Category Archives: Lon_Overviews

Kensington Overview

Above: Outline map showing the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the old border between the Metropolitan Borough of Kensington and the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea (YELLW dotted line). In the days when Inner London was composed of 28 … Continue reading

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Chelsea Overview

Above: Some of the large houses in Cheyne Walk. The land we know as Chelsea today started life as a manor. The manor house was beside the Thames and, at times, it enjoyed royal patronage. As was usual in early … Continue reading

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Hampstead Overview

Above: One of many similar Georgian houses in Hampstead, viewed from the pavement end of its garden. Inner London has developed from being land on which there were many country villages – in the 19th century – into the large … Continue reading

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St Pancras Overview

Above: Any mention of the place name St Pancras will almost certainly invoke a response ‘St Pancras Station’ because it is the only location that people think of. The above picture was taken in 2006 of the newly renovated roofline … Continue reading

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Holborn Overview

Above: Looking west in the street called Holborn, with Staple Inn to be seen on the left. The geographical feature of Holborn was the ‘dip in the land’ where the River Fleet flowed on a north-south axis just west of … Continue reading

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Whitehall Overview

Above: Outline map showing the area of study for Whitehall. The area called Whitehall is the smallest of all the seven areas of study for Westminster. Although small, there is plenty of history to consider. The southern boundary runs along … Continue reading

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Cornhill and Candlewick Overview

Above: Outline map of the City of London. Today’s land is indicated in PINK. The old pre-2003 ward boundaries for the area of study are shown with a RED outline on the modern Google street map (Click on image to … Continue reading

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Bishopsgate and Lime Street Overview

Above: Outline map of the City of London. Today’s land is indicated in PINK. The old pre-2003 ward boundaries for the area of study are shown with a RED outline on the modern Google street map (Click on image to … Continue reading

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Woolwich Overview

Above: At the centre of Woolwich is Beresford Square, in use most days of the week as a street market. The view above summarises the story of Woolwich – the historic old entrance to the Royal Arsenal (left), the Victorian … Continue reading

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Greenwich Overview

Above: Some of the many elegant houses still to be seen in Croom’s Hill today. This land described here describes only the old Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich. The original settlement called Greenwich was on land beside the Thames. The first … Continue reading

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