Chelsea Harbour

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Bagley’s Lane:

Was a house at end called Grove House 1456.

Former Townmead Road Schools. Now part of Chelsea School of Art, low, well detailed Edwardian Board Schools with dentilled gables.

Stanford Court, two-storeyed sheltered housing by the borough, c. 1986, 

Park imaginatively landscaped small - also a creation of the 1980s, with a circular green buffered enclosed sitting and play areas, one with an octagonal -children's centre.

Chelsea Harbour

An instant riverside town for the rich; hotel and housing c. 500 dwellings with attendant amenities for 4,000 people built in 1986-9 on derelict railway land at Chelsea Basin.  Undertaken by P&O. it forms the focus of the development originated as a dock for the Kensington Canal.  Initially in 1981 Ray Moxley and Peter Bedford envisaged a wider social mix than was achieved.  The final scheme was carried out by Peter Bedford together with the Moxley Jenner Partnership and Chamberlin, Powell, Bon & Woods.  A cheerfully 'inclusivist' mixture of eclectic styles provides a stage set around the marina. Underground car park for 1.350 vehicles. Shopping mall did not do well and was converted to a trade centre for the interior design industry. P&O sold it in 2000 to the Berkeley Group for £59m.

The Belvedere a twenty-storey tower as a landmark.  Its profile is a faint echo of the campanile of St Mark's in Venice, with the additional spectacle of a golden ball on its summit intended to rise and fall with the tide. 

Marina. 50 berth

Chelsea Garden Marker, prominent roof-line where three glazed domes cover the atria of a covered mall with shops, offices, and workshops.

Harbour Yard, another complex with restaurants, offices, and workshops, has a facade to the marina 

Conrad Triad Architects, seven storeys above a striped granite two-storey plinth.  160 suites, conference facilities and a health club.

Chelsea Basin (EwR/LNWK) Site of Hydraulic Pumping Station

Raillines. nothing remains of the network of sidings here, and on the other side which once served the erstwhile Imperial Gasworks.

Counters Creek

On the line of the railway

Fulham Extension Railway from West Brompton Station. Covered way in a cutting and then a brick viaduct, 'ornamental character' to please the ecclesiastical commissioners, 1870s.

Kensington Canal, was site of Counters Creek or Billingwell ditch 1820s enlarged up to Cromwell Road by a company and contracted to Mr. Hoof. Nationalised in 1947 and 1959 filled in except for access to the gas works, the only users by then. Last delivery there in 1967. Gasworks dock there with steel guillotine gate from 1946. Load of rubble. Above the dam was a lighter with its back broken. To King's Road canal bed there but full of rubbish

Querrin Street

Sands End

Area between King's Road, river and east of Wandsworth ridge Road called Sands End. Bed of sand under the soil. Sands Wharf Sands named for a sandy ford. Called ‘Sands End’ on the Ordnance Survey map of 1876 but earlier ‘atte Sonde’ 1408, ‘Sand end’ 1655, ‘Sandy End’ 1816, that is "district with sandy soil',   from Middle English ‘sand‘ and ‘ende’. The first spelling means 'place at the sand', from Middle English ‘atte’ - 'at the'.

Townmead Road

Town meadows too damp for plough therefore hay. 

School part of Chelsea College of Art

Stanford Court


Sainsbury's spreading hogs a prime riverside site. On the site of the Power station

Fulham Power Station 1938. Commissioned by CEB. Highest thermal efficiency in the country in 1948. Once one of the borough's proudest monuments  1936 jetty.  Quite impressive, works beyond a sturdy utilitarianism 1901 designed by G. E. Baker  It was planned as the largest  municipally-owned generating plant in . the country.

Sands Wharf, a vast development of Bovis flats masquerades as minimal Hanseatic warehouses.

Macfarlane Lang Imperial biscuit factory. Closed down because of gas works pollution

Van der Bergh margarine works

Kops Brewery very successful

Fulham rubbish destructor

Townmead Estate and Comber House where the pottery was


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