Contents

Cover I II III
Dedication
IV
Acknowledgements
V
Preface
All Pages
1 Introduction
2 The Place Where Four Roads Meet
6 The Paddington Almshouse Stone
12 Paddington in the 18th Century
16 The Bishop of London's Estate
23 The New Road, 1757
26 Thomas Paine Builds a Bridge
27 Artists at the turn of the century
32 Milne Land Usage in 1800
34 Paddington Canal, 1801
39 The Regent's Canal
47 Lisson Green, 1800-1850
55 Westbourne Farm
62 Paddington Railway arrives
64 Transport maps from Roman times to today
66 Diary of William Tayler - Footman
66 The Duke of Wellington's Statue
68 Tyburnia and Bayswater
74 St John's Wood
78 Queen's Park
83 Beethoven Street School
87 The Neeld Estate
94 The 1881 Census
97 St Mary Magdalene
101 A Canal Family
104 Local Wrought Iron and Cast Iron
109 Lisson Grove, 1850-1900
113 Local Industry
113 The Goad maps
117 Eliza Dolittle in Lisson Grove
119 Philanthropic Housing
124 The Margherita Rabuffi memoir
129 Octavia Hill and Southwood Smith
132 Wells in Bell Street
133 The Booth Poverty Maps
143 Mansion Flats
144 Christchurch House, Shroton Street
146 Paddington Recreation Ground
151 The Grand Central Railway and Lord's
153 Maida Vale
155 After the First World War: Municipal and Philanthropic Housing
160 Bomb Damage in World War II
185 Rebuilding after the War Two
169 Roger Mayne's photographs of Paddington
170 Hallfield Estate & Hallfield School - architect, Denys Lasdun
172 Wharncliffe Gardens and Lisson Grove Estate
175 Queen's Park after 1967
181 Westway
183 Ulster Terrace - John Nash and Pentagram, architects
185 Philological & Ragged Schools to Comprehensive
202 The Walterton and Elgin Estate, WECH
215 Refurbishing Dudley House in 1988
216 New housing on old school sites
221 Peabody Building, Bell Street
221 Octavia [Hill] House, Homer Street
222 Renovating Bayswater
223 The First Metropole Hotel Extension - John Laing plc, contractors
226 The Great Canal Freeze
227 Paddington Basin. New plans in the 1960s
228 Paddington Basin; Renewed plans in the 1980s
230 Paddington Basin: A new Master Plan in 1997
232 The Old Loading Building reused and the site razed
234 Purdey's Shotgun Factory
236 The Second Metropole Hotel Extension - John Laing plc, contractors
238 Draining the Basin
240 New buildings on Paddington Basin
241 The Point -Farrell and Partners, architects
242 West Quay, Praed Street - Broadway Malyan, architects
244 The new Paddington Station -Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, architects
246 Grand Junction House - Richard Rogers Partners -architects
250 Bishop's Bridge Road and Bridges
251 The Paddington Goods Yard site - Sidell Gibson Partnership, architects
252 The Point, Farrell & Partners, architects
253 St Mary's Hospital and Paddington Children's Hospital New Buildings - Skidmore Ownings & Merrill, architects
256 The 1891 Goad plan of Paddington Basin
257 The Model of Paddington Basin in 2010.
258 The Montage of Paddington Basin in May 2001 - the bicentenary year.