Category Archives: St Quintin Park

This area, known in the late 19th century and early 20th century as St Quintin Park, covers the north west corner of Kensington.

All change for the houses on the St Quintin Estate

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For those of us who have lived for many years in the Edwardian terraces of the St Quintin Estate in North Kensington i.e. Wallingford Avenue, Kelfield and Oxford Gardens, Kingsbridge, Balliol, Finstock and Highlever Roads, we may be the last … Continue reading

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St Quintin Park Cricket Ground – the north western edge of North Kensington

Above is a view of the St Marylebone Infirmary, now St Charles Hospital as seen from a cricket ground that is clearly marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1894/5. This photocopy came to us years ago from the grandson … Continue reading

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North Kensington Central School, St Mark’s Road, W10

My mother Mary Horwood (born in 1911) attended Portobello Road School, which along with the other Board Schools in London provided education up to age fourteen. However at aged 11 she passed an exam that allowed her to move on … Continue reading

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Kelfield Gardens – Formerly the Lancaster Road Wesleyan Church War Memorial Athletic Club

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On 29 April 1907 an agreement was made between William Herbert St Quintin of Scampston Hall, Yorkshire Esquire and 2 builders, Daley and Franklin of 1 Wallingford Avenue and also with the LCC. This was for buildings to be erected … Continue reading

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North Kensington from above in 1931

This image is one of several of North Kensington to be found on the Britain from Above website (see link below). It shows the Sutton Trust Estate from the north looking south towards Dalgarno Gardens and Highlever Road.  In 1931, … Continue reading

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St Helen’s Parade – looking back.

Along the western side of St Helen’s Gardens, opposite St Helen’s Church, there is a parade of shops familiar to those who live nearby.  However, usage has changed considerably over the years reflecting how local residents have changed their shopping … Continue reading

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Saved From the Motorway

In the late sixties a motorway was planned as an extension to the A40, London to Oxford Road. The plan was that it would be a three-lane elevated road beginning at White City and cutting a swathe through North Kensington … Continue reading

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North Kensington Community Nursery School, Sutton Way

THE COMMUNITY CENTRE NURSERY SCHOOL Between 1934-1938 the Peabody Estate was built alongside Sutton Dwellings with blocks of flats spreading north of Dalgarno Gardens. On Sutton Way, at the far end of the estate, a Community Centre was built to … Continue reading

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Princess Louise Hospital – Pangbourne Avenue, North Kensington

Princess Louise Hospital, Kensington, came into existence as a direct result of people recognising a need for medical care among the poor in the parish and taking matters into their own hands. By their hard work and commitment to their … Continue reading

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The St. Quintin Park Estate – a history

The St. Quintin Park Estate is central to our area of study. We are looking at that part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea more or less bounded by: to the east, Ladbroke Grove; to the south, the … Continue reading

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