Upton Farm

Farm in/near Bayswater, existed between 1725 and 1839

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Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.

The whole Bayswater district of streets, squares, terraces, and crescents sprung into existence in the course of about ten years, between 1839 and 1849.

Before Bayswater was built up, Hopwood’s Nursery Ground and the Victoria Gardens - famed for running-matches and other sporting meetings - faced the dull brick wall which effectually shut out the green glades and leafy avenues of Kensington Gardens from the view of passengers along the Bayswater Road.

Bayswater - derived from the name "Bayard’s Watering Place" - was noted of old for its springs, reservoirs, and conduits, supplying the greater part of the City of London with water. The running streams and gravelly soil were at one time highly favourable for the growth of watercress.

On a slanting grassy bank, about a hundred yards from the back of the line of houses now bearing the name of Craven Hill, stood until about 1820, an ancient stone-built conduit-house, whence the water-supply was conveyed by pipes underground into the City. Conduit Passage and Spring Street both derive their names from this. When the Craven Hill estate was parcelled out for building purposes, the stone conduit-house was pulled down, and the (Westbourne) stream was fed into the Serpentine.

In 1710, a Robert Pollard was the owner of the old buildings of Bayard’s Watering Place and 6 acres of land in what had once been common fields of Westbourne Green. He sold them to Thomas Upton and his wife Jane in 1725, and they started a farm. The Upton Farm fields, at the heart of Bayswater, stretched approximately from the current Queensway in the west to Craven Terrace in the east, and from the current Bayswater Road in the south to Bishop’s Road (now called Bishop’s Bridge Road) in the north.

The Upton Farm buildings were set back from the highway at the end of a tree-lined lane. The farmland was let to a number of farmers in narrow rectangular strips.

The current Queensway was then a narrow lane, and the main thoroughfare to Westbourne Green further north. In about 1751 the inn on its corner with the Uxbridge Road, originally called the Oxford Arms, was renamed the Black Lion Inn, and the lane became known as Black Lion Lane. The Black Lion pub still exists.


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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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Lived here
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   

Mcgregor Road, W11 (1938 - 1957)
I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood -from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

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charlie evans   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 18:51 GMT   

apollo pub 1950s
Ted Lengthorne was the landlord of the apollo in the 1950s. A local called darkie broom who lived at number 5 lancaster road used to be the potman,I remember being in the appollo at a street party that was moved inside the pub because of rain for the queens coronation . Not sure how long the lengthornes had the pub but remember teds daughter julie being landlady in the early 1970,s

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Born here
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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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Born here
Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Lived here
Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Hilton London Hyde Park The Hilton London Hyde Park was formerly the Coburg Hotel.
Queen’s Cinema This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop’s Bridge Road.
Queensway Queensway (formerly Queen’s Road) is a cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district, containing many restaurants and stores.
Upton Farm Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.
Whiteley’s Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.

NEARBY STREETS
Bark Place, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Bayswater Road, W2 Bayswater Road is the main road running along the northern edge of Hyde Park.
Brook Mews North, W2 Brook Mews North is a through road between Craven Terrace and Craven Hill.
Brook Mews, W2 A street within the W2 postcode
Caroline Place Mews, W2 Caroline Place Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Caroline Place, W2 Caroline Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Cervantes Court, W2 Cervantes Court is sited on Inverness Terrace
Chilworth Mews, W2 Chilworth Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Chilworth Street, W2 Chilworth Street is an east-west street in W2.
Cleveland Gardens, W2 Cleveland Gardens is a short stretch of road behind Cleveland Square.
Cleveland Square, W2 Cleveland Square is a notable square in Paddington.
Cloucester Mews West, W2 Cloucester Mews West is a road in the W2 postcode area
Consort House, W2 Residential block
Craven Hill Gardens, W2 Craven Hill Gardens is a residential garden estate which has two small garden squares.
Craven Hill, W2 Craven Hill is a street in Paddington.
Craven Road, W2 The Earl of Craven owned the land on which the road was later built.
Craven Terrace, W2 Craven Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Devonshire Terrace, W2 Devonshire Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Elms Lane, W2 Elms Lane in Bayswater was situated on the west bank of the Westbourne stream.
Elms Mews, W2 Elms Mews is a street in Paddington.
Fosbury Mews, W2 Fosbury Mews is a street in Paddington.
Garson House, W2 Garson House is a block on Gloucester Terrace
Garway Road, W2 Garway Road is a street in Paddington.
Gloucester Mews, W2 Gloucester Mews is a street in Paddington.
Gloucester Terrace, W2 Gloucester Terrace is an 1850s development.
Ilchester Gardens, W2 Ilchester Gardens is a road in the W2 postcode area
Inverness Mews, W2 Inverness Mews is a street in Paddington.
Inverness Place, W2 Inverness Place is a street in Paddington.
Inverness Terrace, W2 Inverness Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Kensington Gardens Square, W2 Kensington Gardens Square is a street in Paddington.
Lancaster Mews, W2 Lancaster Mews is a street in Paddington.
Lancaster Walk, W2 Lancaster Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Lanchester Mews, W2 Lanchester Mews is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Leinster Gardens, W2 Leinster Gardens began its life in the early 1840s.
Leinster Mews, W2 Leinster Mews is a street in Paddington.
Leinster Terrace, W2 Leinster Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Moscow Place, W2 Moscow Place is a street in Paddington.
Moscow Road, W2 Moscow Road is a street in Paddington.
Newton Mews, W2 Newton Mews is shown on the 1900 map.
Olympia Mews, W2 Olympia Mews is a street in Paddington.
Orme Court, W2 Orme Court is a street in Paddington.
Orme Lane, W2 Orme Lane is a road in the W2 postcode area
Orme Square, W2 Orme Square is named after Edward Orme, formerly a printseller in Bond Street.
Palace Court, W2 Palace Court was built in the 1880s to connect the Bayswater Road to Moscow Road.
Pembroke House, W2 Residential block
Pickering Mews, W2 Pickering Mews is a street in Paddington.
Poplar Place, W2 Poplar Place is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 Porchester Gardens Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Porchester Gardens, W2 Porchester Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Gate, W2 Porchester Gate is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Terrace, W2 Porchester Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Prince’s Square, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Princes Square, W2 Princes Square is a street in Paddington.
Princess Court, W2 Princess Court is a street in Paddington.
Queen’s Gardens, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Queens Court, W2 Queens Court is a street in Paddington.
Queens Gardens, W2 Queens Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Queens Mews, W2 Queens Mews is a street in Paddington.
Queensborough Passage, W2 Queensborough Passage is a road in the W2 postcode area
Queensborough Studios, W2 Queensborough Studios is a road in the W2 postcode area
Queensborough Terrace, W2 Queensborough Terrace was built by the grandson of John Aldridge in the 1860s on part of the Aldridge lands.
Queensway, W2 Queensway was home to the first department store in London, opened by William Whiteley in 1867.
Redan House, W2 Residential block
Redan Place, W2 Redan Place is a street in Paddington.
Salem Road, W2 Salem Road is a street in Paddington.
Smallbrook Mews, W2 Smallbrook Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Spire House, W2 A street within the W2 postcode
St Petersburgh Mews, W2 St Petersburgh Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
St Petersburgh Place, W2 St Petersburgh Place is a street in Paddington.
The Broad Walk, W2 The Broad Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
The Broadwalk, W2 The Broadwalk is a road in the W1H postcode area
The Whiteleys Centre, W2 The Whiteleys Centre is the former site of the Whiteleys department store.
Upbrook Mews, W2 Upbrook Mews is built on top of the former Westbourne River.
Windsor Court, W2 Windsor Court is a block on Moscow Road


Bayswater

Bayswater is one of London’s most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London’s biggest concentration of hotels.

Notably, there is a significant Arabic population in Bayswater, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the area is also a centre of London’s Brazilian community.

Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Victorian mansion blocks, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. There are also purpose built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a there is large Council Estate, the 800 flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.

Bayswater tube station lies between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington.

The station was opened 1 October 1868, just 5 years after the London Underground started. It was renamed several times: to Bayswater (Queen’s Road) & Westbourne Grove in 1923, to Bayswater (Queen’s Road) in 1933.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Early map of Kensington Palace
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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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In the neighbourhood...

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This photo from 6 August 1857 shows guests at the wedding at Westbourne Lodge, Paddington (Royal Oak) The wedding was of Florence Augusta Saunders, daughter of Charles Saunders, first general secretary of the Great Western Railway, with the Reverend Frederick Manners Stopford. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was amongst the guests. During the wedding, both Brunel and Saunders were able to experience trains running beside the wedding party along the railway which they had built.
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Early map of Kensington Palace
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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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The Royal Oak pub in Bayswater gave its name to the nearby station
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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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Queen’s Road Station, Bayswater (c. 1916) The artwork is a melange of two stations - the name comes from the old name for Queensway station but the depiction more resembles Bayswater station itself. The Camden Town Group was a group of English Post-Impressionist artists who gathered frequently at the studio of painter Walter Sickert in Camden Town.
Credit: Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942)
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