Banister Road, W10

Road in/near Queens Park Estate, existing between the 1880s and now

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Road · Queens Park Estate · W10 ·
August
30
2018

Banister Road just scrapes being classed as belonging to the Queen's Park Estate.

Banister Road - the only road in W10 which is in Brent.
The rest of the W10 postal area is politically part of the City of Westminster (the Queen's Park Estate) or the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (North Kensington and Kensal Town).

Banister Road is the exception, being part of the London Borough of Brent.

It was built to provide a short cut between Kilburn Lane and the then newly-constructed Chamberlayne Road.


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Banister Road - the only road in W10 which is in Brent.
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Queens Park Estate

The part of Queen's Park which is in the W10 postcode and City of Westminster, is known as the Queens Park Estate.

It was built from 1874 by the Artisans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company. The architecture of that estate of some 2000 small houses is distinctively Gothic-revival, with polychrome brickwork, pinnacles and turrets along the bigger roads.

It retains First Avenue, Second Avenue etc up to Sixth Avenue, and originally had streets A-P. The street names have been made into full words, (Alperton Street, Barfett Street, Caird Street, Droop Street, Embrook Street, Farrant Street, Galton Street, Huxley Street, Ilbert Street, Kilravock Street, Lothrop Street, Marne Street, Nutbourne Street, Oliphant Street, Peach Street).

It was on this estate that the first QPR footballers had their homes.
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