Alpha Close, NW1

Road in/near Regent’s Park, existing between the 1890s and now

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Road · Regent’s Park · NW1 ·
August
7
2017

Alpha Close was built on the site of Alpha Road.

Alpha Road was named after the Greek letter, as this was the first street to be developed in the area.

In the 1890s, the Great Central railway demolished the street leaving only Alpha Close as a renamed stump.


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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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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 LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone The Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone was a Metropolitan borough of the County of London from 1900 to 1965.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Lodge, NW1 Abbey Lodge has been the name for two buildings on this site.
Allsop Place, NW1 Allsop Place was named for Thomas Allsop of Allsop Farm.
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.
Balcombe Street, NW1 Balcombe Street is possibly a corruption of Batcombe, Dorset, in line with other Dorset-related street names in the area.
Barker Street, NW1 Barker Street is a road in the SW10 postcode 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.
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.
Chalfont Court, NW1 Chalfont Court is a block on Baker Street
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Clarence Gate Gardens, NW1 Clarence Gate Gardens is a street in Camden Town.
Cornwall Terrace, NW1 Cornwall Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Dorchester Place, NW1 Dorchester Place is a former road.
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.
Gateforth Street, NW8 Gateforth Street is a location in London.
Glentworth Street, NW1 Glentworth Street is a street in Camden Town.
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
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
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
Siddons Lane, NW1 Siddons Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Sussex Place, NW1 Sussex Place is a street in Camden Town.
Swain Street, NW8 Swain Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
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


Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park - not the park itself but the tube station.

Regent’s Park tube station is a London Underground station near to Regent’s Park, located on Marylebone Road between the two arms of Park Crescent.

The station was opened on 10 March 1906 by the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR); In the original parliamentary authority for the construction of the BS&WR no station was allowed at Regent’s Park. Permission was granted to add it to the already partially constructed line in 1904.

Because of this same rule and unlike most of the BS&WR’s other stations, Regent’s Park has no surface buildings and is accessed from a subway.

The station is served by lifts - there is also a staircase which can be used and which has 96 steps.

Great Portland Street station is within easy walking distance for interchanges to the Circle and Metropolitan lines.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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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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Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone coat of arms
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Baker Street station (1890)
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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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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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