Donnington Road, NW10

Road in/near Willesden, existing between 1873 and now

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Flats on Donnington Road, 1961.


Donnington Road runs between Sidmouth Road and Harlesden Road, NW10.

In the 1870s, local farmland was sold and new streets laid out for building. Part of Willesden Manor, was sold in 1872 and a year later Uffington and Donnington Roads had been laid out and the area divided into building plots for superior houses intended for commuters to London.

Donnington Primary School was built. Donnington Evangelical Church began its life as the Willesden Christian fellowship in 1931.

Much of the south side of Donnington Road remained unbuilt, becoming Willesden Sports Ground.

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i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

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My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage.
Still have mum’s bus badge.

Happy times they were.

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I SUPPLIED THE PICTURE ABOVE GIVEN TO TOM VAGUE TO PASS ON... ITS DATE IS C1906 ..IN THE DISTANCE IS RACKHAM STREET WITH ITS MISSION HALL, HEWER STREET TO THE RIGHT

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Suspect and 57-year-old victim exchanged words moments earlier, police sayPolice are appealing for help to trace a man who pushed a fellow pedestrian into the path of rush hour traffic in central London.CCTV footage released by City of London police on Tuesday showed the 57-year-old victim being shoved into the road on New Bridge Street, which leads to Blackfriars Bridge. A taxi heading southwards can be seen screeching to a halt to prevent hitting the man who fell on to his front, sustaining grazes to his hands and arms. Police said he was also briefly dazed. Continue reading...

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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Willesden

Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.

The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Willesdune, meaning the "Hill of the Spring" and a settlement bearing this name dates back to 939 AD.

Willesden was bounded on the north-east by the Roman Watling Street, later Edgware Road, on the north and west by the river Brent, and on the south-east by the Kilburn brook. An ancient track, some of it forming part of Harrow Road and Kilburn Lane, marked most of the southern boundary. The soil is mostly heavy and poorly drained clay, probably once covered by thick oak forest and well-adapted to the grass farming that characterised the area from the 18th century.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, the town was a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was insulted by the Lollards, taken to Thomas Cromwell’s house and burnt in 1538 on a large bonfire of "notable images" including those of Walsingham, Worcester and Ipswich. There was also a "holy well" which was thought to possess miraculous qualities, particularly for blindness and other eye disorders.

The river Brent, running from north-east to south-west, flooded frequently. It was dammed between 1835 and 1839 to form the Welsh Harp along the northern boundary, but although the reservoir and feeders to the canal reduced the Brent it remained capable of serious flooding. The principal tributary of the Brent in Willesden was the Mitchell brook which entered the Brent north of Stonebridge and was itself formed from two tributaries. The northern branch, called the Sherrick or Slade brook, rose near Edgware Road at Cricklewood and flowed through Sherrick green where it was joined by a stream flowing northwards from Willesden Green. The southern branch rose south of Willesden Green and flowed west and north through the open fields. South-east of the Brondesbury ridge the land drained into the Kilburn brook, also known as West Bourne, Ranelagh Sewer, or Bayswater rivulet.

The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until 1875, when its population was 18,500. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan line) station of Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo line, and later the Jubilee line.

Willesden became an urban district in 1894 and a municipal borough in 1933. In 1965, it joined Wembley and Kingsbury in the London Borough of Brent.

World War I caused Willesden to change from a predominantly middle class suburb to a working class part of London. After the war, Willesden grew rapidly as many factories opened up with numerous flats and houses. The local council encouraged building to prevent large unemployment and decline. To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. City of London Corporation records show that the first black person recorded in Brent was Sarah Eco, who was christened in St. Mary’s Church in Willesden on 15 September 1723. The 1901 United Kingdom census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London. In 1923, the specialist coach builder Freestone and Webb established their base in Willesden, producing bespoke cars on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until 1956.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Capital City Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
College Green School and Services:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Convent of Jesus and Mary RC Infant School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Donnington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Dudden Hill Farm:   Duddenhill (Duddinghill) Farm lay on Dudden Hill Lane north of Willesden.
Gladstone Park Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Kenmont Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kensal Green:   Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Kensal Rise Library:   Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.
Princess Frederica CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Princess Frederica School:   Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Treetops Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Willesden:   Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.
Willesden Farm:   Willesden Farm was otherwise known as Bramley's Farm.
Willesden Green:   A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.
Willesden Green Farm:   Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Harrow Road, Kensal Green (1900s):   The corner of Ravensworth Road and Harrow Road in NW10.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acland Road, NW2 · Alexander Avenue, NW10 · All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Alma Place, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Brondesbury Park, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Bryan Avenue, NW10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Burrows Road, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · Colin Road, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Cross Way, NW10 · Cullingworth Road, NW10 · Dean Road, NW10 · Dobree Avenue, NW10 · Donnington Road, NW10 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Earlsmead Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Ellesmere Road, NW10 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Felixstowe Road, NW10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Gay Close, NW2 · Geary Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Greyhound Road, NW10 · Griffin Close, NW10 · Grove Road, NW2 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Harcourt House, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Hazel Road, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Helena Road, NW10 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Hiley Road, NW10 · Holberton Gardens, NW10 · Holland Road, NW10 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kenmont Gardens, NW10 · Kenneth Crescent, NW2 · Kenneth Cresent, NW2 · Kings Road, NW10 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Letchford Mews, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Lushington Road, NW10 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Monson Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Napier Road, NW10 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Park Avenue North, NW10 · Park Avenue, NW2 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Plough Close, NW10 · Ponsard Road, NW10 · Purves Road, NW10 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Ravensworth Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rigeley Road, NW10 · Rowan House, NW10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Saint Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Sapcote Trading Centre, NW10 · Sherrick Green Road, NW10 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, BR3 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Trenmar Gardens, NW10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Utopia House, NW10 · Valliere Road, NW10 · Victor Road, NW10 · Waldo Road, NW10 · Waterford Way, NW10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Windsor Road, NW2 ·
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TRANSPORTATION
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DAILY LIFE
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SAFETY
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HEALTH
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SPORTS AND LEISURE
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ENTERTAINMENT
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DEMOGRAPHICS
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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

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.
London Transport

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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