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A River Runs Through It: A multidisciplinary investigation of the impacts of the Thames Embankment construction at Chelsea 1850-1891.

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Data and mapping from which the deep mapping was created and the basis of the creative narratives written for the PhD thesis. 

The study area comprises the 'Physic Triangle' in Chelsea, London, UK and includes the area enclosed by the Thames and the roads now named: 

Royal Hospital Road West - formerly Queen's Road West and Paradise Row

Tite Street

Paradise Walk

Ormond Gate - formerly Ormond Row

Swan Walk 

Dilke Street

Clover Mews

Chelsea Embankment

and the following roads no longer in existence: 

George Place

Calthorpe Place

Bull Walk

Comprising parts of Appendices 1-5 including: 

Appendix 1: 

Mapping of businesses recorded within historic Trades' directories from 1852, 1873, 1891, within the dSA. 

Appendix 2: 

Transcriptions and mapping of census records made from image files downloaded from The National Archives via FindMyPast and  

Each spreadsheet comprises 1 sheet per census enumerators book page. All data columns in the enumerators book are recreated in the spreadsheet. Additional columns record information recorded by notes or marks within the enumerators book, including seperate households at single addresses. The data recorded in the census enumerators books are transcribed as best as possible. Where writing is illegible notations including ? ... or suggestions are made. Where transcriptions held on FindMyPast or Ancestry have been used to clarify entries, this has been noted. 

The 1851 data comprises 87 pages, of which 6 are out of the study area. 

The 1871 data comprises 74 pages.

The 1891 data comprises 38 pages.

Appendix 4: 

Mapping of archaeological finds and features recorded during the archaeological fieldwork carried out for this PhD in 2016. 

Mapping is broken down into 4 sections for ease of visibility: 

Battersea Bridge - Albert Bridge

Albert Bridge - dSA


dSA - Chelsea Bridge. 

Photographs of finds recovered from the Thames foreshore.