Merchant Square, W2

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Merchant Square is a road in the W2 postcode area





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Born here
www.violettrefusis.com   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

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

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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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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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.
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 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 Mary’s Hospital, London St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.

NEARBY STREETS
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Blomfield Road, W2 Blomfield Road is the road running beside the canal on the Little Venice side.
Boscobel Street, NW8 Boscobel Street is named after a nearby pub called the Royal Oak.
Bouverie Place, W2 Bouverie Place is a street in Paddington.
Braithwaite Tower, W2 Braithwaite Tower is a street in Paddington.
Brendon Street, W1H Brendon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Broadley Street, NW8 Broadley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode 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.
Chapel Street, NW1 Chapel Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chilworth Mews, W2 Chilworth Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Church Street, W2 Church Street, laid out in the 1790s, ran to the parish church at Paddington Green.
Cleveland Terrace, W2 Cleveland Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Conduit Place, W2 Conduit Place is a street in Paddington.
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.
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
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 Terrace, W2 Gloucester Terrace is an 1850s development.
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington.
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
Hyde Park Crescent, W2 Hyde Park Crescent 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.
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Macmillan House, W2 Residential block
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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.
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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.
Porchester Place, W2 Porchester Place is a street in Paddington.
Porteus Road, W2 Porteus Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
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Praed Street, W2 Praed Street was named after William Praed, chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to its north.
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Quadrangle Tower, W2 Quadrangle Tower is a street in Paddington.
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Radnor Place, W2 Radnor Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
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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.
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St Marys Terrace, W2 St Marys Terrace is a street in Paddington.
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Stalbridge Street, NW1 Stalbridge Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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The Water Gardens, W2 The Water Gardens is a street in Paddington.
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Water Gardens, W2 Water Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Westbourne Terrace, W2 Westbourne Terrace was an idea of George Gutch the builder.
Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain.
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 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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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The 1807 Hyatt map
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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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