Brompton Street Numbering

​In about 1880/1 the numbering of several of Brompton’s streets was changed. The table below outlines how the numbering worked before and after this date for Brompton’s main streets. The 1881 system remains general today, although slightly altered by later developments and rebuildings.

Street

To 1880

From 1881

High Street

Numbered consecutively from south to north (Garden Street to Wood Street) on the eastern (Two Sawyers) side from 1-32. It then ran consecutively north to south on the western (Golden Lion) side from 33-56.

Numbered from low at the Garden Street end to high at the Wood Street end. Odd numbers on the eastern side from 1-63, even numbers on the western side from 2-58.

Westcourt Street

Seems to have numbered consecutively from west to east (Dock Road to Butchers Alley) on the southern side from 1-22. The northern (Golden Lion) side is more complicated to work out, seeming to duplicate some of the numbers on the southern side, and ranging from 1-30.

Numbered from low at the High Street end to High at the Dock Road end. Odd numbers on the northern (Golden Lion) side, with no.1 just below Broad Alley. Even numbers on the southern side, with no.2 just below Butcher’s Alley. Following redevelopment of the street in the 1950s only nos. 2, 4, 6 & 12 remain on the southern side, and none of the earlier buildings remain on the northern side.

Middle Street

 

 

River Street

 

Numbered low to high from south (Westcourt Street) to north (Wood Street) with odd numbers on the eastern (Royal Marine) side and even numbers on the western (Dockyard) side. The majority of River Street was demolished in the 1950s, leaving only nos. 1, 3 & 7.

Pleasant Row

Numbers consecutively from west (High Street) to east, from 1-6.

Numbers consecutively from west (High Street) to east, from 1-6.

Garden Street

 

Numbered from low at the western (High Street) end to high at the eastern (Mansion Row) end. Even numbers on the northern (Manor Street) side from 2-30. Odd numbers on the southern (Prospect Row) side. No.1 was the building between the Cannon and King George V Pub with Queen’s Court/Garden Row running behind it the Cannon being no.3 and going up from there. At some point this side was renumbered so that Garden Row became 1a-13 Garden Street with the Cannon becoming no.15 and houses beyond this renumbered accordingly.

Prospect Row

Numbers consecutively from north (Garden Street) to south, from 1-20.

Numbers consecutively from north (Garden Street) to south, from 1-20.

Manor Street

Started numbering from Sawyer’s Alley on the western (High Street) side, running consecutively to the north (Wood Street). The numbering then ran consecutively south from Wood Street on the Eastern (Mansion Row) side.

Numbers from low at the southern (Garden Street) end to high at the northern (Wood Street) end. Even numbers on the eastern (Mansion Row) side, odd numbers on the western (High Street) side.

Mansion Row

Numbers consecutively from low to high south (Garden Street) to north (Wood Street) from 1-15

Numbers consecutively from low to high north (Wood Street) to south (Garden Street) from 1-15

Wood Street

 

Numbered from low to high from west (Dockyard end) to east (Gillingham end), odd numbers on the southern side from 1-71 (River Street to mansion Row). On the northern (Brompton Barracks) side the even numbers ran from Brompton house to just beyond the High Street, numbering 6-58.  This changed somewhat with the building of Admiralty Terrace and May Terrace in the late 1880s and the destruction of Brompton House c.1912. Additionally nos.46-58 (east of the High Street) were demolished in 1938 to allow an extension to the Barracks.

 

 
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