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Acre Lane

206-216 humbler cottages

3-9 South Sub Co-op

53 Acre Lane Garage. The 1920's facade, of Escott, motor van builders and for a short time, Carrimore Coaches. Later a timber store.

79 New Imperial Laundry, washing shed 20 shops in London. Sunlight laundry until 1976.

86/8 Cheltenham Works of Rodent Co Int.  where "Cheltenham Mineral Water" was concocted.  The firm invented the Crown cap.

Pall Mall Cleaners Great-West-Road-style factory of the 1930s

Trinity Homes, almshouses of 1822-6 by James Bailey & Wiltshire, nine bays with raised pedimented centre and Doric porch.  Range behind with former washhouse, also pedimented. Another range 1806 by Field.

5-9 former South Suburban Cooperative Society.

Factory Pall Mall Cleaners 30s

Trinity Asylum, wash house

 

Barrington Road

Junction LCD railway line to Peckham Rye built by Brighton in l864.

Bon Marche depository

Brighton Terrace

Empress Theatre of Varieties, more recently Granada Cinema and latterly  a bingo hall.

Brixton Hill

Is this where the Brixi’s boundary stone was. Part of the slope going up to Streatham.  A Roman road is was previously called Brixton or Bristow Causway.

Brixton Hill

Fridge this was the Palladium Cinema and had a baroque facade, since removed.

Hambrook House.  ACE emblem for Amalgamated Construction Equipment Ltd.

1920s small garage and three charas lorry and coach private buses kept there in the 20s.

Landry and Co. Haulage Co not made the money from renting space to bus operators, entrance from Water Works Road became the Cambrian-Landray group garage. Later used by LT for Green Line and private hire buses. Lambray Garage still there.

Brixton Cinematograph. Pykes Cinematograph Theatre later  became the Clifton and then Royalty. 1910-1957.

Sports shop in reality Pyke's Cinematograph Theatre of 1910

billboard support frame. only part to remind one it was once a cinema is outside.built in 1911 and run by Montague Pike, a big cinema entrepreneur - it closed in 1957.

Raleigh Court from the earliest stage of post war development

New Park Court from the earliest stage of post war development

Brixton Road

Lambeth Town Hall.  Built for the Metropolitan Borough of Lambeth in 1906-8 to house the borough’s offices and civic suite.  It was designed by Septimus Warwick and Herbert Austen Hall winners of a competition assessed by Henry T Hare.  An intended -assembly hall was not added until 1935-8 to designs by the same architects.   sculpted allegorical Figures representing Justice, Science, Art and Literature  - a big hefty blacksmith directly outside Buckingham Palace and figures on the Albert Memorial.  The processional route from the entrance up the principal staircase to the first floor civic suite is embellished with polychrome floors made up of black, white, and green marble and plaster work incorporating coats of arms, swags, drops and cherubs' heads.  Queen Mary opened the new bit in October 1938.  In the entrance hall, a plaque of a wheelwright's shop, by Tinworth.

Palladium.  Another 1930 cinema next to the Town Hall, designed in a similar architectural style - now converted with a modernist front as a nightclub.

St Anne's terrace home of Susannah Spurgeon before marriage

179-137 Jebb.

195 Alfred Sands & Co dyes

407-409 Beehive. single-bar pub which attracts a wideranging clientele. Good quality beer is guaranteed in this typical Wetherspoon's outlet.   The wood-panelled walls display pictures of the area around the 1930s.

Ceylon Road

199/213 1905 branch of Williams bakeries.

Clapham High Street

Clapham North Station, Deep shelter in 2WW. Built by LT as agents for Minister of Home Security with sleeping accommodation for 1,200 people. Ten shelters each of two parallel 1,400 ft tunnels l6' 6" diameter. Used to so that they could be part of an express railway in the future military use for a long time. Used by the public. 1942 underneath underground station to be linked after war to high speed tube never built. 1 parallel 1,200 tunnels on two floors with iron bunts.  Right angle extensions for first aid, wardens and ventilation and lavatories below street level so sanitation in hoppers under the work. Post-war all the shelters as temporary hostels – general ad hoc hostel. It was for example used to house the 1948 'HMS Windrush' West Indian emigrants (who then established themselves in nearby Brixton) and Coronation and Festival of Britain visitors.

Clapham Road

Lane L.C.C. depot.

Effra Parade

Garage of J.Wine haulage contractors rented garage space to private buses in the 20s

355 one of a good stretch of late c18 houses again, with an excellent door case with large delicate fanlight.

369 The Garden House is a grander type, with two bow windows and side entrance.

St.John, 1840 by T. Marsh Nelson. Hexastyle Ionic portico. A very late example of the classical style for the Church of England

Combermere Road

Marquis of Lorne Pub comer of  Mordaunt with a yellow, green and brown tiled ground floor facade.

Effra Parade

Garage of J.Wine haulage contractors rented garage space to private buses in the 20s.

Electric Avenue

Ferndale Road

Rogers Almshouses three linked late c 19 pairs,

Gresham Almshouses 1882, one-storeyed, with a steep roof with terracotta finials.

Site of garage for private buses in the 1920s, Fleur de Lys bus 1920s.

Hethrington Road

Doctors surgery

Landor Street 

St.Paul's Chapel built 1767 ext 1810 rebuilt 1867.

St Andrew, A chapel was built in 1767, extended in 1810, and remodelled in 1867 by H.E. Coe with Romanesque w end and tower. Vestries and chapel 1891 and 1894 by A.J. Pilkington. Galleries removed 1924.

Horse trough.  Disused two-bay granite trough by the Metropolitan Association.

70 Landor . Huge, vibrant Victorian one-bar pub, with carved mahogany fittings. engraved mirrors behind the bar, and the unusual artifacts displayed around the bar. upstairs theatre is in action

London Road/Kings Avenue

Horse trough Met.

Loughborough Park

Preserves the name of Loughborough House, marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1816, so called because it was the residence of Henry Hastings, created Lord Loughborough in 1643. The area was developed as a residential district after the house had been pulled down in 1854.

Flats.  In 1939 Edward Armstrong designed estate 400 flats in 5 storey slabs for Guinness Trust. Departure from L.C.C type flats. .

Porden Road and Bucknell Road

Some garage for buses in the 1920s Shaw and Berry Garage now local government offices.

St.John’s Crescent

Villa developments of the 1840s

St.Matthew’s Road

1-5 1825/7 only worthwhile group left elegant villas with Greek Doric doorways.  

Congregational church.  1828 very charming in its surroundings., stock brick, with a little Greek Doric porch 

St.Matthew's.  Yet another 'Waterloo' church, this one by C. F. Porden, 1822. An interesting and successful solution to the Church of England problem of the Georgian period as to how a portico and a tower can be combined. The church was gutted in 1976, when the first stage of its conversion into a community meeting place was completed, leaving the original organ in place in the gallery and a chapel at the end of the ground floor. There were originally three galleries on piers. many monuments T. Simpson 1835 by Sievier; two heads in medallions.  George Brettle 1835 by R. Westmacott. Charles Kemp 1840 and R. Gibbs by H. Weekes, and some other tablets.  The Original organ loft and chapel are still there. Pulpit and lectern from St.Michael Wood Street in the City. 

Churchyard.  large monument to Richard Budd of Russell Square 1824, by R. Day, solid neo-Greek, in three stages of decreasing size, the Grecian and Egyptian motifs of Soanian derivation. Dedicated as a Peace Garden.

House outside was called Church Road and Prince of Wales garage run by Bull Brothers for private buses. Wilson Optimist bus, The Lea Rig.

Clapham north built as 2WW deep shelter. Used by the public. 1942 underneath underground station to be linked after war to high speed tube never built. 1 parallel 1,200 tunnels on two floors with iron bunks.  Right angle extensions for first aid, wardens and ventilation and lavatories below street level so sanitation in hoppers under the work.

Stockwell Green

Former brewery of Edmund & Thomas Waltham,  1880. Part used as ambulance garage. Corner Combermere Road.

Stockwell Park Walk

Small park.

Stockwell Road

146-166 Queen's Row dated 1786, a much abused survivor of the usual late Georgian terrace housing.

Trinity Gardens

45 Trinity Arms. Small local pub. Single-bar pub, a few yards from Brixton town centre.  built in 1850, named after Trinity Asylum which stood in nearby Acre Lane, and was founded in  1824 by Thomas Bailey.

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