Panmure Road

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Fiona_G
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Panmure Road

Post by Fiona_G »

Hello everyone. I moved into one of the flats in the big building at the top of the hill on Panmure Road (55). The building is huge, and I was wondering if anyone knew anything about its history; when it was built, was it once a single house, who lived here, and so on. I've searched for info on this forum and elsewhere, but most links to Panmure are - understandably - to do with the bomb. Fingers crossed! Thanks
milton
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I have sent you a PM Fiona.
RJM
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Post by RJM »

Have a look at https://www.layersoflondon.org/ - you can layer old maps over the current one, and it includes the bomb damage maps and the post-war RAF aerial photos of London. The aerial photos are incredible for the road as it shows the bomb damage really clearly. The older maps (1890s) also show the names of some of the big houses.

If you look at this site, it has old directories which tell you who lived in the named houses: http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digi ... 597/rec/21 The link should take you to the page with Panmure Road details from the 1890s if I've done it right! I could probably find out more about the residents if you'd like, let me know.
Fiona_G
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Post by Fiona_G »

Wow, thank you! I haven't seen either of these website before. I'll take a look this evening!
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