Postal area W11

Postal area in/near Notting Hill, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area · Notting Hill · W11 ·
December
19
2018

London W11 is an area of two halves.

The area has its tourist highlights - Portobello Road market, the Carnival and the multi-coloured houses on multi-coloured streets. But much of the postcode is definitely not part of the "Notting Hill set".

The streets of W11:
Addison Avenue Addison Avenue runs north from Holland Park Avenue and was originally called Addison Road North.
Addison Place In the nineteenth century, Addison Place was known by two names - Phoenix Place and Crescent Mews East.
Alba Place Alba Place is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
Aldridge Court Aldridge Court is in Aldridge Road Villas.
Aldridge Road Villas Aldridge Road Villas is a surviving fragment of mid-Victorian residential development.
All Saints Road Built between 1852-61, All Saints Road is named after All Saints Church on Talbot Road.
Ansleigh Place Ansleigh Place is an ex mews to the west of Notting Dale.
Artesian Road Artesian Road lies just over the boundary into Paddington from Notting Hill.
Arundel Gardens Arundel Gardens was built towards the end of the development of the Ladbroke Estate, in the early 1860s.
Avondale Park Gardens Avondale Park Gardens, unlike other roads in the area, was developed in the 1920s when it was laid out on the former workhouse site.
Avondale Park Road Avondale Park Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Bangor Street Bangor Street, W11 was situated on the site of the modern Henry Dickens Court.
Barandon Street Barandon Street connected Lancaster Road with Latimer Road station.
Bartle Road Bartle Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Basing Street Basing Street was originally Basing Road between 1867 and 1939.
Blenheim Crescent Blenheim Crescent one of the major thoroughfares in Notting Hill - indeed it features in the eponymous film.
Bomore Road Bomore Road survived post-war redevelopment with a slight change in alignment.
Boxmoor Street Boxmoor Street was also known as Henry Place and Beaumont Street during its brief life.
Boyne Terrace Mews Boyne Terrace Mews is a mews in Notting Hill, London W11.
Bramley Road Bramley Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Bulmer Mews Bulmer Mews is a tiny mews behind Notting Hill Gate.
Camelford Walk Camelford Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Campden Hill Place Campden Hill Place is a road in the W11 postcode area
Campden Hill Towers Campden Hill Towers is a block.
Chepstow Crescent Chepstow Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Chepstow Villas Chepstow Villas is a road in W11 with a chequered history.
Clarendon Cross Clarendon Cross is a street in Notting Hill.
Clarendon Road Clarendon Road is one of the W11’s longest streets, running from Holland Park Avenue in the south to Dulford Street in the north.
Clarendon Walk Clarendon Walk is a walkway in a recent Notting Dale development.
Clydesdale Road Clydesdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Codrington Mews This attractive L-shaped mews lies off Blenheim Crescent between Kensington Park Road and Ladbroke Grove.
Colville Gardens Colville Gardens was laid out in the 1870s by the builder George Frederick Tippett, who developed much of the rest of the neighbourhood.
Colville Houses Colville Houses is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
Colville Mews Colville Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Road Colville Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Square Colville Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Terrace Colville Terrace, W11 has strong movie connnections.
Convent Gardens Convent Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Cornwall Crescent Cornwall Crescent belongs to the third and final period of building on the Ladbroke estate.
Cornwall Road Cornwall Road was once the name for the westernmost part of Westbourne Park Road.
Dale Row Dale Row is a street in Notting Hill.
Darnley Terrace Darnley Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Dartmouth Close Dartmouth Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Close Denbigh Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Road Denbigh Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Terrace Denbigh Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Dulford Street Dulford Street survived the mass demolitions of the late 1960s.
Dunworth Mews This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Elgin Crescent Elgin Crescent runs from Portobello Road west across Ladbroke Grove and then curls round to the south to join Clarendon Road.
Elgin Mews Elgin Mews lies in Notting Hill.
Evesham Street Evesham Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Fallodon House Fallodon House was planned in 1973 to replace housing between Tavistock Crescent, Tavistock Road, and St Luke’s Road.
Folly Mews Folly Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Fowell Street Fowell Street, W10 was redeveloped in the 1970s.
Freston Road The southern end of Freston Road stretches over into the W11 postcode.
Golden Mews Golden Mews was a tiny mews off of Basing Street, W11.
Gorham Place Gorham Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Great Western Road The name of the Great Western Road dates from the 1850s.
Grenfell Road Grenfell Road follows the line of an old road: St Clement’s Road.
Grenfell Tower Grenfell Tower is a residential block in North Kensington.
Hayden’s Place This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Hayden’s Place Haydens Place is a small cul-de-sac off of the Portobello Road.
Heathfield Street Heathfield Street was a side turning off of Portland Road.
Hedgegate Court Hedgegate Court is a street in Notting Hill.
Henry Dickens Court Henry Dickens Court was built by Kensington Borough Council on a bomb site as part of the borough’s post war redevelopment plan.
Hesketh Place Hesketh Place runs between Walmer Road and Avondale Park Road.
Hippodrome Mews Hippodrome Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Hippodrome Place Hippodrome Place was named after a lost racecourse of London.
Holland Park Avenue Holland Park Avenue is one of London’s most ancient thoroughfares.
Holland Park Mews Holland Park Mews runs between the two branches of the road known as Holland Park.
Holland Park Roundabout Holland Park Roundabout is a road in the W12 postcode area
Holland Park Terrace Holland Park Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Park The roads known as Holland Park consist of three main branches.
Holland Park Holland Park is a road in the W14 postcode area
Holland Road Holland Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Horbury Crescent Horbury Crescent is a short half-moon shaped street between Ladbroke Road and Kensington Park Road.
Horbury Mews Horbury Mews is a T-shaped mews in Notting Hill.
Hume Road Hume Road ran from Norland Gardens to Norland Road.
Hunt Close Hunt Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Hurstway Walk This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Kenilworth Street Kenilworth Street was demolished just after the Second World War.
Kenley Street Kenley Street, W11 was originally William Street before it disappeared.
Kenley Walk Kenley Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Kensington Park Gardens Kensington Park Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Kensington Park Mews Kensington Park Mews lies off of Kensington Park Road, W11
Kensington Park Road Kensington Park Road is one of the main streets in Notting Hill.
Kingsdale Gardens Kingsdale Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Ladbroke Crescent Ladbroke Crescent belongs to the third and final great period of building on the Ladbroke estate and the houses were constructed in the 1860s.
Ladbroke Gardens Ladbroke Gardens runs between Ladbroke Grove and Kensington Park Road.
Ladbroke Grove Ladbroke Grove is the main street in London W11.
Ladbroke Road Ladbroke Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Ladbroke Square The huge Ladbroke Square communal garden is part communal garden accessed from the backs of the houses lining it and part traditional London Square with roads between the houses and the square.
Ladbroke Terrace Ladbroke Terrace was one of the first streets to be created on the Ladbroke estate.
Ladbroke Walk Ladbroke Walk, W11 is part of the Ladbroke Conversation Area.
Lambton Place Lambton Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Lancaster Road Lancaster Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Crescent Lansdowne Crescent has some of the most interesting and varied houses on the Ladbroke estate, as architects and builders experimented with different styles.
Lansdowne Mews Lansdowne Mews is a cul-de-sac in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Rise Lansdowne Rise, W11 was originally called Montpelier Road.
Lansdowne Road Lansdowne Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Walk Lansdowne Walk was named after the Lansdowne area of Cheltenham.
Leamington House Leamington House was built by 1962.
Leamington Road Villas Leamington Road Villas is a street in Notting Hill.
Ledbury Mews North Ledbury Mews North is a street in Notting Hill.
Ledbury Mews West This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Ledbury Road Ledbury Road is split between W2 and W11, the postal line intersecting the street.
Linden Gardens Linden Gardens is a cul-de-sac and the first of James Ladbroke’s plots to be developed.
Lockton Street Lockton Street, just south of Latimer Road station is so insignificant that nary a soul know’s it’s there...
Lonsdale Road Lonsdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lorne Gardens Lorne Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Malton Road Malton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Mary Place Mary Place connects Walmer Road with Sirdar Road.
McGregor Road McGregor Road runs between St Luke’s Road and All Saints Road.
Mortimer Square Mortimer Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Needham Road Needham Road was formerly Norfolk Road.
Nicholas Road This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Norland Place Norland Place began its life as Norland Stables.
Norland Road Norland Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Norland Square Norland Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Olaf Street Olaf Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Pembridge Crescent Pembridge Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Pembridge Gardens Pembridge Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Pembridge Mews Pembridge Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Pembridge Road Pembridge Road is a street in London
Pembridge Villas Pembridge Villas is a street in Notting Hill.
Pencombe Mews Pencombe Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Penzance Place Penzance Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Pinehurst Court Pinehurst Court is a mansion block at 1-9 Colville Gardens.
Portland Gate Portland Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Portland Road Portland Road is a street in Notting Hill, rich at one end and poor at the other.
Portobello Road Portobello Road is the home to one of the most reknowned markets in London.
Portobello Road Portobello Road is internationally famous for its market.
Pottery Lane Pottery Lane takes its name from the brickfields which were situated at the northern end of the street.
Powis Gardens Powis Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Powis Mews Powis Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Powis Square Powis Square is a square between Talbot Road and Colville Terrace.
Powis Terrace Powis Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Prince’s Yard This is a small cul-de-sac off of Princes Road.
Princedale Road Princedale Road was formerly Princes Road.
Princes Place Princes Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Queensdale Crescent Queensdale Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Queensdale Place Queensdale Place is a cul-de-sac which runs just off Queensdale Road.
Queensdale Road Queensdale Road is a long road stretching from west to east, containing terraces of Victorian houses.
Queensdale Walk Queensdale Walk is a small cul-de-sac with 2-storey cottages running south off Queensdale Road.
Rifle Place Rifle Place is a road in the W11 postcode area
Rillington Place Rillington Place is a small street with an infamous history.
Rosehart Mews Rosehart Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Rosmead Road Rosmead Road, W11 was originally called Chichester Road.
Royal Crescent Mews Royal Crescent Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Royal Crescent The Royal Crescent is a Grade II* listed street in Holland Park.
Runcorn Place Runcorn Place was once Thomas Place, and before even that ’The Mews’.
Ruston Mews Ruston Mews, W11 was originally Crayford Mews.
Saunders Grove Saunders Grove ran east from Norland Gardens.
Shalfleet Drive Shalfleet Drive is a newer road in the Latimer Road area of W10
Silvester Mews Silvester Mews was a mews off of Basing Street, W11.
Simon Close Simon Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Sirdar Road Sirdar Road is a street in Notting Hill.
St Andrews Square St Andrews Square is a street in Notting Dale, formed when the Rillington Place area was demolished.
St Ann’s Road St Ann’s Road, along with St Ann’s Villas, runs north from Royal Crescent.
St Ann’s Villas St Ann’s Villas, a tree-lined if busy road, leads into Royal Crescent from St Ann’s Road.
St James’s Gardens St James’s Gardens is an attractive garden square with St James Church in the middle of the communal garden.
St John’s Gardens St John’s Gardens runs around St John’s church.
St John’s Mews St John’s Mews is a redeveloped mews off of Ledbury Road.
St Lukes Mews St Lukes Mews is a mews off of All Saints Road, W11.
St Luke’s Road St Luke’s Road is a street in Notting Hill.
St Mark’s Close St Mark’s Close runs off St Mark’s Road.
St Mark’s Place St Mark’s Place is situated on the site of the former Kensington Hippodrome.
St Mark’s Road St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.
Stanley Crescent Stanley Crescent was named after Edward Stanley.
Stanley Gardens Mews Stanley Gardens Mews existed between 1861 and the mid 1970s.
Stanley Gardens Stanley Gardens was built in the 1850s.
Stoneleigh Place Stoneleigh Place, formerly called Abbey Road, was built across a brickfield in Notting Dale.
Stoneleigh Street Stoneleigh Street runs between Treadgold Street and Stoneleigh Place.
Swanscombe House Residential block
Swanscombe Road Swanscombe Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Talbot Mews Talbot Mews seems to have disappeared just after the Second Worid War.
Talbot Road The oldest part of Talbot Road lies in London, W11.
Tavistock Crescent Tavistock Crescent was where the first Notting Hill Carnival procession began on 18 September 1966.
Tavistock Mews Tavistock Mews, W11 lies off of the Portobello Road.
Tavistock Road Tavistock Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Testerton Street Testerton Street did not survive the bulldozer in the late 1960s.
Testerton Walk Testerton Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Threshers Place Threshers Place is a quiet street with a long story.
Treadgold Street Treadgold Street is part of the Avondale Park Gardens Conservation Area.
Verity Close Verity Close is a street in W11
Vernon Yard Vernon Yard is a mews off of Portobello Road.
Victoria Gardens Victoria Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Victoria Mews Victoria Mews is a location in London.
Walmer Road Walmer Road is the oldest street in the area, dating from the eighteenth century or before.
Wellington Close Wellington Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Wesley Square Wesley Square is a street in Notting Hill.
West Cross Route The West Cross Route is a 1.21 km-long dual carriageway running north-south between the northern elevated roundabout junction with the western end of Westway (A40) and the southern Holland Park Roundabout.
Westbourne Grove Mews Westbourne Grove Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Westbourne Grove Westbourne Grove is one of the main roads of Notting Hill.
Westbourne Park Road Westbourne Park Road runs between Notting Hill and the Paddington area.
Westbury House Westbury House was built on the corner of Westbourne Park Road and Aldridge Road Villas in 1965.
Whitchurch Road Whitchurch Road connects Bramley Road with Treadgold Street.
Wilby Mews Wilby Mews was named after Benjamin Wilby, who was involved in several 19th century development schemes.
Wilsham Street Wilsham Street was formerly known as St Katherine’s Road.


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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 05:50 GMT   

Batham Family (1851 - 1921)
I start with William Batham 1786-1852 born in St.Martins Middlesex. From various sources I have found snippets of information concerning his early life. A soldier in 1814 he married Mary Champelovier of Huguenot descent By 1819 they were in Kensington where they raised 10 children. Apart from soldier his other occupations include whitesmith, bell hanger and pig breeder. I find my first record in the 1851 English sensus. No street address is given, just ’The Potteries’. He died 1853. Only one child at home then George Batham 1839-1923, my great grandfather. By 1861 he is living in Thomas St. Kensington with his mother. A bricklayer by trade 1871, married and still in Thomas St. 1881 finds him in 5,Martin St. Kensington. 1891 10,Manchester St. 1911, 44 Hunt St Hammersmith. Lastly 1921 Census 7, Mersey St. which has since been demolished.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Tom Vague   
Added: 9 Sep 2020 14:02 GMT   

The Bedford family at 3 Acklam Road (1860 - 1965)
From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.

When the Westway construction work began the Bedfords sold up and moved to south London. In the early 1970s the house was taken over by the North Kensington Amenity Trust and became the Notting Hill Carnival office before its eventual demolition.

Anne Bedford (now McSweeney) has fond memories of living there, although she recalls: ‘I now know that the conditions were far from ideal but then I knew no different. There was no running hot water, inside toilet or bath, apart from the tin bath we used once a week in the large kitchen/dining room. Any hot water needed was heated in a kettle. I wasn’t aware that there were people not far away who were a lot worse off than us, living in poverty in houses just like mine but families renting one room. We did have a toilet/bathroom installed in 1959, which was ‘luxury’.

‘When the plans for the Westway were coming to light, we were still living in the house whilst all the houses opposite became empty and boarded up one by one. We watched all this going on and decided that it was not going to be a good place to be once the builders moved in to demolish all the houses and start work on the elevated road. Dad sold the house for a fraction of what it should have been worth but it needed too much doing to it to bring it to a good living standard. We were not rich by any means but we were not poor. My grandmother used to do her washing in the basement once a week by lighting a fire in a big concrete copper to heat the water, which would have been there until demolition.

‘When we moved from number 3, I remember the upright piano that my grandparents used to play ’ and me of sorts ’ being lowered out of the top floor and taken away, presumably to be sold. I used to play with balls up on the wall of the chemist shop on the corner of Acklam and Portobello. We would mark numbers on the pavement slabs in a grid and play hopscotch. At the Portobello corner, on one side there was the Duke of Sussex pub, on the other corner, a chemist, later owned by a Mr Fish, which I thought was amusing. When I was very young I remember every evening a man peddling along Acklam Road with a long thin stick with which he lit the streetlights.’ Michelle Active who lived at number 33 remembers: ‘6 of us lived in a one-bed basement flat on Acklam Road. When they demolished it we moved to a 4-bed maisonette on Silchester Estate and I thought it was a palace, two toilets inside, a separate bathroom that was not in the kitchen, absolute heaven.’



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Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   

83 Pembroke Road
My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.

Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his wife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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Susan Wright   
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   

Ada Crowe, 9 Bramley Mews
My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:13 GMT   

St Jude’s Church, Lancefield Street
Saint Jude’s was constructed in 1878, while the parish was assigned in 1879 from the parish of Saint John, Kensal Green (P87/JNE2). The parish was united with the parishes of Saint Luke (P87/LUK1) and Saint Simon (P87/SIM) in 1952. The church was used as a chapel of ease for a few years, but in 1959 it was closed and later demolished.

The church is visible on the 1900 map for the street on the right hand side above the junction with Mozart Street.

Source: SAINT JUDE, KENSAL GREEN: LANCEFIELD STREET, WESTMINSTER | Londo

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:08 GMT   

Wedding at St Jude’s Church
On 9th November 1884 Charles Selby and Johanna Hanlon got married in St Jude’s Church on Lancefield Street. They lived together close by at 103 Lancefield Street.
Charles was a Lather, so worked in construction. He was only 21 but was already a widower.
Johanna is not shown as having a profession but this is common in the records and elsewhere she is shown as being an Ironer or a Laundress. It is possible that she worked at the large laundry shown at the top of Lancefield Road on the 1900 map. She was also 21. She was not literate as her signature on the record is a cross.
The ceremony was carried out by William Hugh Wood and was witnessed by Charles H Hudson and Caroline Hudson.

Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1623/images/31280_197456-00100?pId=6694792

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Joan Clarke   
Added: 2 Feb 2021 10:54 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens
My late aunt Ivy Clarke (nee Burridge) lived with her whole family at 19 Avondale Park Gardens, according to the 1911 census and she was still there in 1937.What was it like in those days, I wonder, if the housing was only built in 1920?


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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   

Mcgregor Road, W11 (1938 - 1957)
I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood -from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

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Dave Fahey   
Added: 6 Jan 2021 02:40 GMT   

Bombing of the Jack O Newberry
My maternal grandfather, Archie Greatorex, was the licensee of the Earl of Warwick during the Second World War. My late mother Vera often told the story of the bombing of the Jack. The morning after the pub was bombed, the landlord’s son appeared at the Warwick with the pub’s till on an old pram; he asked my grandfather to pay the money into the bank for him. The poor soul was obviously in shock. The previous night, his parents had taken their baby down to the pub cellar to shelter from the air raids. The son, my mother never knew his name, opted to stay in his bedroom at the top of the building. He was the only survivor. I often wondered what became of him.

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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ken gaston   
Added: 16 Jan 2021 11:04 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens
My grandmother Hilda Baker and a large family lived in number 18 . It was a close community and that reflected in the coronation celebration held on the central green . I grew up in that square and went to school at Sirdar Road then St. Clements it was a great place to grow up with a local park and we would also trek to Holland Park or Kensington Gardens .Even then the area was considered deprived and a kindergarden for criminals . My generation were the first to escape to the new towns and became the overspill from London to get decent housing and living standards .

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 15:38 GMT   

6 East Row (1960 - 1960)
We lived at 6 East Row just before it was demolished.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Norman Norrington   
Added: 28 Dec 2020 08:31 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
I was born in Hammersmith Hospital (Ducane Rd) I lived at 40 Blecynden Street from birth in 1942 to 1967 when I moved due to oncoming demolition for the West way flyover.
A bomb fell locally during the war and cracked one of our windows, that crack was still there the day I left.
It was a great street to have grown up in I have very fond memories of living there.



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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Saints Notting Hill All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.
Duke of Cornwall The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Earl of Zetland The Earl of Zetland - a pub in the Potteries
Horbury Chapel (Kensington Temple) In September 1849, the Horbury Chapel, Notting Hill was officially opened.
Kensington Hippodrome The Kensington Hippodrome was a racecourse built in Notting Hill, London, in 1837, by entrepreneur John Whyte.
Kensington Park Hotel The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.
Ladbroke Square Garden Ladbroke Square communal garden lies in Notting Hill.
Mercury Theatre The Mercury Theatre was situated at 2a Ladbroke Road, next to the Kensington Temple.
North Kensington Library North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.
Notting Dale From Pigs and bricks to Posh and Becks...
Notting Hill in Bygone Days Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone, was originally published in 1924 by T. Fisher Unwin.
St John’s Notting Hill St John’s Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church built in 1845 in Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill.
St John’s Hill St John’s Hill is the highest point in the area.
The Brittania The Brittania was situated on the corner of Clarendon Road and Portland Road, W11.

NEARBY STREETS
Arundel Gardens, W11 Arundel Gardens was built towards the end of the development of the Ladbroke Estate, in the early 1860s.
Avondale Park Road, W11 Avondale Park Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Blenheim Crescent, W11 Blenheim Crescent one of the major thoroughfares in Notting Hill - indeed it features in the eponymous film.
Bomore Road, W11 Bomore Road survived post-war redevelopment with a slight change in alignment.
Camelford Walk, W11 Camelford Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Campden Hill Towers, W11 Campden Hill Towers is a block.
Chepstow Crescent, W11 Chepstow Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Chepstow Villas, W11 Chepstow Villas is a road in W11 with a chequered history.
Clarendon Cross, W11 Clarendon Cross is a street in Notting Hill.
Clarendon Road, W11 Clarendon Road is one of the W11’s longest streets, running from Holland Park Avenue in the south to Dulford Street in the north.
Clarendon Walk, W11 Clarendon Walk is a walkway in a recent Notting Dale development.
Clydesdale Road, W11 Clydesdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Codrington Mews, W11 This attractive L-shaped mews lies off Blenheim Crescent between Kensington Park Road and Ladbroke Grove.
Colville Gardens, W11 Colville Gardens was laid out in the 1870s by the builder George Frederick Tippett, who developed much of the rest of the neighbourhood.
Colville Houses, W11 Colville Houses is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
Colville Mews, W11 Colville Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Road, W11 Colville Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Square, W11 Colville Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Terrace, W11 Colville Terrace, W11 has strong movie connnections.
Convent Gardens, W11 Convent Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Cornwall Crescent, W11 Cornwall Crescent belongs to the third and final period of building on the Ladbroke estate.
Cornwall Road, W11 Cornwall Road was once the name for the westernmost part of Westbourne Park Road.
Courtnell Street, W2 Courtnell Street is a street in Paddington.
Dale Row, W11 Dale Row is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Close, W11 Denbigh Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Road, W11 Denbigh Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Terrace, W11 Denbigh Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Dulford Street, W11 Dulford Street survived the mass demolitions of the late 1960s.
Dunworth Mews, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Elgin Crescent, W11 Elgin Crescent runs from Portobello Road west across Ladbroke Grove and then curls round to the south to join Clarendon Road.
Elgin Mews, W11 Elgin Mews lies in Notting Hill.
Folly Mews, W11 Folly Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Gorham Place, W11 Gorham Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Heathfield Street, W11 Heathfield Street was a side turning off of Portland Road.
Hesketh Place, W11 Hesketh Place runs between Walmer Road and Avondale Park Road.
Hippodrome Mews, W11 Hippodrome Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Hippodrome Place, W11 Hippodrome Place was named after a lost racecourse of London.
Horbury Crescent, W11 Horbury Crescent is a short half-moon shaped street between Ladbroke Road and Kensington Park Road.
Horbury Mews, W11 Horbury Mews is a T-shaped mews in Notting Hill.
Kenley Street, W11 Kenley Street, W11 was originally William Street before it disappeared.
Kenley Walk, W11 Kenley Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Kensington Park Gardens, W11 Kensington Park Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Kensington Park Mews, W11 Kensington Park Mews lies off of Kensington Park Road, W11
Kensington Park Road, W11 Kensington Park Road is one of the main streets in Notting Hill.
Ladbroke Crescent, W11 Ladbroke Crescent belongs to the third and final great period of building on the Ladbroke estate and the houses were constructed in the 1860s.
Ladbroke Gardens, W11 Ladbroke Gardens runs between Ladbroke Grove and Kensington Park Road.
Ladbroke Grove, W11 Ladbroke Grove is the main street in London W11.
Ladbroke Road, W11 Ladbroke Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Ladbroke Square, W11 The huge Ladbroke Square communal garden is part communal garden accessed from the backs of the houses lining it and part traditional London Square with roads between the houses and the square.
Ladbroke Terrace, W11 Ladbroke Terrace was one of the first streets to be created on the Ladbroke estate.
Lambton Place, W11 Lambton Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Crescent, W11 Lansdowne Crescent has some of the most interesting and varied houses on the Ladbroke estate, as architects and builders experimented with different styles.
Lansdowne Rise, W11 Lansdowne Rise, W11 was originally called Montpelier Road.
Lansdowne Road, W11 Lansdowne Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Walk, W11 Lansdowne Walk was named after the Lansdowne area of Cheltenham.
Ledbury Mews North, W11 Ledbury Mews North is a street in Notting Hill.
Ledbury Mews West, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Ledbury Road, W11 Ledbury Road is split between W2 and W11, the postal line intersecting the street.
Ledbury Road, W2 Ledbury Road is a street in Paddington.
Lonsdale Road, W11 Lonsdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Mary Place, W11 Mary Place connects Walmer Road with Sirdar Road.
Pembridge Crescent, W11 Pembridge Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Pembridge Mews, W11 Pembridge Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Pencombe Mews, W11 Pencombe Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Pinehurst Court, W11 Pinehurst Court is a mansion block at 1-9 Colville Gardens.
Portland Gate, W11 Portland Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Portland Road, W11 Portland Road is a street in Notting Hill, rich at one end and poor at the other.
Portobello Road, W11 Portobello Road is internationally famous for its market.
Powis Square, W11 Powis Square is a square between Talbot Road and Colville Terrace.
Rillington Place, W11 Rillington Place is a small street with an infamous history.
Rosmead Road, W11 Rosmead Road, W11 was originally called Chichester Road.
Runcorn Place, W11 Runcorn Place was once Thomas Place, and before even that ’The Mews’.
Ruston Mews, W11 Ruston Mews, W11 was originally Crayford Mews.
Simon Close, W11 Simon Close is a street in Notting Hill.
St Andrews Square, W11 St Andrews Square is a street in Notting Dale, formed when the Rillington Place area was demolished.
St John’s Gardens, W11 St John’s Gardens runs around St John’s church.
St John’s Mews, W11 St John’s Mews is a redeveloped mews off of Ledbury Road.
St Mark’s Close, W11 St Mark’s Close runs off St Mark’s Road.
St Mark’s Place, W11 St Mark’s Place is situated on the site of the former Kensington Hippodrome.
St Mark’s Road, W11 St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.
Stanley Crescent, W11 Stanley Crescent was named after Edward Stanley.
Stanley Gardens Mews, W11 Stanley Gardens Mews existed between 1861 and the mid 1970s.
Stanley Gardens, W11 Stanley Gardens was built in the 1850s.
Talbot Mews, W11 Talbot Mews seems to have disappeared just after the Second Worid War.
Talbot Road, W11 The oldest part of Talbot Road lies in London, W11.
Testerton Walk, W11 Testerton Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Threshers Place, W11 Threshers Place is a quiet street with a long story.
Verity Close, W11 Verity Close is a street in W11
Vernon Yard, W11 Vernon Yard is a mews off of Portobello Road.
Victoria Gardens, W11 Victoria Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Victoria Mews, W11 Victoria Mews is a location in London.
Walmer Road, W11 Walmer Road is the oldest street in the area, dating from the eighteenth century or before.
Wellington Close, W11 Wellington Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Wesley Square, W11 Wesley Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Westbourne Grove, W11 Westbourne Grove is one of the main roads of Notting Hill.
Wilby Mews, W11 Wilby Mews was named after Benjamin Wilby, who was involved in several 19th century development schemes.

NEARBY PUBS
Beach Blanket Babylon This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke of Cornwall The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Duke of Wellington This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Earl of Zetland The Earl of Zetland - a pub in the Potteries
Grasshopper The Grasshopper was located at 216-218 Kensington Park Road.
Kensington Park Hotel The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.
Ladbroke Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Portobello Gold This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Portobello Star This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Portobello Tavern The Portobello Tavern was located at 138 Portobello Road.
Sun in Splendour This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Brittania The Brittania was situated on the corner of Clarendon Road and Portland Road, W11.
The Castle The (Warwick) Castle is located on the corner of Portobello Road and Westbourne Park Road.
The Elgin The Elgin is a Grade II listed public house at 96 Ladbroke Grove.
The Oxford The Oxford was located at 90-92 Portobello Road.
Walmer Castle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Notting Hill

Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...

Notting Hill is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market.

The word Notting might originate from a Saxon called Cnotta with the =ing part indicating "the place inhibited by the people of" - i.e. where Cnotta’s tribe lived. There was a farm called variously "Knotting-Bernes,", "Knutting-Barnes" or "Nutting-barns" and this name was transferred to the hill above it.

The area remained rural until the westward expansion of London reached Bayswater in the early 19th century. The main landowner in Notting Hill was the Ladbroke family, and from the 1820s James Weller Ladbroke began to undertake the development of the Ladbroke Estate. Working with the architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, Ladbroke began to lay out streets and houses, with a view to turning the area into a fashionable suburb of the capital (although the development did not get seriously under way until the 1840s). Many of these streets bear the Ladbroke name, including Ladbroke Grove, the main north-south axis of the area, and Ladbroke Square, the largest private garden square in London.

The original idea was to call the district Kensington Park, and other roads (notably Kensington Park Road and Kensington Park Gardens) are reminders of this. The local telephone prefix 7727 (originally 727) is based on the old telephone exchange name of PARk.

The reputation of the district altered over the course of the 20th century. As middle class households ceased to employ servants, the large Notting Hill houses lost their market and were increasingly split into multiple occupation.

For much of the 20th century the large houses were subdivided into multi-occupancy rentals. Caribbean immigrants were drawn to the area in the 1950s, partly because of the cheap rents, but were exploited by slum landlords like Peter Rachman, and also became the target of white racist Teddy Boys in the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.

Notting Hill was slowly gentrified from the 1980s onwards now has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-end shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross).

A Daily Telegraph article in 2004 used the phrase the ’Notting Hill Set’ to refer to a group of emerging Conservative politicians, such as David Cameron and George Osborne, who were once based in Notting Hill.

Since it was first developed in the 1830s, Notting Hill has had an association with artists and ’alternative’ culture.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Coronation street party, 1953.
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Ladbroke Grove (1866)
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Pembridge Road (1900s)
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Kensington Park Hotel
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Bassett Road, W10
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In the neighbourhood...

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The Tile Kiln, Notting Dale (1824)
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Kensington Park Hotel
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The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square, W11 built in 1887 as a church. Photographed here in 2010.
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Duke of Cornwall, Ledbury Road W11, around 1990. Now The Ledbury restaurant, holder of 2 Michelin Stars as of 2014.
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St Peter's Notting Hill
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The Hippodrome, about 1840, showing St John’s Hill in the background.
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SARM Studios, a recording studio, was established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records. They were originally known as Basing Street Studios. It has also been known in the past as Island Studios. SARM is an aconym of Sound and Recording Mobiles. At the studios, built inside a former church that had been deconsecrated, Blackwell recorded a number of artists there for Island Records, such as Iron Maiden, Bob Marley, Steve Winwood, Free, Bad Company, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Cliff, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, King Crimson, John Martyn, Mott the Hoople, Quintessence, Roxy Music, Brian Eno, Sparks, Cat Stevens, Spooky Tooth, Traffic, If, Jethro Tull, the Average White Band, and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
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Cambridge Gardens (Oxford Mews on the left here is now Malton Mews)
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Oxford Gardens, W10
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Guy Fawkes and friends in Addison Avenue, W11 (around 1960)
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