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Addington Palace

Post to the east Addington Interchange Addington Village Road Addington Police Station. This appear to have been built on the 1970s on the site of a garage Electrical Sub station . A 33kV substation operated by South Eastern Power Network Farnborough Avenue Gilbert Scott School infant and primary . This became an academy in 2018. The school dates from 1950 when the Addington Village School (later also called St. Mary's) closed and staff and pupils moved here. In 2007 infants and juniors were combined. Red Gates School .  Special community school for boys and girls with severe learning difficulties and autism Gravel Hill Gravel Hill Tram Stop . 1998. Between Addington Village and Coombe Lane on Croydon Tramlink. His includes a road crossing Addington Palace . This is based around Addington Place, a 16th manor house owned by the Leigh family until the early 18th century. It was sold in 1737 to an American, Barlow Trecothick who built a new Palladian style house, designe

Gordon Hill

Post to the South Salmons Brook Windmill Hill Post to the west Hog Hill Post to the north Turkey Brook Chase Farm Bycullah Road Bycullah House. Named after an area of Bombay the house and estate were sold for building land for an up market estate with the entrance to the south in Windmill Hill. Steeple chasing took place here on a course between here and Windmill Hill.1860s and 1870s. Very popular. Chase Green Avenue Built by the owner and developer of the Chase Green Estate Holtwhites Hill Reservoir of Enfield UDC Waterworks. Pumping station and reservoir from the 1870s.  Water tower in 1885. In 1904 sold to the Metropolitan Water Board and since demolished. Only the reservoir remains. 185 Our Lady of Walsingham and the English Martyrs . This is on the site of St Joseph's Home which was opened by the Westminster Diocesan Children’s Society 1890. In 1964 the parish of Our Lady of Walsingham was established there until the home closed in 1980 the new church was built in

Shepherds Bush

Post to the south Central Hammersmith Addison Gardens Addison Primary School . This was Addison Gardens School built by the School Board for London in the 1890s and expanded in the 1920s.  It pioneered the use of films in education, had a school orchestra, and was the site for the Ministerial inauguration of the Milk in Schools Scheme. Railway Bridge . The bridge carries the road over the Network Rail railway line between Kensington Olympia and Shepherd's Bush. There is an OS benchmark on the brick pier at the far end of the parapet. It is a cut mark sprayed with white paint. The bridge is too long for the current lines which it crosses. It would also have crossed the Kensington and Richmond line, which veered to the west slightly north of the bridge. Adie Road Grove Studios . This was The Laboratory. Sculptor Henry Moore worked here 1924-1928. Plaque on the building inaugurated by his daughter. Aldine Street Aldine House . Office and print location which connects buildi

Gerrards Cross Station

Post to the north Orchehill Post to the east Oaken Post to the West Gerrards Cross Bulstrode Camp Post to the south Gerrards Cross Dukes Wood Amersham Road Edith is somewhat confused by the name ‘Amersham Road” being shown on various maps as a name for a variety of roads in the area.  It seems however to be recognised manly as a section of the A413 also called ‘Chalfont St.Peter bypass’.  Presumably before the road was upgraded to a bypass it was called ‘Amersham Road’.  The bypass dates from the 1960s. Oak End Mill . This is a complex of buildings which once stood at the end of Oak End Lane.  A saw mill is shown here on the Misbourne on maps before the Second World War, together with an unidentified rectangular body of water. Oak End Farm is also sometimes shown. A medieval mill here was Noke Mill owned by Henry Gould in 1680. Bulstrode Way Laid out 1907 by developers Hampton and Sons. East Common Road 3 Hartley Court . Built as the Aged Pilgrim’s Home.  Built in 1874 by th


Post to the south Watford North Post to the east River Colne, Meridian Estate Apple Tree Walk Stanborough Primary School . This is a coeducational independent day and boarding school. It stands in 40 acres of parkland, was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist church and remains under the governance of the church. It was founded in 1919 and originally catered primarily to the children of overseas missionaries. The Primary section moved to a new facility in 1974 Cow Lane Lea Farm . The farm stood on what is now the north side of Cow Lane. Lea Farm Cottages Sun Chemical Ltd. The factory which manufactured Inks for the print trade opened in 1952 and closed down in 2006. Sun is a multi-national chemical company originating with American and French firms in the mid-19th. The factory had originally been built here for Ault and Wiborg, an American printing ink firm which had become wholly British. It was designed by Wallis Gilbert and sited opposite the Odhams Print Works who they su

Gants Hill

Post to the east Newbury Park Post to the South Valentines Ashurst Drive Baptist Church .Church building and rear hall opened in 1929. . The name chosen for the church was 'Eastern Avenue Baptist Church' and this was changed in 1929.  Halls and kitchens were added in the 1950s and 1960s. Beehive Lane Ilford Synagogue . This was founded in 1936 and moved to this site in the 1970s. It serves a varied membership. It is a member of the United Synagogues. Cranbrook Road  Valentines High School . This school opened in 1901 as Park Higher Grade School, a coeducational secondary school, on a different site.  In 1929, a building on Cranbrook Road was opened as Ilford County High School for Girls. In 1977, the school became coeducational as Valentines High School. Since then a new sixth-form building and sports centre have been added/ 509-511 London School of Management Education. Private business school. 490 Gants Hill Library . This dates from 1937-8 designed by L.E.J.

Hampton Hill

Post to the north River Crane, Fulwell Alpha Road Alpha Road Gardens . A former allotment site now with shrubs, trees and a play area. It is possible that this was a bomb site resulting from destruction by a landmine in November 1940. 6 Currently a garage and MOT Centre, in the 1960s this was Electronic Ades making compact control equipment Angel Close Hampton Hill Spiritualist Church - "New Church" .  In the late 1990s, the Church negotiated with a developer and the current church was built in 2000 on land to the rear of the Old Church. It opened in 2000. Bayleaf Close Sheltered housing . Blandford Road Built on the site of gravel pits Branksome Close Housing on area of a gravel pit. This includes units for disabled people leased to Richmond upon Thames Churches Housing Trust Burtons Road This is on the line of an ancient track. The ditch it runs along beside the road used to mark the dividing line between Hounslow Heath and the Common – which is known a

Swiss Cottage

Post to the west West Hampstead Post to the north Hampstead Post to the east Primrose Hill Adelaide Road Named after Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV.  4a Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre. This is now managed by Better. The current centre dates from 2006 by Farrell’s. It was a Public Private Partnership between the Council, Barratt Homes and Dawnay Day. It has a fitness suite, a four-court sports hall; two squash courts; a climbing wall; two exercise studios and a cafĂ©. There is a competition swimming pool and a teaching pool. A landscaped park was designed by Gustafson Porter with an all-weather football pitch and a doctors’ surgery. The previous centre was built 1963-4 by Basil Spence and intended as the part of a new Civic Centre.  It was built on the site of a previous congregational church.  The UCL Academy . This is a secondary school, which opened in 2012 and sponsored by University College London .It is in a new purpose-built structure with rooms for cross-curricular ge