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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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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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.

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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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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
Addison Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Avondale Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Avonmore Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Beaumont Arms:   The former Beaumont Arms at 170 Uxbridge Road has been known by later names such as "Edwards" and "The Defectors Weld".
Blythe House:   Blythe House is a listed building located at 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington.
Bute House Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Cadby Hall:   Cadby Hall was a major office and factory complex in Hammersmith, London which was the headquarters of pioneering catering company Joseph Lyons and Co. for almost a century.
Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Ecole Francaise de Londres Jacques Prevert:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
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.
Holland Park:   Holland Park is a district, an underground station (and indeed a park) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Holland Park:   
James Lee Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Kenilworth Castle:   The Kenilworth Castle was a post-war pub in Notting Dale.
Kensington (Olympia):   Kensington (Olympia) station in West London is managed and served by London Overground and also served by London Underground.
Kensington Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Kensington Wade:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kingsmere School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
La Scuola Italiana A Londra:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 14. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Latimer AP Academy:   Academy alternative provision converter which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 18.
Latimer Road:   A station not named after the road it stands on
Lena Gardens Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Luxurious sewers:   The effluent society
Mary Place Workhouse:   Notting Dale Workhouse stood on the site of what is now Avondale Park Gardens,
Masbro Brook Green Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Masbro Childrens Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Maxilla Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Norland Place School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Oxford Gardens Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Parayhouse School:   Non-maintained special school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 16.
PPP Community School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 17.
Sacred Heart High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Shepherds Bush:   Shepherd's Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Shepherds Bush Families Project and children’s centre:   This is a children’s centre.
St Anne’s & Avondale Park Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
St James Junior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
St James Senior Girls’ School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Paul’s Girls’ School:   St Paul’s Girls’ School is an independent school which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 19.
Tabernacle School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Distillers Arms:   The Distillers Arms marks the boundary between Hammersmith and Fulham.
Western Iron Works:   The Western Iron Works was the foundry business of James Bartle and Co.
White City:   White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.
Wood Lane:   Although Wood Lane is on an Underground Line which has been in operation since 1864, the station is newer.
Young Dancers Academy:   The Young Dancers Academy is an independent vocational school specialising in classical ballet which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 16.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Addison Road station:   Addison Road station, Kensington in the early 1900s.
Bangor Street:   2015
Bangor Street:   2015
Corner of Bangor and Sirdar Road:   2015
Ridler's Tyre Yard:   Ridler's Tyres was situated in a part of Blechynden Street which no longer exists
Wood Lane (1914) :   Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.
Wood Lane cottages (1890):   Old cottages in Wood Lane, c. 1890.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbotsbury Close, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W14 · Addison Avenue, W11 · Addison Bridge Place, W14 · Addison Crescent, W14 · Addison Gardens, W14 · Addison Place, W11 · Addison Road, W14 · Aldermaston Street, W10 · Aldine Street, W12 · Anley Road, W14 · Ansleigh Place, W11 · Applegarth Road, W14 · Argyll Mansions, W14 · Ariel Way, W12 · Augustine Road, W14 · Auriol Road, W14 · Avondale Park Gardens, W11 · Avondale Park Road, W11 · Avonmore Place, W14 · Avonmore Road, W14 · Aynhoe Road, W14 · Bamborough Gardens, W12 · Bangor Street, W11 · Barb Mews, W6 · Bard Road, W10 · Barons Keep, W14 · Barons Keep, W6 · Bartle Road, W11 · Batoum Gardens, W6 · Beaconsfield Terrace Road, W14 · Beaconsfield Terrace, W14 · Beadon Road, W6 · Beckford Close, W14 · Berghem Mews, W14 · Biscay Road, W6 · Bishop King’s Road, W14 · Blechynden Mews, W11 · Blechynden Street, W10 · Blythe Mews, W14 · Blythe Road, W14 · Bolingbroke Road, W14 · Bomore Road, W11 · Bourbon Lane, W12 · Boyne Terrace Mews, W11 · Bramley Mews, W10 · Bramley Road, W10 · Bramley Road, W11 · Bramley Street, W10 · Bridge Close, W10 · Broadway Chambers, W6 · Broadway Shopping Centre, W6 · Brook Green, W14 · Brook Green, W6 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Bute Gardens, W6 · Butterwick, W6 · Caithness Road, W14 · Calverley Street, W10 · Cambridge Court, W6 · Carlton Mansions, W14 · Caxton Road, W12 · Ceylon Road, W14 · Chalk Hill Road, W6 · Chalkhill Road, W6 · Charecroft Way, W12 · Charecroft Way, W14 · Charlotte Mews, W10 · Colet Gardens, W14 · Cromwell Grove, W6 · Crowthorne Road, W10 · Darfield Way, W10 · Darfield Way, W10 · Darnley Terrace, W11 · Depot Road, W12 · Dewhurst Road, W14 · Dewhurst Road, W6 · Drum Street, E1 · Dulford Street, W11 · Dunsany Road, W14 · Earsby Street, W14 · East Mews, W10 · Elsham Road, W14 · Evesham Street, W11 · Fairfax Place, W14 · Farley Court, W14 · Faroe Road, W14 · Fenelon Place, W14 · Fitz-George Avenue, W14 · Fitz-James Avenue, W14 · Fitzjames Avenue, W14 · Fowell Street, W10 · Freston Road, W10 · Freston Road, W11 · Frog Island, W12 · Fulham Palace Road, W6 · Galena Arches, W6 · Girdlers Road, W14 · Gliddon Road, W14 · Gorham Place, W11 · Gratton Road, W14 · Great Church Lane, W6 · Grenfell Road, W11 · Grenfell Tower, W11 · Haarlem Road, W14 · Hammersmith Broadw, W6 · Hammersmith Broadway, W6 · Hammersmith Bus Station, W6 · Hammersmith Flyover, W6 · Hammersmith Road, W14 · Hammersmith Road, W6 · 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 Road, E13 · Holland Road, W11 · Holland Road, W14 · Holland Villas Road, W14 · Hopgood Street, W12 · Hunt Close, W11 · Hurstway Walk, W11 · Ilchester Place, W14 · Ilchester Place, W8 · Irving Road, W14 · Ivebury Court, W10 · Kenley Street, W11 · Kensington High Street, W14 · Kenton Court, W14 · Kingsdale Gardens, W11 · Kingsdown Close, W10 · Lakeside Road, W14 · Lansdowne Mews, W11 · Latimer Mews, W10 · Lena Gardens, W6 · Lily Close, W14 · Lisgar Terrace, W14 · Lockton Street, W10 · Loris Road, W6 · Lorne Gardens, W11 · Lower Addison Gardens, W14 · Luxemburg Gardens, W6 · Lyric Square, W6 · Macfarlane Road, W12 · Maclise Road, W14 · Manchester Road, W10 · Margravine Gardens, W14 · Margravine Gardens, W6 · Martin Street, W10 · Mary Place, W11 · Masbro Road, W14 · Matheson Road, W14 · Maxilla Gardens, W10 · Maxilla Gardens, W10 · Melbury Court, W14 · Melbury Court, W8 · Melbury Road, W14 · Melrose Gardens, W6 · Mercers Place, W6 · Metropolitan Station Arcade, W6 · Metropolitan Station Buildings, W6 · Millers Way, W6 · Milson Road, W14 · Minford Gardens, W14 · Mortimer Square, W11 · Munden Street, W14 · Napier Place, W14 · Napier Road, W14 · Netherwood Place, W14 · Netherwood Road, W14 · Nicholas Road, W11 · Norland Place, W11 · Norland Road, W11 · North End Crescent, W14 · North End Cresent, W14 · North End Parade, W14 · Oakwood Court, W14 · Olaf Street, W11 · Olympia Way, W14 · Oxford Gate, W14 · Pamber Street, W10 · Park Close, W14 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Pennard Road, W12 · Poplar Grove, W6 · Prince?s Yard, W11 · Queen Caroline Street, W6 · Queensdale Crecent, W11 · Queensdale Crescent, W11 · Queensdale Place, W11 · Queensdale Road, W11 · Radnor Terrace, W14 · Railway Arches, W10 · Redan Street, W14 · Relay Road, W12 · Richmond Court, W14 · Richmond Way, W12 · Richmond Way, W14 · Rifle Place, W11 · Rillington Place, W11 · Rockley Court, W14 · Rockley Road, W14 · Rowan Road, W6 · Royal Crescent Mews, W11 · Royal Crescent, W11 · Runcorn Place, W11 · Russell Gardens Mews, W14 · Russell Gardens, W14 · Ruston Mews, W11 · Saint Anns Villas, W11 · Samuels Close, W6 · Scampston Mews, W10 · Shalfleet Drive, W10 · Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W6 · Shepherd’s Bush Place, W12 · Shinfield Street, W12 · Shortlands, W6 · Silchester Mews, W10 · Silchester Road, W10 · Silchester Street, W10 · Silchester Terrace, W10 · Silver Road, W12 · Sinclair Gardens, W14 · Sinclair Road, W14 · Sirdar Road, W11 · Somerset Square, W14 · Souldern Road, W14 · Southcombe Street, W14 · Springvale Terrace, W14 · St Andrews Square, W11 · St Anns Villas, W11 · St James Gardens, W11 · St James’s Gardens, W11 · St James’s Gardens, W11 · St Marks Road, W11 · St Mary Abbots Terrace, W14 · St. Anns Road, W11 · Stable Way, W10 · Stable Yard Ilchester Place, W8 · Stanwick Road, W14 · Station Walk, SE6 · Station Walk, W10 · Station Walk, W11 · Sterndale Road, W14 · Sterndale Road, W6 · Sterne Street, W12 · Stoneleigh Place, W11 · Stoneleigh Street, W11 · Stonor Road, W14 · Strangways Terrace, W14 · Sulgrave Road, W6 · Sussex Place, W6 · Swanscombe House, W11 · Swanscombe Road, W11 · Tadmor Street, W12 · Talgarth Mansions, W14 · Talgarth Road, W14 · Talgarth Road, W6 · The Grampians, W6 · The Network, W12 · The Square, W6 · The Trail, W12 · Treadgold Street, W11 · Trinity Mews, W10 · Trussley Road, W6 · Upper Addison Gardens, W14 · Verity Close, W11 · Vernon Street, W14 · Walmer Road, W10 · Warwick Gardens, W14 · Warwick Road, W14 · Waterhouse Close, W6 · Waynflete Square, W10 · Waynflete Square, W10 · Welbeck Court, W14 · Wells Road, W6 · Wesley Square, W11 · West Cross Route, W11 · Westfield Way, W12 · Westwick Gardens, W14 · Whitchurch Road, W11 · Wilsham Street, W11 · Windsor Way, W14 · Wolverton Gardens, W6 · Wood Lane, W12 · Woodger Road, W12 · Woodsford Square, W14 · Woodstock Grove, W12 · Yeldham Road, W6 ·
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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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