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Hendon Central Circus (1928)

   Contemporary view of the area - viewing direction is appoximate

Photographed in 1928, this stretch of Watford Way at Hendon Central Circus had recently been built along ancient Butchers Lane and shops were rapidly lining its sides. The United Dairies occupied the domed building, a prestigeous site.

Further up Hendon Way you can see an island site between the two carriageways with a pond and war memorial. The houses here were demolished in the 1940s.

Taken at the junction of Queens Road, this photograph is taken on more or less the same spot as a 1923 photo.

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Post by Pauline McQuade: Golders Lodge

Golders Lodge was built by Captain Alexander Wedderburn MacKenzie of the 67th Regiment of Foot. The ghost of Golders Lodge story probably came about when the body of his long dead sister Hannah was discovered in a bathroom of the rambling house. He had performed some sort of ceremony over the body but had neglected to bury her, this was then swiftly arranged. He was declared insane and died in Pembroke House, Hackney in November 1865.

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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.

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


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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 Central:   Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.
Hendon Central circus:   By 1906, Sir Audley Neeld was building on the land - the future Hendon Central - that had been Renter’s Farm.
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.
Renters Farm:   Near to where Brent Cross Shopping Centre is today was a farm called Renter's. It was situated in Shirehall Lane close to Shire Hall, Hendon.
Shire Hall:   In the lane leading to Renter’s Farm, Shire Hall was mentioned in 1712, rebuilt in the Renaissance manner c. 1850, and demolished c.1920.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tiferes High School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Hendon Central (1923):   Photographed in 1923, this stretch of Butchers Lane would soon become Hendon Central Circus and have Watford Way built along the route of the old lane.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alderton Crescent, NW4 · Alderton Cresent, NW4 · Alderton Way, NW4 · Allington Road, NW4 · Bavdene Mews, NW4 · Beaufort Gardens, NW4 · Brampton Grove, NW4 · Breasy Place, NW4 · Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 · Brent Park Road, NW4 · Brookfield Avenue, NW4 · Burroughs Gardens, NW4 · Burroughs Parade, NW4 · Central Circus, NW4 · Cheyne Walk, NW4 · Crespigny Road, NW4 · Denehurst Gardens, NW4 · Eaton Road, NW4 · Elliot Road, NW4 · Elm Close, NW4 · Elm Park Gardens, NW4 · Elms Avenue, NW4 · Fairfield Avenue, NW4 · Foscote Road, NW4 · Foster Street, NW4 · Graham Road, NW4 · Haley Road, NW4 · Haslemere Avenue, NW4 · Hendon Delivery Office, NW4 · Hendon Way, NW4 · Lower Ground Floor, NW4 · Mayfield Gardens, NW4 · Neeld Crescent, NW4 · Neeld Cresent, NW4 · New Brent Street, NW4 · Nicoll Place, NW4 · Parade Mansions, NW4 · Park View Gardens, NW4 · Prothero Gardens, NW4 · Queens Gardens, NW4 · Queens Parade, NW4 · Queens Road, NW4 · Raleigh Close, NW4 · Renters Avenue, NW4 · Rundell Crescent, NW4 · Rundell Cresent, NW4 · Shirehall Close, NW4 · Shirehall Gardens, NW4 · Shirehall Lane, NW4 · Shirehall Park, · Shirehall Park, NW11 · Shirehall Park, NW4 · Spalding Road, NW4 · Sydney Grove, NW4 · Thornbury, NW4 · Vivian Avenue, NW4 · West View, NW4 · Wykeham Road, NW4 ·

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