Epirus Road

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Epirus Road, London, United Kingdom
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Epirus Road - EPIRUS ROAD
Epirus Road - Gone for a Burton ( Former Montagu Burton store in North End Road, Fulham)
Epirus Road - EPIRUS ROAD view west

Epirus Road London Reviews

AdamR3723 AdamR3723
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What is in a name? And, it's gone for a Burton! Apr 05, 2017
There is no reason to go out of your way to visit this residential street in Fulham. Its name is what attracted me to it.

Epirus is a region in the western Balkans that is currently within the borders of Greece and Albania. In Ottoman times, it was part of the Turkish region that contained many Albanian people. Today, many patriotic Albanians feel that the whole of Epirus ought to be part of a notional "Greater Albania", but almost every Greek would dispute this with great vehemence.

Why this particular street in Fulham is named after a region in the South Western Balkans remains a mystery to me.

Just north of Epirus Road, there is a branch of McDonalds at 312 North Ednd Road. Above this, there is a magnificent building that used to be part of a Burton's store.

This is recorded in detail in http://www.hfhbg.org.uk/newsletters/Newsletter-09-Spr-03.pdf:

"New Group committee member John Sheppard has been

investigating the story of Burtons’ shops in London. Our

borough has two buildings which began life as branches of

Burton’s, the family firm which was once were the world’s

biggest tailor: 8 King Street, on the corner with

Hammersmith Grove, and 312 North End Road, on the

corner with Haldane Road. Both are now fast-food outlets.

However, cast your eyes up to first and second floors and

you will find two good examples of the characteristic neoEgyptian

style of architecture favoured by the Burtons:

‘modern temples of commerce’ as they called them. The

North End Road branch in particular commends itself: two

elevations of white terracotta tiling, ionic capitals, volutes,

palmettes and escutcheons with the logo at centre second

EPIRUS ROAD view west
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