Homestead Park, NW2

Road in/near Dollis Hill, existing between 1926 and now

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Homestead Park consists of twenty one dwelling-houses located on the north side of Dollis Hill Lane.

By the time of the First World War the suburban expansion of Willesden along Neasden Lane and Dudden Hill Lane had reached the outskirts of Neasden, which was then a rural village.

Neasden Green incorporated a number of large houses and estates whose owners were resisting the suburban tide. Gladstone Park, on the south side of Dollis Hill Lane and Neasden Golf course to the north were acting as barriers to further development.

The break up of the Neasden estates and the catalyst of development, came in the form of the North Circular Road from Neasden Lane to Edgware Road began which began in January 1921 and was completed two years later. The North Circular Road opened up the Brentwater estate on the north side of Dollis Hill Ridge to housing development in the late 1920s. This period of encroaching development posed its greatest threat to Neasden Golf Club, which began with the selling of a slice of land for housing development in 1926.

East of the plot lay Dollis Hill Farm, to the south lay Gladstone Park which had been officially opened in May 1901, with the golf course located north of the future road.

The 1926 suburban encroachment lay just west of the "Scottish Cottages" (now locally listed buildings) which were built in 1860 for grounds staff for Lord Aberdeen who resided at Dollis Hill House, east of what is now Randall Avenue. Willam E. Saunders’ initial ideas of "a Garden Village" development were extended in 1926, and approval was granted for a cluster of twenty houses, known now as Homestead Park.

Homestead Park’s physical character is unique within the London Borough of Brent. The Y shaped tetri-detached suburban houses are arranged off the steep narrow road, accessed from Dollis Hill Lane. The individual forms of access and boundaries of the properties are particularly interesting due to the dwelling form and density.

Hedges play an important role by adding to the character and setting of the dwellings. These privet hedgerows, typically trimmed to a height of between 1.2-1.5 metres serve to define boundaries and identify access points lining small pathways to the rear dwelling of each cluster.

The open plot towards the north west of Homestead Park was planned for a pavilion and tennis courts creating a social function seemingly exclusive to local residents. However, development did not progress from initial ideas.

Homestead Park’s distinctive character and urban form creates an enclave somewhat disconnected from the surrounding suburban landscape.

The layout may have been influenced by the larger housing in Neasden Green as well as the character of Dollis Hill Farm. The name Homestead Park has farm/cottage connotations especially using hedgerows to form common boundary lines between dwellings.

The road was originally called Park Way.

Source: https://www.brent.gov.uk/media/16402714/homestead-park-conservation-area-appraisal.pdf



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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 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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The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
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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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VIEW THE DOLLIS HILL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE DOLLIS HILL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE DOLLIS HILL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE DOLLIS HILL AREA IN THE 1860s
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Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.

The Dollis Hill Estate was formed in the early 19th century, when the Finch family bought up a number of farms in the area to form a single estate. Dollis Hill House itself was built in the 1820s.

William Ewart Gladstone, the UK Prime Minister, was a frequent visitor to Dollis Hill House in the late 19th century. The year after his death, 1899, Willesden Council acquired much of the Dollis Hill Estate for use as a public park, which was named Gladstone Park.

Mark Twain stayed in Dollis Hill House in the summer of 1900. He wrote that ’Dollis Hill comes nearer to being a paradise than any other home I ever occupied’.

The code-breaking Colossus computer, used at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, was built at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill by a team lead by Tommy Flowers. The station was relocated to Martlesham Heath at the end of the 1970s.

A World War II bunker for Winston Churchill called Paddock is located here.

The fictional Dollis Hill Football Club features occasionally in the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and Dollis Hill tube station, although real, is frequently played in the radio panel game Mornington Crescent.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Clarefield Park:   
Dollis Hill:   Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.
Dollis Hill Farm:   Dollis Hill Farm was situated to the north of Dollis Hill Lane.
Dollis Hill House:   Dollis Hill House was an early 19th-century farmhouse located on the modern-day northern boundary of Gladstone Park.
Dudden Hill Farm:   Duddenhill (Duddinghill) Farm lay on Dudden Hill Lane north of Willesden.
Gladstone Park:   
Neasden Recreation Ground:   
Welsh Harp Open Space:   
West Hendon Playing Fields:   
Woodfield Park:   


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A4088, NW10 · Aberdeen Road, NW10 · Ainsworth Close, NW2 · Alan Coren Close, NW2 · Alder Grove, NW2 · Allies House, NW2 · Allotment Way, NW2 · Anson Road, NW2 · Applewood Close, NW2 · Apsley Way, NW2 · Ashcombe Park, NW2 · Ashford Road, NW2 · Astley Avenue, NW2 · Avondale Avenue, NW2 · Ballards Road, NW2 · Birse Crescent, NW10 · Blair Avenue, NW9 · Brent Terrace, NW2 · Brent View Road, NW4 · Brent View Road, NW9 · Briar Road, NW2 · Broadfield Close, NW2 · Brook Road Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Brook Road, NW2 · Burnley Road, NW10 · Byron Road, NW2 · Caddington Road, NW2 · Cairnfield Avenue, NW2 · Camarthen Green, NW9 · Campbell Gordon Way, NW2 · Caney Mews, NW2 · Cedar Road, NW2 · Chartley Avenue, NW2 · Chevington, NW2 · Cheviot Gate, NW2 · Chichele Road, NW2 · Chiltern Gardens, NW2 · Chipstead Gardens, NW2 · Claremont Road, NW11 · Claremont Road, NW2 · Claremont Way, NW2 · Cleveland Gardens, NW2 · Clifford Way, NW10 · Clitterhouse Crescent, NW2 · Clitterhouse Road, NW2 · Coles Green Road, NW2 · Comber Close, NW2 · Compton Close, NW11 · Cool Oak Lane, NW2 · Cool Oak Lane, NW9 · Cooper Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW2 · Coppermead Close, NW2 · Cornmow Drive, NW10 · Cotswold Gardens, NW2 · Cotswold Gate, NW2 · Crest Road, NW2 · Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 · Cricklewood Lane, NW2 · Cullingworth Road, NW10 · Cumbrian Gardens, NW2 · Dawpool Road, NW2 · Dawson Road, NW2 · Dehar Crescent, NW2 · Dehar Crescent, NW9 · Dehar Cresent, NW9 · Dersingham Road, NW2 · Derwent Rise, NW9 · Dewsbury Road, NW10 · Dicey Avenue, NW2 · Dollis Hill Avenue, NW2 · Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW10 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW2 · Doreen Avenue, NW9 · Dors Close, NW9 · Draycott Close, NW2 · Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 · Dudden Hill Parade, NW10 · Eastleigh Close, NW2 · Edgware Road West Hendon Broadway, NW9 · Edgware Road, NW2 · Ellesmere Road, NW10 · Elsinore Gardens, NW2 · Esmar Crescent, NW9 · Eyhurst Close, NW2 · Fleetwood Road, NW10 · Flowers Close, NW2 · Forbes Close, NW2 · Fryent Crescent, NW9 · Fryent Fields, NW9 · Fryent Grove, NW9 · Gadsbury Close, NW9 · Geary Road, NW10 · Geron Way, NW2 · Gillingham Road, NW2 · Gladstone Parade, NW2 · Gladstone Park Gardens, NW2 · Glenwood Avenue, NW9 · Goldsmith Avenue, NW9 · Grampian Gardens, NW2 · Griffin Close, NW10 · Hamilton Road, NW10 · Handley Grove, NW2 · Harp Business Centre, NW2 · Harrington Close, NW10 · Hawarden Hill, NW2 · Heather Road, NW2 · Heber Road, NW2 · Helena Road, NW10 · Hill Close, NW2 · Homestead Park, NW2 · Horseshoe Close, NW2 · Horseshoe Estate, E6 · Howard Road, NW2 · Hudson Way, NW2 · Humber Road, NW2 · Humber Trading Estate, NW2 · Hyde Crescent, NW9 · Ivy Road, NW2 · Kelceda Close, NW2 · Kendal Road, NW10 · Kendal Road, NW2 · Kenwyn Drive, NW2 · Kingweston Close, NW2 · Kinloch Drive, NW9 · Lancaster House Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Lancaster Road, NW10 · Langton Road, NW2 · Larch Road, NW2 · Lennox Gardens, NW10 · Links Road, NW2 · Longberrys, NW2 · Longley Way, NW2 · Lovat Close, NW2 · Marriotts Close, NW9 · Marsh Drive, NW9 · Mascotts Close, NW2 · Midland Terrace, NW2 · Midwood Close, NW2 · Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate, NW2 · Mora Road, NW2 · Mount Road, NW2 · Mulgrave Road, NW10 · Neasden Parade, NW10 · Needham Terrace, NW2 · Nevilles Court, NW2 · Newfield Rise, NW2 · Newton Road, NW2 · Normanby Road, NW10 · North Circular Road, NW2 · Northgate Drive, NW9 · Northview Cresent, NW10 · Nutfield Road, NW2 · Oaklands Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Road, NW2 · Olive Road, NW2 · Oman Avenue, NW2 · Orchard Close, NW2 · Oxgate Centre, NW2 · Oxgate Court Parade, NW2 · Oxgate Court, NW2 · Oxgate Gardens, NW2 · Oxgate Lane, NW2 · Oxleys Road, NW2 · Paddock Road, NW2 · Park Avenue North, NW10 · Park Avenue, NW2 · Park Lodge, NW2 · Park Side, NW2 · Park View Road, NW10 · Parkfields Avenue, NW9 · Parkside, NW2 · Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade, NW2 · Pine Road, NW2 · Pinemartin Close, NW2 · Pippin Close, NW2 · Priestley Way, NW2 · Purbeck Drive, NW2 · Purley Avenue, NW2 · Quantock Gardens, NW2 · Ramsey Close, NW9 · Randall Avenue, NW2 · Rannock Avenue, NW9 · Reets Farm Close, NW9 · Review Road, NW2 · Rockhall Road, NW2 · Rockhall Way, NW2 · Roman Road, NW2 · Rose Croft Gardens, NW2 · Rusper Close, NW2 · Ruthin Close, NW9 · Rylandes Road, NW2 · Sancroft Close, NW2 · Sanderstead Avenue, NW2 · Sandifer Drive, NW2 · Seelig Avenue, NW9 · Selsdon Road, NW2 · Shearwater Drive, NW9 · Shepherds Walk, NW2 · Sherrick Green Road, NW10 · Shobroke Close, NW2 · Sneyd Road, NW2 · Snowdon Drive, NW9 · Somerton Road, NW2 · Sonia Gardens, NW10 · St Andrews Close, NW2 · St Michaels Road, NW2 · Staples Corner West Roundabout, NW2 · Staples Corner, NW4 · Stoll Close, NW2 · Streakes Field Road, NW2 · Stuart Avenue, NW9 · Sunnyside, NW2 · Tadworth Road, NW2 · Talgarth Walk, NW9 · Tanfield Avenue, NW10 · Tanfield Avenue, NW2 · Tankridge Road, NW2 · Telford Road, NW9 · Temple Road, NW2 · The Broadway, NW2 · The Circle, NW2 · The Crescent, NW2 · The Link, NW2 · Thorverton Road, NW2 · Topp Walk, NW2 · Tyrrel Way, NW9 · Verulam Court, NW9 · Vincent Gardens, NW2 · Walton Close, NW2 · Warner Close, NW9 · Warren Road, NW2 · Waterford Way, NW10 · Waterloo Road, NW2 · Wellington Park Estate, NW2 · Whitefield Avenue, NW2 · Winston Avenue, NW9 · Wood Close, NW9 · Wood Lane, NW9 · Woodbridge Close, N7 · Woolmead Avenue, NW2 · Woolmead Avenue, NW9 · Wotton Road, NW2 · Wren Avenue, NW2 ·

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John Rocque Map of Wembley, Kingsbury, Willesden and Harlesden (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 covers an area from Harrow in the northwest to Harlesden in the southeast.
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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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.
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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
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