Brent Street, NW4

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

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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Lynne Hqapgood
Lynne Hqapgood   
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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

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.

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
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Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
:o)

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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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The regional divide is more than the north and London | Letters
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/20/the-regional-divide-is-more-than-the-north-and-london

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How fame took its toll on Dennis Price
My house is full of film books. I suspect several hundred but I lost count. It provides me with my own research library and I am always adding to the collection. If we ever get a film and television heritage centre in Borehamwood then I will donate them so they can help create a reference library. Alas, that does not seem to be on the horizon but one can always hope.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16226131.How_fame_took_its_toll_on_Dennis_Price/?ref=rss

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How fame took its toll on Dennis Price
My house is full of film books. I suspect several hundred but I lost count. It provides me with my own research library and I am always adding to the collection. If we ever get a film and television heritage centre in Borehamwood then I will donate them so they can help create a reference library. Alas, that does not seem to be on the horizon but one can always hope.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16226129.How_fame_took_its_toll_on_Dennis_Price/?ref=rss

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Eden Hazard refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with a move away from Chelsea this summer, but called on the Blues to improve their style after a ’defensive’ FA Cup Final victory over Manchester United.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-eden-hazard-transfer-talk-fa-cup-final-win-admits-blues-must-play-better-a3843731.html

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Fire advice is to flee as tests show Grenfell-style cladding unsafe
Fire advice is to flee as tests show Grenfell-style cladding unsafe

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Lewisham East byelection: Janet Daby to stand for Labour
Council’s deputy mayor, who is viewed as a moderate, selected to fight for ultra-safe seat in JuneThe deputy mayor of Lewisham council has been chosen by Labour to fight a byelection in the area in June. Janet Daby, viewed as a moderate in the party, beat two other candidates after a hustings on Saturday to be selected as the candidate for the ultra-safe Labour seat of Lewisham East. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/19/lewisham-east-byelection-janet-daby-to-stand-for-labour

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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Don’t miss: Music festival returns to high street today and tomorrow

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VIEW THE HENDON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE HENDON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE HENDON AREA IN THE 1860s
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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
Ayesha Community School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Bell Lane Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Beth Jacob Grammar School for Girls:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 17. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brampton College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 15 and 19.
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
Hasmonean Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Hendon Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Hendon School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Independent Jewish Day School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Kisharon College:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Nancy Reuben Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Parkfield Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Parkfield, the Hyde, and Childs Hill Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Peninim:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary’s and St John’s CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 15. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Sunny Hill Park:   
Sunnyfields Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Tiferes High School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Greyhound Hill:   The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome. From this spot, Hendon residents could get a free view of the aerobatic displays when they took place.


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 · Dallas Road, NW9 · 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 · 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 · Saint Mary’s Crescent, 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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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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