Monthly Archives: February 2017

York Street Bow-fronted Shops

Above: Looking west in York Street at the attractive shop-fronts. Some towns and cities around England have a great sense of cohesion – like the City of Bath, in Somerset – because of the local stone or sometimes due to the … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone Road

Above: The south entrance of the church seen across Marylebone Road. The rather unedifying heavy traffic that thunders past has been ‘edited’ from view. The section of the ‘New Road’ that runs through St Marylebone is today called Marylebone Road. … Continue reading

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St Marylebone Street Names

Above: Looking north in Cavendish Square which was named after the wealthy owner of the surrounding land in the 18th century. It is not unusual to find a street name in London – or anywhere else for that matter – … Continue reading

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St Mary, St Marylebone

Above: The present parish church of St Mary seen from the west side of Marylebone Lane. The church is unusual in having a round apse (seen on the left in this view). The title for this blog probably should have … Continue reading

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Westbourne River at Sloane Square

Above: Looking west while standing on the eastbound platform of Sloane Square Underground Station. The River Westbourne still flows through the large green box-section ‘tube’ above the two platforms. Its a great shame that many of the tributaries of the … Continue reading

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Westbourne River at Hyde Park

Above: Looking east from the road bridge that crosses The Serpentine in Hyde Park. Paddington at one time had the River Westbourne flowing through it. No evidence for the course of the river exists in Paddington today, but that is … Continue reading

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Great Conduit, Marylebone Lane

Above: Stone beside Marylebone Lane. The subject of the Great Conduit, which supplied water to a water tap in Poultry, has already been described (on 12 November 2014). Enter ‘Conduit’ in the search box and it will be one of … Continue reading

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