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Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.

Hendon Central roundel
Hendon Central, like all stations north from Golders Green, is a surface station (although the tracks enter twin tunnels a short distance further north on the way to Colindale). When it was built it stood in lonely glory amid fields, as one writer puts it, south of the old village of Hendon, which has since been swallowed up by London's suburbs.

The station is a Grade II listed building, designed in a neo-Georgian style by Stanley Heaps, who also designed Brent Cross tube station in a similar style, with a prominent portico featuring a Doric colonnade.

The fact that the area was largely undeveloped allowed a hitherto unusual degree of coordination between the station and the surrounding buildings that were constructed over the next few years. The station was intended to be the centre and a key architectural feature of a new suburban town; it faces a circus 73 metres in diameter that is intersected by four approach roads which provide access to all parts of Hendon and the surrounding areas beyond. For many years this was a roundabout known as 'Central Circus'; however it is now a crossroads controlled by traffic signals.

Writing in 1932, William Passingham commended the integrated approach taken at Hendon Central as an outstanding example of the co-ordination of road-planning with passenger station requirements. He noted, only nine years after the station opened, that it had already become the centre of an ever-widening cluster of new houses.

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Hendon Central roundel
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THE STREETS OF HENDON CENTRAL
Alderton Crescent, NW4 Alderton Crescent is a street in Hendon.
Alderton Cresent, NW4 Alderton Cresent is a street in Hendon.
Alderton Way, NW4 Alderton Way is a street in Hendon.
Allington Road, NW4 Allington Road is a street in Hendon.
Bavdene Mews, NW4 Bavdene Mews is a street in Hendon.
Beaufort Gardens, NW4 Beaufort Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 Brent Cross Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Brookfield Avenue, NW4 Brookfield Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Central Circus, NW4 Central Circus is a street in Hendon.
Cheyne Walk, NW4 Cheyne Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Crespigny Road, NW4 Crespigny Road is a street in Hendon.
Denehurst Gardens, NW4 Denehurst Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elliot Road, NW4 Elliot Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elm Close, NW4 Elm Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elm Park Gardens, NW4 Elm Park Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elms Avenue, NW4 Elms Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Fairfield Avenue, NW4 Fairfield Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Graham Road, NW4 Graham Road is a street in Hendon.
Haley Road, NW4 Haley Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Haslemere Avenue, NW4 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Hendon Delivery Office, NW4 Hendon Delivery Office is a street in Hendon.
Hendon Way, NW4 Hendon Way is a street in Hendon.
Lower Ground Floor, NW4 Lower Ground Floor is a street in Hendon.
Mayfield Gardens, NW4 Mayfield Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Nicoll Place, NW4 Nicoll Place is a street in Hendon.
Parade Mansions, NW4 Parade Mansions is a street in Hendon.
Park View Gardens, NW4 Park View Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Prothero Gardens, NW4 Prothero Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Queens Gardens, NW4 Queens Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Queens Road, NW4 Queens Road is a street in Hendon.
Renters Avenue, NW4 Renters Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Rundell Crescent, NW4 Rundell Crescent is a street in Hendon.
Rundell Cresent, NW4 Rundell Cresent is a street in Hendon.
Shirehall Close, NW4 Shirehall Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Shirehall Gardens, NW4 Shirehall Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Shirehall Lane, NW4 Shirehall Lane is a street in Hendon.
Shirehall Park, Shirehall Park is a road in the postcode area
Shirehall Park, NW11 Shirehall Park is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Shirehall Park, NW4 Shirehall Park is a street in Hendon.
Spalding Road, NW4 Spalding Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sydney Grove, NW4 Sydney Grove is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Thornbury, NW4 Thornbury is a street in Hendon.
Vivian Avenue, NW4 Vivian Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Wykeham Road, NW4 Wykeham Road is a street in Hendon.



Lynne Hqapgood
Lynne Hqapgood   
Added: 12 Feb 2018 11:05 GMT   
IP: 213.122.132.80
2:1:2
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
John Dye   
Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT   
IP: 86.131.134.236
2:2:2
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
Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:50 GMT   
IP: 94.3.120.166
2:3:2
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


Ron
Ron   
Added: 24 Sep 2017 22:22 GMT   
IP: 92.6.6.10
2:4:2
Post by Ron: Colindale

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

Martina
Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   
IP: 146.198.174.6
2:5:2
Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

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

VIEW THE HENDON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE HENDON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE HENDON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE HENDON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE HENDON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Hendon Central

Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.

Hendon Central, like all stations north from Golders Green, is a surface station (although the tracks enter twin tunnels a short distance further north on the way to Colindale). When it was built it stood in lonely glory amid fields, as one writer puts it, south of the old village of Hendon, which has since been swallowed up by London's suburbs.

The station is a Grade II listed building, designed in a neo-Georgian style by Stanley Heaps, who also designed Brent Cross tube station in a similar style, with a prominent portico featuring a Doric colonnade.

The fact that the area was largely undeveloped allowed a hitherto unusual degree of coordination between the station and the surrounding buildings that were constructed over the next few years. The station was intended to be the centre and a key architectural feature of a new suburban town; it faces a circus 73 metres in diameter that is intersected by four approach roads which provide access to all parts of Hendon and the surrounding areas beyond. For many years this was a roundabout known as 'Central Circus'; however it is now a crossroads controlled by traffic signals.

Writing in 1932, William Passingham commended the integrated approach taken at Hendon Central as an outstanding example of the co-ordination of road-planning with passenger station requirements. He noted, only nine years after the station opened, that it had already become the centre of an ever-widening cluster of new houses.
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