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Park Close is a road in the W14 postcode area



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Norman Norrington
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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.
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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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My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE HOLLAND PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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Holland Park

Holland Park is a district, an underground station (and indeed a park) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Holland Park has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, known for attractive large Victorian townhouses, and high-class shopping and restaurants.

The district was rural until the 19th century. Most of it was formerly the grounds of a Jacobean mansion called Holland House. In the later decades of that century the owners of the house sold off the more outlying parts of its grounds for residential development, and the district which evolved took its name from the house. It also included some small areas around the fringes which had never been part of the grounds of Holland House, notably the Phillimore Estate and the Campden Hill Square area. In the late 19th century a number of notable artists (including Frederic Leighton, P.R.A. and Val Prinsep) and art collectors lived in the area. The group were collectively known as ’The Holland Park Circle’. Holland Park was in most part very comfortably upper middle class when originally developed and in recent decades has gone further upmarket.

Of the 19th-century residential developments of the area, one of the most architecturally interesting is The Royal Crescent designed in 1839. Clearly inspired by its older namesake in Bath, it differs from the Bath crescent in that it is not a true crescent at all but two quadrant terraces each terminated by a circular bow in the Regency style which rises as a tower, a feature which would not have been found in the earlier classically inspired architecture of the 18th century which the design of the crescent seeks to emulate. The design of the Royal Crescent by the planner Robert Cantwell in two halves was dictated by the location of the newly fashionable underground sewers rather than any consideration for architectural aesthetics.

Holland Park is now one of the most expensive residential districts in London.

Holland Park station, on the Central London Railway, opened on 30 July 1900. The station building was refurbished in the 1990s.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Cape Nursery:   The Cape Nursery once lay along the south side of Shepherd’s Bush Green.
Holland Park:   Holland Park is a district, an underground station (and indeed a park) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Kensington (Olympia):   Kensington (Olympia) station in West London is managed and served by London Overground and also served by London Underground.
St Barnabas’ Church:   St Barnabas’ Church is a church in Kensington.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbotsbury Close, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W8 · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Addison Bridge Place, W14 · Addison Crescent, W14 · Addison Gardens, W14 · Addison Place, W11 · Addison Road, W14 · Anley Road, W14 · Applegarth Road, W14 · Argyll Mansions, W14 · Augustine Road, W14 · Avonmore Road, W14 · Aynhoe Road, W14 · Barons Keep, W14 · 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 · Boyne Terrace Mews, W11 · Brook Green, W14 · Caithness Road, W14 · Campden Hill Road, W8 · Campden Hill, W8 · Carlton Mansions, W14 · Ceylon Road, W14 · Charecroft Way, W12 · Charecroft Way, W14 · Cope Place, W8 · Dewhurst Road, W14 · Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 · Dunsany Road, W14 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Walk, W8 · Earsby Street, W14 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Elsham Road, W14 · Essex Villas, W8 · Fairfax Place, W14 · Farley Court, W14 · Faroe Road, W14 · Fenelon Place, W14 · Fitz-George Avenue, W14 · Fitz-James Avenue, W14 · Fitzjames Avenue, W14 · 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 House, W8 · 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, W14 · Holland Villas Road, W14 · Ilchester Place, W14 · Ilchester Place, W8 · Kensington High Street, W14 · Kenton Court, W14 · Lakeside Road, W14 · Lansdowne Mews, W11 · Lisgar Terrace, W14 · Logan Place, W8 · Lower Addison Gardens, W14 · Maclise Road, W14 · Masbro Road, W14 · Matheson Road, W14 · Melbury Court, W14 · Melbury Court, W8 · Melbury Road, W14 · Milson Road, W14 · Minford Gardens, W14 · Munden Street, W14 · Napier Place, W14 · Napier Road, W14 · Netherwood Road, W14 · Norland Place, 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 Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Phillimore Place, W8 · Prince?s Yard, W11 · Radnor Terrace, W14 · Redan Street, W14 · Richmond Court, W14 · Richmond Way, W14 · Rockley Road, W14 · Russell Gardens Mews, W14 · Russell Gardens, W14 · Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Sheldrake Place, W8 · Sinclair Gardens, W14 · Sinclair Road, W14 · Somerset Square, W14 · Souldern Road, W14 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · Southcombe Street, W14 · Springvale Terrace, W14 · St Mary Abbots Place, W8 · St Mary Abbots Terrace, W14 · St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Stable Yard Ilchester Place, W8 · Stafford Terrace, W8 · Stanwick Road, W14 · Sterndale Road, W14 · Stonor Road, W14 · Strangways Terrace, W14 · Thornwood Gardens, W8 · Upper Addison Gardens, W14 · Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Vernon Street, W14 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Gardens, W14 · Warwick Road, W14 · Welbeck Court, W14 · Westwick Gardens, W14 · Windsor Way, W14 · Woodsford Square, W14 ·


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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."
Chapman and Hall, London

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.
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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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