Craven Hill Gardens, W2

Road in/near Bayswater, existing between 1742 and now

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Craven Hill Gardens is a residential garden estate which has two small garden squares.

William Craven, 3rd Baron Craven bought Upton Farm, which was situated at the end of a tree-lined lane from the Bayswater Road in 1733.

The farm lay next to the Bayswater Rivulet (Westbourne) amongst barns and a pest house built by Lord Craven.

By 1742, the farm had been marked for development as ’Craven Hill’ and the pest house has disappeared.

Artistic figures were attracted to the still-rural district - the publisher Edward Orme, poet Sarah Flower Adams and composer Eliza Flower all arrived in the first half of the 19th century.

Through the rest of the 19th century and into the 20th, the area remained wealthy as it fully urbanised. Charles Booth’s poverty map of 1889 coloured the area gold.

It is made up of four rows of residential buildings lining three streets. Craven Hill Gardens forms two rectangles surrounded by Victorian properties in tall, long terraces.

A 1960s block called Corringham, now built there is architecturally significant. These days Craven Hill Gardens is a mix of flats, hotels, consulates and embassies.


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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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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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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge (matthew.moggridge@gmail.com)   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bayard’s Bridge Bayard’s Bridge took the Uxbridge Road over the River Westbourne.
Hilton London Hyde Park The Hilton London Hyde Park was formerly the Coburg Hotel.
Queen’s Cinema This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Upton Farm Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.
Whiteley’s Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.

NEARBY STREETS
Bark Place, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Bathurst Street, W2 Bathurst Street is a street in Paddington.
Bayswater Road, W2 Bayswater Road is the main road running along the northern edge of Hyde Park.
Brook Mews North, W2 Brook Mews North is a through road between Craven Terrace and Craven Hill.
Brook Mews, W2 A street within the W2 postcode
Caroline Place Mews, W2 Caroline Place Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Caroline Place, W2 Caroline Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Cervantes Court, W2 Cervantes Court is a street in Paddington.
Chilworth Mews, W2 Chilworth Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Chilworth Street, W2 Chilworth Street is an east-west street in W2.
Cleveland Gardens, W2 Cleveland Gardens is a short stretch of road behind Cleveland Square.
Cleveland Square, W2 Cleveland Square is a notable square in Paddington.
Cloucester Mews West, W2 Cloucester Mews West is a road in the W2 postcode area
Conduit Mews, W2 Conduit Mews is a street in Paddington.
Conduit Passage, W2 Conduit Passage is a street in Paddington.
Conduit Place, W2 Conduit Place is a street in Paddington.
Consort House, W2 Residential block
Craven Hill, W2 Craven Hill is a street in Paddington.
Craven Road, W2 The Earl of Craven owned the land on which the road was later built.
Craven Terrace, W2 Craven Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Devonshire Terrace, W2 Devonshire Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Eastbourne Mews, W2 Eastbourne Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Eastbourne Terrace, W2 Eastbourne Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Elms Lane, W2 Elms Lane in Bayswater was situated on the west bank of the Westbourne stream.
Elms Mews, W2 Elms Mews is a street in Paddington.
Fosbury Mews, W2 Fosbury Mews is a street in Paddington.
Garson House, W2 Residential block
Gloucester Mews, W2 Gloucester Mews is a street in Paddington.
Gloucester Terrace, W2 Gloucester Terrace is an 1850s development.
Hatherley Court, W2 Hatherley Court is a 1930s block.
Hatherley Grove, W2 Hatherley Grove is a street in Paddington.
Horse Ride, W2 Horse Ride is a road in the E11 postcode area
Inverness Mews, W2 Inverness Mews is a street in Paddington.
Inverness Place, W2 Inverness Place is a street in Paddington.
Inverness Terrace, W2 Inverness Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Kensington Gardens Square, W2 Kensington Gardens Square is a street in Paddington.
Lancaster Gate, W2 Lancaster Gate is a street in Paddington.
Lancaster Mews, W2 Lancaster Mews is a street in Paddington.
Lancaster Terrace, W2 Lancaster Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Lancaster Walk, W2 Lancaster Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Lanchester Mews, W2 Lanchester Mews is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Leinster Gardens, W2 Leinster Gardens began its life in the early 1840s.
Leinster Mews, W2 Leinster Mews is a street in Paddington.
Leinster Terrace, W2 Leinster Terrace is a street in Paddington.
London Street, W2 London Street is a street in Paddington.
Moscow Place, W2 Moscow Place is a street in Paddington.
Olympia Mews, W2 Olympia Mews is a street in Paddington.
Orme Court, W2 Orme Court is a street in Paddington.
Orme Lane, W2 Orme Lane is a road in the W2 postcode area
Orme Square, W2 Orme Square is named after Edward Orme, formerly a printseller in Bond Street.
Pembroke House, W2 Residential block
Pickering Mews, W2 Pickering Mews is a street in Paddington.
Poplar Place, W2 Poplar Place is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 Porchester Gardens Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Porchester Gardens, W2 Porchester Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Gate, W2 Porchester Gate is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Terrace, W2 Porchester Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Princess Court, W2 Princess Court is a street in Paddington.
Queen’s Gardens, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Queens Court, W2 Queens Court is a street in Paddington.
Queens Gardens, W2 Queens Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Queens Mews, W2 Queens Mews is a street in Paddington.
Queensborough Passage, W2 Queensborough Passage is a road in the W2 postcode area
Queensborough Terrace, W2 Queensborough Terrace was built by the grandson of John Aldridge in the 1860s on part of the Aldridge lands.
Queensway, W2 Queensway is a street in Paddington.
Redan House, W2 Residential block
Redan Place, W2 Redan Place is a street in Paddington.
Salem Road, W2 Salem Road is a street in Paddington.
Smallbrook Mews, W2 Smallbrook Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Spire House, W2 A street within the W2 postcode
Spring Street, W2 Spring Street is a street in Paddington.
St Petersburgh Mews, W2 St Petersburgh Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
The Broad Walk, W2 The Broad Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
The Broadwalk, W2 The Broadwalk is a road in the W1H postcode area
The Whiteleys Centre, W2 The Whiteleys Centre is the former site of the Whiteleys department store.
Upbrook Mews, W2 Upbrook Mews is built on top of the former Westbourne River.
Westbourne Grove Terrace, W2 Runs north from Westbourne Grove.
Westbourne Street, W2 Westbourne Street is a street in Paddington.
Westbourne Terrace, W2 Westbourne Terrace was an idea of George Gutch the builder.
Windsor Court, W2 Windsor Court is a street in Paddington.

NEARBY PUBS
Royal Oak The Royal Oak pub gave its name to the nearby station.


Bayswater

Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.

Notably, there is a significant Arab population, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the area is also a centre of London's Brazilian community.

Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Victorian mansion blocks, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. There are also purpose built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a there is large Council Estate, the 800 flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.

Bayswater tube station lies between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington.

The station was opened 1 October 1868, just 5 years after the London Underground started. It was renamed several times: to Bayswater (Queen's Road) & Westbourne Grove in 1923, to Bayswater (Queen's Road) in 1933.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Early map of Kensington Palace
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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.
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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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In the neighbourhood...

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This photo from 6 August 1857 shows guests at the wedding at Westbourne Lodge, Paddington of the Reverend Frederick Manners Stopford to Florence Augusta Saunders, daughter of Charles Saunders, first general secretary of the Great Western Railway. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was amongst the guests. During the wedding, both Brunel and Saunders were able to experience trains running beside the wedding party along the railway which they had built.
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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.
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A GWR 4073 Class locomotive waits to depart Paddington Station, adjacent to Brunel’s cast-iron Bishop’s Bridge road bridge, in April 1962.
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The Royal Oak pub in Bayswater gave its name to the nearby station
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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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