Somerset Gardens, TW11

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Somerset Gardens is a road in the TW11 postcode area





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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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Lived here
David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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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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NEARBY STREETS
Alexandra Court Drive, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Alice Mews, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Allbrook Close, TW11 Allbrook Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Anlaby Road, TW11 Anlaby Road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Arlington Passage, TW11 Arlington Passage is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Arlington Road, TW11 Arlington Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Belvedere Close, TW11 Belvedere Close is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Beverley Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Birdwood Close, TW11 Birdwood Close is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Blandford Road, TW11 Blandford Road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Blenheim Place, TW11 Blenheim Place is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Boucher Close, TW11 Boucher Close is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Branksome Close, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Bridge House, TW11 Residential block
Broad Street, TW11 Broad Street is a main road of Teddington.
Bychurch End, TW11 Bychurch End is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Cadogan Close, TW11 Cadogan Close is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Cavendish Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Church Grove Passage, TW11 Church Grove Passage is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Church Lane, TW11 Church Lane is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Church Road, TW11 Church Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Church Street, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Claremont Road, TW11 Claremont Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Clifton road, TW11 Clifton road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Connaught Road, TW11 Connaught Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Elfin Grove, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Elfin Lodge, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Elmtree Road, TW11 Elmtree Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Fallow Place, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Fulwell Road, TW11 Fulwell Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Gloucester Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Gloucester Road, TW11 Gloucester Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Hall Court, TW11 Hall Court is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Hampton Road, TW11 Hampton Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Henry Peters Drive, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Kent Drive, TW11 Kent Drive is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Knaggs House, TW11 Residential block
Latimer Road, TW11 Latimer Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Linden Grove, TW11 Linden Grove is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Luther Mews, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Luther Road, TW11 Luther Road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Noel Square, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Oakhurst Close, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Oxford Road, TW11 Oxford Road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Peveril Drive, TW11 Peveril Drive is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Princes Works, TW11 Princes Works is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Railway Road, TW11 Railway Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Regina Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Richmond Mews, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Royal Road, TW11 Royal Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Somerset Road, TW11 Somerset Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Stableyard Mews, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Stanley Gardens Road, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Strathmore Road, TW11 Strathmore Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Stuart Grove, TW11 Stuart Grove is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Sunnyside Road, TW11 Sunnyside Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Sutherland Grove, TW11 Sutherland Grove is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Sydney Road, TW11 Sydney Road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Teddington Hall, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Teddington Park, TW11 Teddington Park is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
The Causeway, TW11 The Causeway is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Traherne Lodge, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Victor Road, TW11 Victor Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Waldegrave Avenue, TW11 Waldegrave Avenue appears on maps between 1900 and 1950.
Waldegrave Road, TW11 Waldegrave Road is named after Frances Waldegrave and was the birthplace of Sir Noël Coward.
Walpole Crescent, TW11 Walpole Crescent is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Walpole Place, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Walpole Road, TW11 Walpole Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
West End, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Wilcox Road, TW11 Wilcox Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Winchendon Road, TW11 Winchendon Road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Windsor Road, TW11 Windsor Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
York Road, TW11 York Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.

NEARBY PUBS
Horse and Groom The Horse and Groom was situated at 11 Waldegrave Road.
Teddington Constitutional Club Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Abercorn Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Hogarth This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Masons Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Red Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Waldegrave Arms 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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Portrait for Sir Noël Coward’s last Christmas Card in 1972. Despite his upper-class image, Coward was born into a solidly middle class family in Waldegrave Road, Teddington.
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