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Silchester, Roman Road to

Above: Outline map showing the route of the Roman Road to Silchester (in RED). It was joined by a second Roman road (shown in BLUE). One of the most remarkable features of today’s main roads out of London is that, … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington

Above: The original Cambridge Wing, in Norfolk Place. This building suffered additions and alterations over the years. St Mary’s Hospital was founded in 1845 as a voluntary hospital for the benefit of the sick poor of north and NW London … Continue reading

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Paddington Station Roof

There has already been a blog about Paddington Station but this one concentrates on the original station roof. There are two London termini with famous station roofs – Paddington Station and St Pancras Station. Paddington Station took four years to … Continue reading

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Brunel, Isambard (Statue)

Probably the first thing that most people associate with the place-name Paddington is Paddington Station. It was due to Isambard Brunel that the station came into being and, therefore, it is appropriate that his statue is mentioned. The seated figure … Continue reading

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Two Figures (Public Art), Paddington Basin

The public art called ‘Two figures’, also called ‘Walking Man and Standing Man’, are situated beside the Paddington Arm in the area now called Paddington Central. The figures are probably life-size or possibly a little larger and have a great … Continue reading

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Point, Paddington Basin, The

Above: The pointed western end of the offices seen beside one of the footbridges that cross the Paddington Arm of the waterway. One of the more remarkable modern offices that stand by the Paddington Basin is a large block called … Continue reading

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Helix Bridge, Paddington Basin

Above: The Helix Bridge seen from its western side. It is seen spanning the Paddington Basin. Although it may not look like it, there is another stretch of the canal behind the bridge. The Helix Bridge was completed late 2003, designed … Continue reading

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Paddington Station

Above: Paddington Station’s remarkable roof. Notice the transept opening on the left of the curved ironwork. Paddington Station first opened in 1838 with a temporary terminus for the Great Western Railway (GWR) which was the railway line that, when completed, … Continue reading

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Paddington Waterside

Above: Looking north beside the Paddington Basin (towards Little Venice) in 2003. Paddington Station is on the left (just out of sight) and Westway is seen ‘in the sky’, crossing the canal. Most of the old sheds on the right … Continue reading

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Little Venice

Above: Looking north at Little Venice from the Paddington Basin. The piece of water known as Little Venice started life as a T-junction for canal boats. The Grand Junction Canal joins onto the Regent’s Canal at this point, with the … Continue reading

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