Arden Street, SW8

Road in/near Vauxhall, existed between 1862 and 1970

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Arden Street disappeared as the New Covent Garden Market was built.

In the eighteenth century, Nine Elms Lane turned northwards, roughly along the present line of Cringle Street. The main thoroughfare continued westwards: it was at first called Battersea Road, then Lower Wandsworth Road, and after 1871 Battersea Park Road. Hence the change of name from Nine Elms Lane to Battersea Park Road at this point. On the north side, the Royal Rifleman pub (1858–9) and a few adjacent houses at this junction marked the eastern extremity of Crown purchases of land for Battersea Park during the 1840s.

Opposite, a short stretch of the main road was bordered in the years before development by some small fields up to the line of modern Sleaford Street. Most of this was Ponton land, but one acre belonged to the owners of Longhedge Farm before it was bought for St George’s (1827–8), Battersea’s second parish church.

In 1862–70 the isolated church was encompassed by the biggest of four Battersea developments promoted by the speculating solicitor Frederick Haines and his accomplice W. R. Glasier of Glasier & Son, surveyors. It comprised four new streets: Haines Street, Tweed Street, Arden Street and Cherwell Street.

West of the church Ceylon Street was laid out by J. W. Brooker, architect, on a small freehold belonging to Edward Pain.

The streets disappeared in the early 1970s as part of the siting of the New Covent Garden Market.

Source: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/sites/bartlett/files/50.04_nine_elms.pdf



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Josie Voss
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Post by Josie Voss: Haselrigge Road, SW4

Does anyone know what happened to the wooden plague of ex students names who died in WW1. It was above a classroom door on the top floor. My grandad was remembered on it and I always used to look at it when waiting to go into class.

Ann Fraser
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I have been doing some family research and have found 4 plus addresses family lived in from 1901 onwards, 43 Broughton Street 1901 census, Edward P Pritchard, Wife Harriet and children Helen, Frederick, Alice & Albert. Also in 1920 Edward & Harriet Pritchard also registered Alfred & Alice Mantell. 60 Broughton St 1920 Helen Harriet and Alfred De La Porte (Helen Pritchard). Also Alice Pritchard shown born 1888 in Montifore Street and later at No. 40 Broughton Street. Plus 1A Emu Road Emily & Frederick Pritchard and daughter Peggy (Margaret Helen Pritchard). Emily was there until 1977 when she died. The area was known as Park Town. I used to live in North Street, SW4 in the 1980s, now over in Wandsworth.


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I lived iin 6 Stormont Road Lavender Hill Battersea from 1939 to 1964. My mother was a widow. I have one brother. The rent in 1939 would have been ten shillings a week. If ant one reads this, I now live in Vancouver Canada and my e-mail address is gerry-lee@shaw.ca and I went on line to try and find out what 6 Stormont sold for when it was built. The houses Nos. 6 4 8 12 etc to the corner where Marney Road starts were in my opinion protected during the war years, by a very large spiral church next door but one to number 4 and I am no religious. I went to school from five years old to Wix?s Lane. If this is read, please send a reply, and thank you.


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Post by KC Alexander: Priory Grove, SW8

Lived in a two up two down until the age of 13.
Played on the bombsites (no health and safety then)
A Coal man Mr Bells lived in the road and kept his horse in a stable across the road from where he lived.
Fibre glass factory which made large figures etc for fairgrounds was down a mews which no longer exists.
Prefabs on the bend where Doreen, a friend of my mums lived with her two daughters.
Alan and Alex who?s mum and dad were also friends of my parents lived near the priory pub. the pub is now residential flats.
Alex was another boy who lived just a couple of doors along from me as was Colin.
The house was knocked down in 1964 and the site is now an adventure playground.
The only thing left I recognise is my old sycamore tree which grew in my garden which I could often be found climbing.

Never fell out of it !

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Post by Allen Waters: Lansdowne Gardens, SW8

I used to live at no. 27 from 1950-1961. My family had the large room on the ground floor a bedroom on the 2nd floor and a room in the attic. There were several other families who came and went over the years, as well as landlords. We had a landlord for a time called ?Gethin?. I used to play with my friends in the road as there were few cars then. We used to use the lamppost next to house as a cricket wicket and it?s still there. I can remember swings in the green and a parkeeper there with a coal brazier in the winter. I was a choirboy at St Barnaby?s, I remember a bagwash near the church when the houses were demolished to build the estate. There used to be a row of shops and I particularly remember one called ?gallies? a sweet shop where you could get a penny drink and they put gas in it for you. Schools I went to were Priory Grove, then Al

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I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved L

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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
Anthony de Grey:   
Battersea Power Station:   Battersea Power Station is a future Underground station on the Northern Line.
Churchill Gardens Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Eaton Square School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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.
Heathbrook Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Heathbrook Primary School & Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
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.
Lilian Baylis Technology School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
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.
Pimlico Academy:   Pimlico Academy (formerly Pimlico School) is a mixed-sex education secondary school and sixth form with academy status.
Pimlico Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Sleaford Street School:   Sleaford Street School opened in 1874.
South Locality Hub Lead - Churchill Gardens Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Gabriel’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 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.
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.
Wandsworth Road:   In December 2012, Wandsworth Road railway station transferred to the London Overground from National Rail, this joining the Transport for London family.
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).
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
Albert Embankment, SE1 · Albert Embankment, SE11 · Albert Embankment, SW8 · Albert Embarkment, SE1 · Albert Enbankment, SE1 · Albion Avenue, SW8 · Alderney Street, SW1V · Andrew Place, SW8 · Arches, SW8 · Arden Street, SW8 · Ascalon House, SW8 · Ascalon Street, SW8 · Aston House, SW8 · Auckland Street, SE11 · Aveline Street, SE11 · Avro House, SW8 · Aylesford Street, SW1V · Balvaird Place, SW1V · Battersea Park Road, SW8 · Belgrave Road, SW1V · Belmore Street, SW8 · Bessborough Place, SW1V · Bessborough Street, SW1V · Black Prince Road, SE11 · Bloomberg Street, SW1V · Bloomburg Street, SW1V · Blore Close, SW8 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Bradfield House, SW8 · Bradmead, SW8 · Bramley Crescent, SW8 · Brayburne Avenue, SW8 · Bridgefoot, SW8 · Broadhinton Road, SW4 · Brocket House, SW8 · Bromfelde Road, SW4 · Brooklands Passage, SW8 · Brooks Court, SW8 · Buxton Mews, SW4 · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Cardigan Street, SE11 · Carey Gardens, SW8 · Carey Place, SW1V · Causton Street, SW1P · Ceylon Street, SW8 · Chapter Chambers, SW1P · Chapter Street, SW1P · Charles Barry Close, SW4 · Charlwood Place, SW1V · Charlwood Street, SW1V · Cherwell Street, SW8 · Chichester Street, SW1V · Christchurch Vicarage, SW8 · Churchill Gardens Road, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, W5 · Churton Place, SW1V · Churton Street, SW1V · Citadel Place, SE11 · Clapham Manor Street, SW4 · Clapham Street, SW4 · Clarendon Street, SW1V · Claverton Street, SW1V · Clayton Street, SE11 · 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 · Crichton Street, SW8 · Crimsworth Road, SW8 · Cringle Street, SW1V · Cringle Street, SW8 · Cubitt Terrace, SW4 · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Dalkeith Court, SW1P · Deeley Road, SW8 · Dells Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Place, SW1V · Denbigh Street, SW1V · Dolphin Square East Side, SW1V · Dolphin Square West Side, SW1V · Dolphin Square West, SW1V · Douglas Street, SW1P · Drummond Gate, SW1V · Duncan House, SW1V · Durham Street, SE11 · Durrington Tower, SW8 · Eccleston Square Mews, SW1V · Eccleston Square, SW1V · Edgeley Road, SW4 · Egerton House, SW1V · Elm Lane, SW8 · Esterbrooke Street, SW1P · Farnham Royal, SE11 · Fellmongers Path, SE1 · Fitzwilliam Road, SW4 · Flower Market, SW8 · Fount Street, SW8 · Frobisher House, SW1V · Fruit And Vegetable Market, SW8 · Fruit Vegetable Market, SW8 · Garden Terrace, SW1V · Gauden Close, SW4 · Gauden Road, SW4 · Glasgow Terrace, SW1V · Glasshouse Walk, SE11 · Gloucester Street, SW1V · Glyn Street, SE11 · Goding Street, SE11 · Goldsboro Road, SW8 · Goldsborough House Springfield Estate, SW8 · Goldsborough House, SW8 · Graphite Square, SE11 · Grosvenor Road, SW1V · Grosvenor Road, SW8 · Guildhouse Street, SW1V · Haines Street, SW8 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Harleyford Road, SE11 · Harleyford Road, SW8 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Hatherley Street, SW1P · Havelock Terrace Arches, SW8 · Havelock Terrace, SW8 · Hemans Street, SW8 · Heswall Close, SW4 · Hewlett House, SW8 · Hide Place, SW1P · Hookham Court, SW8 · Imex Business Centre, SW8 · Imex Centre, SW8 · Iveley Road, SW4 · Johnson’s Place, SW1V · Joseph Conrad House, SW1V · Kelman Close, SW4 · Kennington Oval, SE11 · Keyes House, SW1V · Killyon Road, SW4 · Killyon Road, SW8 · Kirtling Street, SW8 · Knight’s Walk, SE11 · Larkhall Rise, SW4 · Larkhall Rise, SW8 · Laud Street, SE11 · Lillieshall Road, SW4 · Lindsay Square, SW1V · Linford Street, SW8 · Link House, SW8 · Lockington Road, SW8 · Longmoore Street, SW1V · Loughborough Street, SE11 · Lupus Street, SW1V · Lutyens House, SW1V · Magee Street, SE11 · Market Towers, SW8 · Matrimony Place, SW4 · Minshull Street, SW8 · Montford Place, SE11 · Moreton Place, SW1 · Moreton Street, SW1V · Moreton Terrace Mews North, SW1V · Motley Street, SW8 · Navy Street, SW4 · Neate House, SW1V · Nelson House, SW1V · Netherford Road, SW4 · New Covent Garden Centre, SW8 · Newburn Street, SE11 · Nine Elms Lane, SW8 · North Street, SW4 · Offerton Road, SW4 · One Kelman Close, SW4 · Orsett Street, SE11 · Oval Way, SE11 · Pagden Street, SW8 · Palmerston Way, SW8 · Pascal Street, SW8 · Patmore Street, SW8 · Paxton Terrace, SW1V · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Pensbury Place, SW8 · Pensbury Street, SW8 · Ponton Road, SW8 · Portslade Road, SW8 · Post Office Way, SW8 · Rampayne Street, SW1V · Ranelagh Road, SW1V · Rectory Gardens, SW4 · Rectory Grove, SW4 · Regency Street, SW1P · Rivermill, SW1V · Riverside Walk East, EC3R · Riverside Walk, SW8 · Rozel Road, SW4 · Rudolf Place, SW8 · Saint George’s Drive, SW1V · Saint George’s Square, SW1V · Sancroft Street, SE11 · Savona Street, SW8 · Shamrock Street, SW4 · Sibella Road, SW4 · Sleaford Industrial Estate, SW8 · Sleaford Street, SW8 · Smedley Street, SW4 · Smedley Street, SW8 · Southville, SW8 · Spencer House, SW8 · St George Wharf, SW8 · St Georges Drive, SW1V · St Georges Square, SW1V · St Oswalds Place, SE11 · St Rule Street, SW8 · St Saviours Hall, SW1V · St. Georges Close, SW8 · St. Rule Street, SW8 · St.George’s Square, SW1V · Statham House, SW8 · Stewart Court, SW8 · Stewart’s Road, SW8 · Stewarts Road, SW8 · Studios, N1 · Tachbrook Mews, SW1V · Tachbrook Street, SW1V · Tent City, NW10 · The Arcade, SW1V · The Arches, SW8 · The Fosters Oval, SE11 · The Pavilion, SW8 · Thessaly Road, SW8 · Thorndike Street, SW1V · Thorparch Road, SW8 · Timber Mill Way, SW4 · Tinworth Street, SE11 · Tun Yard, SW8 · Turret Grove, SW4 · Tweed Street, SW8 · Tyers Street, SE11 · Tyers Terrace, SE11 · Udall Street, SW1P · Union Grove, SW8 · Union Road, SW8 · Upper Tachbrook Street, SW1V · Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1P · Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V · Vauxhall Cross, SW8 · Vincent Street, SW1P · Wadhurst Road, SW8 · Walcott Street, SW1P · Wandsworth Road, SW4 · Wandsworth Road, SW8 · Warwick Place North, SW1V · Warwick Square Mews, SW1V · Warwick Square, SW1V · Warwick Way, SW1V · Wenham House, SW8 · West Mews, SW1V · Wickham Street, SE11 · Winchester Street, SW1V · Worgan Street, SE11 · Wynyard Terrace, SE11 ·
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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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