The Red House, SW14

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Block · Roehampton · SW14 ·
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2001

The Red House can be found on Richmond Park Road.





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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

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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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

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

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

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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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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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

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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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

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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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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NEARBY STREETS
Albany Close, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Cedar Court, SW14 Cedar Court can be found on Sheen Lane.
Christchurch Road, SW14 Christchurch Road is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Clare Lawn Avenue, SW14 Clare Lawn Avenue is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Clarelawn Avenue, SW14 Clarelawn Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Colston Road, SW14 Colston Road is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Coval Gardens, SW14 Coval Gardens is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Coval Passage, SW14 Coval Passage is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Coval Road, SW14 Coval Road runs south from Upper Richmond Road West.
Crane Court, SW14 Crane Court is a block on Sheen Gate Gardens.
Deanhill Court, SW14 Deanhill Court is a road serving residential blocks of the same name.
Deanhill Road, SW14 Deanhill Road is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
East Sheen Avenue, SW14 East Sheen Avenue connects Upper Richmond Road West with Vicarage Road.
Enmore Gardens, SW14 Enmore Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Fife House, SW14 Fife House is a block on Fife Road.
Fife Road, SW14 Fife Road is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Firs Avenue, SW14 Firs Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Gilpin Avenue, SW14 Gilpin Avenue is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Grand Parade, SW14 Grand Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Hampton Works, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Hershell Court, SW14 Hershell Court can be found on Upper Richmond Road West.
Hood Avenue, SW14 Hood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Howorth House, SW14 Howorth House is a building on Sheen Lane.
Martindale, SW14 Martindale is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Medcroft Gardens, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Merricks Court, SW14 Merricks Court is a block on Temple Sheen Road.
Muirdown Avenue, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Observatory Road, SW14 Observatory Road is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Palewell Park, SW14 Palewell Park is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Palmerston Road, SW14 Palmerston Road is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Park Avenue, SW14 Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Park Drive, SW14 Park Drive is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Parkgate Gardens, SW14 Parkgate Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Parklands Close, SW14 Parklands Close is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Penrhyn Crescent, SW14 Penrhyn Crescent is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Percival Road, SW14 Percival Road is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Richmond Park Road, SW14 Richmond Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Sheen Gate Gardens, SW14 Sheen Gate Gardens is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Sheen Gate, SW14 Sheen Gate is the northern entrance into Richmond Park.
Sheen Lane, SW14 Sheen Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Shrewsbury Avenue, SW14 Shrewsbury Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Spencer Gardens, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Stonehill Close, SW14 Stonehill Close is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Stonehill Road, SW14 Stonehill Road is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Temple Sheen Road, SW14 Temple Sheen Road runs south from Upper Richmond Road West.
Temple Sheen, SW14 Temple Sheen is a road in the SW14 postcode area
The Corner House, SW14 The Corner House is a block on Vicarage Road.
The Mall, SW14 The Mall is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Vicarage Drive, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Vicarage Gardens, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Vicarage Road, SW14 Vicarage Road is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Vine House, SW14 Vine House is a building on Vicarage Road.
Wayside, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
Well Lane, SW14 Well Lane is a road in the SW14 postcode area
Wellside Gardens, SW14 A street within the SW14 postcode
West Temple Sheen, SW14 West Temple Sheen is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.
Westhay Gardens, SW14 Westhay Gardens is a road in the SW14 postcode area
York Avenue, SW14 York Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW14 postal area.

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The Victoria Inn The Victoria Inn, when first opened, was surprisingly isolated for a public house.


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Roehampton

Roehampton was originally a village which evolved as a popular residential area for the wealthy within easy reach of London. It lies between the town of Barnes to the north, Putney to the east and Wimbledon Common to the south. The Richmond Park Golf Courses are west of the district, and just north of these is the Roehampton Gate entrance to Richmond Park — the largest of London's Royal Parks.

Roehampton emerged as a favoured residential suburb of the 18th and 19th centuries following the opening of Putney Bridge in 1729 and the development of a number of large private estates from which several of the original houses survive. Roehampton House (grade I) by Thomas Archer was built between 1710–12 and enlarged by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1910. Parkstead House (grade I) built in 1750 for William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough, now forms part of the University of Roehampton. Mount Clare (grade I) built in 1772 for George Clive, cousin of Lord Clive, which forms part of the University of Roehampton, along with Grove House (grade II*), built originally for Sir Joshua Vanneck in 1777 (also now owned by the university). Capability Brown is reputed to have laid out the grounds. The university also owns Downshire House (grade II*); built in 1770 and once occupied by the Marquess of Downshire. Roehampton Village has retained something of its rustic Georgian charm, best exemplified by the King's Head Inn, at the foot of Roehampton High Street and the Montague Arms, Medfield Street, both 17th century in origin. Dramatic change came to Roehampton when the London County Council built the Roehampton Estate in the 1920s and 1930s (renamed the Dover House Estate) and the Alton Estate in the 1950s.

Dover House Road Estate is one of a number of important LCC cottage estates inspired by the Garden City Movement. The land was previously the estates of two large houses, Dover House and Putney Park House, which were purchased by the London County Council soon after World War I. Dover House was demolished for the new estate, but Putney Park House remains. The common characteristic of the LCC cottage estates is picturesque housing influenced by the Arts and Crafts style. It was the intention at Dover House Estate to create housing in groups that overlooked or had access to open space, to provide a sense of intimacy and individuality, and the estate was laid out with communal green spaces. Allotments were also provided in three backland areas behind houses, two of which remain, the third subsequently infilled by housing.

The notable Alton Estate, one of the largest council estates in the UK, occupies an extensive swathe of land west of Roehampton village and runs between the Roehampton Lane through-road and Richmond Park Golf Courses, as can be seen on the map above. The estate is renowned for its mix of low and high-rise modernist architecture consisting of Alton East (1958) styled a subtle Scandinavian-influenced vernacular and its slightly later counterpart: Alton West (1959). At Highcliffe Drive on Alton West the LCC essentially retained the Georgian landscape and placed within it five ultra modern slab blocks: Binley, Winchfield, Dunbridge, Charcot and Denmead Houses, (all grade II*) inspired by Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation. The installation and construction of a pedestrian entrance to Richmond Park from the Alton Estate was secured by Justine Greening (MP for the Putney constituency, which includes Roehampton) in 2007 although it has not yet materialised.

The Alton Estate has featured as a film and television location. Fahrenheit 451 (1966) used some of the estate as its backdrop for a bleak dystopian society of the future and Thames Television's film division Euston Films used the Danebury Avenue area of the estate to film the opening scenes of Sweeney 2 (1978), the sequel to the film Sweeney!(1977).

Roehampton is home to a number of well-known educational institutions: the University of Roehampton has approximately 8,000 students housed in 4 colleges; the new Queen Mary's Hospital with its renowned amputee rehabilitation centre opened in 2006 is a teaching centre for medical students based in Wandsworth NHS Primary Care Trust; Kingston University has one of its campuses in Roehampton Vale; South Thames College also has a Campus on Roehampton Lane. It has long been a major centre for teacher-training, being the site of two constituent colleges (Digby Stuart College and Froebel College) of the former federal Roehampton Institute of Higher Education (now the University of Roehampton), as well as South East England's only lecturer-training college (Garnett College) which eventually moved and became part of the University of Greenwich.

The International Tennis Federation moved to Roehampton from Baron's Court in 1998, and in 2007 the Lawn Tennis Association made the same short journey across London to their newly built headquarters next door to the ITF.


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Mortlake High Street, SW14
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Gilpin Avenue, SW14
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Coval Road, East Sheen (1927)
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East Sheen Avenue (1951)
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St Leonard’s Road, East Sheen, SW14 (undated)
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Temple Sheen Road, East Sheen, SW14 (undated)
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Delivering the milk in Graemesdyke Avenue
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The Sheen Gate entrance into Richmond Park, East Sheen - undated.
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