Fentiman Road, SW8

Road in/near Oval, existing between the 1830s and now

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Road · Oval · SW8 ·
December
9
2021
Fentiman Road is named after local mid-19th century developer John Fentiman.

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Fentiman Road is a broad, attractive road aligned northwest to southeast and has a leafy residential character.

On the north side, Vauxhall Park has a long frontage enclosed by railings and lends a leafy character to this end. Along from the park gate are the red brick, Tudor-revival Noel Caron Almshouses (1854) which have been established locally since the 17th century. Next to these are a row of 1830s stucco villas.

The south side of Fentiman Road is characterised by late 19th century terraced housing in two distinct groups.

Forming an attractive landmark at the junction with Meadow Road is the Cavalry Church, red brick in the Perpendicular style.



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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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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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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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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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Pauline jones   
Added: 16 Oct 2017 19:04 GMT   

Bessborough Place, SW1V
I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved London. The stucco houses were a feature and the backs of the houses enabled parents to see thier children playing.

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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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tom   
Added: 3 Nov 2021 05:16 GMT   

I met
someone here 6 years ago

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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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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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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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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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Comment
   
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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Cottingham Road, SW8 Cottingham Road is a road in the SW8 postcode area
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Denland House, SW8 Denland House is a block on Dorset Road.
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Ebbisham Drive, SW8 Ebbisham Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Elworth House, SW8 Elworth House is located on Dorset Road.
Ensbury House, SW8 Ensbury House is sited on Carroun Road.
Exchange Gardens, SW8 Exchange Gardens is a location in London.
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Gladwin Tower, SW8 Gladwin Tower is a block on Wandsworth Road.
Handforth Road, SW9 Handforth Road is a curved road between Clapham Road and Brixton Road.
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Heyford Avenue, SW8 Heyford Avenue is a road in the SW8 postcode area
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Kenchester Close, SW8 Kenchester Close is a road in the SW8 postcode area
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Kibworth Street, SW8 Kibworth Street is a road in the SW8 postcode area
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Market Towers, SW8 Market Towers is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Mawbey Street, SW8 Mawbey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Meadow Road, SW8 Meadow Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Melbury House, SW8 Melbury House is a block on Carroun Road
Miles Street, SW8 Miles Street was developed from 1778 onwards by the Sarah and John Bond.
Mowll Street, SW9 Mowll Street runs from Brixton Road to Hackford Road.
Offley Road, SW9 Offley Road curves from Prima Road to Brixton Road.
Old South Lambeth Road, SW8 Old South Lambeth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Osborne Terrace, SW8 Osborne Terrace was a named address of terraces along Richborne Terrace.
Oval Place, SW8 Oval Place is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Palfrey Place, SW8 Palfrey Place is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Park Place, SW8 Park Place is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Parry Street, SW8 Parry Street was laid out by John and Sarah Bond.
Pickle Mews, Pickle Mews lies within the postcode.
Richborne Terrace, SW8 Richborne Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Richmond Terrace, SW8 Richmond Terrace was a named terrace of houses along Richborne Terrace.
Rita Road, SW8 Rita Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Sheldon Court, SW8 Sheldon Court is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
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South Lambeth Place, SW8 South Lambeth Place links South Lambeth Road to Bondway.
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Oval

Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.


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Caldwell Street (then Holland Street) in 1920
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Hackford Road in a Van Gogh style
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Most of the left side of Hartington Road depicted here - the area between Hartington Road and Wandsworth Road - was demolished in 1950s slum clearance.
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South Lambeth Place
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Vauxhall Cross (1930s) In this view only the railway bridgework remains the same. Everything else is gone, even the road layout.
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