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On 22 July 2005, Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian electrician living in London, was shot dead by plainclothes police officers at Stockwell station. This incident came a day after the failed 21 July 2005 London bombings occurred on Tube trains and a bus in London; however, it later emerged that it was a case of mistaken identity on the part of the police and that Menezes had nothing to do with the attacks. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting a small shrine to Jean Charles de Menezes was created by mourners outside the station, this has since evolved into a permanent memorial mosaic.

Stockwell is a district situated a couple of miles south-east of Charing Cross.

Stockwell probably got the second half of its name from a local well; the other half is from stoc, which was Old English for a tree trunk or post. From the thirteenth to the start of the nineteenth century, Stockwell was a rural manor at the edge of London. It included market gardens and John Tradescant's botanical garden – commemorated in Tradescant Road, which was built over it in 1880, and in a memorial outside St Stephen's church. In the nineteenth century it developed as an elegant middle class suburb. Residents included the artist Arthur Rackham, who was born in South Lambeth Road in 1867, moving with his family to Albert Square when he was 15.

Stockwell station was opened on 4 November 1890 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), as the most southerly station on the City & South London Railway (C&SLR) - London's first deep level tube railway. Passenger services began just over one month later on 18 December 1890.

Its social and architectural fortunes in the twentieth century were more mixed. The area immediately around Stockwell tube station was extensively rebuilt following the Second World War, and the original domed tube station was replaced first in the 1920s, then again with the opening of the Victoria line in 1971.

The area also has much social housing; the main estates are Lansdowne Green, Stockwell park, Studley, Spurgeon, Mursell and Stockwell Gardens. However, many remnants of the area's nineteenth century grandeur can be found in the side and back streets of Stockwell, notably in the Stockwell Park Conservation Area, mostly built between 1825 and 1840 and centred on Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell Park Crescent, Durand Gardens, and Albert Square.

Stockwell and neighbouring South Lambeth are home to one of the UK's biggest Portuguese communities, known as 'Little Portugal'. Most of the local Portuguese people originate from Madeira and Lisbon and have established many cafes, restaurants, bakeries, neighbourhood associations and delicatessens. Stockwell is also home to many people of Caribbean and West African origin. They are also well represented in the local population, and cafés, grocers, barbers' shops and salons run by people from these communities are scattered around Stockwell.

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VIEW THE STOCKWELL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE STOCKWELL AREA IN THE 1860s
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Stockwell station (1930):   Clapham Road in 1930, showing Stockwell station. Binfield Road runs off to the right.


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Akerman Road, SW9 · Albert Square, SW8 · Aldebert Terrace, SW8 · Angell Park Gardens, SW9 · Angell Road, SW9 · Atlantic Road, SW9 · Aytoun Place, SW9 · Aytoun Road, SW9 · Barrington Road, SW2 · Barrington Road, SW9 · Belinda Road, SW9 · Benedict Road, SW9 · Bennett Road, SW9 · Binfield Road, SW4 · Bramah Green, SW9 · Brixton Road, SW9 · Broomgrove Road, SW9 · Burnley Road, SW9 · Burton Road, SW9 · Caldwell Street, SW9 · Cancell Road, SW9 · Canterbury Crescent, SW9 · Canterbury Cresent, SW9 · Chryssell Road, SW9 · Clapham Road, SW4 · Clapham Road, SW8 · Clapham Road, SW9 · Clarence Walk, SW4 · Claribel Road, SW9 · Clitheroe Road, SW9 · Coldha, SW9 · Cowley Road, SW9 · Cranmer Road, SW9 · Cranworth Gardens, SW9 · Crewdson Road, SW9 · Cromwell Road, SW9 · Crossford Street, SW9 · Crowhurst Close, SW9 · Dairy Mews, SW9 · Durand Gardens, SW9 · Electric Avenue, SW9 · Electric Lane, SW9 · Elliott Road, SW9 · Evandale Road, SW9 · Evesham Walk, SW9 · Eythorne Road, SW9 · Featley Road, SW9 · Ferrey Mews, SW9 · Fir Grove Road, SW9 · Fiveways Road, SW9 · Fountain Place, SW9 · Foxley Road, SW9 · Foxley Square, SW9 · Frederick Crescent, SW9 · Frederick Cresent, SW9 · Fyfield Road, SW9 · Gosling Way, SW9 · Grantham Road, SW9 · Gresham Road, SW9 · Groveway, SW9 · Guildford Road, KT16 · Guildford Road, SW8 · Guinness Trust Estate, SW9 · Hackford Road, SW9 · Hackford Walk, SW9 · Hampson Way, SW8 · Hilda Lockert Walk, SW9 · Hillyard Street, SW9 · Holland Grove, SW9 · Ingleborough Street, SW9 · Irving Grove, SW9 · Jeffrey’s Road, SW9 · Jeffreys Road, SW4 · Johnston Close, SW9 · Kay Road, SW9 · Kendal Close, SW9 · Kimberley Road, SW9 · Knatchbull Road, SW9 · Knowle Close, SW9 · Langton Road, SW9 · Lansdowne Gardens, SW8 · Lansdowne Green, SW8 · Lansdowne Way, SW4 · Lansdowne Way, SW8 · Lett Road, SW9 · Liberty Street, SW9 · Lingham Street, SW9 · Listowel Close, SW9 · Lorn Road, SW9 · Lothian Road, SW9 · Loughborough Road, SW9 · Major Close, SW9 · Mallams Mews, SW9 · Marcella Road, SW9 · Market Row, SW9 · Mayflower Road, SW9 · Melbourne Mews, SW9 · Millbrook Road, SW9 · Minerva Close, SW9 · Moat Place, SW9 · Morat Street, SW9 · Mostyn Road, SW9 · Mowll Street, SW9 · Myatt Road, SW9 · Normandy Road, SW9 · Offley Road, SW9 · Overton Road, SW9 · Paradise Road, SW4 · Paradise Road, SW9 · Patmos Road, SW9 · Peckford Place, SW9 · Perseverance Place, SW9 · Prima Road, SW9 · Printers Road, SW9 · Rathgar Road, SW9 · Reliance Arcade, SW9 · Rhodesia Road, SW9 · Ridgway Road, SW9 · Robsart Street, SW9 · Rumsey Road, SW9 · Rupert Gardens, SW9 · Russell Grove, SW9 · Saddlers Way, SW8 · Sidney Road, SW9 · Somerville Close, SW9 · South Island Place, SW9 · South Lambeth Road, SW9 · Southey Road, SW9 · Spicer Close, SW9 · St Jame’s Crescent, SW9 · St Jamess Crescent, SW9 · St Johns Crescent, SW9 · St Lawrence way, SW9 · St Martins Road, SW9 · St Michaels Road, SW9 · St. Martin’s Road, SW9 · Station Avenue, SW9 · Stirling Road, SW9 · Stockwell Gardens, SW9 · Stockwell Green, SW9 · Stockwell Lane, SW9 · Stockwell Park Crescent, SW9 · Stockwell Park Cresent, SW9 · Stockwell Park Road, SW9 · Stockwell Park Walk, SW9 · Stockwell Road, SW9 · Studley Road, SW4 · Styles Gardens, SW9 · Sussex Walk, SW9 · Swinford Gardens, SW9 · Teversham Lane, SW8 · The Stableyard, SW9 · Thornton Street, SW9 · Torrey Drive, SW9 · Union Road, SW9 · Urlwin Walk, SW9 · Van Gogh Walk, SW9 · Vassall Road, SW9 · Viceroy Road, SW8 · Villa Road, SW9 · Western Road, SW9 · Wickwood Street, SE5 · Wiltshire Road, SW9 · Winans Walk, SW9 · Winchester House Kennington Park, SW9 · Wynne Road, SW9 ·


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