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Brompton is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

It is roughly defined by a triangle formed by the Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road/Brompton Road and Walton Street/Fulham Road.

Charles Dickens, Jr. (eldest child of Charles Dickens) wrote in his 1879 book Dickens's Dictionary of London that "[Brompton] was at one time almost exclusively the artist quarter and is still largely frequented by the votaries of the brush and chisel, though of late years Belgravia has been encroaching upon its boundaries, and Belgravian rents are stealing westward."



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Lived here
   
Added: 20 Jul 2024 01:13 GMT   

Whitechapel (1980 - 1981)
Diana Lee-Gobbitt - Artist rented a room at No 1 Berner Street, Whitechapel, opposite Church Passage (Ripper territory) for one year, rent approx 3 pounds pw. Worked as Receptionist for n Indian import/export company in the Watney Markets. Owner of No 1 Berner Street was Sammy Ferrugia, Maltese Taxi company owner. The artist was shown the gambling den in Dutfield’s Yard behind the terrace houses. It was common local knowledge prostitution was high end income for those in the East End during the 1950s.

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Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:26 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
My Grandfather bought No 45 Buchanan Gdns in I believe 1902 and died ther in the early 1950s

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Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:20 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
I lived in No 7 from 1933 to 1938

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Sylvia guiver   
Added: 4 Jul 2024 14:52 GMT   

Grandparents 1937 lived 37 Blandford Square
Y mother and all her sisters and brother lived there, before this date , my parent wedding photographers were take in the square, I use to visit with my mother I remember the barge ballon in the square in the war.

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Born here
Roy Mathieson   
Added: 27 Jun 2024 16:25 GMT   

St Saviours
My great grandmother was born in Bowling Green Lane in 1848. The family moved from there to Earl Terrace, Bermondsey in 1849. I have never been able to locate Earl Terrace on maps.

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Added: 26 Jun 2024 13:10 GMT   

Buckhurst Street, E1
Mt grandfather, Thomas Walton Ward had a musical instrument workshop in Buckhurst Street from 1934 until the street was bombed during the war. Grandfather was a partner in the musical instrument firm of R.J. Ward and Sons of Liverpool. He died in 1945 and is buried in a common grave at Abney Park Cemetery.

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Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bailey’s Hotel The Bailey’s Hotel, 140 Gloucester Road, is a historic hotel in Kensington.
Chelsea Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.
Glendower Preparatory School Glendower Prep School is an independent preparatory school for girls aged 4 to 11.
Gloucester Road Gloucester Road: Where Rumpole of the Bailey hung his hat.
Goodwins Field Goodwins Field - a field with a story.
Queen’s Gate School Queen’s Gate School is an independent day school for girls.
The Bentley London The Bentley London is a luxury hotel located at 27-33 Harrington Gardens in South Kensington.
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, formerly the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art, was a drama school, and originally a singing school.

NEARBY STREETS
Alfred Place, SW7 Alfred Place, just north of South Kensington station (South Kensington)
Ashberg House, SW10 Ashberg House is located on Cathcart Road (Chelsea)
Ashburn Gardens, SW7 Ashburn Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Gloucester Road)
Ashburn House, SW5 Ashburn House is a block on Collingham Road (Gloucester Road)
Ashburn Place, SW7 Ashburn Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Gloucester Road)
Astwood Mews, SW7 Astwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Earl’s Court)
Attwood House, SW5 Attwood House is a block on Dove Mews (Brompton)
Barnaby Place, SW7 Barnaby Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area (South Kensington)
Bina Gardens, SW5 Bina Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area (Brompton)
Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 Bolton Gardens Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area (Chelsea)
Boltons Place, SW5 Boltons Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area (Brompton)
Brechin Place, SW7 Brechin Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Bute Street, SW7 Bute Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Chelsea Square, SW3 Chelsea Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area (Chelsea)
Clareville Court, SW7 Clareville Court is sited on Clareville Grove (Brompton)
Clareville Grove, SW7 Clareville Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Clareville Street, SW7 Clareville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Colbeck Mews, SW7 Colbeck Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area (Gloucester Road)
Courtfield Road, SW7 Courtfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Gloucester Road)
Cranley Gardens, SW7 Cranley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Cranley Mews, SW7 Cranley Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Cranley Place, SW7 Cranley Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area (South Kensington)
Cresswell Gardens, SW10 Cresswell Gardens is a road in the SW10 postcode area (Chelsea)
Cresswell Place, SW10 Cresswell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area (Chelsea)
Cromwell Mews, SW7 A street within the SW7 postcode (South Kensington)
Dove House, SW3 Dove House can be found on Dovehouse Street (Chelsea)
Dove Mews, SW5 Dove Mews is a road in the SW5 postcode area (Brompton)
Drayton Gardens, SW10 Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area (Chelsea)
Dudmaston Mews, SW3 Dudmaston Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area (Chelsea)
Eagle Place, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area (Brompton)
East House, SW10 East House is a block on Cresswell Place (Brompton)
East House, SW5 East House is a block on The Boltons (Brompton)
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area (Chelsea)
Elm Park Gardens, SW10 Elm Park Gardens links Fulham Road with Elm Park Road (Chelsea)
Elm Place, SW3 Elm Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area (Chelsea)
Ensor Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area (Brompton)
Evelyn Gardens, SW7 Evelyn Gardens is a road in the SW7 postcode area (Chelsea)
Foulis Terrace, SW3 Foulis Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area (Chelsea)
Fulham Road, SW3 Fulham Road - a major road on London - runs from Putney Bridge through Fulham and Chelsea to Brompton Road (Chelsea)
Gilston Road, SW10 Gilston Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area (Chelsea)
Gledhow Gardens, SW5 Gledhow Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area (Brompton)
Glendower Place, SW7 Glendower Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Gloucester Arcade, SW7 Gloucester Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Gloucester Road)
Gloucester Park Apartments, SW7 Gloucester Park Apartments is a location in London (Gloucester Road)
Gloucester Road, SW7 Gloucester Road is a main street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Gloucester Road)
Gloucester Terrace, SW7 Gloucester Terrace was the name for a terrace of houses along Old Brompton Road (Brompton)
Grove Court, SW10 Grove Court is a block on Drayton Gardens (Chelsea)
Harcourt Terrace, SW10 Harcourt Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area (Chelsea)
Harley Gardens, SW10 Harley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area (Chelsea)
Harrington Gardens, SW7 Harrington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Gloucester Road)
Harrington Road, SW7 Harrington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Hereford Square, SW7 Hereford Square is a road in the SW7 postcode area (Brompton)
Holly Mews, SW10 Holly Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area (Chelsea)
Kendrick Mews, SW7 Kendrick Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Lee House, SW10 Lee House is a block on Drayton Gardens (Chelsea)
Malvern Court, SW7 Malvern Court is a block on Old Brompton Road (South Kensington)
Manson Mews, SW7 Manson Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Manson Place, SW7 Manson Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Melton Court, SW7 Melton Court is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Milborne Grove, SW10 Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862 (Chelsea)
Neville Street, SW7 Neville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Chelsea)
North House, SW7 North House is sited on Clareville Grove (Brompton)
Old Brompton Road, SW7 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Onslow Crescent, SW7 Onslow Crescent is a road in the SW7 postcode area (South Kensington)
Onslow Gardens, SW7 Onslow Gardens was named after Viscount Cranley, the eldest son of the Earl of Onslow (Brompton)
Onslow Mews East, SW7 Onslow Mews East is a road in the SW7 postcode area (South Kensington)
Onslow Square, SW7 Onslow Square, a garden square, was started by Charles James Freake, to designs by architect George Basevi (South Kensington)
Owen Close, SW10 Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area (Chelsea)
PO Box 4, SW7 Stanhope Mews Westreet is a location in London (Gloucester Road)
Priory Walk, SW10 Priory Walk and Milborne Grove both have development on one side of the road only and together they book-end Harley Gardens (Chelsea)
Pullman Court, SW10 Pullman Court is a block on Drayton Gardens (Chelsea)
Queen’s Elm Parade, SW3 Queen’s Elm Parade is a location in London (Chelsea)
Queens Elm Parade, SW3 Queens Elm Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area (Chelsea)
Queensberry Mews West, SW7 Queensberry Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Queensberry Place, SW7 Queensberry Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Queensberry Way, SW7 Queensberry Way is a road in the SW7 postcode area (South Kensington)
Queensgate, SW7 Queensgate is a location in London (South Kensington)
Redcliffe Mews, SW10 Redcliffe Mews runs behind Harcourt Terrace (Chelsea)
Reece Mews, SW7 Reece Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Roland Gardens, SW7 Roland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Roland Way, SW7 Roland Way is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Rosary Gardens, SW7 Rosary Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Rose Square, SW3 Rose Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area (Chelsea)
Selwood Place, SW7 Selwood Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area (Chelsea)
Selwood Terrace, SW7 Selwood Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Selwood Terrace; Neville Terrace, SW7 Neville Terrace is a road in the SW7 postcode area (Brompton)
South Bolton Gardens, SW5 South Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area (Brompton)
South Kensington Station Arcade, SW7 South Kensington Station Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
South Parade, SW3 South Parade is a road in the SW3 postcode area (Chelsea)
Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851. (South Kensington)
Stanhope Mews East, SW7 Stanhope Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Stanhope Mews South, SW7 Stanhope Mews South is a road in the SW7 postcode area (South Kensington)
Stanhope Mews West, SW7 Stanhope Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
Stanhope Mews, SW7 Stanhope Mews is a location in London (Gloucester Road)
Sumner Place, SW7 Sumner Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Brompton)
Sydney Close, SW7 Sydney Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area (Chelsea)
Sydney Mews, SW3 Sydney Mews lies in an area to the north of the Brompton Road (Chelsea)
Sydney Place, SW7 Sydney Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
The Arcade, SW7 The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (South Kensington)
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area (Chelsea)
The Little Boltons, SW10 The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road (Chelsea)
Thistle Grove, SW7 Thistle Grove was a rural track before the area was urbanised in the 1860s (Brompton)
Thurloe Street, SW7 Thurloe Street is named for John Thurloe, said to have been given this land by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth (South Kensington)
Tregunter Road, SW10 Development began at the east end of Tregunter Road in 1851 and was complete by 1866 at the west end (Chelsea)
Warner House, SW10 Warner House is a block on Priory Walk (Chelsea)
Wetherby Gardens, SW5 Wetherby Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area (Brompton)
Wetherby Place, SW7 Wetherby Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area (Gloucester Road)

NEARBY PUBS
Ship Inn The Ship Inn (later the Swan) stood where today's Queen's Gate intersects with Old Brompton Road.


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