Harrow Road, W9

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Harrow Road is a street in Maida Vale.



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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1900s
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Maida Hill

Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.

The pub was named after General Sir John Stuart who was made Count of Maida by King Ferdinand IV of Naples and Sicily after the victory at the Battle of Maida in 1806. Previously the fields here had been the highest part of Paddington at 120 feet above sea level and called "Hill House Fields".

By 1810 the locality was being marked as ‘Maida’ on maps. The Maida Hill tunnel, begun in 1812, was the first canal tunnel to be built in London and is the second longest. Its route had to be altered to avoid the Portman estate, which had refused passage through its property.

The part of Edgware Road immediately north of the Regent’s Canal was subsequently called Maida Hill, and later Maida Hill East, while modern Little Venice was formerly Maida Hill West. The whole name then migrated west and renamed an area previously known as St Peter’s Park.

Modern Maida Hill is bounded to the north and east by Shirland Road, in the west by Walterton Road with the Regent's Canal to the south.

The name had fallen out of use but, in the mid 2000s, the 414 bus route revived the name as its destination on Shirland Road. Then a new street market on the Piazza at the junction of Elgin Avenue and Harrow Road deened itself in Maida Hill.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A seminal gig:   Once upon a time in 1979, Joy Division, OMD and A Certain Ratio were on the same bill - and all for £1.50.
Abbey Court Hotel:   The Abbey Court is a hotel located at 20 Pembridge Gardens in Notting Hill.
Acklam Hall:   Acklam Hall became a community centre for the post-Westway Acklam Road
All Saints Church:   All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.
Ark Atwood Primary Academy:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Basing Street (SARM) Studios:   SARM Studios is a recording studio, established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records.
Bayswater Rivulet:   The Bayswater Rivulet was the original name for the Westbourne River
Bridge House:   Canal side house in Westbourne Park
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Carlton Vale Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
College Park School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Colville Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Dorothy Gardner Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Duke of Cornwall (The Ledbury):   The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Early Years Service at Holmfield House:   This is a children’s centre.
Epic Learning Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 18.
Essendine Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Granville Plus Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Horbury Chapel (Kensington Temple):   In September 1849, the Horbury Chapel, Notting Hill was officially opened.
Kilburn Park:   Kilburn Park station was opened on 31 January 1915 as the temporary terminus of the Bakerloo line’s extension from Paddington.
Ladbroke Square Garden:   Ladbroke Square communal garden lies in Notting Hill.
Maida Hill:   Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.
Mary Paterson Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Mercury Theatre:   The Mercury Theatre was situated at 2a Ladbroke Road, next to the Kensington Temple.
North West Locality Hub Lead -Queen’s Park Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Notting Hill:   Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...
Notting Hill in Bygone Days:   Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone, was originally published in 1924 by T. Fisher Unwin.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Chenesitun and Knotting Barns:   Chapter 1 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Gravel Pits and Northlands:   Chapter 2 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Orme's Green:   Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
Paddington Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Pembridge Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Queen's Park:   Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.
Salusbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Southbank International School Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Augustine’s Church of England High School:   St Augustine’s Church of England High School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England comprehensive school in the West London borough of Westminster, Kilburn.
St John’s Hill:   St John’s Hill is the highest point in the area.
St John’s, Notting Hill:   St John’s Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church built in 1845 in Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill.
St Luke’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
St Mary’s RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Peter’s CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Peter’s Notting Hill:   St Peter’s Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church in Kensington Park Road, designed by architect Thomas Allom.
St Peter’s Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Stephen’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Apollo:   The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.
The Kilburn Park School Foundation:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The School of the Islamic Republic of Iran:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 6 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Tabernacle:   The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square built in 1887 as a church.
The Windsor Castle:   The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.
West Kilburn:   West Kilburn is the westernmost slice of London W9, centered around Fernhead Road.
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne
Westbourne Park:   Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.
Westminster Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Weston’s Cider House:   In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.
Wetherby Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Albert Hotel (1900s):   The Albert Hotel, on the corner of All Saints Road and Cornwall Road (now Westbourne Park Road).
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Harrow Road (1920s):   Harrow Road in the 1920s, looking south east towards the Prince of Wales pub and the Emmanuel Church spire.
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Political meeting (1920s):   Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.
Under westway (1977):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abinger Mews, W9 · Acklam Road, W10 · Admiral Walk, W9 · Alba Place, W11 · Albert Road, NW6 · Aldridge Road Villas, W11 · Alexander Street, W2 · Alfred Road, W2 · All Saints Road, W11 · Alpha Place, NW6 · Amberley Road, W9 · Artesian Road, W2 · Arundel Gardens, W11 · Ashmore Road, W9 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnsdale Road, W9 · Basing Street, W11 · Bradiston Road, W9 · Bravington Road, W9 · Bridstow Place, W2 · Brondesbury Road, NW6 · Brondesbury Villas, NW6 · Burlington Close, W9 · Cambridge Avenue, NW6 · Cambridge Court, NW6 · Cambridge Gardens, NW6 · Cambridge Road, NW6 · Canterbury Road, NW6 · Canterbury Terrace, NW6 · Canterbury Works, NW6 · Caradoc Close, W2 · Carlton Vale, NW6 · Cathedral Walk, NW6 · Chepstow Corner, W2 · Chepstow Crescent, W11 · Chepstow Place, W2 · Chepstow Road, W2 · Chepstow Villas, W11 · Chichester Road, NW6 · Chippenham Gardens, NW6 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Chippenham Road, W9 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Claremont Road, W10 · Claremont Road, W9 · Clydesdale Road, W11 · Colville Gardens, W11 · Colville Houses, W11 · Colville Mews, W11 · Colville Road, W11 · Colville Square, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Convent Gardens, W11 · Coomassie Road, W9 · Courtnell Street, W2 · Coventry Close, NW6 · Croxley Road, W9 · Dart Street, W10 · Dartmouth Close, W11 · Dawson Place, W2 · Denbigh Close, W11 · Denbigh Road, W11 · Denbigh Terrace, W11 · Denholme Road, W9 · Denmark Road, NW6 · Donaldson Road, NW6 · Downfield Close, W9 · Drayford Close, W9 · Dunworth Mews, W11 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Edenham Way, W10 · Elkstone Road, W10 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Elsie Lane Court, W2 · Essendine Mansions, W9 · Essendine Road, W9 · Evesham House, W2 · Fermoy Road, W9 · Fernhead Road, W9 · First Avenue, W10 · Folly Mews, W11 · Fordingley Road, W9 · Foscote Mews, W9 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Golden Mews, W11 · Goldney Road, W9 · Gorefield Place, NW6 · Granville Road, NW6 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Hansel Road, NW6 · Harrow Road, W9 · Hartland Road, NW6 · Hedgegate Court, W11 · Hereford Road, W2 · Hermes Close, W9 · Honiton Road, NW6 · Horbury Crescent, W11 · Horbury Mews, W11 · Hormead Road, W9 · Hunter Lodge, W9 · James Collins Close, W9 · Kensington Park Gardens, W11 · Kensington Park Mews, W11 · Kensington Park Road, W11 · Kilburn Bridge, NW6 · Kilburn Lane, NW6 · Kilburn Lane, W9 · Kilburn Park Road, NW6 · Kildare Terrace, W2 · Ladbroke Gardens, W11 · Ladbroke Square, W11 · Ladbroke Terrace, W11 · Lambton Place, W11 · Lancefield Street, W10 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Ledbury Mews North, W11 · Ledbury Mews West, W11 · Ledbury Road, W11 · Ledbury Road, W2 · Leinster Square, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Linden Mews, W2 · Lister Lodge, W9 · Lonsdale Road, NW6 · Lonsdale Road, W11 · Lydford Road, W9 · Lynton Road, NW6 · Macroom Road, W9 · Mallard Close, NW6 · Malvern Mews, NW6 · Malvern Mews, W9 · Malvern Place, NW6 · Malvern Road, NW6 · Manor Mews, NW6 · Marban Road, W9 · Marylands Road, W9 · Masefield House, NW6 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Monmouth Road, W2 · Moorhouse Road, W2 · Morgan Road, W10 · Morshead Road, W9 · Mozart Street, W10 · Needham Road, W11 · Nelson Close, NW6 · Neville Close, NW6 · Neville Road, NW6 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Oakington Road, W9 · Onslow Close, W10 · Ossington Street, W2 · Oxford Road, NW6 · Peel Precinct, NW6 · Pembridge Crescent, W11 · Pembridge Gardens, W2 · Pembridge Mews, W11 · Pembridge Place, W11 · Pembridge Place, W2 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembridge Square, W2 · Pembridge Villas, W11 · Pencombe Mews, W11 · Pennymore Walk, W9 · Pentland Road, NW6 · Pinehurst Court, W11 · Portnall Road, W9 · Portobello Road, W11 · Powis Gardens, W11 · Powis Mews, W11 · Powis Square, W11 · Powis Terrace, W11 · Princes Mews, W2 · Princess Road, NW6 · Rede Place, W2 · Riverton Close, W9 · Rosehart Mews, W11 · Rudolph Road, NW6 · Rupert Road, NW6 · Saint Ervans Road, W10 · Saint Luke’s Road, W11 · Saint Lukes Mews, W11 · Saint Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · Saltram Crescent, W9 · Saltram Cresent, W9 · Salusbury Road, NW6 · Sevington Street, W9 · Shirland Mews, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · Shrewsbury Road, W2 · Silvester Mews, W11 · Simon Close, W11 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St John’s Mews, W11 · St Lukes Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Road, W11 · St Stephens Gardens, W2 · St Stephens Mews, W2 · St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · Stafford Close, NW6 · Stafford Road, NW6 · Stanley Crescent, W11 · Stanley Gardens Mews, W11 · Stanley Gardens, W11 · Stuart Road, NW6 · Surrendale Place, W9 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Talbot Road, W11 · Talbot Road, W2 · Tavistock Crescent, W11 · Tavistock Road, W11 · Thorngate Road, W9 · Trellick Tower · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Vernon Yard, W11 · Victoria Road, NW6 · Walterton Road, W9 · Warlock Road, W9 · Wellington Close, W11 · Wells Court, NW6 · Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W2 · Westbourne Park Road, W11 · Westbourne Park Road, W2 · Western Mews, W9 · Westway, W10 · Widley Road, W9 · William Dunbar House, NW6 · William Saville House, NW6 · Windsor Gardens, W9 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Woodville Road, NW6 · Wymering Mansions, W9 · Wymering Road, W9 ·
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