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Brent Street was a section of a main road north out of London.

No addresses have so far been added to Brent Street, NW4

At the Quadrant there is a milestone, the last piece of physical evidence of the old road. A small hamlet grew up during the Tudor period, at the junction of Brent Street and Bell Lane.

Brent Street parish-pump supplied water for much of the area in the early 19th century, and there was also a ’cage’ (1796 - 1883), an outdoor cell for holding for criminals.

There were a few large Victorian mansions such as Tenby Mansion (c. 1845), which is near the Quadrant. By the 1850s there were shops in Brent Street, and a new street called New Brent Street.

The first Hendon police station (c. 1855) was in New Brent Street, as was Hendon British School (1876). Much of the old settlement of Brent Street burned down in a catastrophic fire in 1861.

The police station moved to Brent Street in 1884, and was demolished 2002. Hendon British School moved to become Bell Lane School in 1901.

The cricketer Denis Compton was brought up in the area and went to school at Bell Lane. Christ Church was opened in October of 1881.

During the 20th century a number of small factories were to be found in the area. The largest was Tilley Lamps Ltd (1915 to 1961), which employed around 300 people manufacturing pressure paraffin lamps.

In December 1969 planning permission was granted for a new shopping district on Brent Street called Sentinel Square. It cost £1.5 million. The Rose and Crown pub and the Gala Cinema were replaced with a row of modern shops and a Tesco supermarket during 1970.

Source: Barnet Council - barnet.gov.uk



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I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea. At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.
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Hendon

Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.

The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. From 1875 the Midland opened a service to Victoria on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and received coaches from the London and South Western Railway for attachment to north-bound trains.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Brent Street:   The largest hamlet of Hendon parish was Brent Street. It retained its identity until the late 19th, when building linked it with Church End and the Burroughs.
Foster House:   Foster House and Brent Lodge were two 18th-century brick houses at the corner of Butcher's Lane and Brent Street. Butcher's Lane later became Queen’s Road
Hendon:   Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.
Hendon House:   Hendon House was a gabled building built probably in the 16th century.
Hendon Park:   Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Admiral Court, NW4 · Albert Road, NW4 · Alexandra Road, NW4 · Algernon Road, NW4 · Alwyn Gardens, NW4 · Aprey Gardens, NW4 · Ashley Lane, NW4 · Ashley Walk, NW4 · Audley Road, NW4 · Babington Road, NW4 · Barford Close, NW4 · Barton Close, NW4 · Bell Lane, NW11 · Bell Lane, NW4 · Belle Vue Estate, NW4 · Belle Vue Road, NW4 · Bertram Road, NW4 · Bethel Close, NW4 · Boltmore Close, NW4 · Bonville Gardens, NW4 · Boyne Avenue, NW4 · Brampton Grove, NW4 · Brampton Lane, NW4 · Breasy Place, NW4 · Brent Green, NW4 · Brent Park Road, NW4 · Brent Street, NW4 · Brinsdale Road, NW4 · Buckingham Court, NW4 · Burroughs Gardens, NW4 · Burroughs Parade, NW4 · Canberra Close, NW4 · Carol Close, NW4 · Cedars Close, NW4 · Century Close, NW4 · Chapel Walk, NW4 · Chatsworth Avenue, NW4 · Chatsworth Close, NW4 · Christchurch Hall, NW4 · Christchurch Square, E9 · Church End, NW4 · Church Road, NW4 · Church Road, RM3 · Church Road, TN14 · Church Terrace, NW4 · Clarendon Gardens, NW4 · Colindeep Gardens, NW4 · Colindeep Lane, NW4 · Cowley Place, NW4 · Dallas Road, NW4 · Danescroft Avenue, NW4 · Danescroft Gardens, NW4 · Danescroft, NW4 · Daniel Place, NW4 · Dartmouth Road, NW4 · Downage, NW4 · Eaton Road, NW4 · Edgeworth Avenue, NW4 · Edgeworth Close, NW4 · Edgeworth Crescent, NW4 · Egerton Gardens, NW4 · Elm Close, NW4 · Elm Park Gardens, NW4 · Elms Avenue, NW4 · Endersleigh Gardens, NW4 · Faber Gardens, NW4 · Finchley Lane, NW4 · First Avenue, NW4 · Florence Street, NW4 · Foscote Road, NW4 · Foster Street, NW4 · Fuller Street, NW4 · Glebe Crescent, NW4 · Golders Rise, NW4 · Green Lane, NW4 · Green Walk, NW4 · Greenbank Crescent, NW4 · Greyhound Hill, NW4 · Hall Lane, NW4 · Harmony Way, NW4 · Hatchcroft, NW4 · Hendale Avenue, NW4 · Hendon Urban Motorway, NW4 · Hendon, NW4 · Heriot Road, NW4 · Hillview Gardens, NW4 · Hollyview Close, NW4 · Holmbrook Drive, NW4 · Holmdale Gardens, NW4 · Holmfield Avenue, NW4 · Johns Avenue, NW4 · Kings Close, NW4 · Layfield Crescent, NW4 · Layfield Road, NW4 · Lea Wood, NW4 · Linfield Close, NW4 · Lisselton House, NW4 · Lodge Road, NW4 · Lower Ground Sentinel Square, NW4 · M1, NW2 · M1, NW4 · M1, NW7 · M1, NW9 · Malcolm Crescent, NW4 · Meadow Drive, NW4 · Mills Grove, NW4 · Montagu Road, NW4 · Mount Road, NW4 · Mulberry Close, NW4 · Mulberry Close, SE22 · Neeld Crescent, NW4 · Neeld Cresent, NW4 · New Brent Street, NW4 · Newark Parade, NW4 · Newark Way, NW4 · Nursery Walk, NW4 · Park View Gardens, NW4 · Parson Street, NW4 · Prestige Way, NW4 · Prince of Wales Close, NW4 · Queens Gardens, NW4 · Queens Parade, NW4 · Queens Road, NW4 · Queens Way, NW4 · Raleigh Close, NW4 · Ravenshurst Avenue, NW4 · Rickard Close, NW4 · Riverside, NW4 · Rockfield House, NW4 · Rowsley Avenue, NW4 · Saint David’s Place, NW4 · Second Avenue, NW4 · Selborne Gardens, NW4 · Sentinel Square, NW4 · Sevington Road, NW4 · Sherrock Gardens, NW4 · Sherwood Road, NW4 · Shirehall Close, NW4 · Southbourne Crescent, NW4 · Southfields, NW4 · St Davids Place, NW4 · St Josephs Grove, NW4 · St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 · St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 · Station Road, NW4 · Studio Mews, NW4 · Sturgess Avenue, NW4 · Sunningfields Crescent, NW4 · Sunningfields Road, NW4 · Sunny Gardens Parade, NW4 · Sunny Gardens Road, NW4 · Sunny Hill, NW4 · Sunny Place, NW4 · Sutton Parade, NW4 · Swynford Gardens, NW4 · Sydney Grove, NW4 · Talbot Crescent, NW4 · Tenterden Close, NW4 · Tenterden Drive, NW4 · Tenterden Gardens, NW4 · Tenterden Grove, NW4 · The Approach, NW4 · The Burroughs, NW4 · The Crest, NW4 · The Garage, NW4 · Vaughan Avenue, NW4 · Vicarage Road, NW4 · Victoria Road, NW4 · Water Brook Lane, NW4 · Watford Way, NW4 · West Avenue, NW4 · West View, NW4 · Westchester Drive, NW4 · Westhorpe Gardens, NW4 · Westside, NW4 · Wheatley Close, NW4 · Wilshaw Close, NW4 · Woodburn Close, NW4 · Woodward Avenue, NW4 ·


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