Battersea Park Road, SW11

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before- in the area buildings are mainly post-war

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Battersea Park Road is one of the main roads of the area, connecting Battersea and the suburbs to its east.





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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963-65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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Born here
Joyce Taylor   
Added: 5 Apr 2021 21:05 GMT   

Lavender Road, SW11
MyFather and Grand father lived at 100 Lavender Road many years .I was born here.

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Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 05:50 GMT   

Batham Family (1851 - 1921)
I start with William Batham 1786-1852 born in St.Martins Middlesex. From various sources I have found snippets of information concerning his early life. A soldier in 1814 he married Mary Champelovier of Huguenot descent By 1819 they were in Kensington where they raised 10 children. Apart from soldier his other occupations include whitesmith, bell hanger and pig breeder. I find my first record in the 1851 English sensus. No street address is given, just ’The Potteries’. He died 1853. Only one child at home then George Batham 1839-1923, my great grandfather. By 1861 he is living in Thomas St. Kensington with his mother. A bricklayer by trade 1871, married and still in Thomas St. 1881 finds him in 5,Martin St. Kensington. 1891 10,Manchester St. 1911, 44 Hunt St Hammersmith. Lastly 1921 Census 7, Mersey St. which has since been demolished.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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Alexandra Avenue, SW11 Alexandra Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ambrose Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Anerley Street, SW11 Anerley Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Atherton Street, SW11 Atherton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Austin Road, SW11 Austin Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Banbury Street, SW11 Banbury Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Beechmore Road, SW11 Beechmore Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Blondel Street, SW11 Blondel Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Bridge Lane, SW11 Bridge Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Brougham Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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Burns Road, SW11 Burns Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambridge Mansions, SW11 Cambridge Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambridge Road, SW11 Cambridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cantate Centre, SW8 The Cantate Centre is a block on the Parkfield Industrial Estate.
Caroline Place, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Carriage Drive South, SW11 Carriage Drive South is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive West, SW11 Carriage Drive West is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 Charlotte Despard Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Chesney Street, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Colestown Street, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Crombie Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Culvert House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Culvert Place, SW11 Culvert Place is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Culvert Road, SW11 Culvert Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
D R C A Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Dagnall Street, SW11 Dagnall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Dovedale Studios, SW11 Dovedale Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Drca Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Forfar Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Foxmore Street, SW11 Foxmore Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Francis Chichester Way, SW11 Francis Chichester Way is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Freedom Street, SW11 Freedom Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Frere Street, SW11 Frere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Golding Terrace, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Harpsden Street, SW11 Harpsden Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Henley Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Joubert Street, SW11 Joubert Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Kassala Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Kennard Street, SW11 Kennard Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Kersley Mews, SW11 Kersley Mews is a rare survival of a local mews and built to serve the residents of Foxmore Street and Kersley Street.
Kersley Street, SW11 Kersley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Knowsley Road, SW11 Knowsley Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Latchmere Street, SW11 Latchmere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Longhedge Street, SW11 Longhedge Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Lucas Court, SW11 Lucas Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Macduff Road, SW11 Macduff Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Mandeville Courtyard, SW11 Mandeville Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Maskelyne Close, SW11 Maskelyne Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Matthews Street, SW11 Matthews Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Millgrove Street, SW11 Millgrove Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Odger Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Old Garden House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Palmer Road, SW11 Palmer Road is a location in London.
Palmerston House, SW11 Residential block
Parfield Industrial Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW8 Parkfield Industrial Estate and the London Stone Business Estate refer to the same commercial area.
Parkside Street, SW11 Parkside Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Petworth Street, SW11 Petworth Street was laid out in the late nineteenth century linking two bridge approaches - Albert Bridge Road and Battersea Bridge Road.
Primrose Mansions, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Prince Of Wales Drive, SW11 Prince Of Wales Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Reform Street, SW11 Reform Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Rosenau Crescent, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rosenau Road, SW11 Rosenau Road was named after Schloss Rosenau, the birthplace and boyhood home of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who became the consort of Queen Victoria.
Rowditch Lane, SW11 Rowditch Lane is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Roydon Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rutherford House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Sheepcote Lane, SW11 Sheepcote Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Soudan Road, SW11 Soudan Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
St James Court, SW11 St James Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Stanmer Street, SW11 Stanmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
The Imperial Laundry, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Lanterns, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Walden House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Warriner Gardens, SW11 Warriner Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Watford Close, SW11 Watford Close is a small street on the Ethelburga Estate.
Weighbrdge Point, SW11 Weybridge Point is a block in Battersea.
Wendle Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Wycliffe Road, SW11 Wycliffe Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
York Mansions, SW11 York Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Zulu Mews, SW11 Zulu Mews lies within the curve of a Battersea railway.

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Unknown as yet South West Eleven was previously called ’Grove’.


Battersea

Battersea is an area of the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. It is an inner-city district on the south side of the River Thames.

Battersea covers quite a wide area - it spans from Fairfield in the west to Queenstown in the east. Battersea is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon times as Badrices ieg = Badric's Island.

Although in modern times it is known mostly for its wealth, Battersea remains characterised by economic inequality, with council estates being surrounded by more prosperous areas.

Battersea was an island settlement established in the river delta of the Falconbrook; a river that rises in Tooting Bec Common and flowed through south London to the River Thames.

As with many former Thames island settlements, Battersea was reclaimed by draining marshland and building culverts for streams.

Before the Industrial Revolution, much of the area was farmland, providing food for the City of London and surrounding population centres; and with particular specialisms, such as growing lavender on Lavender Hill, asparagus (sold as 'Battersea Bundles') or pig breeding on Pig Hill (later the site of the Shaftesbury Park Estate).

At the end of the 18th century, above 300 acres of land in the parish of Battersea were occupied by some 20 market gardeners, who rented from five to near 60 acres each.

Villages in the wider area - Battersea, Wandsworth, Earlsfield (hamlet of Garratt), Tooting, Balham - were isolated one from another; and throughout the second half of the second millennium, the wealthy built their country retreats in Battersea and neighbouring areas.

Industry developed eastwards along the bank of the Thames during the industrial revolution from 1750s onwards; the Thames provided water for transport, for steam engines and for water-intensive industrial processes. Bridges erected across the Thames encouraged growth; Battersea Bridge was built in 1771. Inland from the river, the rural agricultural community persisted.

Battersea was radically altered by the coming of railways. The London and Southampton Railway Company was the first to drive a railway line from east to west through Battersea, in 1838, terminating at Nine Elms at the north west tip of the area. Over the next 22 years five other lines were built, across which all trains from Waterloo Station and Victoria Station ran. An interchange station was built in 1863 towards the north west of the area, at a junction of the railway. Taking the name of a fashionable village a mile and more away, the station was named Clapham Junction.

During the latter decades of the nineteenth century Battersea had developed into a major town railway centre with two locomotive works at Nine Elms and Longhedge and three important motive power depots (Nine Elms, Stewarts Lane and Battersea) all situated within a relatively small area in the north of the district.

A population of 6000 people in 1840 was increased to 168 000 by 1910; and save for the green spaces of Battersea Park, Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and some smaller isolated pockets, all other farmland was built over, with, from north to south, industrial buildings and vast railway sheds and sidings (much of which remain), slum housing for workers, especially north of the main eastwest railway, and gradually more genteel residential terraced housing further south.

The railway station encouraged local government to site its buildings - the town hall, library, police station, court and post office in the area surrounding Clapham Junction.

All this building around the station marginalised Battersea High Street (the main street of the original village) into no more than an extension of Falcon Road.


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