Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital

Hospital in/near Hammersmith, existed between 1739 and 1998

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Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital is one of the oldest maternity hospitals in Europe, dating from 1739, and until 1998 occupied a site in Goldhawk Road.

The hospital strictly dates its foundation to 1739 when Sir Richard Manningham founded a hospital of lying-in beds in a 17-room house in Jermyn Street. This was called the General Lying in Hospital, and was the first of its kind in Britain. Some sources date the foundation to 1752, the year in which the hospital relocated from Jermyn Street to St Marylebone, and first became a teaching institution.

In 1809 Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, became its patron, having been persuaded by her son to become involved. A Royal Charter was incorporated in 1885 and when this was amended in 1924 the present name came into use. The hospital subsequently merged with the Chelsea Hospital for Women and is now based at the Hammersmith Hospital site in West London to which it was relocated in 1998. The hospital was originally a voluntary hospital. At different times over the years the hospital has been located in Bayswater, on Marylebone Road and at Ravenscourt Park. The Chelsea Hospital also moved site and used to be based in Chelsea, in the building now occupied by the Chelsea Wing at the Brompton Hospital.

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Radcliffe, Mischa Barton, and Dame Helen Mirren (who in 1994 portrayed the hospital’s namesake in The Madness of King George), musicians Zak Starkey and Steve Jones, athlete and politician Sebastian Coe, and writer Graeme K Talboys are among the many prominent people born at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital.

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Hammersmith

Hammersmith is a district in west London, England, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, approximately five miles (eight kilometres) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames.

One of west London's key transport hubs and commercial and employment centres, and home to several multinational company offices, it is focused on the two London Underground stations, bus station and road network node at Hammersmith Broadway.

Hammersmith's pedestrianised riverside is popular for its many pubs, and excellent views of the river and its annual Boat Race.

The area has provided a location for several TV programmes. The Flying Squad were Hammersmith-based in the 1970s TV series The Sweeney. It has for some decades been the main centre of London's Polish minority.

Hammersmith is served by two tube stations, one is the western terminus of the Hammersmith & City Line, the other by the Piccadilly and District Lines. Both are called Hammersmith. The latter tube station is part of a larger office, retail and transport development, locally known as The Broadway after its large encompassing roundabout.

The present Hammersmith & City station is situated on Beadon Road and opened on 1 December 1868, replacing the original station slightly north of here which opened on 13 June 1864 when the line extension was built from Paddington. The Circle line has served Hammersmith since 13 December 2009.

The Piccadilly and District line station was opened on 9 September 1874 by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) as the western terminus of the railway when it was extended from Earl's Court.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Gothick Cottage:   The address of Gothick Cottage was 372 Goldhawk Road, W6
Hammersmith:   Hammersmith is a district in west London, England, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, approximately five miles (eight kilometres) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Chiswick High Road:   Chiswick High Road is the main street of Chiswick.


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Adie Road, W6 · Agate Road, W6 · Aiten Place, W6 · Albion Court, W6 · Albion Mews, W6 · Albion Place, W6 · Aldensley Road, W6 · Amor Road, W6 · Argyle Place, W6 · Ashchurch Grove, W12 · Ashchurch Park Villas, W12 · Ashchurch Terrace, W12 · Ashcroft Square, W6 · Astrop Terrace, W6 · Atwood Road, W6 · Banim Street, W6 · Barb Mews, W6 · Bassein Park Road, W12 · Batoum Gardens, W6 · Beadon Road, W6 · Beavor Lane, W6 · Benbow Road, W6 · Berestede Road, W6 · Binden Road, W12 · Black Lion Lane, W6 · Black Lion Mews, W6 · Blacks Road, W6 · Blades Court, W6 · Bowfell Road, W6 · Brackenbury Road, W6 · Bradmore Park Road, W6 · Bridge Avenue, W6 · Bridge View, W6 · British Grove, W4 · British Grove, W6 · Broadway Chambers, W6 · Broadway Shopping Centre, W6 · Brook Green, W6 · Bute Gardens, W6 · Cambridge Court, W6 · Cambridge Grove, W6 · Cardross Street, W6 · Carthew Road, W6 · Carthew Villas, W6 · Chambon Place, W6 · Chancellors Road, W6 · Chancellors Street, W6 · Chancellors Wharf, W6 · Charlotte Court, W6 · Colwith Road, W6 · Cosmur Close, W12 · Coulter Road, W6 · Cressy Court, W6 · Crisp Road, W6 · Cromwell Avenue, W6 · Cromwell Grove, W6 · Dalling Road, W6 · Dewhurst Road, W6 · Dimes Place, W6 · Distillery Road, W6 · Dorville Crescent, W6 · Down Place, W6 · Ellaline Road, W6 · Emlyn Road, W6 · Eyot Gardens, W6 · Felgate Mews, W6 · Flanchford Road, W12 · Flanchford Road, W6 · Flora Gardens, W6 · Furber Street, W6 · Galena Arches, W6 · Galena Road, W6 · Glemthorne Mews, W6 · Glenthorne Mews, W6 · Glenthorne Road, W14 · Glenthorne Road, W6 · Goldhawk Road, W6 · Great Church Lane, W6 · Great West Road, W6 · Grove Mews, W6 · Hamlet Gardens, W6 · Hammersmith Bridge Road, W6 · Hammersmith Broadw, W6 · Hammersmith Broadway, W6 · Hammersmith Bus Station, W6 · Hammersmith Flyover, W6 · Hammersmith Grove, W6 · Hammersmith Terrace, W4 · Hammersmith Terrace, W6 · Hebron Road, W6 · Holcombe Street, W6 · Iffley Road, W6 · Invermead Close, W6 · Kelmscott Gardens, W12 · Kilmarsh Road, W6 · King Henry’s Reach, W6 · King St Cloisters, W6 · King Street Cloisters, W6 · King Street, W6 · Kings Court, W6 · Kings Mall, W6 · Lamington Street, W6 · Land at Prebend Gardens, W6 · Larnach Road, W6 · Latymer Upper School Subway, W6 · Lena Gardens, W6 · Linkenholt Mansions, W6 · Lochaline Street, W6 · Lord Napier Place, W6 · Loris Road, W6 · Lower Mall, W6 · Luxemburg Gardens, W6 · Macbeth Street, W6 · Mall Road, W6 · Manbre Road, W6 · Melrose Gardens, W6 · Mercers Place, W6 · Metropolitan Station Arcade, W6 · Metropolitan Station Buildings, W6 · Millers Way, W6 · Mulberry Place, W6 · Nasmyth Street, W6 · Nella Road, W6 · Netheravon Road, W4 · Netherwood Place, W14 · North Verbena Gardens, W6 · Oil Mill Lane, W6 · Overstone Road, W6 · Paddenswick Road, W6 · Palgrave Road, W12 · Parfrey Street, W6 · Parkside, W6 · Perrers Road, W6 · Petley Road, W6 · Playfair Street, W6 · Pleydell Avenue, W6 · Poplar Grove, W6 · Prebend Gardens, W4 · Prebend Gardens, W6 · Queen Caroline Street, W6 · Railway Arches, W6 · Rainville Road, SW6 · Rainville Road, W6 · Rannoch Road, W6 · Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 · Ravenscourt Gardens, W6 · Ravenscourt Hospital, W6 · Ravenscourt Park, W6 · Ravenscourt Road Arches, W6 · Ravenscourt Road, W6 · Ravenscourt Square, W6 · Ravensmede Way, W4 · Raynham Road, W6 · Redmore Road, W6 · Richford Gate, W6 · Richford Street, W6 · Rivercourt Road, W6 · Riverside Gardens, W6 · Rosedale Terrace, W6 · Rosedew Road, W6 · Rowan Road, W6 · Rutland Grove, W6 · Rylett Crescent, W12 · Rylett Road, W12 · Saint Peter’s Grove, W6 · Shepherds Bush Road, W6 · Skelwith Road, W6 · South Black Lion Lane, W6 · South Side, W6 · Southerton Road, W6 · St James Street, W6 · St Peter’s Wharf, W6 · St Peters Road, W6 · St Peters Square, W6 · St. James Street, W6 · Stamford Brook Arches, W6 · Stamford Brook Avenue, W6 · Stamford Brook Gardens, W6 · Stamford Brook Road, W6 · Stamford Court, W6 · Sterndale Road, W6 · Studland Street, W6 · Sulgrave Road, W6 · Sussex Place, W6 · Sycamore Gardens, W6 · Tabor Road, W6 · Thames Path, W6 · The Arches Glenthorne Road, W6 · The Arches, W6 · The Grampians, W6 · The Square, W6 · The Wakefield Centre, W6 · Theresa Road, W6 · Trussley Road, W6 · Upper Mall, W6 · Vaughan Avenue, W6 · Vencourt Place, W6 · Wells Road, W6 · Weltje Road, W6 · Wendell Road, W12 · Westcroft Square, W6 · Western Terrace, W6 · Wilson Walk, W4 · Wingrave Road, W6 · Winslow Road, W6 · Wolverton Gardens, W6 · Worlidge Street, W6 ·


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