Hyett’s hand-drawn 1807 map

William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.

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Article · St John’s Wood · ·
MAY
27
2016

William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.

An interior decorator with royal patronage, Frederick Crace amassed some 1200 printed and hand-drawn maps charting the development of the city and its immediate vicinity from around 1570 to 1860.

A couple of these maps date from 1807 as William Hyett put pen and ink to paper and draw a remarkable accurate view of the than countryside around north and west London.

The individual settlements that make up this area of London are shown by red blocks, with boundary lines indicating the fields separating them. Shading and soft interlining indicate relief, neatly illustrated at Primrose Hill, the summit of which is left bare. The barracks at the edge of Hyde Park are illustrated at the very bottom of the map.

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

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The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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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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Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bishop’s Bridge Bishop’s Bridge, sometimes known as Paddington Bridge, is a road bridge which carries Bishop’s Bridge Road across the rail approaches to Paddington station
Edgware Road Edgware Road station was a station on the world’s first underground railway.
Hyett’s hand-drawn 1807 map William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.
Paddington Fire Station Paddington Fire Station was situated at 492-498 Edgware Road.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberdeen Court, W9 Aberdeen Court is a block on Maida Vale.
Aberdeen Place, NW8 Aberdeen Place was built on the site of a farm once owned by John Lyon, who founded Harrow School in 1571.
Adpar Street, W2 Adpar Street is a street in Paddington.
Anthony House, NW8 Anthony House is a block on Ashbridge Street.
Ashbridge Street, NW8 Ashbridge Street is named after Arthur Ashbridge, District Surveyor for Marylebone between 1884–1918.
Ashmill Street, NW8 Ashmill Street was formerly owned by the Portman estate and named for Ash Mill in Devon where the family owned land.
Aubrey House, W2 Aubrey House is a block on Maida Avenue.
Balmoral Apartments, W2 Balmoral Apartments is a building on Praed Street.
Bell Street, NW1 Bell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Bendall Mews, NW1 Bendall Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 Bernhardt Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Blomfield Court, W9 Blomfield Court is a block on Maida Vale.
Blomfield Road, W2 Blomfield Road is the road running beside the canal on the Little Venice side.
Boldero Place, NW8 Boldero Place is a location in London.
Boscobel Street, NW8 Boscobel Street is named after a nearby pub called the Royal Oak.
Bradbury House, NW1 Bradbury House can be found on Cosway Street.
Braithwaite Tower, W2 Braithwaite Tower is a block on Hall Place.
Broadley Street, NW8 Broadley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broadley Terrace, NW1 Broadley Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Browning Close, W9 Browning Close is named after two poets.
Cabbell Street, NW1 Cabbell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Campbell House, W2 Campbell House is a block on Hall Place.
Canalside Walk, W2 Canalside Walk is a location in London.
Capital House, NW1 Capital House is a block on Chapel Street.
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Chapel Street, NW1 Chapel Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cherwell House, NW8 Cherwell House is a block on Church Street.
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Church Street, W2 Church Street, laid out in the 1790s, ran to the parish church at Paddington Green.
Churchfield House, W2 Churchfield House is a block on Hall Place.
Clarendon Court, W9 Clarendon Court is sited on Maida Vale.
Clarendon Gardens, W9 Clarendon Gardens is a street in Maida Vale.
Clarendon Terrace, W9 Clarendon Terrace is a street in Maida Vale.
Clifton Court, NW8 Clifton Court is a block on Clifton Court.
Clifton Road, W9 Clifton Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Cooper House, NW8 Cooper House is sited on Lyons Place.
Corlett Street, NW1 Corlett Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Cosway Street, NW1 Cosway Street is a street in Camden Town.
Crawford Place, W1H Crawford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crompton House, W2 Crompton House is a block on Hall Place.
Crompton Street, W2 Crompton Street is a street in Paddington.
Cunningham Court, W9 Cunningham Court is a block on Maida Vale.
Cuthbert House, W2 Cuthbert House is a building on Hall Place.
Cuthbert Street, W2 Cuthbert Street is a street in Paddington.
Daventry Street, NW1 Daventry Street is a street in Camden Town.
Davidson House, NW1 Davidson House can be found on Daventry Street.
Dicksee House, NW8 Dicksee House is a block on Lyons Place.
Douglas House, W2 Douglas House is a block on Maida Avenue.
Dudley Street, W2 Dudley Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Eastlake House, NW8 Eastlake House is located on Frampton Street.
Eden House, NW8 Eden House is a block on Church Street.
Edward House, W2 Edward House is located on Hall Place.
Elgood House, NW1 Elgood House is a block on Bell Street.
Elizabeth Close, W9 Elizabeth Close commemorates Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the poet.
Elmton Court, NW8 Elmton Court is a block on Cunningham Place.
Frampton Street, NW8 Frampton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Gateforth Street, NW8 Gateforth Street is a location in London.
Gibon House, NW8 Gibon House is a block on Fisherton Street.
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Griffith House, W1H Griffith House is a block on Old Marylebone Road.
Hall Place, W2 Hall Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Hall Tower, W2 Hall Tower is a block on Hall Place.
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington.
Hatton Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Hermitage Street, W2 Hermitage Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Hethpool House, W2 Hethpool House is a block on Hall Place.
Heywood House, W2 Heywood House is located on Hall Place.
Homer Row, W1H Homer Row is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Howards Way, W2 Howards Way is a road in the W2 postcode area
Howell House, W2 Howell House is a building on Hall Place.
Howley Place, W2 Howley Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Hubert House, NW8 Hubert House is a block on Ashbridge Street.
Hunstanton House, NW1 Hunstanton House is a block on Marylebone Road.
Huxley House, NW8 Huxley House is a block on Fisherton Street.
Joe Strummer Subway, W2 Joe Strummer Subway is a road in the W2 postcode area
John Aird Court, W2 John Aird Court can be found on John Aird Court.
Lampard House, W2 Lampard House can be found on Maida Avenue.
Lanark Place, W9 Lanark Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Lea House, NW8 Lea House is a block on Salisbury Street.
Leo Court, W2 Leo Court is a block on St Mary’s Terrace.
Lisson Grove, NW1 The southern end of Lisson Grove was the location of a hamlet and open space, both called Lisson Green.
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a corruption of the local manor of Lileston. Originally the road was lined with trees.
Lisson Street, NW1 Lisson Street is a street in Camden Town.
Luton Street, NW8 Luton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lyon House, NW8 Lyon House is a block on Broadley Street.
Lyons Place, NW8 Lyons Place is named for John Lyon (c.1511-92) who founded Harrow School.
Maida Avenue, W2 Maida Avenue is a street in Paddington.
Mallory Street, NW8 Mallory Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Marshall Building, W2 Marshall Building can be found on Hermitage Street.
Marylebone Flyover, NW1 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Marylebone Flyover, W2 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the W2 postcode area
Mayne House, W2 Mayne House is a block on Hall Place.
Medway House, NW8 Medway House is a block on Broadley Street.
Merchant Square, W2 Merchant Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Miles Buildings, NW8 Miles Buildings is a street in Camden Town.
Mimet House, W2 Mimet House is a block on Praed Street.
Montgomery House, W2 Montgomery House is a block on Harrow Road.
Munkenbeck Building, W2 Munkenbeck Building is a block on Hermitage Street.
Newcastle Mews, W2 Newcastle Mews lay off the Edgware Road.
Newcastle Place, W2 Newcastle Place is a location in London.
North Wharf Road, W2 North Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Northwick Close, NW8 Northwick Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Terrace, NW8 Northwick Terrace was named after Lord John Northwick, Harrow School governor.
Old Marylebone Road, NW1 Old Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Orchardson House, NW8 Orchardson House is a block on Orchardson Street.
Paddington Green, W2 Paddington Green is a surviving fragment of the original rural fabric of the area.
Paddington Square, W2 Paddington Square is a location in London.
Park Place Villas, W2 Park Place Villas is a street in Paddington.
Parsons House, W2 Parsons House is located on Hall Place.
Penfold Place, NW1 Penfold Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Penfold Street, NW8 Penfold Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Peninsula Apartments, W2 Peninsula Apartments is a block on Praed Street.
Philip Court, W2 Philip Court is a building on Hall Place.
Plympton Place, NW8 Plympton Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Porteus Road, W2 Porteus Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Portman Gate, NW1 Portman Gate is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Portman House, Portman House is a block on Daventry Street
Portman House, NW1 Portman House is a block on Daventry Street.
Poynter House, NW8 Poynter House is a block on Aberdeen Place.
Princess Louise Close, W2 Princess Louise Close is a street in Paddington.
Randolph Mews, W9 Randolph Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Randolph Road, W9 Randolph Road is a road in the W9 postcode area
Ranston Street, NW1 Ranston Street is a street in Camden Town.
Ravensbourne House, NW8 Ravensbourne House is a block on Broadley Street.
Roding House, NW8 Roding House is sited on Salisbury Street.
Rosewood Walk, W2 Rosewood Walk is a location in London.
Salisbury Street, NW8 Salisbury Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Scott House, NW1 Scott House is a block on Ashmill Street.
Sheldon Square, W2 Sheldon Square is a street in Paddington.
Shroton Street, NW1 Shroton Street is a street in Camden Town.
Sinclair Court, W2 Sinclair Court is a block on St Michael’s Street.
Southcott House, W9 Southcott House is a block on Clifton Gardens.
St Marks Church, W1H St Marks Church is a street in Camden Town.
St Marys Mansions, W2 St Marys Mansions is a street in Paddington.
St Marys Terrace, W2 St Marys Terrace is a street in Paddington.
St Mary’s Square, W2 Saint Mary’s Square is a square in the W2 postcode area
Stafford House, NW1 Stafford House is a block on Cosway Street.
Stafford House, W2 Stafford House is sited on Maida Avenue.
Stalbridge Street, NW1 Stalbridge Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Swanbourne House, NW8 Swanbourne House is located on Capland Street.
Tadema House, NW8 Tadema House is a block on Penfold Street.
Transept Street, NW1 Transept Street is a street in Camden Town.
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Varsity Court, W1H Varsity Court is located on Homer Street.
Wallace Court, NW1 Wallace Court is a block on Old Marylebone Road.
Wandle House, NW8 Wandle House is a block on Penfold Street.
Warwick Avenue, W2 Warwick Avenue is split between the W2 and W9 postcodes.
Waterside House, W2 Waterside House is sited on North Wharf Road.
Westcliffe Apartments, W2 Westcliffe Apartments is located on South Wharf Road.
Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain.
Whitehaven Street, NW8 Whitehaven Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Whitfield House, NW8 Whitfield House is a building on Salisbury Street.
Wyatt House, NW8 Wyatt House is a block on Frampton Street.

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St John’s Wood

St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323.

After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area was agricultural.

St John’s Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density ’villa’ housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century. Parts of St John’s Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density but it remains one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John’s Wood is the location of Lord’s Cricket Ground and for Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John’s Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John’s Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979. With the opening of St John’s Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord’s (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John’s Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.


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Chilworth Street, W2
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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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Lisson Green
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The Yorkshire Stingo (1770) This was a simple rural pub in Marylebone (named after strong ale from God’s Own County) before the building of London’s first bypass, the New Road (later Marylebone Road and Euston Road). Once the pub was connected to London by road, business took off in a dramatic way. Pleasure gardens were built at the rear where some of Britain’s first balloonists demonstrated. The pub was one of the earliest places to use the term ’music hall’ for vaudeville and burlesque once its music hall here opened on 24 August 1835. Most notably for London history, during 1829 George Shillibeer started London’s first omnibus service in the capital between the Yorkshire Stingo and the Bank of England. The route took it down the New Road, City Road, Moorgate to the Bank. Shillibeer’s name is commemorated in the nearby Shillibeer Place. The ’Stingo’ is no more - demolished in 1964 to make way for the widening of Marylebone Road to cater for the Marylebone Flyover.
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A GWR 4073 Class locomotive waits to depart Paddington Station, adjacent to Brunel’s cast-iron Bishop’s Bridge road bridge, in April 1962.
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Chilworth Street, W2
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Paddington Fire Station (c.1900)
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