Which inspires me to list another unfinished Northern Line station - although hopefully on this occasion it WILL be finished: Battersea Power Station station.Northern line unfinished station called bull and bush or north End
Bull and bush is a pub.
OK. pushing it a bit as unfinished.
Agree about Port Sunlight, but head one stop along and you could have 'Spital'.Is not a building. It's a housing estate; an experimental and architecturally distinguished one, but not 'a' building, any more than the towns and districts that give their names to the majority of stations are.
It is!!!Bat and Ball, too. Way more than I thought! I wonder if there are any that are named after buildings but you wouldn't know unless you know, if that makes sense... for example if St. Pancras was actually named after a church (which for all I know it might be).
Kings Cross (the statue was certainly part of the built environment)
Strata Florida (named after the abbey)
Exeter St Davids (named after the St David's Church nearby?)
That's another one we've already had.Strata Florida on the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line was named after an abbey. How many others were named in this way I wonder?
Doing some stretching of my own, "Tal y Cafn for Egwlysbach." Presumably there's a house at Ty Croes...I'm not sure if I'm stretching the point here but any station in Wales with the prefix 'Llan' could be included since 'Llan' means church or, strictly speaking, the enclosure around a church. Of course, by the time the railway came along, the name almost always also referred to the town or village surrounding the church so it would probably count as "named after a place that was named after a building"!
As I've already posted - there's the original St Pancras Church right by the NW corner of the railway station; so it's likely that the station was named on account of that. The district/parish/[now]ward were named after the church. Yes, the local council in LCC (ie pre-GLC) days was St Pancras borough.There is a St Pancaras church on the Marylebone Rd, but its nearer Euston.
The station may have been built in its parish.
Wiki says that part of London was knows as St Pancras, and there was a borough of St Pancras.
So the station is named after a borough, not a building.
No - often "X Junction" is where there's a junction to X, it's not a junction at X. Obvious example: Clapham Junction is in Battersea, not in Clapham - but there's a junction there from which one route leads to Clapham.Pretty much anywhere that's Something Junction is named after itself.
I don't think that's why it was called 'Clapham' Junction. In fact I don't even know if there was a regular train service from the Junction to Clapham (High Street as is now) before the Overground a few years ago. It was called Clapham, I believe, because Clapham was the upmarket and desirable suburb whereas Battersea wasn't (think Dogs' Home). Now of course all of SW London is upmarket.No - often "X Junction" is where there's a junction to X, it's not a junction at X. Obvious example: Clapham Junction is in Battersea, not in Clapham - but there's a junction there from which one route leads to Clapham.