St Paul’s Studios, W14

Block in/near Barons Court, existing between 1891 and now

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St Paul’s Studios was designed by Frederick Wheeler and built in 1891.

The St Paul’s Studios block - so-named as it looked over the grounds of St Paul’s School - was aimed at the housing of ’bachelor artists’. These unmarried men would require a separate flat for their housekeepers and their artistic endeavours would require the large windows with natural light facing Colet Gardens. And it became so.

Frederick Wheeler designed St Paul’s Studios for fine art publisher James Fairless and much attention was put into the design with wonderful Victoria terracotta flourishes and a distinctive typeface on the signage.

The block was occupied within a year of being built by the very clientele it had been designed for - amongst others, artist William Logsdail, designer George Kruger Gray and sculptor Ruby Levick lived here.

The block looked out onto a peaceful suburban scene until the turn of the 1960s. Quiet Colet Gardens, with its milk floats and schoolchildren, fell victim to the upgraded A4 scheme whereby the Cromwell Road was extended westwards to link to the Hammersmith Flyover via this very spot. Renamed as part of the Talgarth Road, the widened route became the main road west out of London towards Heathrow. Thundering lorries put paid to the artistic charms of St Paul’s Studios.




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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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Lived here
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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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barons Court Barons Court station serves the District and Piccadilly lines.
Gwendwr Garden Gwendwr Gardens is a small park in West Kensington.

NEARBY STREETS
Auriol Road, W14 Auriol Road is a street in West Kensington.
Avonmore Road, W14 Avonmore Road is a street in West Kensington.
Barons Court Road, W14 Barons Court Road is a street in West Kensington.
Barons Keep, W14 Barons Keep is a gated community of flats off of Gliddon Road, Barons Court.
Barton Road, W14 Barton Road is a street in West Kensington.
Beryl Road, W6 Beryl Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Biscay Road, W6 Biscay Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Castletown Road, W14 Castletown Road is a street in West Kensington.
Chalk Hill Road, W6 Chalk Hill Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Challoner Crescent, W14 Challoner Crescent is a street in West Kensington.
Challoner Mansions, W14 Challoner Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Challoner Street, W14 This is a street in the W14 postcode area
Charleville Road, W14 Charleville Road is a street in West Kensington.
Chelmsford Close, W6 Chelmsford Close is a road in the W6 postcode area
Claxton Grove, W6 Claxton Grove is a road in the W6 postcode area
Claybrook Road, W6 Claybrook Road is a road in the W6 postcode area
Colet Gardens, W14 Colet Gardens is a shadow of its former self.
Comeragh Mews, W14 Comeragh Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Comeragh Road, W14 Comeragh Road is a street in West Kensington.
Drum Street, W14 Drum Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Edith Road, W14 Edith Road is a street in West Kensington.
Edith Villas, W14 Edith Villas is a road in the W14 postcode area
Fairholme Road, W14 Fairholme Road is a street in West Kensington.
Field Road, W6 Field Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Field Road, W6 Field Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Fitz-George Avenue, W14 Fitz-George Avenue is a road in the W14 postcode area
Fitzjames Avenue, W14 Fitzjames Avenue is a street in West Kensington.
Glazbury Road, W14 Glazbury Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gledstanes Road, W14 Gledstanes Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Gliddon Road, W14 Gliddon Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gorleston Street, W14 Gorleston Street is a street in West Kensington.
Great Church Lane, W6 Great Church Lane is a street in Hammersmith.
Greyhound Road, W14 Greyhound Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gunterstone Road, W14 Gunterstone Road is a street in West Kensington.
Gwendwr Road, W14 Gwendwr Road is a street in West Kensington.
Hammersmith Road, W6 Hammersmith Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Kensington Hall Gardens, W14 Kensington Hall Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Lily Close, W14 Lily Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Lisgar Terrace, W14 Lisgar Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Margravine Gardens, W6 Margravine Gardens runs west from Barons Court station.
Margravine Road, W6 Margravine Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Munden Street, W14 Munden Street is a street in West Kensington.
North End Crescent, W14 North End Crescent is a street in West Kensington.
North End Parade, W14 North End Parade is a street in West Kensington.
North End Road, W14 North End Road is a street in West Kensington.
Palliser Road, W14 Palliser Road is a street in West Kensington.
Pelham House, W14 Residential block
Perham Road, W14 Perham Road is a street in West Kensington.
Porten Road, W14 Porten Road is a location in London.
Rowan Road, W6 Rowan Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Shortlands, W6 Shortlands commemorates a local field name, first mentioned in the reign of Henry V.
St Albans Terrace, W6 St Albans Terrace is a road in the W6 postcode area
St Andrew’s Road, W14 St Andrew’s Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
St Dunstans Road, W6 St Dunstans Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Talgarth Mansions, W14 Talgarth Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Talgarth Road, W6 Talgarth Road is the local name for that part of the A4 lying in West Kensington.
Trevanion Road, W14 Trevanion Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Turneville Road, W14 Turneville Road is a street in West Kensington.
Vereker Road, W14 Vereker Road is a street in West Kensington.
Vernon Street, W14 Vernon Street is a road in the W14 postcode area
Waterhouse Close, W6 Waterhouse Close is a street in Hammersmith.
West Kensington Court, W14 West Kensington Court is a street in West Kensington.
Wolverton Gardens, W6 Wolverton Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
Yeldham Road, W6 Yeldham Road is a street in Hammersmith.

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Black Velvet This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Curtain Up This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Famous Three Kings This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Latymers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Live And Let Live This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lytton Estate Community Hall This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Pear Tree This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Albion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Colton Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Barons Court

Barons Court station serves the District and Piccadilly lines.

Barons Court lies between West Kensington and Hammersmith on the District line, and between Earl’s Court and Hammersmith on the Piccadilly line.

When the through tracks were laid on 9 September 1874, the area now known as Barons Court was an area of market gardens west of the hamlet of North End. By the beginning of the 20th century, the area had been developed for housing. On 9 October 1905, the District Railway opened a station to serve the new developments and in preparation for the 1906 opening of the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (now the Piccadilly line), then under construction. There is now easy cross-platform interchange between the two lines: District and Piccadilly.

The station is now the final surface stop for eastbound trains on the Piccadilly line until emerging back into the open air at Arnos Grove. In the 1990s, the Grade II listed station was carefully restored to its original appearance.


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Colet House
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In the neighbourhood...

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The main block of Blythe House, seen from Hazlitt Road, Olympia. Blythe House was built between 1899 and 1903 as the main office of the Post Office Savings Bank, which had outgrown its previous headquarter in Queen Victoria Street. By 1902 the Bank had 12,000 branches and more than 9 million accounts.
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Colet House
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Talgarth Road’s crossroad with North End Road prior to widening (1950s)
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Barons Keep is a gated community in West Kensington.
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