Swain Street, NW8

Road in/near St John’s Wood

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Road · St John’s Wood · NW8 ·
July
28
2017

Swain Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area





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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

Regards

Bob Land

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Comment
   
Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Lodge, NW1 Abbey Lodge has been the name for two buildings on this site.
Aberdeen Place, NW8 Aberdeen Place was built on the site of a farm once owned by John Lyon, who founded Harrow School in 1571.
Alpha Close, NW1 Alpha Close was built on the site of Alpha Road.
Alpha Road, NW8 Alpha Road, named after the Greek letter, was the first street to be developed on the Eyre estate.
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.
Balcombe Street, NW1 Balcombe Street is possibly a corruption of Batcombe, Dorset, in line with other Dorset-related street names in the area.
Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 Bernhardt Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Blandford Square, NW1 Blandford Square was largely demolished to make way for Marylebone Station.
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.
Boston Place, NW1 Boston Place is a street in Camden Town.
Broadley Terrace, NW1 Broadley Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Casey Close, NW8 Casey Close is a location in London.
Cavendish Close, NW8 Cavendish Close leads off Cavendish Avenue.
Chagford House, NW1 Residential block
Chagford Street, NW1 Chagford Street is a street in Camden Town.
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cunningham Place, NW8 Cunningham Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cuthbert Street, W2 Cuthbert Street is a street in Paddington.
Dorchester Place, NW1 Dorchester Place is a former road.
Elm Tree Road, NW8 Elm Tree Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Fairlop Place, NW8 Fairlop Place seems to continue the oak theme of the naming of Oak Tree Road - Fairlop Oak is a celebrated tree in Essex.
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.
Gloucester Place, NW1 Gloucester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hanover Gate, NW8 Hanover Gate is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hanover Mews, NW8 Hanover Mews is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hanover Terrace, NW1 Hanover Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Harewood Avenue, NW1 Harewood Avenue is a street in Camden Town.
Hatton Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Hayes Place, NW1 Hayes Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Henderson Drive, NW8 Henderson Drive is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Huntsworth Mews, NW1 Huntsworth Mews is a small street in Marylebone.
Ivor Court, NW1 Ivor Court is a block in Marylebone.
Ivor Place, NW1 Ivor Place is a street in Camden Town.
Jerome Crescent, NW8 Jerome Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Kent Passage, NW1 Kent Passage is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Kent Terrace, NW1 Kent Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Linhope Street, NW1 Linhope Street is a north-south street in Marylebone.
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a corruption of the local manor of Lileston. Originally the road was lined with trees.
Lodge Road, NW8 Lodge Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
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.
Mallory Street, NW8 Mallory Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
North Bank, NW8 North Bank is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Oak Tree Road, NW8 Oak Tree Road connects St John’s Wood Road and Lodge Road.
Outer Circle, NW1 Outer Circle is a street in Camden Town.
Outer Circle, NW8 Outer Circle is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Palgrave Gardens, NW1 Palgrave Gardens is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Park Road, NW1 Park Road forms the boundary between the NW1 and NW8 postcodes.
Park Road, NW8 Park Road 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 road in the NW8 postcode area
Plympton Place, NW8 Plympton Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Portman Gate, NW1 Portman Gate is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rossmore Road, NW1 Rossmore Road is a street in Camden Town.
Salisbury Street, NW8 Salisbury Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Road, NW8 St John’s Wood Road is a main road connecting Lord’s with Maida Vale.
Sussex Place, NW1 Sussex Place is a street in Camden Town.
Taunton Mews, NW1 Taunton Mews dates from the early 1820s.
Taunton Place, NW1 Taunton Place is in the back streets behind Marylebone station.
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Whitehaven Street, NW8 Whitehaven Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area


St John’s Wood

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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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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 photographer called Iain Macmillan was a friend of John and Yoko and, during the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 found himself commissioned to take a photo of the Fab Four to adorn their latest studio release, an album called ’Abbey Road’. As the group waited outside the studio for the shoot to begin, Linda McCartney took a number of extra photographs.
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The oldest parts of the Barrow Hill Estate in St John’s Wood date from 1937
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Abbey lodge as it appeared on the 1872 Ordnance Survey map. It faces Park Road with Hanover Gate to its north and Hanover Terrace behind.
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The 1807 Hyatt map
Credit: British Library
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view of Balcombe Street, Marylebone (2007) In 1975, there was a siege in Balcombe Street where the Provisional IRA took two hostages and a six day siege with the Metropolitan Police ensued
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8 Blandford Square, NW1 - date unknown.
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Lisson Green
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Shillibeer Place sign
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Oslo Court in St John’s Wood was built of reinforced concrete. Its basement was used through the war as a shelter for local residents as well as the flat owners. Olga Lehman (1912 – 2001) was an artist known for her murals and portraits and was permitted by the War Office to make sketches of London bomb damage, air raid shelters and ARP personnel.
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