Gwynn House, SW1W

Block in/near Sloane Square

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Gwynn House is a block on Lower Sloane Street.





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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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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Born here
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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

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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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Lived here
Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

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.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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Lynette beardwood   
Added: 29 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT   

Spy’s Club
Topham’s Hotel at 24-28 Ebury Street was called the Ebury Court Hotel. Its first proprietor was a Mrs Topham. In WW2 it was a favourite watering hole for the various intelligence organisations based in the Pimlico area. The first woman infiltrated into France in 1942, FANY Yvonne Rudellat, was recruited by the Special Operations Executive while working there. She died in Bergen Belsen in April 1945.

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Born here
   
Added: 27 Mar 2023 18:28 GMT   

Nower Hill, HA5
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Albert Mews
It is not a gargoyle over the entrance arch to Albert Mews, it is a likeness of Prince Albert himself.

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Christine D Elliott   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 15:52 GMT   

The Blute Family
My grandparents, Frederick William Blute & Alice Elizabeth Blute nee: Warnham lived at 89 Blockhouse Street Deptford from around 1917.They had six children. 1. Alice Maragret Blute (my mother) 2. Frederick William Blute 3. Charles Adrian Blute 4. Violet Lillian Blute 5. Donald Blute 6. Stanley Vincent Blute (Lived 15 months). I lived there with my family from 1954 (Birth) until 1965 when we were re-housed for regeneration to the area.
I attended Ilderton Road School.
Very happy memories of that time.

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Pearl Foster   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 12:22 GMT   

Dukes Place, EC3A
Until his death in 1767, Daniel Nunes de Lara worked from his home in Dukes Street as a Pastry Cook. It was not until much later the street was renamed Dukes Place. Daniel and his family attended the nearby Bevis Marks synagogue for Sephardic Jews. The Ashkenazi Great Synagogue was established in Duke Street, which meant Daniel’s business perfectly situated for his occupation as it allowed him to cater for both congregations.

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Dr Paul Flewers   
Added: 9 Mar 2023 18:12 GMT   

Some Brief Notes on Hawthorne Close / Hawthorne Street
My great-grandparents lived in the last house on the south side of Hawthorne Street, no 13, and my grandmother Alice Knopp and her brothers and sisters grew up there. Alice Knopp married Charles Flewers, from nearby Hayling Road, and moved to Richmond, Surrey, where I was born. Leonard Knopp married Esther Gutenberg and lived there until the street was demolished in the mid-1960s, moving on to Tottenham. Uncle Len worked in the fur trade, then ran a pet shop in, I think, the Kingsland Road.

From the back garden, one could see the almshouses in the Balls Pond Road. There was an ink factory at the end of the street, which I recall as rather malodorous.

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KJH   
Added: 7 Mar 2023 17:14 GMT   

Andover Road, N7 (1939 - 1957)
My aunt, Doris nee Curtis (aka Jo) and her husband John Hawkins (aka Jack) ran a small general stores at 92 Andover Road (N7). I have found details in the 1939 register but don’t know how long before that it was opened.He died in 1957. In the 1939 register he is noted as being an ARP warden for Islington warden

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The Queens Head
Queens Head demolished and a NISA supermarket and flats built in its place.

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Mike   
Added: 28 Feb 2023 18:09 GMT   

6 Elia Street
When I was young I lived in 6 Elia Street. At the end of the garden there was a garage owned by Initial Laundries which ran from an access in Quick Street all the way up to the back of our garden. The fire exit to the garage was a window leading into our garden. 6 Elia Street was owned by Initial Laundry.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Blandel Bridge The bridge over the Westbourne at Sloane Square was called Blandel Bridge.
Cadogan Hall Cadogan Hall is a 950-seat capacity concert hall in Sloane Terrace.
Ebury Farm Ebury Farm was a simple marshy farm whose lands later became the richest real estate in London.
Orange Square Orange Square is a small open area in Belgravia.
Sloane Square Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.

NEARBY STREETS
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street connects the King’s Road with Sloane Avenue.
Avenue Court, SW3 Avenue Court is sited on Draycott Avenue.
Avery Farm Row, SW1W Avery Farm Row - after a former farm here of this name, ’Avery’ being a corruption of ’Ebury’.
Belgrave Cottages, SW1W Belgrave Cottages were situated behind Whittaker Street.
Biddesden House, SW3 Biddesden House is a block on Cadogan Street.
Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Blacklands Terrace was the location of the house and estate of Blacklands.
Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W Bloomfield Terrace is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Bourne Street, SW1W Bourne Street is lined with what were once artisans’ dwellings.
Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bridge House, SW1W Bridge House can be found on Ebury Bridge.
Bristol House, SW1W Bristol House is a block on Lower Sloane Street.
Bucknill House, SW1W Bucknill House is a block on Ebury Bridge Road.
Bunhouse Place, SW1W Bunhouse Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Burton Mews, SW1W Burton Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Bywater Street, SW3 Bywater Street was built in the 1850s on the site of a nursery.
Cadogan Court, SW3 Cadogan Court can be found on Draycott Avenue.
Cadogan Gardens, SW1X Cadogan Gardens is a complicated series of interlinked streets.
Cadogan Street, SW3 Cadogan Street is named for the Cadogan family who own extensive properties in Chelsea.
Cavalry Square, SW3 Cavalry Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W Chelsea Bridge Road was built in the 1850s to connect Chelsea with its bridge.
Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 Cheltenham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chester Row, SW1W Chester Row with its tall stucco houses lies at the heart of the district of Belgravia.
Cheylesmore House, SW1W Residential block
Christchurch Street, SW3 Christchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Christchurch Terrace, SW3 Christchurch Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cliveden Place, SW1W Cliveden Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Colette Court, SW1X Colette Court is a block on Sloane Street.
Conduit Street, SW1W Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Wpostal area.
Coulson Street, SW3 Coulson Street connects Sloane Avenue with Lincoln Street.
Culford Gardens, SW3 Culford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Dalton House, SW1W Dalton House is a block on Ebury Bridge.
Doneraile House, SW1W Doneraile House is a block on Ebury Bridge Road.
Dove Walk, SW1W Dove Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Draycott Avenue, SW3 Draycott Avenue is a notable shopping street.
Draycott Place, SW3 The first section of Draycott Place dates from the 1820s.
Draycott Terrace, SW3 Draycott Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Duke of York Square, SW1W Duke of York Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is a shopping and retail development.
Earl Street, SW1X Earl Street was a short-lived street in Hans Town.
East Road, SW3 East Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Eaton Close, SW1W Eaton Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Gate, SW1W Eaton Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews West, SW1W Eaton Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Terrace, SW1W Eaton Terrace is a street of elegant five and six storey terraced houses.
Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W Ebury Bridge Road used to lead to Ebury Bridge which spanned the Grosvenor Canal.
Ebury Bridge, SW1W Ebury Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Square, SW1W In contrast with much of Belgravia’s planned building, Ebury Square developed as a result of London’s natural expansion.
Edgson House, SW1W Edgson House is a block on Ebury Bridge Road.
Elizabeth Street, SW1W Elizabeth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Elystan Place, SW3 Elystan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
End House, SW3 End House is a block on Rosemoor Street.
Fountain Court, SW1W Fountain Court is a block on Avery Farm Row.
Franklins Row, SW3 Franklins Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Garrison Square, SW1W Garrison Square is a location in London.
Gatliff Road, SW1W Gatliff Road is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Graham Terrace, SW1W Graham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W Grosvenor Cottages is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Guinness Court, SW3 Guinness Court is a building on Guinness Court.
Halsey Street, SW3 Halsey Street lies over the tracks of the District Line.
Hepworth Court, SW1W Hepworth Court is a block on Gatliff Road.
Hillersdon House, SW1W Hillersdon House is a block on Ebury Bridge Road.
Hirst Court, SW1W Hirst Court is a block on Gatliff Road.
Holbein House, SW1W Holbein House is a block on Holbein Place.
Holbein Mews, SW1W Holbein Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Place, SW1W Holbein Place links Sloane Square and Pimlico Road.
Kilmuir House, SW1W Kilmuir House is a block on Ebury Street.
Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Kylestrome House, SW1W Kylestrome House is a block on Cundy Street.
Laxford House, SW1W Laxford House is located on Cundy Street.
Lincoln Street, SW3 Authority to lay down Lincoln Street was given in the 1845 Chelsea Improvement Act.
Lochmore House, SW1W Lochmore House is a block on Cundy Street.
Lower Sloane Street, SW1W Lower Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Margaretha House, SW3 Margaretha House is a block on Draycott Place.
Markham Square, SW3 Markham Square is a garden square laid out in 1836.
Mercer House, SW1W Mercer House is a block on Ebury Bridge.
Moore House, SW1W Moore House is a block on Gatliff Road.
Moore Street, SW3 Moore Street was named after Richard Moore of Hampton Court Palace, a former landowner.
Mozart Terrace, SW1W Mozart Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Orford House, SW3 Orford House is a block on Rawlings Street.
Ormonde Gate, SW3 Ormonde Gate is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ormonde Place, SW1W Ormonde Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Passmore Street, SW1W Passmore Street, formerly Union Street, contains a social mix.
Pavilion Court, SW1W Pavilion Court is sited on Gatliff Road.
Pimilco Walk, SW1W Pimilco Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pimlico House, SW1W Pimlico House is a block on Ebury Bridge.
Pimlico Road, SW1W Pimlico Road is a combination of roads formerly called Grosvenor Row and Queen Street.
Ralston Street, SW3 Ralston Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ranelagh Grove, SW1W Ranelagh Grove was formerly called Wilderness Row and Ranelagh Walk.
Rawlings Street, SW3 Rawlings Street, formerly Princes Street was renamed in 1873 after Charles Rawlings who instituted a Chelsea Charity.
Redburn Street, SW3 Redburn Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Redesdale Street, SW3 Redesdale Street is a location in London.
Resedale Street, SW3 Resedale Street is a location in London.
Rosemoor Street, SW3 Rosemoor Street was at first called Orford Terrace and then Little Orford Street.
Royal Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue This was laid out for William III as part of a proposed triumphal way leading from Wren’s Royal Hospital to the south right to Kensington Palace in the north.
Royal Hospital Road, SW3 Royal Hospital Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rye House, SW1W Rye House is a block on Ebury Bridge Road.
Sedding Street, SW1W Sedding Street was originally called Upper George Street.
Semley House, SW1W Semley House is a block on Semley Place.
Semley Place, SW1W Semley Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Skinner Place, SW1W Skinner Place first appears on 1840 mapping.
Sloane Court East, SW1W Sloane Court East is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Gardens, SW1W Sloane Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sloane Square House, SW1W Sloane Square House is located on Holbein Place.
Sloane Square, SW1W Sloane Square forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.
Sloane Terrace, SW1W Sloane Terrace is the location of Cadogan Hall.
Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street was built between 1794 and 1807 by a vintner named Thomas Smith.
Smith Terrace, SW3 Smith Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
South Eaton Place, SW1W South Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
South House, SW3 South House is a block on Rosemoor Street.
Sprimont Place, SW3 Sprimont Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Barnabas Mews, SW1W St Barnabas Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
St Barnabas Street, SW1W St Barnabas Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
St Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 St. Leonard’s Terrace is situated at the end of Royal Avenue.
Stack House, SW1W Stack House is a block on Cundy Street.
Symons Street, SW3 Symons Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tedworth Gardens, SW3 Tedworth Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tedworth Square, SW3 Tedworth Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Terrace Walk, SW3 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
The Gateways, SW3 The Gateways is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street was originally a footpath known locally as Butterfly Alley which separated two famous nurseries: John Colville and Thomas Davey.
Turks Row, SW3 Turks Row is a location in London.
Victoria House, SW1W Victoria House is located on Ebury Bridge Road.
Wainwright House, SW1W Wainwright House is a block on Ebury Bridge Road.
Walden House, SW1W Walden House is a block on Avery Farm Row.
Walpole Street, SW3 Walpole Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Wedderburn House, SW1W Wedderburn House is a block on Lower Sloane Street.
Wellesley House, SW1W Wellesley House is a building on Ebury Bridge Road.
Wellington Buildings, SW1W Wellington Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square was laid out in the 1850s by Francis Edwards though the terraces on either side of the square were built some ten years earlier.
Wentworth Court, SW1W Wentworth Court is a block on Gatliff Road.
West House, SW3 West House is a block on Rosemoor Street.
West Road, SW3 West Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Westbourne House, SW1W Westbourne House is a block on Ebury Bridge.
Whistler Square, SW1W Whistler Square is a location in London.
Whittaker Street, SW1W Whittaker Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Wilbraham House, SW1X Wilbraham House is located on D’Oyley Street.
Wilbraham Place, SW1X Wilbraham Place is a road to the rear of Cadogan Hall.
Wiltshire Close, SW3 Wiltshire Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Colville Tavern The Colville Tavern closed in 1969.


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Sloane Square

Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.

The construction of the station was complicated by the crossing of the site by the River Westbourne which ran through Hyde Park as the Serpentine Lake, and was originally crossed by the Knight’s Bridge at Knightsbridge. The river was carried above the platform in a large iron pipe suspended from girders. It remains in place today

Meanwhile, Sloane Square itself lies at the east end of the trendy King’s Road and at the south end of Sloane Street.
In the early 1980s, it lent its name to the Sloane Rangers, the young underemployed and ostentatiously well-off members of the upper classes. Lady Diana Spencer, before she become Princess of Wales was considered the epitome of a Sloane Ranger.

The Square has two notable buildings: Peter Jones department store and the Royal Court Theatre.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Boscobel Oaks, 1804
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The Fascination of Chelsea
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Belgrave Square
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Lowndes Street, c. 1905.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Cadogan Hall (2017) Cadogan Hall is a former Scientology church which fell into disuse. Completed in 1907 to designs in the Byzantine Revival style, it became a concert hall in 2004.
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Cadogan Place gardens, SW1. The northern garden was laid out by Humphry Repton in 1806. Repton laid out winding paths and created ridges and dips from excavated soil.
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Eaton Square
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Lennox Gardens (2015) Lennox Gardens was built in the Queen Anne style over the final remaining market garden south of Knightbridge in 1882.
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The interior of St Simon Zelotes church, Milner Street, SW3
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Pavilion Road is London’s longest mews and runs parallel to Sloane Street
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Tite Street, SW3 (1955) Playing in the street wasn’t an activity confined to Chelsea’s mean streets as this view of Tite Street shows. Baseball is being played here. In spotted dressed and suit trousers, the young (possibly American) boys and girls look dashing as they frolic around under the sun peaking through the trees. Tite Street was formerly home to Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler.
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9, 9A & 9B Wilbraham Place is a mansion block near Sloane Square with Queen Anne revival-style architecture.
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The Sloane Square area on Horwood’s 1799 map of London. Chelsea was largely a series of a market gardens and not urbanised back then.
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Ebury Square, c. 1906 Ebury Square is Belgravia’s smallest and oldest square, evolving around in 1820, out of Avery Green situated beside Avery Farm. The farm had evolved from the local estate, "Eia" which was mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the 16th century Ebury Farm covered 430 acres and its farmhouse stood where Victoria coach station is now. The estate was regularly leased by the Crown until James I sold the freehold in 1623. Hugh Audley purchased the manor and it descended in 1666 to his grand-niece Mary Davies. Eleven years later Mary married Sir Thomas Grosvenor of Eaton in Cheshire. While she went mad and he died young, the Grosvenor family profitably developed the land.
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