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Godson Yard is a new development dating from 2005.

The original building here was first constructed by Mr George Godson in 1884.

The building was planned in 1880 when the Paddington Estate made three agreements with different builders. One of these was an agreement with George Godson for 50 terraced houses on the Paddington side of Kilburn Park Road, (which was originally known as Park Road). These houses ranged between £200 and £500.

The Church Commission for England/Ecclesiastical Commissioners were the freehold owners of most of these houses and held onto the now Godson Yard building until 1955.

The first leaseholder at this address was a Mr A Godson (presumably a relative of Mr G Godson) who rented the house to Mr Herbert Henry King (described in the 1891 census as a corn and hay merchant) who ran the building as a granary and lived there with his wife Alice.

In 1910, the front building of Godson Yard (239 Kilburn Park Road) comprised the following: Store rooms, coal cellars, a shop, stables (where the mews houses now stand), three stalls, a small yard, a Chaff cutting room*, and residential accommodation of 6 bedrooms and a bathroom.

On May 1955 an auction of 239 Kilburn Park Road, as part of ’the former Paddington Estate’, described the property as:
’A freehold ground rent of £5 per annum’ as ’business premises and builder’s yard’.

The story continues in 2005 when Merry May Homes formed links with David Corley Architects* and planning permission was granted to transform the period property into contemporary living spaces now known as Godson Yard.

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Maida Vale

Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.

The area was developed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in the early 19th century as middle class housing. The main building started in the mid 19th century and from the 1860s red brick was used. The first mansion blocks were completed in 1897.

Maida Vale nowadays makes up most of the W9 postal district - the southern part of Maida Vale at the junction of Paddington Basin with Regent's Canal, with many houseboats, is known as Little Venice. The area to the south-west of Maida Vale, at the western end of Elgin Avenue, was historically known as Maida Hill.

Maida Vale tube station was opened on 6 June 1915, on the Bakerloo Line.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Maida Hill:   Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.
Maida Vale:   Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.
Orme's Green:   Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The Windsor Castle:   The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne
Weston’s Cider House:   In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abinger Mews, W9 · Alexandra Court, W9 · Amberley Road, W9 · Ashworth Road, W9 · Barnsdale Road, W9 · Biddulph Mansions, W9 · Biddulph Road, W9 · Blomfield Road, W9 · Bradiston Road, W9 · Browning Close, W9 · Burlington Close, W9 · Cambridge Road, NW6 · Carlton Vale, NW6 · Carlton Vale, W9 · Castellain Mansions, W9 · Castellain Road, W9 · Chippenham Gardens, NW6 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Chippenham Road, W9 · Clarendon Terrace, W9 · Clifton Road, W9 · Clifton Villas, W9 · Clive Court, W9 · Croxley Road, W9 · Delamere Terrace, W2 · Delaware Road, W9 · Denholme Road, W9 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Elgin Avenue, W9 · Elgin Mansions, W9 · Elgin Mews South, W9 · Elnathan Mews, W9 · Essendine Mansions, W9 · Essendine Road, W9 · Fordingley Road, W9 · Formosa Street, W9 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Goldney Road, W9 · Grantully Road, W9 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Hansel Road, NW6 · Harrow Road, W9 · Helmsdale House, NW6 · Hermes Close, W9 · Kilburn Park Road, NW6 · Lanark Place, W9 · Lanark Road, W9 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Lauderdale Parade, W9 · Lauderdale Road, W9 · Leith Mansions, W9 · Lydford Road, W9 · Macroom Road, W9 · Maida Vale, W9 · Malvern Mews, NW6 · Malvern Place, NW6 · Malvern Road, NW6 · Marylands Road, W9 · Masefield House, NW6 · Morshead Road, W9 · Nelson Close, NW6 · Oakington Road, W9 · Pentland Road, NW6 · Pindock Mews, W9 · Randolph Avenue, W9 · Randolph Crescent, W9 · Regents Court, W9 · Rodney Court, W9 · Saltram Crescent, W9 · Saltram Cresent, W9 · Sandringham Court, W9 · Sevington Street, W9 · Shirland Mews, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · Stafford Close, NW6 · Stafford Road, NW6 · Stuart Road, NW6 · Surrendale Place, W9 · Sutherland Avenue, W9 · Vale Close, W9 · Walterton Road, W9 · Warlock Road, W9 · Warrington Crescent, W9 · Warwick Court, W9 · Warwick Place, W9 · Wellesley Court, W9 · Widley Road, W9 · Windsor Gardens, W9 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Wymering Mansions, W9 · Wymering Road, W9 ·


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