Lord Hills Road, W2

Road in/near Westbourne Green, existing between the 1860s and now.

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Lord Hill’s Road was at first called Ranelagh Road.

By the middle of the eighteenth century, Westbourne House - a large house and also known as Westbourne Place - had been rebuilt as an elegant Georgian mansion by the architect Isaac Ware. Residents had included Sir William Yorke (a Venetian ambassador), architect Samuel Pepys Cockerell (a distant relative of diarist Samuel Pepys) and finally General Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill.

The River Westbourne flowed in a southeasterly direction across Paddington and beside Westbourne House. In its last incarnation it was the Ranelagh sewer - some of its course was still open in 1871 along the later line of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road. This was then built over but further south, it had already disappeared beneath new roads known as Formosa Road, Ranelagh Road and Cleveland Square.

General Rowland Hill left Westbourne House in 1836 and following his departure, the mansion was demolished and replaced by Westbourne Park Villas. Hill was Commander-in-Chief of the Army between 1828–39 and he gave his name to Lord Hill’s Bridge where Royal Oak station in now situated.

Ranelagh Road has been named after the sewer but in the early 20th century was more salubriously renamed Lord Hill’s Road since it ran north from Lord Hill’s Bridge.

Postwar redevelopment massively curtailed the road to a shadow of its former length.




Main source: A History of the County of Middlesex | British History Online
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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Lived here
Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Lived here
   
Added: 22 Aug 2023 12:31 GMT   

Hampden Street, W2
My great great grandparents William and Hannah Playford lived at 60 Hampden Street from the mid 1880s when they moved from rural poverty in Norfolk to inner city hardship in Paddington and where all their children were born. My great grandfather was a road sweeper and sold cat meat. They had seven children in all, of whom five survived infancy: three boys who all volunteered for the army at the outbreak of WW1 and miraculously returned via Salonika, France and a German POW camp; and two daughters, the eldest of whom was my great grandmother, Annie Playford b 1888. She had an illegitimate daughter in 1910, my grandmother Hilda Sarah Catherine. She brought her up singlehandedly and assumed a false married name to conceal her (then socially unacceptable) status as a single mother. In fact she never married and would never tell my grandmother anything about her father. Because of her longevity (she died in 1986) I remember Annie very well. As a child I perceived her as grumpy, uncommunicative, unsocial and a voracious eater. Of course as an adult I realised this was borne from pride loneliness, ill health, a grim determination to survive, and hunger. Somehow she did survive on her own as a single parent, despite lack of family support and serious deprivation. She worked three back breaking menial cleaning jobs over many years to make ends meet. With the advent of DNA I now know the identity of my grandmother’s father which she always dearly wished to know herself. She used to ask her mother if she loved her. The answer: "I kept you, didn’t I?" In the context of the times, I think that says it all. I only wish nanny was still here so that I could tell her all about her father.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Added: 10 Jun 2024 19:31 GMT   

Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?

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Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

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Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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Bridge House Canal side house in Westbourne Park
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Desborough Lodge Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
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Harrow Road bridge Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.
Harrow Road bridge
Kilburn Aqueduct Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
Kilburn Aqueduct
River Westbourne The Westbourne is one of the lost rivers of London.
River Westbourne
Royal Oak Royal Oak is a station on the Hammersmith and City Line, between Westbourne Park and Paddington stations, and is the least used station on the Hammersmith and City line.
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Spotted Dog The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
Spotted Dog
Warwick Avenue Warwick Avenue is an area, street and a Bakerloo Line tube station near Little Venice.
Warwick Avenue
Westbourne Farm Westbourne Farm - an old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Farm
Westbourne Green The story of the building of a suburb.
Westbourne Green
Westbourne House Two hundred years ago, the biggest house hereabouts...
Westbourne House
Westbourne Lodge Westbourne Lodge appeared in one of the earliest photographs in London.
Westbourne Lodge
Westbourne Manor The Manor of Westbourne
Westbourne Manor

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Admiral Walk, W9
Africa House, W2 Africa House is a block on Blomfield Villas (Paddington)
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Aldsworth Close, W9
Alexander Mews, W2 Alexander Mews is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
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Alexander Street, W2 Alexander Street was built in 1853 by Alexander Hall of Watergate House, Sussex. (Westbourne Green)
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Alfred Road, W2 Alfred Road is the last survivor of a set of Victorian streets (Westbourne Green)
Alfred Road, W2
Amberley Mews, W9 Amberley Mews starred as Tom Riley’s home in the 1950 movie "The Blue Lamp" (Little Venice)
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Amberley Road, W9 Amberley Road was formerly lined by canalside wharves (Maida Hill)
Amberley Road, W9
Arthur Court, W2 Arthur Court is at the north-west end of Queensway (Westbourne Green)
Arthur Court, W2
Barnard Lodge, W9 Barnard Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
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Barnwood Close, W9 Barnwood Close replaced a set of canal-side industrial buildings (Little Venice)
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Bourne Terrace, W2 Bourne Terrace is part of the Warwick Estate in Paddington and has 38 properties. (Westbourne Green)
Bourne Terrace, W2
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Brewers Court, W2 Brewers’ Court was finished in 1976 (Paddington)
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Bridstow Place, W2 Bridstow Place is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
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Bristol Gardens, W9 Bristol Gardens is an extension southeastwards of Shirland Road (Little Venice)
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Brunel House, W2 Brunel House is a block on Westbourne Terrace (Paddington)
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Buckshead House, W2 Buckshead House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
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Burdett Mews, W2 Burdett Mews is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
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Caradoc Close, W2 Caradoc Close is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
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Celbridge Mews, W2 Celbridge Mews is a street in Paddington (Royal Oak)
Celbridge Mews, W2
Charfield Court, W9 Charfield Court is part of the 1972 Amberley Estate (Little Venice)
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Chepstow Road, W2 Chepstow Road is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Chepstow Road, W2
Chichester Road, W2 Chichester Road is a road in the W2 postcode area (Little Venice)
Chichester Road, W2
Cirencester Street, W2 Cirencester Street came about in the 1860s but was shortened when the Warwick Estate was built (Westbourne Green)
Cirencester Street, W2
Clarendon Crescent, W2 Clarendon Crescent was said to be the longest road in London without a turning (Westbourne Green)
Clarendon Crescent, W2
Clearwell Drive, W9 Clearwell Drive is a newer street, roughly built over the line of the former Amberley Mews (Little Venice)
Clearwell Drive, W9
Cleveland Terrace, W2 Cleveland Terrace is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Cleveland Terrace, W2
Clifton Villas, W9 Clifton Villas is a street in Maida Vale (Little Venice)
Clifton Villas, W9
Combe House, W2 Combe House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Combe House, W2
Courtnell Street, W2 Courtnell Street is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Courtnell Street, W2
Culham House, W2 Culham House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Culham House, W2
Dainton House, W2 Dainton House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Dainton House, W2
Dartmouth Close, W11 Dartmouth Close is a street in Notting Hill (Westbourne Green)
Dartmouth Close, W11
Delamere Terrace, W2 Delamere Terrace runs beside the Grand Union Canal towpath (Little Venice)
Delamere Terrace, W2
Derrycombe House, W2 Derrycombe House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Derrycombe House, W2
Desborough Close, W2 Desborough Close was named after Desborough House which was demolished in the 19th century (Westbourne Green)
Desborough Close, W2
Devonport House, W2 Devonport House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Devonport House, W2
Downfield Close, W9 Downfield Close is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Downfield Close, W9
Ellwood Court, W9 Ellwood Court is a two-storey block (Little Venice)
Ellwood Court, W9
Elsie Lane Court, W2 Elsie Lane Court is a block on Elsie Lane Court (Westbourne Green)
Elsie Lane Court, W2
Enterprise House, W2 Enterprise House is located on Westbourne Terrace (Paddington)
Enterprise House, W2
Foscote Mews, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area (Westbourne Green)
Foscote Mews, W9
Gaydon House, W2 Gaydon House is a 21-storey block containing 125 dwellings (Royal Oak)
Gaydon House, W2
George Lowe Court, W2 George Lowe Court is a block on George Lowe Court (Westbourne Green)
George Lowe Court, W2
Gloucester Gardens, W2 Gloucester Gardens is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Gloucester Gardens, W2
Hampden Street, W2 Hampden Street is a now demolished street (Westbourne Green)
Hampden Street, W2
Hanwell House, W2 Hanwell House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Hanwell House, W2
Harrow Road, W2 Harrow Road is one of the main arterial roads of London, leading northwest out of the capital (Little Venice)
Harrow Road, W2
Hatherley Court, W2 Hatherley Court is a 1930s block (Westbourne Green)
Hatherley Court, W2
Hatherley Grove, W2 Hatherley Grove is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Hatherley Grove, W2
Holy Trinity House, W2 Holy Trinity House is a building on Orsett Terrace (Paddington)
Holy Trinity House, W2
Hunter Lodge, W9 Hunter Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
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Hurlingham House, W2 Hurlingham House is sited on Westbourne Terrace Road (Paddington)
Hurlingham House, W2
Keyham House, W2 The twenty-storey Keyham House is on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Keyham House, W2
Kildare Terrace, W2 Kildare Terrace is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Kildare Terrace, W2
Kingdom Street, W2 Kingdom Street is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Kingdom Street, W2
Landor House, W2 Landor House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Landor House, W2
Ledbury Road, W2 Ledbury Road is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Ledbury Road, W2
Lister Lodge, W9 Lister Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Lister Lodge, W9
Lockbridge Court, W9 Lockbridge Court can be found on Elmfield Way (Westbourne Green)
Lockbridge Court, W9
Lord Hills Road, W2 Lord Hill’s Road was at first called Ranelagh Road (Westbourne Green)
Lord Hills Road, W2
Marylands Road, W9 Marylands Road was built by the Neeld family during the 1860s (Maida Hill)
Marylands Road, W9
Mickletone House, W2 Mickletone House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Mickletone House, W2
Moorhouse Road, W2 Moorhouse Road is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Moorhouse Road, W2
Moulsford House, W2 Moulsford House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Moulsford House, W2
Newton Road, W2 William Kinnaird Jenkins laid out Newton Road in 1846 (Westbourne Green)
Newton Road, W2
Northumberland Place, W2 Northumberland Place is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Northumberland Place, W2
Oldbury House, W2 Oldbury House is a shopping parade along the Harrow Road with accommodation above, part of the Warwick Estate development (Westbourne Green)
Oldbury House, W2
Orsett Mews, W2 Orsett Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Orsett Mews, W2
Orsett Terrace, W2 Orsett Terrace combined with Orsett Place to form one street in Paddington (Paddington)
Orsett Terrace, W2
Pickering Place, W2 Pickering Place eventually became the northern section of Queensway (Bayswater)
Pickering Place, W2
Pickering Terrace, W2 Pickering Terrace was later part of Porchester Road (Bayswater)
Pickering Terrace, W2
Polesworth House, W2 Polesworth House is a block on Alfred Road (Westbourne Green)
Polesworth House, W2
Polperro House, W2 Polperro House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Polperro House, W2
Porchester Road, W2 Porchester Road has existed under a series of names since at least the 1750s (Royal Oak)
Porchester Road, W2
Porchester Square, W2 Begun in 1850 and completed between 1855 and 1858, Porchester Square was one of the last areas of Bayswater to be built. (Royal Oak)
Porchester Square, W2
Porchester Terrace North, W2 Porchester Terrace North is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Porchester Terrace North, W2
Portishead House, W2 Portishead House is part of the Brunel Estate (Westbourne Green)
Portishead House, W2
Powis Mews, W11 Powis Mews is a street in Notting Hill (Westbourne Green)
Powis Mews, W11
Princethorpe House, W2 Princethorpe House is a block on Woodchester Square (Westbourne Green)
Princethorpe House, W2
Ralph Court, W2 Ralph Court backed Peter’s Court in Porchester Road (Bayswater)
Ralph Court, W2
Randolph Mews, W9 Randolph Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area (Little Venice)
Randolph Mews, W9
Randolph Road, W9 Randolph Road is a road in the W9 postcode area (Little Venice)
Randolph Road, W9
Ranelagh Bridge, W2 Ranelagh Bridge is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Ranelagh Bridge, W2
Riverford House, W2 Riverford House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Riverford House, W2
Rowington Close, W2 Rowington Close probably dates from 1962 (Westbourne Green)
Rowington Close, W2
Sappertone House, W2 Sappertone House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Sappertone House, W2
Senior Street, W2 Senior Street has a long history of over 150 years (Westbourne Green)
Senior Street, W2
Shottsford, W2 Shottsford is one of the buildings of the Wessex Gardens Estate (Westbourne Green)
Shottsford, W2
Shrewsbury Road, W2 Shrewsbury Road is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Shrewsbury Road, W2
St Stephens Mews, W2 St Stephens Mews is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
St Stephens Mews, W2
St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 St Stephen’s Gardens is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
St Stephen’s Gardens, W2
Stonehouse House, W2 Stonehouse House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Stonehouse House, W2
Sunderland House, W2 Sunderland House is sited on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Sunderland House, W2
Sutherland Place, W2 Sutherland Place is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Sutherland Place, W2
Swanleys, W2 Swanleys was built east of St Stephen’s Church in 1978 (Westbourne Green)
Swanleys, W2
Talbot Road, W2 Talbot Road straddles the W2/W11 postcodes (Westbourne Green)
Talbot Road, W2
The Battleship Building, W2 The Battleship Building is a block on Harrow Road (Little Venice)
The Battleship Building, W2
The Colonnades, W2 The Colonnades is in Porchester Square (Royal Oak)
The Colonnades, W2
The Toll House, W2 The Toll House is a block on Delamere Terrace (Little Venice)
The Toll House, W2
Torquay Street, W2 Torquay Street underwent name changes and building changes (Westbourne Green)
Torquay Street, W2
Trinity Court, W2 Trinity Court is a block on Gloucester Terrace (Paddington)
Trinity Court, W2
Truro House, W2 Truro House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Truro House, W2
Warwick Avenue, W2 Warwick Avenue is split between the W2 and W9 postcodes (Little Venice)
Warwick Avenue, W2
Warwick Avenue, W9 Warwick Road was named in 1840, later to become Warwick Avenue in 1905 (Warwick Avenue)
Warwick Avenue, W9
Warwick Crescent, W2 Warwick Crescent lies along a southern edge of the Little Venice Pool (Little Venice)
Warwick Crescent, W2
Warwick Place, W9 Warwick Place is a street in Maida Vale (Little Venice)
Warwick Place, W9
Waverley Road, W2 Waverley Road, now gone, lasted just over a hundred years (Westbourne Green)
Waverley Road, W2
Westbourne Court, W2 Westbourne Court stood at the corner of Orsett Terrace and Westbourne Terrace by 1938 (Paddington)
Westbourne Court, W2
Westbourne Gardens, W2 Westbourne Gardens is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Westbourne Gardens, W2
Westbourne Grove Terrace, W2 Runs north from Westbourne Grove (Westbourne Green)
Westbourne Grove Terrace, W2
Westbourne Park Road, W2 Houses at the Paddington end of Westbourne Park Road date from the 1850s (Westbourne Green)
Westbourne Park Road, W2
Westbourne Park Villas, W2 Westbourne Park Villas is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Westbourne Park Villas, W2
Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 Westbourne Terrace Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2
Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 Westbourne Terrace Road is a street located in Little Venice that connects Blomfield Road in the north and Westbourne Bridge in the south. (Little Venice)
Westbourne Terrace Road, W2
Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain (Little Venice)
Westway, W2
Wilmcote House, W2 Wilmcote House is sited on Woodchester Square (Westbourne Green)
Wilmcote House, W2
Woodchester Square, W2 Woodchester Square is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Woodchester Square, W2
Woodchester Street, W2 Woodchester Street disappeared from the map in 1961 (Westbourne Green)
Woodchester Street, W2

NEARBY PUBS
Great Western The Great Western was a pub in Hampden Street.
Great Western
Spotted Dog The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
Spotted Dog


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