Chadwell Street, Islington, London, EC1

Above: looking west along Chadwell Street to Myddelton Square. (Historic England) From 1857 wall box-type post boxes came into use for fixing into existing walls. In 1859 an improved cylindrical design of pillar box was created for standard use nationwide.”

From: Survey of London: Volume 47, Northern Clerkenwell and Pentonville. Originally published by London County Council, London, 2008:

“Named after one of the sources of the New River, Chadwell Street was begun in 1822, with agreements for the building of all but No. 11 made by 1823. However, the street was not fully built up until 1838, and there is a consequent lack of coherence. The earlier developments were towards the east or St John Street end, and included a Nonconformist chapel of 1823–4. Shophouses at Nos 1–3 were built along with the adjoining St John Street frontage in 1822–4, Daniel Toohey, a victualler, being the developer. In 1823 James Hall, a Charterhouse Street plumber, undertook, in partnership with Charles Haynes, to build sixteen more houses, seven flanking the chapel at Nos 4–10, and nine more on the north side at Nos 15–23. Only Nos 4. and 5, with shops, and Nos 20–23, put up by William Pateman, another plumber and glazier, were completed before Hall’s death c.1830. Then the principal builder on Hall’s take was John Ramsay, who gave W. C. Mylne considerable difficulties with poor materials and construction. James Mansfield had taken the plots for Nos 12–14 in 1822, but deferred development into the 1830s, as did Priddle and Manser at No. 11 opposite. Both these builders held adjacent plots fronting Myddelton Square, and left the finishing of Chadwell Street until after the completion of their parts of the square.”

“crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table”*

*see “Luke, chapter 16 verse 19”. The Bible – Latin Vulgate. The Vatican. Retrieved 16 July 2013. “homo quidam erat dives et induebatur purpura et bysso et epulabatur cotidie splendide”

From Historic England entry:

“From 1857 wall box-type post boxes came into use for fixing into existing walls. In 1859 an improved cylindrical design of pillar box was created for standard use nationwide.” (See image: corner of Beauchamp Road and St John’s Road, London SW11.)

From the Survey of London (“Lavender Sweep Area”):

“…Almost simultaneous with the laying out of Tom Taylor’s estate was Alfred Heaver’s redevelopment of John Beaumont’s villa and gardens, last occupied by Thomas Dives. Heaver’s career as a builder and developer was then undergoing the step-change that transformed him into a major local player.
His surveyor W. C. Poole laid out the six acres of grounds with an L-shaped road, Beauchamp Road, running east from a widened St John’s Road before turning north. Originally it was intended to continue this road into Lavender Sweep, but instead it was given a sharper turn to open into Lavender Hill. (Until 1891 this north–south portion of Beauchamp Road was separately named as Bleisho Road.) Poole also laid out a second, short north–south road connecting Beauchamp Road to Lavender Hill. This was at first called Bullen Road, changed to Dives Road by 1887 after its former inhabitant; but in that year local residents, ‘so much chaffed about Dives and Lazarus’ (i.e. the biblical parable of the rich man and poor beggar), successfully petitioned the MBW for another change of name, to Ilminster Gardens. Dives’ house survived for a while as Heaver‘s estate office, prior to its rebuilding as a Welsh Chapel…”

From the website of Capel Cymraeg Clapham:

“Clapham Junction Welsh Chapel serves as a centre for Welsh people and their families and friends in South West London. Regular bilingual services are held on Sunday mornings (except in August). You are welcome to join us.

Mae Capel Cymraeg Clapham Junction yn ganolfan i Gymry De- Orllewin Llundain. Cynhelir gwasanaethau ar fore Sul (heblaw Mis Awst).Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Dreigiau Bach Llundain is a Welsh language playgroup for babies and children 0-4 years of age. We meet at the Chapel most Mondays at 10am.”