Ball Street, W8

Road in/near Kensington, existed between 1871 and 1920

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Ball Street was created by the Kensington Improvement Scheme of 1868-71, carried out by the Metropolitan Board of Works.


Ball Street ran parallel and one street back from the High Street. It was planned as another less busy shopping thorughfare.

Ball Street eventually became service space for the grander high street shops and was ultimately redeveloped as the service yard for John Barkers company in 1927. A fire station once stood on the corner of Ball Street and Derry Street.

Source: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea



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VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1900s
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Kensington

Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.

Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares.

Kensington is also very densely populated; it forms part of the most densely populated local government district (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) in the United Kingdom. This high density is not formed from high-rise buildings; instead, it has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Victorian and Georgian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Court Hotel:   The Abbey Court is a hotel located at 20 Pembridge Gardens in Notting Hill.
Ashbourne Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 21. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Aubrey House:   Aubrey House is a large 18th-century detached house with two acres of gardens in the Campden Hill area of Holland Park.
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
Biba:   Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s, started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Bousfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Coach and Horses:   The Coach & Horses was situated at 108 Notting Hill Gate.
Coleherne House:   Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
College Park School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Collingham:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Cromwell Curve:   The Cromwell Curve was a short section of railway line between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.
Earl's Court:   Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Earl's Court Farm:   Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre:   Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that opened in 1937.
Fox Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Goodwin’s Field:   Goodwins Field - a field with a story.
Hallfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Hawkesdown House:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Heythrop College:   Higher education institutions
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Holland Park School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hyde Park Hostel:   
Kensington:   Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.
Kensington Market:   Kensington Market was a three storey indoor market at 49 Kensington High Street, created in late 1967
Kensington Palace:   Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.
Kensington Park School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Kensington Roof Garden:   Kensington Roof Garden (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens) covers 6000 square metres.
Kensington School:   The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was an educational establishment founded in 1830 that is perhaps best remembered for being one of the founders of the Football Association in 1863.
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
Notting Hill Gate:   Notting Hill Gate tube station is a London Underground station on the Central Line.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Gravel Pits and Northlands:   Chapter 2 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Pembridge Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Prince Albert:   The Prince Albert has been a Notting Hill feature since the 1840s.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
Sheffield House and Glebe Estate:   Sheffield House and Glebe Estate was an old landed estate of Kensington.
Snowflake School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
St Barnabas and St Philip’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Abbot’s:   St Mary Abbot’s Hospital operated from 1871 to 1992. From 1846 to 1869 the site housed the Kensington Parish Workhouse.
St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Boltons:   The Boltons name derives from William Boulton who bought land in the area in 1795.
The Kensington School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
The Troubadour Cafe:   
Thomas’s Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.
Wetherby Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 8.
Wetherby Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Corner of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas:   This view shows Tyler the chemists during the 1960s.
Pembridge Road (1900s):   This is the view looking north down Pembridge Road from Notting Hill Gate.
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Road, W8 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Airlie Gardens, W8 · Albert Mews, SW7 · Albert Place, W8 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Argyll Road, W8 · Artesian Road, W2 · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Ashburn Place, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Aubrey Road, W8 · Aubrey Walk, W8 · Ball Street, W8 · Bark Place, W2 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Bedford Gardens, W8 · Berkeley Gardens, W8 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Boltons Place, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Bulmer Mews, W11 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Campden Grove, W8 · Campden Hill Court, W8 · Campden Hill Road, W8 · Campden Hill Square, W8 · Campden Hill, W8 · Campden Street, W8 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Caroline Place, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Chepstow Corner, W2 · Chepstow Place, W2 · Childs Place, SW5 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Consort House, W2 · Cope Place, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Courtfield Road, SW7 · Cresswell Gardens, SW5 · Cromwell Road, SW5 · Dawson Place, W2 · De Vere Gardens, W8 · De Vere Mews, W8 · Derry Street, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Douro Place, W8 · Drayson Mews Holland Street, W8 · Drayson Mews, W8 · Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earls Walk, W8 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · East Terrace, SW10 · East Westbourne Grove, W2 · Eden Close, W8 · Edge Street, W8 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Eldon Road, W8 · Emperor’s Gate, SW7 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Essex Villas, W8 · Evesham House, W2 · Farmer Street, W8 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Garway Road, W2 · Gledhow Gardens, SW5 · Gloucester Arcade, SW7 · Gloucester Walk, W8 · Gordon Place, W8 · Gregory Place, W8 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Harcourt Terrace, SW10 · Harrington Gardens, SW7 · Hereford Road, W2 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hillgate Place, W8 · Hillgate Street, W8 · Hillsleigh Road, W8 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Holland Street, W8 · Holland Walk, W11 · Holland Walk, W8 · Hornton Place, W8 · Hornton Street, W8 · Ilchester Gardens, W2 · Inverness Gardens, W8 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Iverna Court, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Jameson Street, W8 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Street, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Gardens · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gardens Square, W2 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington High Street, W8 · Kensington Mall, W8 · Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Kensington Place, W8 · Kensington Road, W8 · Kenway Road, SW5 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Kynance Mews, SW7 · Kynance Place, SW7 · Lancer Square, W8 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Launceston Place, SW7 · Launceston Place, W8 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Leinster Square, W2 · Lexham Gardens, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Linden Mews, W2 · Logan Place, W8 · Longridge Road, SW5 · Lucerne Mews, W8 · Macmillan House, W8 · Marloes Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · McLeod’s Mews, SW7 · Melon Place, W8 · Monmouth Road, W2 · Moscow Place, W2 · Moscow Road, W2 · Needham Road, W11 · Nevern Place, SW5 · Nevern Square, SW5 · Newcombe House, W11 · Notting Hill Gate, W11 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Observatory Gardens, W8 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Court Place, W8 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Ossington Street, W2 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Owen Close, UB4 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Court, W2 · Palace Gardens Mews, W8 · Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 · Palace Gate, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Peel Street, W8 · Pembridge Gardens, W2 · Pembridge Place, W11 · Pembridge Place, W2 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembridge Road, W2 · Pembridge Square, W2 · Pembridge Villas, W11 · Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke House, W2 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Pennant Mews, W8 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Phillimore Place, W8 · Phillimore Walk, W8 · Pitt Street, W8 · Poplar Place, W2 · Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Prince’s Square, W2 · Princes Mews, W2 · Princes Square, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Mews, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Studios, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Rabbit Roe, W8 · Radley Mews, W8 · Redan House, W2 · Redan Place, W2 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Rede Place, W2 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Rosehart Mews, W11 · Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 · Salem Road, W2 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Sheffield Terrace, W8 · Sheldrake Place, W8 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · South Bolton Gardens, SW5 · South Courtyard, N19 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Spear Mews, SW5 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St Mary Abbots Place, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 · St Petersburgh Mews, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stafford Terrace, W8 · Stanford Road, W8 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Templeton Place, SW5 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Boltons, SW5 · The Broad Walk, SW7 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broad Walk, W8 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Broadwalk, W2 · The Little Boltons, SW10 · The Mansions, SW5 · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Thornwood Gardens, W8 · Tor Court, W8 · Tor Gardens, W8 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Court, W8 · Vicarage Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Gate, W8 · Victoria Grove, W8 · Victoria Road, W8 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Weir Road, SW17 · Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W2 · Wetherby Gardens, SW5 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Windsor Court, W2 · Wrights Lane, W8 · Wycombe Square, W8 · Wynnstay Gardens, W8 · York Passage, W8 · Young Street, W8 ·
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Maps


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)

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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