A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 12, Chelsea

Edited by Patricia E C Croot. Chelsea was a desirable riverside residence for wealthy merchants, lawyers, and courtiers from the fifteenth century, a pleasure resort for all ranks of society from the eighteenth; and now one of the most expensive and desirable places to live in London.

Victoria County History - Middlesex. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2004.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
List of illustrations ix-x
List of colour plates xi
List of maps and plans xi
Middlesex Victoria County History committee xii
Foreword and acknowledgements xiii
Abbreviations and commonly cited works xiv-xvii
Hundredal maps xviii
The parish of Chelsea: Introduction 1-2
The parish of Chelsea: Communications 2-13
The parish of Chelsea: Population 13
Settlement and building: Introduction 14
Settlement and building: Chelsea up to 1680 14-26
Settlement and building: From 1680 to 1865, general introduction 26-31
Settlement and building: From 1680 to 1865, Chelsea Village or Great Chelsea 31-40
Settlement and building: From 1680 to 1865, south-east Chelsea and the Royal Hospital 41-47
Settlement and building: From 1680 to 1865, Hans Town 47-51
Settlement and building: From 1680 to 1865, Chelsea Park to Blacklands 51-60
Settlement and building: From 1680 to 1865, Little Chelsea, Sandy End and World's End 61-66
Settlement and building: From 1865 to 1900 66-78
Settlement and building: Twentieth century, introduction 78
Settlement and building: Twentieth century, up to the second world war 79-90
Settlement and building: Twentieth century, after the second world war 91-101
Settlement and building: Artists and Chelsea 102-106
Landownership: Introduction 107-108
Landownership: Chelsea manor 108-115
Landownership: More's estate 115-118
Landownership: Hungerford estate 118-121
Landownership: Other medieval estates and freeholdings 121-123
Landownership: Later estates 123-145
Economic history: Agriculture 146-150
Economic history: Farm-gardening and market gardening 150-155
Economic history: Trade and industry 156-165
Social history: Social and cultural activites 166-176
Social history: Education, introduction 176-179
Social history: Education, publicly funded schools 179-187
Social history: Education, adult and technical education 187-190
Social history: Education, private schools 190-195
Social history: Charities for the poor 195-201
Local government: Manorial government 202-203
Local government: Parish government to 1837 203-206
Local government: Poor relief and rates to 1837 206-210
Local government: Petty sessions before 1837 210
Local government: Local government from 1837 210-217
Local government: Public services 217-233
Local government: Council and parliamentary representation 233-235
Religious history: Introduction 236
Religious history: Religious buildings 236-238
Religious history: The parish church 238-250
Religious history: Church extension 250-258
Religious history: Roman catholicism 259-263
Religious history: Protestant nonconformity 263-272
Religious history: Foreign churches 272-274
Religious history: Non christian faiths 274
Index: A-J 275-286
Index: K-Z 286-298
Corrigenda to volume XI 298