Showing posts from October, 2019

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