Baker Street

Underground station, existing between 1863 and now.

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Baker Street is one of the original stations of the Metropolitan Railway (MR), the world’s first underground railway, opened in 1863.

Baker Street station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 - these platforms are now served by the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. On 13 April 1868, the Met opened the first section of Metropolitan and St John’s Wood Railway as a branch from its existing route. This line, serving the open-air platforms, was steadily extended to Willesden Green and northwards, finally reaching Aylesbury Town and Verney Junction (some 50 miles from Baker Street) in 1892.

Over the next few decades, this section of the station was extensively rebuilt to provide four platforms. The current Metropolitan line layout largely dates from 1925, and the bulk of the surface buildings, designed by architect Charles Clark, also date from this period.

The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (now the Bakerloo line) opened on 10 March 1906; Baker Street was the temporary northern terminus of the line until it was extended to Marylebone station on 27 March 1907.

The original station building stood on Baker Street and served the tube platforms with lifts, but these were supplemented with escalators in 1914, linking the Metropolitan line and the Bakerloo line platforms by a new concourse excavated under the Metropolitan line.

On 20 November 1939, following the construction of an additional southbound platform and connecting tube tunnels between Baker Street and Finchley Road stations, the Bakerloo line took over the Metropolitan line’s stopping services between Finchley Road and Wembley Park and its Stanmore branch. The current Bakerloo ticket hall and escalators to the lower concourse were provided in conjunction with the new service.

The Jubilee line added an extra northbound platform and replaced the Bakerloo line service to Stanmore from its opening on 1 May 1979.




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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Ray Ashby   
Added: 14 Aug 2023 17:22 GMT   

Greengrocers in Enford street
Greengrocer under new ownership by Mr Stanley Ashby, married to Mrs Lily Ashby

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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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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Wendy    
Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Charles   
Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.

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NH   
Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Allsop Farm Allsop Farm stood on the north side of Marylebone Road.
Baker Street Baker Street is one of the original stations of the Metropolitan Railway (MR), the world’s first underground railway, opened in 1863.
Marylebone to Baker Street walk The Station Formerly Known As Great Central
Marylebone Town Hall Marylebone Town Hall is a municipal building on Marylebone Road and a Grade II listed building.

NEARBY STREETS
Albert Mansions, W1U Albert Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Allsop Place, NW1 Allsop Place was named for Thomas Allsop of Allsop Farm (Baker Street)
Allsop Street, NW1 Allsop Mews became Allsop Street in 1898 (Baker Street)
Amisa House, W1U Amisa House is sited on York Street (Marylebone)
Annes Court, NW1 Annes Court is a block on Palgrave Gardens (Marylebone)
Ashland House, W1U Classified as a residential/commercial block (Marylebone)
Ashland Place, W1U Alongside the cemetery of Marylebone ran Burying Ground Passage which was renamed Ashland Place in 1886 (Marylebone)
Aybrook Street, W1U Aybrook Street roughly follows the path of the former Aye, or Eye Brook. (Marylebone)
Baker Street, NW1 The NW1 end of Baker Street was home to Sherlock Holmes (Baker Street)
Baker Street, W1U Baker Street was laid out in the 18th century by the builder William Baker, after whom it is named (Marylebone)
Balcombe Street, NW1 Balcombe Street is possibly a corruption of Batcombe, Dorset, in line with other Dorset-related street names in the area (Marylebone)
Barker Street, NW1 Barker Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area (Marylebone)
Beaumont Mews, W1G Beaumont Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Beaumont Street, W1G Beaumont Street is the location of the King Edward VII Hospital and the Marylebone Library (Marylebone)
Berkeley Court, NW1 Berkeley Court is a block on Baker Street (Baker Street)
Bickenhall Mansions, W1U Bickenhall Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Bickenhall Street, W1U Bickenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Blandford Square, NW1 Blandford Square was largely demolished to make way for Marylebone Station (Marylebone)
Boston Place, NW1 Boston Place is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Brendon House, W1U Brendon House is a building on Nottingham Place (Marylebone)
Brunswick Place, NW1 Brunswick Place is a street in Camden Town (Regent’s Park)
Chagford House, NW1 Residential block (Marylebone)
Chagford Street, NW1 Chagford Street is named after the stannary town of Chagford, Devon. Edward Portman, 1st Viscount Portman - the former landowner - was Lord Warden of the Stannaries in 1865 (Marylebone)
Chalfont Court, NW1 Chalfont Court is a block on Baker Street (Marylebone)
Cheviot Court, W1 Cheviot Court is a block on Luxborough Street (Marylebone)
Chiltern Court, NW1 Chiltern Court is a street in Camden Town (Baker Street)
Chiltern Street, W1U Chiltern Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Circus Mews, W1H Circus Mews is so-named because Enford Street was previously called Circus Street (Marylebone)
Claremont Court, W1H Claremont Court is a block on Enford Street (Marylebone)
Clarence Gate Gardens, NW1 Clarence Gate Gardens is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Clay Street, W1U Clay Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Clearwater Court, W1U Clearwater Court is a block on Marylebone High Street (Marylebone)
Clearwater House, W1U Clearwater House is a block on Nottingham Place (Marylebone)
Cornwall Terrace Mews, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area (Baker Street)
Cornwall Terrace, NW1 Cornwall Terrace is a street in Camden Town (Baker Street)
Crawford Mews, W1H Crawford Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Crawford Street, W1H Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Crawford Street, W1U Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
David Mews, W1U David Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Devonshire Mews West, W1G Devonshire Mews West is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Devonshire Place Mews, W1G Devonshire Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Devonshire Place, W1G Devonshire Place is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Devonshire Street, W1G Devonshire Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Dorchester Place, NW1 Dorchester Place is a former road (Marylebone)
Dorset House, NW1 Dorset House is a residential block in Marylebone and a noted example of Art Deco architecture (Baker Street)
Dorset Square, NW1 Dorset Square was built on the former site of Lord’s Cricket Ground (Marylebone)
Dorset Street, W1U Dorset Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Dudley House, W1G Dudley House is located on Westmoreland Street (Marylebone)
Dunstable Mews, W1G Dunstable Mews is a road in the W1G postcode area (Marylebone)
Durweston Mews, W1U Durweston Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Durweston Street, W1H Durweston Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Elliott House, W1 Elliott House is a block on Devonshire Street (Marylebone)
Enford Street, W1H Enford Street runs south from the Marylebone Road (Marylebone)
Farley Court, NW1 Farley Court is a street in Camden Town (Baker Street)
Farnham House, NW1 Farnham House is a block on Harewood Avenue (Marylebone)
Forset Street, W1U Forset Street is a road in the W1H postcode area (Marylebone)
Glentworth Street, NW1 Glentworth Street is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Gloucester Place, NW1 Gloucester Place is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Gloucester Place, W1U Gloucester Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Great Central Street, NW1 Great Central Street is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Grotto Passage, W1U Grotto Passage has kept its name amid a sea of renaming. (Marylebone)
Harcourt Street, W1H Harcourt Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Harewood Avenue, NW1 Harewood Avenue is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Harewood Row, NW1 Harewood Row is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Harley House, NW1 Harley House is a block on Marylebone Road (Marylebone)
Hayes Place, NW1 Hayes Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Marylebone)
Homer Street, W1H Homer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Huntsworth Mews, NW1 Huntsworth Mews is a small street in Marylebone (Marylebone)
Ivor Court, NW1 Ivor Court is a block in Marylebone (Marylebone)
Ivor Place, NW1 Ivor Place is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Kathleen House, W1U Kathleen House is a building on Grotto Passage (Marylebone)
Kenrick Place, W1U Kenrick Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Kent Passage, NW1 Kent Passage is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Marylebone)
Knox Street, W1H This is a street in the W1H postcode area (Marylebone)
Lascelles House, NW1 Lascelles House is a block on Harewood Avenue (Marylebone)
Linhope Street, NW1 Linhope Street is a north-south street in Marylebone (Marylebone)
Luxborough Street, W1U Luxborough Street is a road in the W1U postcode area (Marylebone)
Luxborough Tower, W1 Luxborough Tower is a block on Luxborough Street (Marylebone)
Mali Court, W1 Mali Court is sited on Paddington Street (Marylebone)
Manchester Street, W1U Manchester Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Marathon House, NW1 Marathon House is a block on Marylebone Road (Marylebone)
Marylebone High Street, W1U Marylebone High Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Marylebone Road, NW1 Marylebone Road runs east–west from the Euston Road at Regent’s Park to the A40 Westway at Paddington (Baker Street)
Marylebone Street, W1G Marylebone Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Melcombe Court, NW1 Melcombe Court is sited on Dorset Square (Marylebone)
Melcombe Place, NW1 Melcombe Place is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Melcombe Street, NW1 Melcombe Street is a street in Camden Town (Baker Street)
Midori House, W1U Midori House is a block on Dorset Street (Marylebone)
Montagu Mansions, W1U Montagu Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Montagu Mews North, W1H Montagu Mews North is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Montagu Row, W1U Montagu Row is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Mordern House, NW1 Mordern House is a block on Rossmore Road (Marylebone)
Moxon Street, W1U Moxon Street once went by the name of Paradise Street, at odds with its appearance (Marylebone)
Nottingham Place, W1U Nottingham Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Nottingham Street, W1U Nottingham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Oldbury Place, W1U Oldbury Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Osborne House, W1U Osborne House is a block on Moxon Street (Marylebone)
Ossington Buildings, W1U Ossington Buildings runs north from Moxon Street (Marylebone)
Paddington Street, W1U Paddington Street was once a country track leading towards Paddington (Marylebone)
Palgrave Gardens, NW1 Palgrave Gardens is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Marylebone)
Park Road, NW1 Park Road forms the boundary between the NW1 and NW8 postcodes (Marylebone)
Porter Street, W1U Porter Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Portman Mansions, W1U Portman Mansions is a block opposite Baker Street station (Marylebone)
Rossmore Court, NW1 Rossmore Court is a building on Park Road (Marylebone)
Rossmore Road, NW1 Rossmore Road is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
rr, NW1 Siddons Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Marylebone)
Salisbury Place, W1H Salisbury Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Samvo House, NW1 Samvo House can be found on Marylebone Road (Marylebone)
Sentosa House, W1H Sentosa House is located on Upper Montagu Street (Marylebone)
Seymour Buildings, W1H Seymour Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Seymour Place, W1H Now fashionable, Seymour Place was listed in the 1800s as ‘a great pest-hole of vice in every shape.’. (Marylebone)
Sherlock House, W1U Sherlock House can be found on Kenrick Place (Marylebone)
Sherlock Mews, W1U Sherlock Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
Shillibeer Place, W1H Shillibeer Place commemorates pioneer busman George Shillibeer (Marylebone)
Speen House, W1U Speen House is a block on Porter Street (Marylebone)
St Andrews Mansions, W1U St Andrews Mansions is a road in the W1U postcode area (Marylebone)
Station Approach, NW1 Station Approach is a street in Camden Town (Baker Street)
Sussex Place, NW1 Sussex Place is a street in Camden Town (Regent’s Park)
Taunton Mews, NW1 Taunton Mews dates from the early 1820s (Marylebone)
Taunton Place, NW1 Taunton Place is in the back streets behind Marylebone station (Marylebone)
The Arcade, NW1 The Arcade is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Baker Street)
Thornton Place, W1H Thornton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Treborough House, W1U Treborough House is a block on Nottingham Street (Marylebone)
Upper Harley Street, W1G Upper Harley Street is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
Upper Montagu Street, W1H Upper Montagu Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
Upper Wimpole Street, W1G Upper Wimpole Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Walden House, W1U Residential block (Marylebone)
Walmer Place, W1H Walmer Place is a road in the W1H postcode area (Marylebone)
Waverley Court, W1G Waverley Court is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Wendover House, W1U Wendover House is a block on Chiltern Street (Marylebone)
Westminster Magistrates’ Court, NW1 Westminster Magistrates’ Court is a block on Marylebone Ro (Marylebone)
Westmoreland Street, W1G Westmoreland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Weymouth Street, W1G Weymouth Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Wheatley Street, W1G Wheatley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area (Marylebone)
Wimborne House, NW1 Wimborne House is a block on Harewood Avenue (Marylebone)
Winsford House, W1 Winsford House is a block on Luxborough Street (Marylebone)
Woodstock Mews, W1G Woodstock Mews was a 1937 renaming of Little Woodstock Mews (Marylebone)
Woodward’s Mews, W1G Woodward’s Mews was a former side street (Marylebone)
Wyndham Mews, W1H Wyndham Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area (Marylebone)
Wyndham Place, W1H Wyndham Place leads from the northern end of Bryanston Square to the 1821 Church of St Mary’s (Marylebone)
Wyndham Street, W1H Wyndham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
York Bridge, NW1 York Bridge is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Regent’s Park)
York Gate, NW1 York Gate is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
York Street, W1H York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area (Marylebone)
York Street, W1U York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area (Marylebone)
York Terrace East, NW1 York Terrace East is a street in Camden Town (Marylebone)
York Terrace Mews, NW1 York Terrace Mews is a former mews lying north of Marylebone Road (Baker Street)
York Terrace West, NW1 York Terrace West is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Baker Street)


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