Hyett’s hand-drawn 1807 map

William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.

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William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.

An interior decorator with royal patronage, Frederick Crace amassed some 1200 printed and hand-drawn maps charting the development of the city and its immediate vicinity from around 1570 to 1860.

A couple of these maps date from 1807 as William Hyett put pen and ink to paper and draw a remarkable accurate view of the than countryside around north and west London.

The individual settlements that make up this area of London are shown by red blocks, with boundary lines indicating the fields separating them. Shading and soft interlining indicate relief, neatly illustrated at Primrose Hill, the summit of which is left bare. The barracks at the edge of Hyde Park are illustrated at the very bottom of the map.

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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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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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.
Hyett’s hand-drawn 1807 map William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.
Paddington Fire Station Paddington Fire Station was situated at 492-498 Edgware Road.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberdeen Place, NW8 Aberdeen Place was built on the site of a farm once owned by John Lyon, who founded Harrow School in 1571.
Adpar Street, W2 Adpar Street is a street in Paddington.
Ashbridge Street, NW8 Ashbridge Street is named after Arthur Ashbridge, District Surveyor for Marylebone between 1884–1918.
Ashmill Street, NW8 Ashmill Street was formerly owned by the Portman estate and named for Ash Mill in Devon where the family owned land.
Bell Street, NW1 Bell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Bendall Mews, NW1 Bendall Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 Bernhardt Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Blomfield Road, W2 Blomfield Road is the road running beside the canal on the Little Venice side.
Boldero Place, NW8 Boldero Place is a location in London.
Boscobel Street, NW8 Boscobel Street is named after a nearby pub called the Royal Oak.
Braithwaite Tower, W2 Braithwaite Tower is a street in Paddington.
Broadley Street, NW8 Broadley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broadley Terrace, NW1 Broadley Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Browning Close, W9 Browning Close is named after two poets.
Cabbell Street, NW1 Cabbell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cambridge Court, W2 Cambridge Court is a street in Paddington.
Canalside Walk, W2 Canalside Walk is a location in London.
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Chapel Street, NW1 Chapel Street is a street in Camden Town.
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Church Street, W2 Church Street, laid out in the 1790s, ran to the parish church at Paddington Green.
Clarendon Gardens, W9 Clarendon Gardens is a street in Maida Vale.
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 Road, W9 Clifton Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Corlett Street, NW1 Corlett Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Cosway Street, NW1 Cosway Street is a street in Camden Town.
Crawford Place, W1H Crawford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crompton Street, W2 Crompton Street is a street in Paddington.
Cuthbert Street, W2 Cuthbert Street is a street in Paddington.
Daventry Street, NW1 Daventry Street is a street in Camden Town.
Dudley Street, W2 Dudley Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Edgware Road, NW1 Edgware Road is part of one of London’s oldest roads.
Edward House, W2 Residential block
Elizabeth Close, W9 Elizabeth Close commemorates Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the poet.
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
Gateforth Street, NW8 Gateforth Street is a location in London.
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hall Place, W2 Hall Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington.
Hatton Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode 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.
Howards Way, W2 Howards Way is a road in the W2 postcode area
Howley Place, W2 Howley Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
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.
Lanark Place, W9 Lanark Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Lisson Grove, NW1 The southern end of Lisson Grove was the location of a hamlet and open space, both called Lisson Green.
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a corruption of the local manor of Lileston. Originally the road was lined with trees.
Lisson Street, NW1 Lisson Street is a street in Camden Town.
Luton Street, NW8 Luton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lyons Place, NW8 Lyons Place is named for John Lyon (c.1511-92) who founded Harrow School.
Maida Avenue, W2 Maida Avenue is a street in Paddington.
Mallory Street, NW8 Mallory Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
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
Miles Buildings, NW8 Miles Buildings is a street in Camden Town.
Newcastle Place, W2 Newcastle Place is a location in London.
North Wharf Road, W2 North Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Northwick Close, NW8 Northwick Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Terrace, NW8 Northwick Terrace was named after Lord John Northwick, Harrow School governor.
Old Marylebone Road, NW1 Old Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Paddington Green, W2 Paddington Green is a surviving fragment of the original rural fabric of the area.
Paddington Square, W2 Paddington Square is a location in London.
Park Place Villas, W2 Park Place Villas is a street in Paddington.
Penfold Place, NW1 Penfold Place is a road in the NW1 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
Porteus Road, W2 Porteus Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Portman Gate, NW1 Portman Gate is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Princess Louise Close, W2 Princess Louise Close is a street in Paddington.
Randolph Mews, W9 Randolph Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Randolph Road, W9 Randolph Road is a road in the W9 postcode area
Ranston Street, NW1 Ranston Street is a street in Camden Town.
Richmond House, NW1 Richmond House is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rosewood Walk, W2 Rosewood Walk is a location in London.
Salisbury Street, NW8 Salisbury Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Sheldon Square, W2 Sheldon Square is a street in Paddington.
Shroton Street, NW1 Shroton Street is a street in Camden Town.
St Marks Church, W1H St Marks Church is a street in Camden Town.
St Marys Mansions, W2 St Marys Mansions is a street in Paddington.
St Marys Terrace, W2 St Marys Terrace is a street in Paddington.
St Mary’s Square, W2 Saint Mary’s Square is a square in the W2 postcode area
Stalbridge Street, NW1 Stalbridge Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Transept Street, NW1 Transept Street is a street in Camden Town.
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wallace Court, NW1 Wallace Court is a street in Camden Town.
Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain.
Whitehaven Street, NW8 Whitehaven Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Windsor Castle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Chilworth Street, W2
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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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Lisson Green
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In the neighbourhood...

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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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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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Paddington Fire Station (c.1900)
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