW7 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broad Walk, W8 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Broadwalk, W2 · The Little Boltons, SW10 · The Mansions, SW5 · Thornwood Gardens, W8 · Tor Court, W8 · Tor Gardens, W8 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Tregunter Road, SW10 · Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Court, W8 · Vicarage Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Gate, W8 · Victoria Grove, W8 · Victoria Road, W8 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Weir Road, SW17 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wetherby Gardens, SW5 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 · Whistler Walk, SW10 · Wrights Lane, W8 · Wycombe Square, W8 · Wynnstay Gardens, W8 · York Passage, W8 · Young Street, W8 ·
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Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
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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.
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)
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