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VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1900s
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Vauxhall

Vauxhall is an inner city area of Central London in the London Borough of Lambeth.

It is generally accepted that the etymology of Vauxhall is from the name of Falkes de Breauté, the head of King John's mercenaries, who owned a large house in the area, which was referred to as Faulke's Hall, later Foxhall, and eventually Vauxhall.

There is no mention of Vauxhall in the 1086 Domesday Book. The area formed part of the extensive Manor of South Lambeth. From various accounts three local roads, the South Lambeth Road, Clapham Road (previously called Merton Road) and Wandsworth Road (previously called Kingston Road) were ancient and well known routes to and from London. The area was flat and marshy with parts poorly drained by ditches. The area only started to be developed in the mid 18th century. Prior to this it provided market garden produce for the nearby City of London.

The area only became generally known by this name when the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens opened as a public attraction. Initially most visitors would have approached by river, but crowds of Londoners of all classes came to know the area after the construction of Westminster Bridge in the 1740s.

There are competing theories as to why the Russian word for a central railway station is vokzal, which coincides with the 19th-century transliteration of Vauxhall. It has long been suggested that a Russian delegation visited the area to inspect the construction of the London and South Western Railway in 1840, and mistook the name of the station for the generic name of the building type. The locality of the L&SWR's original railway terminus, Nine Elms Station, was shown boldly and simply as Vauxhall in the 1841 Bradshaw timetable.

Another likely explanation is that the first Russian railway, constructed in 1837, ran from Saint Petersburg via Tsarskoye Selo to Pavlovsk Palace, where extensive Pleasure Gardens had earlier been established. In 1838 a music and entertainment pavilion was constructed at the railway terminus. This pavilion was called the Vokzal in homage to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London. The name soon came to be applied to the station itself, which was the gateway that most visitors used to enter the gardens. It later came to mean any substantial railway station building.

It has also given its name to the Vauxhall Motors car manufacturer, which originated in the area.

Vauxhall station was opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) as 'Vauxhall Bridge Station' on 11 July 1848 when the main line was extended from Nine Elms to Waterloo, then 'Waterloo Bridge Station'. It is on a viaduct with eight platforms. The deep tube London Underground station is on the Victoria line, and opened on 23 July 1971.

Vauxhall was located next to a major creamery and milk bottling plant for United Dairies. Milk trains from all over the West Country would stop at Clapham Junction in the evening, and reduce their length by half so that they did not block Vauxhall station while unloading. They would then proceed to Vauxhall, and pull into the down side platform, where a discharge pipe was provided to the creamery on the other side of the road. There was also pedestrian access from below the station, under the road to the depot, in the tunnel where the pipeline ran. Unloaded trains would then proceed to Waterloo, where they would reverse and return to Clapham Junction to pick up the other half of the train. The procedure was then repeated, so that the entire milk train was unloaded between the end of evening peak traffic and the start of the following morning.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Archbishop Tenison’s School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Archbishop Tenison’s School:   Archbishop Tenison’s School moved to The Oval in 1928
Ashmole Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Battersea Power Station:   Battersea Power Station is a future Underground station on the Northern Line.
Canterbury Music Hall:   The Canterbury Music Hall was established in 1852 by Charles Morton on the site of a former skittle alley adjacent to the Canterbury Tavern at 143 Westminster Bridge Road.
Christ Church Primary SW9:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
City Racing:   City Racing was an artist-run space in Kennington, South London which was active between 1988 and 1998.
DLD College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Evelina Hospital School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
Garden Museum:   The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of gardening.
Griffin Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Henry Fawcett Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Henry Fawcett Primary School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Herbert Morrison Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lambeth:   The ’Lamb’ in Lambeth really means just that.
Lilian Baylis Technology School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
London Aquarium:   The Sea Life London Aquarium is located on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London, near the London Eye. It opened in March 1997 as the London Aquarium and hosts about one million visitors each year. It is the largest aquarium in London.
Necropolis Station:   The London Necropolis Railway was opened in 1854 as a reaction to severe overcrowding in London’s existing graveyards and cemeteries.
Newton Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 13.
Nine Elms:   Nine Elms is a planned London Underground station to be built in Nine Elms, Battersea.
Ovalhouse:   Ovalhouse, formerly called Oval House Theatre, is an Off-West End theatre.
Reay Primary School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sleaford Street School:   Sleaford Street School opened in 1874.
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St George’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mark’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary’s RC Voluntary Aided Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Marine Society College of the Sea:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 18 and 99.
Vauxhall:   Vauxhall is an inner city area of Central London in the London Borough of Lambeth.
Vauxhall Gardens:   Vauxhall Gardens was a pleasure garden, one of the leading venues for public entertainment from the mid 17th century to the mid 19th century.
Vauxhall Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Victoria Tower Gardens:   
Walnut Tree Walk Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Waterloo:   London Waterloo station is a central London railway terminus and London Underground complex. The station is one of 18 in Britain owned and operated by Network Rail and is close to the South Bank of the River Thames.
Westminster:   Westminster - heart of government.
Wyvil Primary School and Centres for Children With Speech and Language Impairment and Autism:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Yvonne Carr Children Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Beet Court (1910):   Photograph of Beet Court aka Lemon Court, in 1910.
Gunner's Cottages (1910):   Gunner’s Cottages, off Salamanca Street, Lambeth 1910.
Lambeth Bridge (1865):   Lambeth Bridge is on the site of a horse ferry between the Palace of Westminster and Lambeth Palace on the south bank.
Lambeth High Street (1860):   This photograph of the Windmill inn, Lambeth High Street, dates from 1860
Old Red Cow:   The Old Red Cow (right of picture)
Street cricket (1953):   Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.
Vauxhall Station early 1900s.:   Vauxhall at the turn of the twentieth century.
Wake Street:   Wake Street (King Street before the 1880s) was featured in photos from the Picture Post edition of 31 December 1938.
York Wharf:   York Wharf, photographed in 1866.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abingdon Street, SW1P · Addington Street, SE1 · Albert Embankment, SE1 · Albert Embankment, SE11 · Albert Embankment, SW8 · Albert Embarkment, SE1 · Albert Enbankment, SE1 · Albert Square, SW8 · Aldebert Terrace, SW8 · Andrew Place, SW8 · Arches Miles Street, SW8 · Arden House, SE11 · Arden Street, SW8 · Ascalon Street, SW8 · Ashmole Place, SW8 · Ashmole Street, SW8 · Auckland Street, SE11 · Aveline Street, SE11 · Battersea Park Road, SW8 · Beaufoy Walk, SE11 · Bedlam Mews, SE11 · Belmore Street, SW8 · Black Prince Road, SE1 · Black Prince Road, SE11 · Blore Close, SW8 · Bondway, SW8 · Bonnington Square, SW8 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Bradmead, SW8 · Bramley Crescent, SW8 · Bridge Street, SW1A · Bridgefoot, SW8 · Brooklands Passage, SW8 · Brooks Court, SW8 · Brough Close, SW8 · Caldwell Street, SW9 · Canon Row, SW1A · Cardigan Street, SE11 · Carey Gardens, SW8 · Carlisle Lane, SE1 · Carroun Road, SW8 · Centaur Street, SE1 · Ceylon Street, SW8 · Cherwell Street, SW8 · Chicheley Street, SE1 · Christchurch Vicarage, SW8 · Citadel Place, SE11 · Clapham Road, SW8 · Claylands Place, SW8 · Claylands Road, SW8 · Clayton Street, SE11 · Clyston Street, SW8 · Cobbett Street, SW8 · Condell Road, SW8 · Corunna Road, SW8 · Cosser Street, SE1 · Cottingham Road, SW8 · Courtenay Square, SE11 · Courtenay Street, SE11 · Cowthorpe Road, SW8 · Cranworth Gardens, SW9 · Crewdson Road, SW9 · Crimsworth Road, SW8 · Cringle Street, SW1V · Cringle Street, SW8 · Dean Stanley Street, SW1P · Deeley Road, SW8 · Derby Gate, SW1A · Distin Street, SE11 · Dolland House, SE11 · Dorset Road, SW8 · Durham Street, SE11 · Ebbisham Drive, SW8 · Elm Lane, SW8 · Farnham Royal, SE11 · Fellmongers Path, SE1 · Fentiman Road, SW8 · Fitzalan Street, SE11 · Flower Market, SW8 · Fount Street, SW8 · Fruit And Vegetable Market, SW8 · Fruit Vegetable Market, SW8 · Gibson Road, SE11 · Glasshouse Walk, SE11 · Glyn Street, SE11 · Goding Street, SE11 · Goldsboro Road, SW8 · Goldsborough House Springfield Estate, SW8 · Graphite Square, SE11 · Guildford Road, KT16 · Guildford Road, SW8 · Hackford Road, SW9 · Haines Street, SW8 · Hampson Way, SW8 · Handforth Road, SW9 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Harleyford Road, SE11 · Harleyford Road, SW8 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Havelock Terrace Arches, SW8 · Havelock Terrace, SW8 · Hemans Street, SW8 · Hercules Road, SE1 · Heyford Avenue, SW8 · Hookham Court, SW8 · Hornbeam Close, SE11 · Hurley Road, SE11 · Imex Business Centre, SW8 · Imex Centre, SW8 · Jameson House, SE11 · Jonathan Street, SE11 · Juxon Street, SE11 · Kenchester Close, SW8 · Kennington Oval, SE11 · Kennington Oval, SW8 · Kibworth Street, SW8 · Kings House, SW8 · Kirtling Street, SW8 · Knight’s Walk, SE11 · Lambeth Bridge, SE1 · Lambeth Bridge, SW1P · Lambeth High Street, SE1 · Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 · Lambeth Palace Road, SW1 · Lambeth Pier, SE1 · Lambeth Road, SE1 · Lambeth Road, SE11 · Lambeth Walk, SE1 · Lambeth Walk, SE11 · Langley Lane, SW8 · Lansdowne Gardens, SW8 · Lansdowne Green, SW8 · Laud Street, SE11 · Launcelot Street, SE1 · Lawn Lane, SE11 · Lawn Lane, SW8 · Leake Street, SE1 · Lett Road, SW9 · Liberty Street, SW9 · Lilac Place, SE11 · Linford Street, SW8 · Lockington Road, SW8 · Lohmann House, SE11 · Lollard Street, SE11 · Loughborough Street, SE11 · Lower Marsh, SE1 · Magee Street, SE11 · Market Towers, SW8 · Marylee Way, SE11 · Mawbey Street, SW8 · Meadow Road, SW8 · Melbury House, SW8 · Miles Street, SW8 · Millbank Tower, SW1P · Millbank, SE1 · Millbank, SW1P · Montford Place, SE11 · Morat Street, SW9 · Mowll Street, SW9 · New Covent Garden Centre, SW8 · Newburn Street, SE11 · Newnham Terrace, SE1 · Newport Street, SE11 · Nine Elms Lane, SW8 · Norfolk Row, SE1 · Old Paradise Street, SE1 · Old Paradise Street, SE11 · Old South Lambeth Road, SW8 · Orsett Street, SE11 · Oval Place, SW8 · Oval Way, SE11 · Pagden Street, SW8 · Palfrey Place, SW8 · Palmerston Way, SW8 · Park Place, SW8 · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Street, SW1A · Parry Street, SW8 · Pascal Street, SW8 · Patmore Street, SW8 · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Ponton Road, SW8 · Portland Grove, SW8 · Pratt Walk, SE1 · Pratt Walk, SE11 · Printers Road, SW9 · Randall Road, SE11 · Richborne Terrace, SW8 · Richborne Terrace, SW9 · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · Rita Road, SW8 · Riverside Walk East, EC3R · Riverside Walk, SW8 · Royal Street, SE1 · Rudolf Place, SW8 · Saddlers Way, SW8 · Sail Street, SE11 · Saint Stephen’s Terrace, SW8 · Salamanca Place, SE1 · Salamanca Street, SE1 · Sancroft Street, SE11 · Saunders Street, SE11 · Savona Street, SW8 · Scotson House, SE11 · Sedley House, SE11 · Sherborne House, SW8 · Simpson House, SE11 · Sleaford Industrial Estate, SW8 · Sleaford Street, SW8 · South Island Place, SW9 · South Lambeth Place, SW8 · South Lambeth Road, SE11 · South Lambeth Road, SW8 · South Street, SE11 · Southey Road, SW9 · Southville, SW8 · St George Wharf, SW8 · St Margarets Street, SW1P · St Oswalds Place, SE11 · St Stephens Terrace, SW8 · St. Georges Close, SW8 · St. Margaret Street, SW1P · St. Stephen’s Terrace, SW8 · Stanley Close, SW8 · Steam Pump Lane, W4 · Stewart Court, SW8 · Stewart’s Road, SW8 · Stewarts Road, SW8 · Studios, N1 · Tent City, NW10 · Terrace Walk, SW8 · Teversham Lane, SW8 · The Fosters Oval, SE11 · The Pavilion, SW8 · The Tunnel, SE1 · Thessaly Road, SW8 · Thorne Road, SW8 · Thorney Street, SW1P · Thorparch Road, SW8 · Tinworth Street, SE11 · Tradescant Road, SW8 · Trenchold Street, SW8 · Trigon Road, SW8 · Tun Yard, SW8 · Tweed Street, SW8 · Tyers Street, SE11 · Tyers Terrace, SE11 · Upper Marsh Street, SE1 · Usborne Mews, SW8 · Vauxhall Cross, SW8 · Vauxhall Grove, SW8 · Vauxhall Street, SE11 · Vauxhall Walk, SE11 · Victoria House, SW8 · Victoria Mansions, SW8 · Virgil Street, SE1 · Wadhurst Road, SW8 · Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 · Walton Close, SW8 · Waterloo Centre, SE1 · West Bridge, SW8 · Westminster Bridge, SE1 · Westminster Bridge, SW1A · Westminster Business Square, SE11 · Westminster Pier, SW1A · Wheatsheaf Lane, SW8 · Whitgift House, SE11 · Whitgift Street, SE1 · Whitgift Street, SE11 · Wickham Street, SE11 · Wilcox Close, SW8 · Wilkinson Street, SW8 · Worgan Street, SE11 · Wynyard Terrace, SE11 · Wyvil Estate, SW8 · Wyvil Road, SW8 · York Road Curve, N1C · York Road, SE1 ·
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