St John’s Wood

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2019

St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323.

After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area was agricultural.

St John’s Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density ’villa’ housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century. Parts of St John’s Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density but it remains one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John’s Wood is the location of Lord’s Cricket Ground and for Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John’s Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John’s Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979. With the opening of St John’s Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord’s (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John’s Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY



James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Graham Margetson   
Added: 9 Feb 2021 14:33 GMT   

I lived at 4 Arkwright Road before it was the school
My parents lived at 4 Arkwright Road. Mrs Goodwin actually owned the house and my parents rented rooms from her.


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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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St John’s Wood St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

THE STREETS OF ST JOHN’S WOOD
Abbey Gardens, NW8 Abbey Gardens is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Abbey House, NW8 Abbey House 1a is a location in London.
Abbey Road, NW8 Abbey Road, after which the Beatles album was named, runs from St John's Wood to West Hampstead.
Abercorn Close, NW8 Abercorn Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Abercorn Place, NW8 Abercorn Place is on the Harrow School Estate and is named after James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, a governor of the school.
Abercorn Walk, NW8 Abercorn Walk is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Aberdeen Place, NW8 Aberdeen Place was built on the site of a farm once owned by John Lyon, who founded Harrow School in 1571.
Acacia Road, NW8 Acacia Road dates from the 1830s.
Ainsworth Way, NW8 Ainsworth Way lies at the heart of the Alexandra Road estate.
Alexandra Mews, NW8 Alexandra Mews existed between the 1850s and the 1960s.
Alexandra Road, NW8 Alexandra Road was built after the marriage of the Prince of Wales.
Allitsen Road, NW8 Allitsen Road is a road in St John’s Wood, dating from the 1820s.
Alma Square, NW8 Alma Square is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Alpha Road, NW8 Alpha Road, named after the Greek letter, was the first street to be developed in this area in 1799.
Aquila Street, NW8 Aquila Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Arcacia Road, NW8 Arcacia Road is a location in London.
Ashbridge Street, NW8 Ashbridge Street is named after Arthur Ashbridge, District Surveyor for Marylebone between 1884–1918.
Aubrey Place, NW8 Aubrey Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Avenue Close, NW8 Avenue Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Avenue Road, NW8 Avenue Road was an important road on the Eyre estate.
Barbara Brosnan Court, NW8 Barbara Brosnan Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Barrow Hill Estate, NW8 Barrow Hill Estate is a location in London.
Belgrave Gardens, NW8 Belgrave Gardens was originally the east side of Bolton Road.
Belgravenue Gardens, NW8 Belgravenue Gardens is a location in London.
Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 Bernhardt Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Besant House, NW8 Besant House is named after local Sir Walter Besant who wrote extensively about London history.
Blenheim Road, NW8 Blenheim Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Blenheim Terrace, NW8 Blenheim Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Boldero Place, NW8 Boldero Place is a location in London.
Bolton Road, NW8 What is now Bolton Road began life as Ordnance Terrace in 1858.
Boscobel Street, NW8 Boscobel Street is named after a nearby pub called the Royal Oak.
Boundary Road, NW8 Boundary Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Boydell Court, NW8 Boydell Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Bridgeman Street, NW8 Bridgeman Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broxwood Way, NW8 Broxwood Way is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Carlton Hill, NW8 Carlton Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Casey Close, NW8 Casey Close is a location in London.
Cavendish Avenue, NW8 Cavendish Avenue is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cavendish Close, NW8 Cavendish Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cecil Grove, NW8 Cecil Grove is a location in London.
Charlbert Street, NW8 Charlbert Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Charles Lane, NW8 Charles Lane is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Church Street Estate, NW8 Church Street Estate is a location in London.
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Circus Road, NW8 Circus Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Clarendon Terrace, W9 Clarendon Terrace is a street in Maida Vale.
Clifton Court, NW8 Clifton Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Clifton Hill, NW8 Clifton Hill began as sections either side of Abbey Road - Clifton Road and Clifton Road East.
Cochrane Mews, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Cochrane Street, NW8 Cochrane Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Coleridge Gardens, NW8 Street/road in London NW6
Court Close, NW8 Court Close is a location in London.
Cropthorne Court, W9 Cropthorne Court is a road in the W9 postcode area
Cunningham Place, NW8 Cunningham Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Denning Close, NW8 Denning Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Dorman Way, NW8 Dorman Way is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Eamont Street, NW8 Eamont Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Eliot Mews, NW8 Eliot Mews is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Elm Tree Road, NW8 Elm Tree Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Eyre Road, NW8 Eyre Road is a location in London.
Finchley Road, NW8 Finchley Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Fisherton Street, NW8 Fisherton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Frampton Street, NW8 Frampton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Gable Lodge Road, NW8 A street within the NW8 postcode
Garden Road, NW8 Garden Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Gateforth Street, NW8 Gateforth Street is a location in London.
George Eliot School, NW8 George Eliot School is a location in London.
Greenberry Street, NW8 Greenberry Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Greville Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Greville Place, W9 Greville Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Grove End Road, NW8 Grove End Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hall Road, NW8 Hall Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Close, NW8 Hamilton Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Gardens, NW8 Hamilton Gardens is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Terrace, NW8 Hamilton Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hatton Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Havenpool, NW8 Havenpool is a location in London.
Henderson Drive, NW8 Henderson Drive is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Henstridge Place, NW8 Henstridge Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
High Street, NW8 High Street is a location in London.
Hill Road, NW8 Hill Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hillside Close, NW8 Hillside Close is a cul-de-sac off of Carlton Hill.
Holtham Road, NW8 Holtham Road disappeared when replaced by the Abbey Road Estate development.
Jerome Crescent, NW8 Jerome Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Kingsmill Terrace, NW8 Kingsmill Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Langford Court, NW8 Langford Court is a residential block on Abbey Road.
Langford Place, NW8 Langford Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lodge Road, NW8 Lodge Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Loudoun Road, NW8 Loudoun Road, dating from the 1850s, was originally known as Bridge Road.
Luton Street, NW8 Luton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lyons Place, W2 Lyons Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Maida Vale, W9 Maida Vale is the name of part of the A5 road running through northwest London and ultimately takes its name from a pub.
Marlborough Hill, NW8 Marlborough Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Marlborough Place, NW8 Marlborough Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Melina Place, NW8 Melina Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Middle Field, NW8 Middle Field is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Neville Court, NW8 Neville Court is a location in London.
Newcourt Street, NW8 Newcourt Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Norfolk Road, NW8 Norfolk Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
North Bank, NW8 North Bank is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Close, NW8 Northwick Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Terrace, NW8 Northwick Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Nugent Terrace, NW8 Nugent Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Ordnance Hill, NW8 Ordnance Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Paveley Street, NW8 Paveley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Penfold Street, NW8 Penfold Street is a street in Camden Town.
Penfold Street, NW8 Penfold Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Plympton Place, NW8 Plympton Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Queen’s Grove, NW8 Queen’s Grove is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Queen’s Terrace, NW8 Queen’s Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Queens Grove, NW8 Queens Grove is a location in London.
Queens Terrace, NW8 Queens Terrace is a location in London.
Queensmead, NW8 Queensmead is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Regent’s Canal Towpath, NW8 Regent’s Canal Towpath is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Regents Mews, NW8 Regents Mews is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Rodney Court, W9 Rodney Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Rossetti Mews, NW8 Rossetti Mews is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Rowley Way, NW8 Rowley Way was named after Llewellyn Rowley, Camden’s Director of Housing.
Rudgwick Terrace, NW8 Rudgwick Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Ryder’s Terrace, NW8 Ryder’s Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Salisbury Street, NW8 Salisbury Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Scott Ellis Gardens, NW8 Scott Ellis Gardens is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Selby House, NW6 Residential block
Shannon Place, NW8 Shannon Place is a location in London.
Springfield Road, NW8 Springfield Road dates from the late 1850s.
St Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 St Edmund’s Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 St Edmund’s Terrace is a road in the NW3 postcode area
St Edmunds Terrace, NW8 St Edmunds Terrace is a location in London.
St James’s Close, NW8 St James’s Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 St John’s Wood High Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Park, NW8 St John’s Wood Park is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Road, NW8 St John’s Wood Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 St John’s Wood Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St Johns Wood Road, NW8 St Johns Wood Road is a location in London.
St Stephen’s Close, NW8 St Stephen’s Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St. Edmunds Terrace, NW8 St. Edmunds Terrace is a location in London.
St. James’s Terrace, NW8 St. James’s Terrace is a location in London.
St. John’s Hall Flats, NW8 St. John’s Hall Flats is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St. Johns Wood High Street, NW8 St. Johns Wood High Street is a location in London.
St. Johns Wood Park, NW8 St. Johns Wood Park is a location in London.
St. Johns Wood Road, NW8 St. Johns Wood Road is a location in London.
St. Johns Wood Terrace, NW8 St. Johns Wood Terrace is a location in London.
Swain Street, NW8 Swain Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Tatham Place, NW8 Tatham Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
The Lane, NW8 The Lane is a road in the NW8 postcode area
The Marlowes, NW8 The Marlowes is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Titchfield Road, NW8 Titchfield Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Estate, NW8 Townshend Estate is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Road, NW8 Townshend Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Vale Close, W9 Vale Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Verulam Terrace, W9 Verulam Terrace is the former name for a section of the modern Hall Road.
Violet Hill, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Waverley Place, NW8 Waverley Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wellesley Court, W9 Wellesley Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Wellington Place, NW8 Wellington Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wellington Road, NW8 Wellington Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wells Rise, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Whitehaven Street, NW8 Whitehaven Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Woronzow Road, NW8 Woronzow Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area




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