Hemans Street, SW8

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Hemans Street is a road in the SW8 postcode area



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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
Allen Edwards 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.
Clapham North:   Clapham North is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter beneath it.
Fairley House School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
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.
Lark Hall Primary School (Including Lark Hall Centre for Pupils with Autism):   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lark Hall Primary School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Lilian Baylis Technology School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Millbank Academy:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Pimlico:   Pimlico is known for its garden squares and Regency architecture.
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 James the Less:   St James the Less is an Anglican church built by George Edmund Street in the Gothic Revival style.
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.
Tachbrook Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Tate Britain:   Tate Britain (known from 1897 to 1932 as the National Gallery of British Art and from 1932 to 2000 as the Tate Gallery) is an art gallery situated on Millbank in London.
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.
Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Westminster Under School:   Westminster Under School is an independent school and preparatory school for boys aged 7 to 13 and is attached to Westminster School.
Westminster Under School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 14. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
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.
Old Red Cow:   The Old Red Cow (right of picture)
Vauxhall Station early 1900s.:   Vauxhall at the turn of the twentieth century.
York Wharf:   York Wharf, photographed in 1866.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Close, SW8 · Abbot Court, SW8 · Albert Embankment, SE1 · Albert Embankment, SE11 · Albert Embankment, SW8 · Albert Embarkment, SE1 · Albion Avenue, SW8 · Allen Edwards Drive, SW8 · Andrew Place, SW8 · Arden Street, SW8 · Arlesford Road, SW9 · Ascalon Street, SW8 · Aston House, SW8 · Atherfold Road, SW9 · Atterbury Street, SW1P · Auckland Street, SE11 · Aveline Street, SE11 · Aylesford Street, SW1V · Balvaird Place, SW1V · Battersea Park Road, SW8 · Belmore Street, SW8 · Bessborough Gardens, SW1V · Bessborough Place, SW1V · Bessborough Street, SW1V · Binfield Road, SW4 · Black Prince Road, SE11 · Bloomberg Street, SW1V · Bloomburg Street, SW1V · Blore Close, SW8 · Bondway, SW8 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Bradfield House, SW8 · Bradmead, SW8 · Bramley Crescent, SW8 · Bridgefoot, SW8 · Brocket House, SW8 · Bromfelde Road, SW4 · Bromfelde Walk, SW4 · Brooklands Passage, SW8 · Brooks Court, SW8 · Brough Close, SW8 · Buxton Mews, SW4 · Cardigan Street, SE11 · Carey Gardens, SW8 · Carey Place, SW1V · Causton Street, SW1P · Ceylon Street, SW8 · Chapter Chambers, SW1P · Chapter Street, SW1P · Chelsham Road, SW4 · Cherwell Street, SW8 · Chichester Street, SW1V · Christchurch Vicarage, SW8 · Citadel Place, SE11 · Clapham High Street, SW4 · Clapham Manor Street, SW4 · Clapham Road Estate, SW4 · Clarence Walk, SW4 · Clayton Street, SE11 · Clitheroe Road, SW9 · Clive House, SW8 · Clyston Street, SW8 · Condell Road, SW8 · Corunna Road, SW8 · Courland Grove, SW8 · Courland Street, SW8 · Courtenay Square, SE11 · Courtenay Street, SE11 · Cowthorpe Road, SW8 · Crimsworth Road, SW8 · Cringle Street, SW1V · Cringle Street, SW8 · Crown Reach Riverside Walk, SW1V · Dalkeith Court, SW1P · Darsley Drive, SW8 · Davidson Gardens, SW8 · Deeley Road, SW8 · Dolphin Square East Side, SW1V · Dolphin Square West Side, SW1V · Dolphin Square West, SW1V · Douglas Street, SW1P · Drummond Gate, SW1V · Durham Street, SE11 · Edgeley Road, SW4 · Edithna Street, SW9 · Elm Lane, SW8 · Erasmus Street, SW1P · Esterbrooke Street, SW1P · Farnham Royal, SE11 · Fellmongers Path, SE1 · Flower Market, SW8 · Fount Street, SW8 · Frobisher House, SW1V · Fruit And Vegetable Market, SW8 · Fruit Vegetable Market, SW8 · Garden Terrace, SW1V · Gaskell Street, SW4 · Gauden Close, SW4 · Gauden Road, SW4 · Glasshouse Walk, SE11 · Glyn Street, SE11 · Goding Street, SE11 · Goldsboro Road, SW8 · Goldsborough House Springfield Estate, SW8 · Goldsborough House, SW8 · Grantham Road, SW9 · Graphite Square, SE11 · Guildford Road, KT16 · Guildford Road, SW8 · Haines Street, SW8 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Harleyford Road, SE11 · Harleyford Road, SW8 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Hartington Road, SW8 · Havelock Terrace Arches, SW8 · Havelock Terrace, SW8 · Hemans Street, SW8 · Hemberton Road, SW9 · Herrick Street, SW1P · Hide Place, SW1P · Hookham Court, SW8 · Imex Business Centre, SW8 · Imex Centre, SW8 · Jeffrey’s Road, SW9 · Jeffreys Road, SW4 · John Islip Street, SW1P · Kelman Close, SW4 · Kenchester Close, SW8 · Kennington Oval, SE11 · Keyes House, SW1V · Killyon Road, SW4 · Killyon Road, SW8 · Kings House, SW8 · Kirtling Street, SW8 · Knight’s Walk, SE11 · Landor Road, SW4 · Landor Road, SW9 · Lansdowne Gardens, SW8 · Lansdowne Green, SW8 · Lansdowne Way, SW4 · Lansdowne Way, SW8 · Larkhall Lane, SW4 · Larkhall Rise, SW8 · Laud Street, SE11 · Lindsay Square, SW1V · Linford Street, SW8 · Littlebury Road, SW4 · Lockington Road, SW8 · Loughborough Street, SE11 · Magee Street, SE11 · Market Towers, SW8 · Mawbey Street, SW8 · Mayflower Road, SW9 · Mccall Close, SW4 · Miles Street, SW8 · Millbank Tower, SW1P · Minshull Street, SW8 · Montford Place, SE11 · Moreton Street, SW1V · Navy Street, SW4 · Nelson House, SW1V · New Covent Garden Centre, SW8 · Newburn Street, SE11 · Nine Elms Lane, SW8 · Old South Lambeth Road, SW8 · One Kelman Close, SW4 · Orsett Street, SE11 · Oval Way, SE11 · Pagden Street, SW8 · Palmerston Way, SW8 · Paradise Road, SW4 · Paradise Road, SW9 · Parry Street, SW8 · Pascal Street, SW8 · Patmore Street, SW8 · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Ponsonby Place, SW1P · Ponsonby Terrace, SW1P · Ponton Road, SW8 · Post Office Way, SW8 · Prideaux Road, SW9 · Priory Court, SW8 · Priory Grove, SW8 · Priory Mews, SW8 · Rampayne Street, SW1V · Regency Street, SW1P · Rhodesia Road, SW9 · Riverside Walk East, EC3R · Riverside Walk, SW1V · Riverside Walk, SW8 · Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground: Chelsea College of Art and Desi, SW1P · Rudolf Place, SW8 · Saint George’s Square, SW1V · Sancroft Street, SE11 · Savona Street, SW8 · Savoy Mews, SW9 · Shamrock Street, SW4 · Sheldon Court, SW8 · Sibella Road, SW4 · Sleaford Industrial Estate, SW8 · Sleaford Street, SW8 · Smedley Street, SW4 · Smedley Street, SW8 · South Lambeth Place, SW8 · South Lambeth Road, SE11 · South Lambeth Road, SW8 · Southville, SW8 · St George Wharf, SW8 · St Georges Square, SW1V · St Oswalds Place, SE11 · St Saviours Hall, SW1V · St. Georges Close, SW8 · St.George’s Square, SW1V · Stewart Court, SW8 · Stewart’s Road, SW8 · Stewarts Road, SW8 · Stirling Road, SW9 · Studios, N1 · Studley Road, SW4 · Tachbrook Street, SW1V · Tasman Road, SW9 · Tent City, NW10 · Teversham Lane, SW8 · The Fosters Oval, SE11 · The Pavilion, SW8 · The Studios, SW8 · Thessaly Road, SW8 · Thorndike Street, SW1V · Thorne Road, SW8 · Thorparch Road, SW8 · Timber Mill Way, SW4 · Tinworth Street, SE11 · Tregothnan Road, SW9 · Trenchold Street, SW8 · Tun Yard, SW8 · Tweed Street, SW8 · Tyers Street, SE11 · Tyers Terrace, SE11 · Udall Street, SW1P · Union Court, SW4 · Union Grove, SW8 · Union Road, SW4 · Union Road, SW8 · Union Road, SW9 · Vauxhall Bridge, SW1P · Vauxhall Bridge, SW1V · Vauxhall Bridge, SW8 · Vauxhall Cross, SW8 · Viceroy Road, SW8 · Victoria House, SW8 · Victoria Mansions, SW8 · Vincent Street, SW1P · Wadhurst Road, SW8 · Walton Close, SW8 · Wandsworth Road, SW4 · West Bridge, SW8 · Wheatsheaf Lane, SW8 · Wickham Street, SE11 · Wilcox Close, SW8 · Wilcox Road, SW8 · Worgan Street, SE11 · Wynyard Terrace, SE11 · Wyvil Estate, SW8 · Wyvil Road, SW8 ·
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