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Survey of London: Volume 37, Northern Kensington

Edited by F H W Sheppard. This is first of the Survey's four volumes to cover Kensington, an area synonymous with Victorian architecture. It concerns the area to the north of Kensington High Street, extending as far as Kensal Green, where large-scale building development took place between the 1820s and 1880s. Here can be traced in some detail the evolution of London's nineteenth-century suburban housing. Among the many examples described are the fashionable Italianate villas of the 1820s and '30s in Campden Hill and Holland Park; the opulent large mansions of 'Millionaires Row' in Kensington Palace Gardens; and the red-brick 'Domestic Revival' artists' houses of the 1860s and after in the Melbury Road area. Victorian ecclesiastical design can also be studied in its many variants, in the area's churches, chapels and convents, including the Greek Revival architecture of Kensal Green Cemetery.

Survey of London. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1973.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Plan pocket
List of plates xiii-xviii
List of figures xix-xxii
General introduction 1-24
The village centres around St. Mary Abbots church and Notting Hill Gate 25-41
The Sheffield House and Glebe estates 42-48
The Pitt estate 49-57
The Phillimore estate 58-76
Bedford Gardens to Uxbridge Street: The Racks 77-86
Campden Hill Square area 87-100
The Holland estate: To 1874 101-126
The Holland estate: Since 1874 126-150
The Crown estate in Kensington Palace Gardens: Historical development 151-162
The Crown estate in Kensington Palace Gardens: Individual buildings 162-193
The Ladbroke estate: The 1820s and 1830s 194-200
The Ladbroke estate: The 1840s 200-220
The Ladbroke estate: The 1850s 220-235
The Ladbroke estate: The 1860s onwards 235-251
The Ladbroke estate: Select list of lessors and lessees 251-257
Chepstow Villas and Pembridge Square area 258-275
The Norland estate 276-297
The Portobello and St. Quintin estates 298-332
Kensal Green 333-339
The Potteries and the Bramley Road area and the Rise of the Housing Problem in North Kensington 340-355
Abbreviations used in the references 356
References 356-382
Index 383-415
Frontispiece
Plate 1: Part of Starling's map of Kensington (1822) 1
Plate 2: Part of Edmund Daw's map of Kensington in 1848. 2
Plate 3: Part of Edmund Daw's map of Kensington in 1863. 3
Plate 4: Part of Edmund Daw's map of Kensington in 1879. 4
Plate 5 5
Plate 6: St. Mary Abbots Church 6
Plate 7: St. Mary Abbots Church 7
Plate 8: St. Mary Abbots Church in 1971 8
Plate 9: St. Mary Abbots Church in 1971 9
Plate 10: St. Barnabas' Church, Addison Road 10
Plate 11: St. James's Church, Norlands 11
Plate 12: St. John's Church, Ladbroke Grove 12
Plate 13: St. Peter's Church, Kensington Park Road 13
Plate 14: All Saints' Church, Talbot Road 14
Plate 15: All Saints' Church, Talbot Road 15
Plate 16: St. Mark's Church, St. Mark's Road 16
Plate 17: St. George's Church, Aubrey Walk 17
Plate 18 18
Plate 19: St. Paul's Church, Vicarage Gate 19
Plate 20: Church of St. John The Baptist, Holland Road 20
Plate 21: Church of St. John The Baptist, Holland Road, interior in 1970 21
Plate 22: Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Pottery Lane 22
Plate 23 23
Plate 24: Monastery of the Poor Clares Colettines, Westbourne Park Road 24
Plate 25 25
Plate 26: Carmelite Monastery, St. Charles Square 26
Plate 27: Carmelite Priory and Church, Duke's Lane 27
Plate 28 28
Plate 29: Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green 29
Plate 30: Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green 30
Plate 31: Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green 31
Plate 32: Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green 32
Plate 33: Church details 33
Plate 34: Theatres 34
Plate 35: Notting Hill Gate Metropolitan Railway Station. 35
Plate 36 36
Plate 37 37
Plate 38 38
Plate 39: Campden House. 39
Plate 40 40
Plate 41 41
Plate 42 42
Plate 43 43
Plate 44: Kensington High Street, north side. 44
Plate 45: Bedford Lodge, Campden Hill. 45
Plate 46: The Phillimore estate 46
Plate 47: The Phillimore estate 47
Plate 48: The Phillimore estate 48
Plate 49: The Phillimore estate 49
Plate 50: The Holland estate 50
Plate 51: The Holland estate 51
Plate 52: Plan for building on the Ladbroke estate. 52
Plate 53: Plans of the Hippodrome racecourse. 53
Plate 54: Plan for building on the Ladbroke estate. 54
Plate 55: Plan for building on the Ladbroke estate. 55
Plate 56: Plan for building on the Ladbroke estate. 56
Plate 57: Plan of the Ladbroke estate. 57
Plate 58: The Ladbroke estate 58
Plate 59: Plans of 'Villas at Notting Hill'. 59
Plate 60: The Ladbroke estate 60
Plate 61: The Ladbroke estate 61
Plate 62: The Ladbroke estate 62
Plate 63: The Ladbroke estate 63
Plate 64: Kensington Park Gardens. 64
Plate 65: The Ladbroke estate 65
Plate 66: The Ladbroke estate 66
Plate 67: The Ladbroke estate 67
Plate 68: Chepstow Villas area 68
Plate 69: Pembridge Square 69
Plate 70: The Norland estate 70