"ST. MARYLEBONE, a parish and parliamentary borough in the Holborn division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, forming the north-western portion of the metropolis, about 2½ miles N.W. by W. of St. Paul's. It is intersected by the London and North-Western and Under-ground railways, which have several stations in the parish, and by the Regent's canal. It derives its name from the small burn, or bourne, which also gave name to Eyeburn, or Tyburn, and formerly filled reservoirs, whence London was partly supplied with water, and fell into the Thames near Vauxhall Bridge, but has its course now underground. It is bounded by Cleveland-street and the Regent's Park on the E., by the Edgware-road on the W., by Oxford-street on the S., and by Primrose-hill and the Queen's-road on the N., and includes the new suburbs of St. John's Wood, Portland Town, &c." (There is more of this description).<\p>
"MAIDA VALE, (or Maida Hill) a hamlet and suburban district in the parishes of St. Marylebone and Paddington, hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, about 3 miles N.W. of St. Paul's, London. The Grand Junction canal passes through the neighbourhood. It is now a fashionable suburb of London, containing many villa residences.
[1868 Gazetteer called it Maida Hill, 1888 and 2003 maps show it as Maida Vale.]
"PORTLAND TOWN, a suburban district in the parish and borough of St. Marylebone, county Middlesex, 3 miles W. by N. of St. Paul's, London. It is situated on the farther side of the Regent's Park. There is a church built by Daukes in 1849, and dedicated to St. Stephen.
[On a 1903 map, it is a substantial area between the N.W. corner of Regent's Park and St. John's Wood.]"
"ST. JOHN'S WOOD, a suburban district in the parish and borough of St. Marylebone, in the Holborn division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, 3½ miles W.N.W. of St. Paul's, London. " (There is more of this description).
Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.