Cape Nursery

Agricultural land in/near Holland Park, existed between 1760 and 1861

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The Cape Nursery once lay along the south side of Shepherd’s Bush Green.

By the early 19th century the north side and west side of Shepherd’s Bush Common were lined with terraces but the southern side remained open land. The lands here were called Charecroft’s - part of the charity estates belonging to the parish.

A Little History Of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow reported that during 1760, James Lee and Lewis Kennedy "started a great nursery in Shepherd’s Bush".

In 1797 the Cape Nursery was reported by a botanist to be owned by two gentleman called Middlemist and Wood, and supplying rare plants: "many novelties from the North African flora were exhibited, the proprietor having resided there during many years"

The London Gazette of 1834 notes: "His Majesty’s Commissioners authorised to act under a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing date the 31st day of January 1834, awarded and issued forth against John Middlemist, of Cape’s Nursery, Shepherds-Bush, in the County of Middlesex, Nurseryman, Seedsman, Dealer and Cuapman (now or late. Partner with Alexander Wood, late of the same place, Nurseryman)."

In "The Jurist" magazine of 1861, one William Plimley was listed as bankrupt, but marked as occupier - the nursery itself was classed there as a "market garden".

While it was still marked on a 1860 map, by 1870 it had disappeared.

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Ian Gammons
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Post by Ian Gammons: Pamber Street, W10

Born in Pamber Street but moved to Harlow, Essex in 1958 when I was three years old. The air wasn?t clean in London and we had to move to cleaner air in Harlow - a new town with very clean air!


Vallie Webster
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Post by Vallie Webster: Tunis Road, W12

I visited my grandmother who lived on Tunis Road from Canada in approximately 1967-68. I remember the Rag and Bone man who came down the road with a horse and milk delivered to the door with cream on the top. I also remember having to use an outhouse in the back of the row house. No indoor plumbing. We had to have a bath in a big metal tub (like a horse trough) in the middle of the kitchen filled with boiled water on the stove. Very different from Canada. My moms madin name was Hardcastle. Interesting to see the maps. Google maps also brings the world closer.


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Post by Norman Norrington: Blechynden Street, W10

In the photo of Blechynden St on the right hand side the young man in the doorway could be me. That is the doorway of 40 Blechynden St.

I lived there with My Mum Eileen and Dad Bert and Brothers Ron & Peter. I was Born in Du Cane Rd Hosp. Now Hammersmith Hosp.

Left there with my Wife Margaret and Daughter Helen and moved to Stevenage. Mum and Dad are sadly gone.

I now live on my own in Bedfordshire, Ron in Willesden and Pete in Hayling Island.

Have many happy memories of the area and go back 3/4 times a year now 75 but it pulls back me still.

BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
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Post by BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.): Maxilla Gardens, W10

I lived at 11A Maxilla Gardens W10 (now partly gone, but what is left is called Maxilla Walk).
I have provided an account of life in Maxilla gardens on the following website; so, to avoid repetition, please visit this link:


https://northkensingtonhistories.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/maxilla-gardens/

Best wishes to all.

Brian

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Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11

John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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David Jones-Parry
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

Susan Wright
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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

David Jones-Parry
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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Shepherds Bush

Shepherd's Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Although it is primarily residential in character, its focus is the shopping area of Shepherd's Bush Green, with the Westfield shopping centre lying a short distance to the north. The main thoroughfares are Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road, all containing a large number of small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Loftus Road football stadium in Shepherd's Bush is home to Queens Park Rangers F.C.. In 2011, the population of the area was 39,724.

The district is bounded by Hammersmith to the south, Holland Park and Notting Hill to the east, Harlesden to the north and by Acton and Chiswick to the west. White City forms the northern part of Shepherd's Bush. Shepherd's Bush comprises the Shepherd's Bush Green, Askew, and White City wards.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Holland Park:   Holland Park is a district, an underground station (and indeed a park) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Holland Park:   
Kensington (Olympia):   Kensington (Olympia) station in West London is managed and served by London Overground and also served by London Underground.
Luxurious sewers:   The effluent society
Shepherds Bush:   Shepherd's Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbotsbury Close, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W8 · Addison Bridge Place, W14 · Addison Crescent, W14 · Addison Gardens, W14 · Addison Place, W11 · Addison Road, W14 · Aldine Street, W12 · Anley Road, W14 · Applegarth Road, W14 · Argyll Mansions, W14 · Augustine Road, W14 · Avonmore Road, W14 · Aynhoe Road, W14 · Bamborough Gardens, W12 · Barons Keep, W14 · Batoum Gardens, W6 · Beaconsfield Terrace Road, W14 · Beaconsfield Terrace, W14 · Beckford Close, W14 · Berghem Mews, W14 · Bishop King’s Road, W14 · Blythe Mews, W14 · Blythe Road, W14 · Bolingbroke Road, W14 · Bourbon Lane, W12 · Boyne Terrace Mews, W11 · Brook Green, W14 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Caithness Road, W14 · Carlton Mansions, W14 · Caxton Road, W12 · Ceylon Road, W14 · Charecroft Way, W12 · Charecroft Way, W14 · Cromwell Grove, W6 · Darnley Terrace, W11 · Dewhurst Road, W14 · Dewhurst Road, W6 · Dunsany Road, W14 · Earsby Street, W14 · Elsham Road, W14 · Fairfax Place, W14 · Farley Court, W14 · Faroe Road, W14 · Fenelon Place, W14 · Fitz-George Avenue, W14 · Fitz-James Avenue, W14 · Fitzjames Avenue, W14 · Frog Island, W12 · Girdlers Road, W14 · Gratton Road, W14 · Hammersmith Road, W14 · Hansard Mews, W12 · Hansard Mews, W14 · Hazlitt Mews, W14 · Hazlitt Road, W14 · Hofland Road, W14 · Holland Park Gardens, W14 · Holland Park Ilchester Place, W8 · Holland Park Mews, W11 · Holland Park Road, W14 · Holland Park Road, W14 · Holland Park Roundabout, W12 · Holland Park Terrace, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Park, W8 · Holland Road, E13 · Holland Road, W11 · Holland Road, W14 · Holland Villas Road, W14 · Ilchester Place, W14 · Ilchester Place, W8 · Irving Road, W14 · Kensington High Street, W14 · Kenton Court, W14 · Kingsdale Gardens, W11 · Lakeside Road, W14 · Lansdowne Mews, W11 · Lena Gardens, W6 · Lisgar Terrace, W14 · Loris Road, W6 · Lorne Gardens, W11 · Lower Addison Gardens, W14 · Maclise Road, W14 · Masbro Road, W14 · Matheson Road, W14 · Melbury Court, W14 · Melbury Court, W8 · Melbury Road, W14 · Melrose Gardens, W6 · Millers Way, W6 · Milson Road, W14 · Minford Gardens, W14 · Munden Street, W14 · Napier Place, W14 · Napier Road, W14 · Netherwood Place, W14 · Netherwood Road, W14 · Norland Place, W11 · Norland Road, W11 · North End Crescent, W14 · North End Cresent, W14 · North End Parade, W14 · Oakwood Court, W14 · Olympia Way, W14 · Oxford Gate, W14 · Park Close, W14 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Poplar Grove, W6 · Prince?s Yard, W11 · Queensdale Crecent, W11 · Queensdale Crescent, W11 · Radnor Terrace, W14 · Redan Street, W14 · Richmond Court, W14 · Richmond Way, W12 · Richmond Way, W14 · Rockley Court, W14 · Rockley Road, W14 · Royal Crescent Mews, W11 · Royal Cresent Mews, W11 · Russell Gardens Mews, W14 · Russell Gardens, W14 · Saint Anns Villas, W11 · Samuels Close, W6 · Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W6 · Shepherd’s Bush Place, W12 · Sinclair Gardens, W14 · Sinclair Road, W14 · Somerset Square, W14 · Souldern Road, W14 · Southcombe Street, W14 · Springvale Terrace, W14 · St Anns Villas, W11 · St Mary Abbots Terrace, W14 · Stable Yard Ilchester Place, W8 · Stanwick Road, W14 · Sterndale Road, W14 · Sterndale Road, W6 · Sterne Street, W12 · Stonor Road, W14 · Strangways Terrace, W14 · Swanscombe House, W11 · Swanscombe Road, W11 · Tadmor Street, W12 · The Grampians, W6 · Upper Addison Gardens, W14 · Vernon Street, W14 · Warwick Gardens, W14 · Warwick Road, W14 · Welbeck Court, W14 · West Cross Route, W11 · Westwick Gardens, W14 · Windsor Way, W14 · Woodsford Square, W14 · Woodstock Grove, W12 ·

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

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)

John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (1762)
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 an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

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

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

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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