Walsingham Road

A cul-de-sac road that is off of the east side of Caesars Walk, after Cecil Place and before Hatton Gardens.

1954 OS map

The name refers to Francis Walsingham, spymaster of Elizabeth I. See wikipedia entry.

This road, and the other roads between the railway line and the Wilson Hospital were on the former estate of The Cranmers which was bought by Isaac Wilson in 1926. All these roads have names related to Elizabeth I.

There are 37 houses, all with the postcode CR4 4LN.

As entered from Caesars Walk, the houses on the left are numbered odd from 1 to 29, with three terraces of 6, 5 then 4 houses. At the end of the road is a square, and a terrace of 4 houses, numbered 31 to 37, is at right angles to the rest of the road. The houses on the south side of the road are numbered even from Caesars Walk end from 2 to 30, also in three terraces of 6, 5 then 4 houses.

Number 13 was destroyed by enemy action during the Blitz. On 29th October 1941 four people lost their lives. (The links are to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission website.)

Eleanor Margaret GRANGER, aged 27 and Reginald Frederick Stanley GRANGER, aged 30.

William Joseph LISMORE, aged 75 and Ada Rosa Lavinia LISMORE, aged 64.

Planning application MIT1287 was granted 29th July 1949 for the house to be rebuilt.

Occupations from the 1939 Register:

Architect & Surveyor
Bakers Roundsman
Chargehand Wireless Coil Winder
Clerk Advertisement Dept Newspaper (Make-up )
Clerk Upholstery Factory
District Foreman Wandsworth & Dist Gas Co
Domestic Duties
Draper’s Warehouseman’s Clerk
Engine Fitter & Oxy-acetylene Welder Heavy Worker
Established Clerical Officer H M Civil Service
Gardener (Retired)
Gas Works Labourer Coke Dept Heavy Worker
General Labourer
Hop Factor
House Furnishings Salesman
House Painter
House to House Salesman Own Account
Household duties (unpaid)
In Receipt of Old Age Pension
Incapacitated (Age )
Junior Clerk Chartered Accountants
Labourer Registered Hide Market Leather Control
Laundry Hand
Machine Room Capstan Labourer
Metal Polisher
Metropolitan Police Constable
Metropolitan Water Board Assistant Turncock Heavy Worker
Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer ‘Lab’ Assistant
Photogravine Operator
Piano Manufacturer
Police Officer Retired
Registered Architect & Surveyor Chief Technical Assistant (In control of all A.R.P. shelter construction work in Borough of Holborn)
Roneo Operator (Retired )
Sheet Metal Worker (Aircraft)
Shop Assistant (Food Dept)
Stores & Stock Clerk (Wireless Receiver & Spares)
Telephone Exchange Wireman (Travels)
Tram Driver LPTB (London Passenger Transport Board)
Unpaid Domestic Duties
Unpaid Domestic Duties Occasionaly Drapery Shop Assistant
Varnish Factory Warehouseman Retired
Wood Machinist

Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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