Friday, November 14, 2008

Astell Street , Chelsea

Bramerton Street , Chelsea

Burnsall Street , Chelsea

Bywater Street , Chelsea

Carlyle Square , Chelsea

Carlyle Square was originally named Oakley Square (a Cadogan family name) when it was built in the 1830’s on what had formally been Market Gardens. It was renamed in honour of Thomas Carlyle, who actually didn’t live in the square but in Cheyne Row nearby, in 1872.

Chelsea Park Gardens , Chelsea

Chelsea Park Gardens is a row of houses built on the east side of Beaufort Street after the first world war. There aren’t any gardens - the name commemorates a park which was once part of St Thomas Mores estate and then became a silk farm in the 18th century, before being built on in the 19th Century. The original park took in the land between Kings Road and Fulham Road and Old Church Street.

Chelsea Square , Chelsea

Chelsea Square was originally called Trafalgar Square, but it was renamed in the 1920’s. On the west side of the square there are two striking houses built in 1935 to designs by Oliver Hill.