Lessar Court, SW4

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Lessar Court is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.





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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY STREETS
Abbeville Road, SW4 Abbeville Road runs parallel to Clapham Common Southside, lying close to the line of Stane Street - the Roman military road from London to Chichester.
Allnutt Way, SW4 Allnutt Way is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Anchor Mews, SW12 A street within the SW12 postcode
Bonneville Gardens, SW4 Bonneville Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Caldervale Road, SW4 Caldervale Road is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Cautley Avenue, SW4 Cautley Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Cavendish Parade, SW4 Cavendish Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Cavendish Road, SW4 Cavendish Road is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Clapham Common South Side, SW4 Clapham Common South Side is a main road skirting the eastern edge of the common.
Deauville Court, SW4 Deauville Court is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Elms Crescent, SW4 Elms Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Elms Road, SW4 Elms Road is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Englewood Road, SW12 Englewood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW12 postal area.
Englewood Road, SW12 Englewood Road is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Fernbank Mews, SW12 Fernbank Mews is a road in the SW12 postcode area
Franconia Road, SW4 Franconia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Gaskarth Road, SW12 Gaskarth Road is a road in the SW12 postcode area
Gateway House, SW12 Gateway House is in Balham Hill.
Gower Close, SW4 Gower Close is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Hambalt Road, SW4 Hambalt Road crosses Abbeville Road.
Hazelbourne Road, SW12 Hazelbourne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW12 postal area.
Joseph Powell Close, SW12 Joseph Powell Close is a road in the SW12 postcode area
Klea Avenue, SW4 Klea Avenue is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Lessar Avenue, SW4 Lessar Avenue is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Lynette Avenue, SW4 Lynette Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Malwood Road, SW12 Malwood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW12 postal area.
Mandalay Road, SW4 Mandalay Road is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Narbonne Avenue, SW4 Narbonne Avenue runs from Clapham Common South Side to Elms Road.
Nightingale Lane, SW12 Nightingale Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Nightingale Walk, SW4 Nightingale Walk is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Oaklands Estate, SW4 Oaklands Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Rathmell Drive, SW4 Rathmell Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Rodenhurst Road, SW4 Rodenhurst Road is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Shaftesbury Mews, SW4 Shaftesbury Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Shandon Road, SW4 Shandon Road was laid out in the 1880s though its housebuilding lagged behind other local streets.
St Gerards Close, SW4 St Gerards Close is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
St. Francis Place, SW12 A street within the SW12 postcode
Stable Yard 16a, SW12 A street within the SW12 postcode
Trouville Road, SW4 Trouville Road is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Wakeford Close, SW4 Wakeford Close is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Waldo Close, SW4 Waldo Close is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Westlands Terrace, SW12 A street within the SW12 postcode
Windmill Drive, SW4 Windmill Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Windmill Ride, SW4 Windmill Ride is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Worsopp Drive, SW4 Worsopp Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
The Windmill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS

In the neighbourhood...

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Milkmen at Welfords Dairies shop in Abbeville Road, Clapham (1907) Dairies - involved in the distribution of milk sourced by a company’s own farmland - were a common site on suburban streets until well after the Second World War.
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