Matara Mews, SE17

Road in/near Kennington .

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Road · Kennington · SE17 ·
August
12
2017
Matara Mews is a road in the SE17 postcode area





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Bruce McTavish   
Added: 11 Mar 2021 11:37 GMT   

Kennington Road
Lambeth North station was opened as Kennington Road and then Westminster Bridge Road before settling on its final name. It has a wonderful Leslie Green design.

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

Thanks!
I have recently started a web site, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. by Erich Fromm. eeggefeceefb

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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

Hurley Road, SE11
There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   

Saunders Street, SE11
I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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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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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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DavidA   
Added: 11 Aug 2023 13:59 GMT   

The British Land Co.
...was set up in 1858 by the National Building Society to own land and split it into plots so the new freeholder could get a vote in elections. So it seems some individual houses were built like in 1869 and maybe the terraces came a bit later, with mortgages from the building society. Maybe the road names were already there ... after judges Sir Thomas Talfourd, Lord Denman and Lord Lyndhurst ... which each got a (former) pub name too

Source: British Land - Wikipedia

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Sue   
Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

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Michael   
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School

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Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"

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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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Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Shhh....
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia

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Alder Path, SE17 Alder Path lies in Elephant and Castle.
Alpha Square, SE17 Part of Alpha Street was given the name Alpha Square in 1939.
Alpha Street, SE17 Alpha Street is an old Walworth Street.
Ambergate Street, SE17 Ambergate Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Amelia Street, SE17 Amelia Street originally consisted of late 19th century tenement blocks built by James Pullen, a local builder, between 1886 and 1901.
Angle Street, SE17 The former Cross Street was given the name Angle Street in 1868.
Arnside Street, SE17 Arnside Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Ashenden House, SE17 Residential block
Asolando Drive, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Baillie House, SE17 Baillie House is a block on Horsley Street.
Balmoral Court, SE17 Balmoral Court is a building on Merrow Street.
Barrett House, SE17 Barrett House is a block on Browning Street.
Ben Ezra Court, SE17 Ben Ezra Court is a block on Asolando Drive.
Berryfield Road, SE17 Berryfield Road was created in 1877 but was Sturge Road for a couple of years until 1879.
Blackwood Avenue, SE17 Blackwood Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Blackwood Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Blendon House, SE17 Blendon House is located on Wadding Street.
Borrett Close, SE17 Borrett Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Braganza Street, SE17 Braganza Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Brandon Street, SE17 Brandon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Bronti Close, SE17 Bronti Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Browning Street, SE17 Browning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Brutus Court, SE11 Brutus Court is located on Kennington Lane.
Cadiz Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Canterbury Place, SE17 Canterbury Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Carter Place, SE17 Carter Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Carter Street, SE17 Carter Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Chapter Road, SE17 Chapter Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Charleston Street, SE17 Charleston Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Clarence House, SE17 Clarence House is sited on Merrow Street.
Coleridge House, SE17 Coleridge House is a block on Browning Street.
Colworth Grove, SE17 Colworth Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Cotham Street, SE17 Cotham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Cowper House, SE17 Cowper House is a block on Browning Street.
Crampton Street, SE17 Crampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Curtis House, SE17 Curtis House is a block on Morecambe Street.
Dartford Street, SE17 Dartford Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Date Street, SE17 Date Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Delverton House, SE17 Delverton House is sited on Delverton Road.
Delverton Road, SE17 Delverton Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doddington Grove, SE17 Doddington Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doddington Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Draco Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Dumain Court, SE11 Dumain Court is a block on Opal Street.
Edmund House, SE17 Edmund House is a block on Doddington Grove.
Ellis House, SE17 Ellis House is a block on Brandon Street.
Eltham Street, SE17 Eltham Street was once part of the most densely populated part of London with no open space at all and counting 249 people per acre in St Johns Ward.
Empress Street, SE17 Empress Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Ethel Street, SE17 Ethel Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Falstaff Court, SE11 Falstaff Court is sited on Falstaff Court.
Faunce Street, SE17 Faunce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Fielding Street, SE17 Fielding Street runs west from Walworth Road.
Fleming Road, SE17 Fleming Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Fontenoy House, SE11 Fontenoy House is a block on Kennington Lane.
Frederick Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Gateway, SE17 Gateway is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Gaza Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Gilmour Section House, SE11 Gilmour Section House is a block on Renfrew Road.
Gower House, SE17 Gower House is a block on Morecambe Street.
Gray House, SE17 Gray House is located on King and Queen Street.
Greig Terrace, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hamlet Court, SE11 Hamlet Court is a building on Hamlet Court.
Hampton Street, SE17 Hampton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Harrison House, SE17 Harrison House is a block on Brandon Street.
Holyoak Road, SE11 Holyoak Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Horsley Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Iliffe Street, SE17 Iliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Iliffe Yard, SE17 Iliffe Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Irving House, SE17 Irving House is a block on Doddington Grove.
Jephson House, SE17 Jephson House is a building on Westcott Road.
Kean House, SE11 Kean House is a block on Cooks Road.
King & Queen Street, SE17 King & Queen Street is a location in London.
King and Queen Street, SE17 King and Queen Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
King Queen Street, SE17 King Queen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Langdale Close, SE17 Langdale Close is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Larcom Street, SE17 Larcom Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Laugan Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Liverpool Grove, SE17 Liverpool Grove was an idea of the Eccleciastical Commissioners of England.
Lorrimore Square, SE17 Lorrimore Square is a 1.5-acre garden square.
Lytham Street, SE17 Lytham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Macleod Street, SE17 Macleod Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Manor Place, SE17 Manor Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Manor Place, SE17 Manor Place is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Mansfield Point, SE17 Mansfield Point is a location in London.
Marlborough Close, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Marnock House, SE17 Marnock House is a block on Brandon Street.
Marsland Close, SE17 Marsland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Martara Mews, SE17 Martara Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Merrow Street, SE17 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Missenden, SE17 Missenden is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Morecambe Street, SE17 Morecambe Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Newbolt House, SE17 Newbolt House is a block on Brandon Street.
Newington Butts, SE11 Newington Butts is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Newington Industrial Estate, SE17 Newington Industrial Estate lies in SE17.
Nicholson House, SE17 Nicholson House was built as one of the first blocks of the Browning Estate.
Occupation Road, SE17 Occupation Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Olney Road, SE17 There are both old and new versions of Olney Road in the area.
Olney Street, SE17 Olney Street formerly ran along part of the line of Fielding Street.
Orb Street, SE17 Orb Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Pasley Close, SE17 Pasley Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Paxton House, SE17 Paxton House is a block on Morecambe Street.
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Queens House, SE17 Queens House is a block on Merrow Street.
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Red Lion Row, SE17 A street within the SE5 postcode
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Richmond House, SE17 Richmond House is a block on East Street.
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Rodney Road, SE17 Rodney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Saltwood Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Sharsted Street, SE17 This is a street in the SE17 postcode area
Shelley House, SE17 Shelley House is a building on Browning Street.
Southey House, SE17 Southey House is a block on the Browning Estate.
St Marks House, SE17 St Marks House is a block on Phelp Street.
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St Peters House, SE17 St Peters House is a block on Queen’s Row.
St Stephens House, SE17 St Stephens House is a building on Phelp Street.
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Steedman Street, SE17 Steedman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Stopford Road, SE17 Stopford Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Strathcona House, SE17 Strathcona House is a block on Queen’s Row.
Sturgeon Road, SE17 Sturgeon Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Suffield House, SE17 Suffield House is a block on Ambergate Street.
Suffield Road, SE17 Suffield Road was laid out after the demise of the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens.
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Sutherland Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Tarver Road, SE17 Tarver Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Tennyson House, SE17 Tennyson House can be found on Browning Street.
Thrush Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Townley Street, SE17 Townley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Trafalgar House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Turquand Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Wadding Street, SE17 Wadding Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Walcorde Avenue, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Walsham House, SE17 Walsham House is sited on Bronti Close.
Walworth Place, SE17 Walworth Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Walworth Road, SE17 Walworth Road runs from the Elephant and Castle towards Camberwell.
Walworth Square, SE17 Walworth Square is a location in London.
Wansey Street, SE17 Wansey Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Wesley Close, SE11 A street within the SE17 postcode
Westcott Road, SE17 Westcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Westmoreland Road, SE17 Westmoreland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Winchester Close, SE11 A street within the SE17 postcode
Worth Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode

NEARBY PUBS
The Good Intent The Good Intent has been the final remaining out of nine pubs to still be serving customers in East Street Market.


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Kennington

Kennington was a royal manor in the ancient parish of St Mary, Lambeth in the county of Surrey and was the administrative centre of the parish from 1853.

The presence of a tumulus, and other significant geographical features locally, suggest that the area was regarded in ancient times as a sacred place of assembly. The manor of Kennington was divided from the manor of Vauxhall by the River Effra, a tributary of the River Thames. A smaller river, the River Neckinger, ran through the northern part of Kennington, approximately where Brook Drive is today. Both rivers have now been diverted into underground culverts.

Harthacnut, King of Denmark and England, died at Kennington in 1041. Harold Godwinson took the Crown the day after the death of Edward the Confessor at Kennington; he is said to have placed it upon his own head. King Henry III held his court here in 1231; and, according to Matthew Paris, in 1232, Parliament was held at Kennington.

Edward III gave the manor of Kennington to his oldest son Edward, the Black Prince in 1337, and the prince then built a large royal palace in the traingle formed by Kennington Lane, Sancroft Street and Cardigan Street, near to Kennington Cross. Geoffrey Chaucer was employed at Kennington as Clerk of Works in 1389 and was paid 2 shillings. The Duchy of Cornwall still maintains a substantial property portfolio within the area.

The eighteenth century saw considerable development in Kennington. At the start of the century, the area was essentially a village on the southern roads into London, with a common on which public executions took place. The development of Kennington came about through access to London, which happened when, in 1750, Westminster Bridge was constructed. In 1751, Kennington Road was built from Kennington Common (as it then was; now Kennington Park) to Westminster Bridge. Houses along it were soon built.

On 10 May 1768, at approximately the site of the Imperial War Museum today, the Massacre of St George's Fields took place. A riot started, because of the detention at the King's Bench Prison of the radical, John Wilkes – he had written an article in which he attacked King George III. The Riot Act was read, and soldiers fired into the crowd, killing seven people.

By the 1770s, the development of Kennington into its modern form was well underway. Terraces of houses were built on the east side of Kennington Road and Cleaver Square (then called Prince's Square) was laid out in 1788. In 1796, a house in West Square became the first station in the optical telegraph, or semaphore line, between the Admiralty in London, and Chatham and Deal in Kent, and during the Napoleonic Wars transmitted messages between Whitehall and the Royal Navy.

The modern street pattern of Kennington was formed by the early nineteenth century. The village had become a semi-rural suburb with grand terraced houses. In 1852, at the initiative of the minister of St. Mark's Church, the Common was enclosed and became the first public park in south London.

The Oval cricket ground was leased to Surrey County Cricket Club from the Duchy of Cornwall in 1845, and the adjacent gasometers (themselves an international sporting landmark) were constructed in 1853. Proximity to central London was key to the development of the area as a residential suburb and it was incorporated into the metropolitan area of London in 1855.

Dense building and the carving-up of large houses for multiple occupation caused Kennington to be very seriously over-populated in 1859, when diphtheria appeared (recorded by Karl Marx in 'Das Kapital').

Kennington station was opened as Kennington (New Street) in 1890 by the City of London and Southwark Subway.

On 15 October 1940, the large trench air-raid shelter beneath Kennington Park was struck by a 50lb bomb. The number of people killed remains unknown; it is believed by local historians that 104 people died. 48 bodies were recovered.

Lambeth Council designated much of Kennington a Conservation Area in 1968, the boundary of which was extended in 1979 and in 1997. Lambeth Council's emphasis on conserving and protecting Kennington's architectural heritage and enhancing its attractive open spaces for recreation and leisure is illustrated by restoration of the centre of the listed Cleaver Square in the last decade of the twentieth century.


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The Brandon Estate, Kennington. Built for the LCC in 1957-8
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Demolition of the Heygate Estate and the construction of Elephant Central, May 2014. The Heygate Estate had been completed in 1974. The estate was used extensively as a filming location, due in part to its brutalist architecture.
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East Street market, Walworth in 1908 The market, in operation since the 1880s, featured in the title sequence for Only Fools and Horses
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Amelia Street, SE11 This originally consisted of late 19th century tenement blocks built by James Pullen between 1886 and 1901. During the 1980s the buildings between Manor Place and the south side of Amelia Street were demolished. The demolition of the rest of the Pullens Estate was prevented when squatters, intent on preserving the remainder of an individual late Victorian estate, occupied some of the blocks. The south side of Amelia Street is now an open space - Pullens Gardens - created following the demolition of a tenement block.
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Walworth Road (1930) This view looks north along the Walworth Road towards the ornate Elephant and Castle public house. Most of the buildings here were demolished as part of the London County Council redevelopment between 1958 and 1965.
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Postcard depicting Walworth Road and "The King’s First Visit To South London May 1911". The king in question was George V
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Harrison House on the Browning Estate, Walworth (1974)
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The Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens in Kennington (existed 1831-1877)
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Eltham Street, Walworth before demolition
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The Good Intent - the last pub of East Street Market
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