Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 23

London W10

W10 covers three main areas of London: North Kensington, the Queen’s Park Estate and parts of Notting Hill. The heart of London W10 is North Kensington (nowadays also known by the name of its main street, Ladbroke Grove). The Grand Union Canal is the official boundary between Kensal Green and North Kensington. The borders between …

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Nov 21

Walmer Road, W11

Walmer Road started as an established footpath called Greene’s Lane and appears as such on the 1800 map of the area. It connected the Uxbridge Road (Holland Park Avenue) with one of the only buildings north of this turnpike road – Notting Barns Farm. The soil was ideal for brickmaking and brickfields moved into the …

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Nov 20

Aycliffe Road, WD6

Aycliffe Road is one of the major roads in the north of the Borehamwood estate. Boreham Wood – as it was spelled then – was a small village until the 1950s when there was a rapid expansion to provide housing for families relocated from North London. Separate estates, each with their own parade of shops, were built; and …

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Nov 16

Farming in Hampstead

The demesne (land attached to a manor and retained for the owner’s own use) occupied the heart of Hampstead manor and parish. It was originally owned by Westminster Abbey. By 1539 the whole estate was leased to William Wrench. There were 296 acres of demesne farmland in 1646, little changed since 1312, but the acreage …

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Nov 15

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Chaucer’s London

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 The London of Chaucer’s time (the reigns of …

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Nov 14

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Saxon London

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 Our materials for sketching Saxon London are ingularly …

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Nov 13

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Roman London

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 Eighteen feet below the level of Cheapside lies …

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Nov 12

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Introduction

Old and New London: Volume 1  was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. Table of contents Citation: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: Volume 1 (London, 1878) British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol1 LONDON AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS. …

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Nov 11

Old and New London: Volume 1

Old and New London: Volume 1 was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. The Volume describes the western part of the City of London, including Cheapside and St Paul’s, and areas to the west of the City, including …

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Nov 10

1724: Smith

Entitled “A New and Exact PLAN of the CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER and the Borough of SOUTHWARK. With all y.e Additional New Buildings to y.e Present Year 1724” A historical note appears at bottom centre along with a scale bar, the fares of hackney coaches and water ferries, and illustrations of oars and sculls. …

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