Praed Street, W2

Road in/near Paddington, existing between 1828 and now

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12
2020

Praed Street was named after William Praed, chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to its north.

Praed Street was laid out in 1828 being built up from the Edgware Road end. Leases for the first houses were granted in 1826.

There were already shops in Praed Street before it came to form the chief approach to Paddington station. The original station opened on 4 June 1838 on a site to the west of what is now Bishop’s Bridge Road. It was not until May 1854 that the station was fully operational in its current location.

St Mary’s Hospital was founded in 1845 on Praed Street as a voluntary hospital for ’the deserving sick poor’ and opened the Medical School in 1854. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin there.


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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

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Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

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Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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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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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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John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bishop’s Bridge Bishop’s Bridge, sometimes known as Paddington Bridge, is a road bridge which carries Bishop’s Bridge Road across the rail approaches to Paddington station
Edgware Road Edgware Road station was a station on the world’s first underground railway.
Fountains Abbey The Fountains Abbey was opened in 1824 and quickly became a popular meeting place for locals.
Paddington The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway’s route from Farringdon.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
St Georges Fields St George’s Fields are a former burial ground of St George’s, Hanover Square, lying between Connaught Street and Bayswater Road.
St Mary’s Hospital, London St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.

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Albion Street, W2 Albion Street was laid out over the Pightle field in the late 1820s.
Archery Close, W2 Archery Close is a street in Paddington.
Bathurst Mews, W2 Bathurst Mews is a street in Paddington.
Belvedere Strand, W2 Belvedere Strand is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bouverie Place, W2 Bouverie Place is a street in Paddington.
Brendon Street, W1H Brendon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Burwood Place, W2 Burwood Place is a street in Paddington.
Cabbell Street, NW1 Cabbell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cambridge Court, W2 Cambridge Court is a street in Paddington.
Cambridge Square, W2 Cambridge Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Canalside Walk, W2 Canalside Walk is a location in London.
Cato Street, W1H Cato Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Chapel Street, NW1 Chapel Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chilworth Mews, W2 Chilworth Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Clifton Place, W2 Clifton Place 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.
Connaught Close, W2 Connaught Close is a cul-de-sac off Connaught Street.
Connaught Street, W2 Connaught Street is a street in Paddington.
Corlett Street, NW1 Corlett Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Craven Road, W2 The Earl of Craven owned the land on which the road was later built.
Crawford Place, W1H Crawford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Devonshire Terrace, W2 Devonshire Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Dudley Street, W2 Dudley Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Eastbourne Mews, W2 Eastbourne Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Eastbourne Terrace, W2 Eastbourne Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Edgware Road, NW1 Edgware Road is part of one of London’s oldest roads.
Edna House, W2 Residential block
Gloucester Mews, W2 Gloucester Mews is a street in Paddington.
Gloucester Square, W2 Gloucester Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington.
Harcourt Street, W1H Harcourt Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Hermitage Street, W2 Hermitage Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Homer Row, W1H Homer Row is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Homer Street, W1H Homer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Howards Way, W2 Howards Way is a road in the W2 postcode area
Hyde Park Crescent, W2 Hyde Park Crescent is a street in Paddington.
Hyde Park Square, W2 Hyde Park Square was part of ’Tyburnia’ - planned in 1827 by Samuel Pepys Cockerell for the Bishop of London’s Estate
Hyde Park Street, W2 Hyde Park Street is a street in Paddington.
Joe Strummer Subway, W2 Joe Strummer Subway is a road in the W2 postcode area
John Aird Court, W2 John Aird Court is a series of distinct blocks in Paddington.
Junction Mews, W2 Junction Mews is a street in Paddington.
Junction Place, W2 Junction Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Kendal Street, W2 Kendal Street is a street in Paddington.
Lisson Street, NW1 Lisson Street is a street in Camden Town.
London Mews, W2 London Mews is a street in Paddington.
London Street, W2 London Street is a street in Paddington.
Macmillan House, W2 Residential block
Marylebone Flyover, NW1 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Marylebone Flyover, W2 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the W2 postcode area
Merchant Square, W2 Merchant Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Molyneux Street, W1H Molyneux Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Newcastle Place, W2 Newcastle Place is a location in London.
Norfolk Crescent, W2 Norfolk Crescent is a street in Paddington.
Norfolk Place, W2 Norfolk Place is a street in Paddington.
Norfolk Square, W2 Norfolk Square is a street in Paddington.
North Wharf Road, W2 North Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Old Marylebone Road, NW1 Old Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Oxford Square, W2 Oxford Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Paddington Green, W2 Paddington Green is a surviving fragment of the original rural fabric of the area.
Park Steps, W2 Park Steps is a street in Paddington.
Park West Place, W2 Park West Place is a street in Paddington.
Park West, W2 Park West is a street in Paddington.
Penfold Place, NW1 Penfold Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Porchester Place, W2 Porchester Place is a street in Paddington.
Porteus Road, W2 Porteus Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Portsea Mews, W2 Portsea Mews is a street in Paddington.
Praed Mews, W2 Praed Mews is a street in Paddington.
Princess Louise Close, W2 Princess Louise Close is a street in Paddington.
Quadrangle Tower, W2 Quadrangle Tower is a street in Paddington.
Radnor Lodge, W2 Radnor Lodge is a street in Paddington.
Radnor Mews, W2 Radnor Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Radnor Place, W2 Radnor Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Rainsford Street, W2 Rainsford Street is a street in Paddington.
Richmond House, NW1 Richmond House is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rosewood Walk, W2 Rosewood Walk is a location in London.
Sale Place, W2 Sale Place is a street in Paddington.
Sheldon Square, W2 Sheldon Square is a street in Paddington.
Smallbrook Mews, W2 Smallbrook Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
South Wharf Road, W2 South Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Southwick Mews, W2 Southwick Mews is a street in Paddington.
Southwick Place, W2 Southwick Place is a street in Paddington.
Southwick Street, W2 Southwick Street is a street in Paddington.
Spring Street, W2 Spring Street is a street in Paddington.
St Johns Church, W2 St Johns Church is a street in Paddington.
St Marks Church, W1H St Marks Church is a street in Camden Town.
St Mary’s Square, W2 Saint Mary’s Square is a square in the W2 postcode area
St Michael’s Street, W2 Saint Michael’s Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Star Street, W2 Star Street is a street in Paddington.
Strathearn Place, W2 Strathearn Place is a street in Paddington.
Sussex Gardens, W2 Sussex Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Sussex Place, W2 Sussex Place is a street in Paddington.
Talbot Square, W2 Talbot Square is a street in Paddington.
The Water Gardens, W2 The Water Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Transept Street, NW1 Transept Street is a street in Camden Town.
Upbrook Mews, W2 Upbrook Mews is built on top of the former Westbourne River.
Wallace Court, NW1 Wallace Court is a street in Camden Town.
Water Gardens, W2 Water Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Westbourne Terrace, W2 Westbourne Terrace was an idea of George Gutch the builder.
Winsland Street, W2 Winsland Street is a road in the W2 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Fountains Abbey The Fountains Abbey was opened in 1824 and quickly became a popular meeting place for locals.
The Larrik This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Victory This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Windsor Castle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Paddington

The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway’s route from Farringdon.

The first Metropolitan station opened as Paddington (Bishop’s Road) but Paddington station, designed by the celebrated engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel had long been the London end of the Great Western Railway.

Paddington had been an important town west of London before it was engulfed by the metropolis. It was first a medieval parish, then a metropolitan borough and finally integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Also found in Paddington are St Mary’s Hospital (where penicillin was first discovered) and the former Paddington Green Police Station - once the most important high-security police station in the United Kingdom.

Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent.

Fictionally, Paddington Station has a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children’s fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.

Paddington mainline railway station has a commuter service serving stations west of London, a mainline service to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. The Elizabeth Line now runs through, inheriting the express rail line to Heathrow Airport.


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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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Lisson Green
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Bayswater Road
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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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Paddington Fire Station (c.1900)
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