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CRAXFORD AND SONS, FRUITERERS OF PENTONVILLE 2

Maps and Wills

Pentonville 1871


Detail from Pentonville map, 1871

Pentonville

Composite map showing the places of residence of the families of interest in the area north and south of the Regent's Canal. Created from the northern part of Old Ordnance Survey Maps London sheet 50 (Clerkenwell, Kings Cross & The Angel) and the southern part of London Sheet 39 (Highbury & Islington) 1871 (1)


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Paddington Green 1868


Detail from St John's Wood Map

Paddington Green

Detail from Old Ordnance Survey Maps London sheet 48 (St John's Wood) 1868 showing the sites of residence of William Hughes and his family. Noteworthy are the gardens to the rear of the Warrington Gardens properties and the open aspects to the fields behind. This is sharp contrast to the built up feel shown in the later map of 1893 (see below) (2)


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"Woodburnia"


Detail from Paddington maps

Paddington north and south of the canal

Sites of interest to the Hughes and Shardalow families. This map is a composite created from from Old Ordnance Survey Maps London sheet 48 (St John's Wood) 1893 and London Sheet 60 (Paddington) 1914 (3)


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Booth's maps of London poverty 1889


Detail of the Paddington Green area

Paddington Green: Detail from the Poverty Maps (4)

This detailed view taken from the Charles Booth's Descriptive Maps of London Poverty (East and West) shows the area around the Little Venice in 1889. The main areas of interest lie between the Paddington Branch Canal and the Great Western Railway line. Ranelagh Road divides the western side (mainly coloured dark blue, purple and pink) from the eastern side (mainly red and yellow) which contains Delamere Crescent and Chichester Place.
Also noted to the north on the edge of the map crossing Cartlton Road is Peel Road. The southern end of Granville Road can be seen at its junction with Canterbury Road. This area of Kilburn / Willesden was not contained in Booth's study and is therefore not coloured.

Booth's Classification. The key: BLACK: Lowest Class. Vicious, semi-criminal; DARK BLUE: Very poor, casual. Chronic want; LIGHT BLUE: Poor. 18 s(hilling) to 21s a week for a moderate family; PURPLE: Mixed, some comfortable, others poor; PINK: Fairly comfortable, good ordinary earnings; RED: Middle class well-to-do; YELLOW: Upper-middle and upper classes, wealthy


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Booth's notebooks 1891


Delamere Crescent from Booth's notebook

Booth's description of Delamere Crescent (5)

Pages from Charles Booth's notebook showing the route of his walk and descriptions of the properties including Delamere Crescent.


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Death of Henry Ezra Shardalow 1874


Henry Shardalow Death Notice

Death notice of Henry Ezra Shardalow © Gail Cappelli

Letter from the General Registrar to Louisa Hughes, his wife, informing of his death at sea. The coordinates given point to a spot about 500 miles east of Madras (Chennai).


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Delamere Crescent 1963


Bomb damage Delamere Crescent

Bomb damage Delamere Crescent 1963 © English Heritage. Reproduced with permission

"Looking through chain link fencing and between stacked bricks across a building site towards the remains of Delamere Crescent W2, partly demolished". This image is part of the collection taken by photographer John Gay around Paddington and Bayswater, London 1960 - 1972.

" Looking through the fence at the buildings, Mom was able to identify the 1st on the left as the dairy, the 2nd was the doctor's office and the one on the end at the right was another shop. That 1st shop on the left was directly across from the Greengrocer's Shop." [- Gail Cappelli]

"There is no doubt that it is the right area as all the buildings were similarly constructed. My best bet is that the shot was taken from the top end of Delamere Crescent and the intersecting road (where the buildings are still standing) is Lord Hills Road which had a newspaper shop that resembles the shop which is still standing in the right of the image and what reinforces this thought is that the rubble in the centre right leads down to underground doorways that look exactly as I remember the storage area for the kegs for the 'Old England' pub that was next to my house and on the corner of Delamere Crescent and Lord Hills Road. Further to that is the street in the background that lies behind Lord Hills Road if I am correct would is 'Senior Street' which forms a corner just a few metres to the right of the newspaper shop but out of shot because of the building at extreme right." [- Joe Twitchin]


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Present day Kilburn

Current Kilburn map

Kilburn, London


Places of interest mentioned in the text include Herries Street, Portnall Road, Saltram Crescentand Granville Road. Peel Road (now disappeared) ran from Malvern Road, across Carlton Vale to Granville Road near its junction with Canterbury Road.

St Luke's Church, Kilburn lies between Fernhead Road and Ashmore Road.

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References

1. "Clerkenwell, Kings Cross & The Angel" 1871 London Sheet 50, "Highbury & Islington" 1871 London Sheet 39: Old Ordnance Survey Maps: The Godfrey Edition
2. "St John's Wood" 1868 London Sheet 48, Old Ordnance Survey Maps: The Godfrey Edition
3. "Paddington" 1914 London Sheet 60, "St John's Wood" 1893 London Sheet 48: Old Ordnance Survey Maps: The Godfrey Edition
4. Booth's descriptive maps of London Poverty, 1889: Old House Books
5. Delamere Crescent, Paddington: A page from Booth's notebook The Charles Booth Online Archive
at the Archives Division of the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Added: January 1st 2013

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