Showing posts from November, 2016

Riverside. West of the Tower. north bank Fulham Bishops Park

This post has sites north of the river only. South of the river is Barn Elms Post to the north Fulham Palace Road and riverside  and Harrods Village Post to the west Barnes Post to the south Putney Boathouse Bishop's Avenue Fulham Palace and much of Fulham Palace Park are in the square to the west Bishop's Park. This was opened as a public park in 1893 by the London County Council. It is on land which belonged to the Bishops of London and for them it was a medieval 'garden of the mind'. In 1884 Bishop Jackson persuaded the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to donate a strip of land called Bishop's Meadow for a public recreation ground. It had been osier and grazing land and prone to flood. A condition was that the river was to be embanked, and one this was taken on by the Fulham District Board of Works after the London County Council refused to do it. Later West Meadow was added to the park.  A children's playground was laid out, designed by the Borough Sur

Riverside north bank west of the Tower. Fulham Palace Road and riverside

This post shows sites north of the river only South of the river is Harrods Village Post to the north Central Hammersmith Post to the south Barn Elms Post to the west Castemau Post to the south Fulham Bishops Park Adeney Close This appears to be a group of 1970s housing built partly on the site of Adeney Road following a reconfiguration of the area Aspenlea Road Hospital buildings – much of the north side of the street is taken up with buildings from the huge hospital complex to the north Charing Cross Sports Club . This is within the hospital complex but apparently open to the public. It includes the Hammersmith and Fulham School of Gymnastics which opened in 2012 65 Riverside Studios. This is a temporary location for the Studios while their main complex in Crisp Road is being rebuilt. This block which appears to date from the 1960s and was part of the hospital complex but has since housed a wide variety of organisations, including, currently Mencap. The building appea

Riverside north of the river and west of the Tower. Central Hammersmith

Post to the east Hammersmith Riverside  and St.Pauls School Post to the south Harrods Village  and Fulham Palace Road and riverside Post to the west Barons Court - West Kensington Post to the north Shepherds Bush Angel Walk Thames Tower .  This is an 11 floor office block built in 1975. It appears to have been built as an extension of British Oxygen’s headquarters building Hammersmith house, which was built in the 1963 by Parfitt and Craig Hall and demolished in the 1980s. In front of Hammersmith House was a specially commissioned sculpture ‘Breath of Life’ by David Wynne – present whereabouts apparently unknown. Beadon Road Hammersmith Station. Metropolitan Station Buildings. This station deals with the Circle, and Hammersmith and City Lines of which it is the terminus. The present station opened in 1868, replacing an earlier station slightly north of here which opened in 1864 when the line was extended here from Paddington. There was a footbridge connecting to Hammersmith