Survey of London: Volume 42, Kensington Square To Earl's Court

This volume completes the Survey's study of Kensington. It describes the expansion of building development south and west towards Earl's Court from the original late-17th-century 'Old Court Suburb' around Kensington Square and Kensington High Street. The area has a great variety of house-types and architectural styles: surviving 1680s houses in Kensington Square; brick-and-stucco Regency terraces in and around Edwardes Square; George & Peto's large and flamboyant Flemish-inspired brick-and-terracotta family homes in Harrington and Collingham Gardens; and later mansion flats. In addition to the residential architecture, the volume also traces the history of the commercial and light-industrial quarter to the west, near the Kensington Canal and West London Railway; the fashionable shopping area on the south side of the High Street, with its well-known department stores, such as Barkers and Derry & Toms; and a rich collection of churches and chapels. The volume ends with a retrospective chapter, considering some of the themes and building trends common to Southern Kensington as a whole.

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Table of Contents

Title Page(s)
Plate 57: Eldon Road 57
Plate 58: Victoria Road in 1980. 58
Plate 59: Vallotton estate in 1980. 59
Plate 60 60
Plate 61: Vallotton estate, interiors 61
Plate 62: Cornwall Gardens 62
Plate 63: Cornwall House and Garden House, Cornwall Mansions, in c. 1880. 63
Plate 64: Cornwall Gardens area in 1984. 64
Plate 65: Villas on the Day estate 65
Plate 66: Hereford Square. 66
Plate 67: The Day estate. 67
Plate 68: Rosary Gardens, interiors in c. 1888. 68
Plate 69: The Day estate. 69
Plate 70: The Alexander estate. 70
Plate 71: The Alexander estate. 71
Plate 72: Nos. 1–23 (odd) Ashburn Place. 72
Plate 73: The Alexander estate. 73
Plate 74: Hotels on the Alexander estate. 74
Plate 75: Nos. 20–26 (even) Harrington Gardens in 1884. 75
Plate 76: Harrington Gardens, perspective drawings by Ernest George 76
Plate 77: Nos. 39–45 (odd) Harrington Gardens 77
Plate 78: No. 39 Harrington Gardens, rear in 1907. 78
Plate 79: Collingham Gardens 79
Plate 80: Collingham Gardens 80
Plate 81: Collingham Gardens 81
Plate 82: Harrington Gardens, interiors 82
Plate 83: Harrington Gardens, interiors 83
Plate 84: No. 39 Harrington Gardens, drawing-room in 1906. 84
Plate 85: No. 7 Collingham Gardens, interior in 1891. 85
Plate 86: Earl's Court Lodge and House. 86
Plate 87 87
Plate 88 88
Plate 89: Gunter estate in 1983–4. 89
Plate 90: Gunter estate. 90
Plate 91: Gunter estate. 91
Plate 92: Collingham Gardens. 92
Plate 93: Gunter estate. 93
Plate 94: Gunter estate. 94
Plate 95: Gunter estate. 95
Plate 96: Mews in southern Kensington. 96
Plate 97 97
Plate 98: Kenway Road. 98
Plate 99 99
Plate 100: Earl's Court Village. 100
Plate 101 101
Plate 102: Abingdon Villas and Scarsdale Villas area. 102
Plate 103 103
Plate 104 104
Plate 105: Abingdon Villas. 105
Plate 106: Earl's Court Farm. 106
Plate 107: Edwardes estate 107
Plate 108: Edwardes estate 108
Plate 109: Edwardes Square 109
Plate 110: Edwardes estate. 110
Plate 111: Edwardes estate. 111
Plate 112: Edwardes estate. 112
Plate 113: Edwardes estate. 113
Plate 114: Edwardes estate. 114
Plate 115: Edwardes estate. 115
Plate 116: Edwardes estate. 116
Plate 117: No. 192 Cromwell Road, site and house plans and perspective view in 1908. 117
Plate 118: Edwardes estate. 118
Plate 119: Lexham Gardens 119
Plate 120: Nos. 1 and 3 Lexham Walk. 120
Plate 121: Edwardes estate 121
Plate 122: Nevern Square 122
Plate 123: Edwardes estate 123
Plate 124: Earl's Court Square 124
Plate 125: Earl's Court Square 125
Plate 126: Edwardes estate 126
Plate 127: Edwardes estate 127
Plate 128 128
Plate 129 129
Plate 130: Construction of the Metropolitan and District railways, c. 1867 130
Plate 131: Stations on Metropolitan and District railways, c. 1868. 131
Plate 132: Earl's Court Station 132
Plate 133: Stations on Metropolitan and District railways 133
Plate 134: Cromwell Curve and concrete bridge. Photographs in possession of London Regional Transport 134
Plate 135: Earl's Court Exhibition 135
Plate 136: Earl's Court Exhibition 136
Plate 137: St. Mary Abbots Hospital 137
Plate 138: St. Mary Abbots Hospital 138
Plate 139: St. Mary Abbots Hospital. 139
Plate 140: Anglican churches 140
Plate 141: St. Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road 141
Plate 142: St. Jude's Church, Courtfield Gardens 142
Plate 143: Anglican churches 143
Plate 144: Anglican churches; fittings 144
Plate 145: St. Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens 145
Plate 146: St. Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens 146
Plate 147: St. Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens 147
Plate 148: St. Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens 148
Plate 149: Our Lady of Victories Church, Kensington High Street 149
Plate 150: St. Sarkis's Armenian church, Iverna Court 150
Plate 151 151
Plate 152: The Great Wheel, Earl's Court Exhibition 152