Hendon Central (1923)

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Photo taken in an easterly direction · Hendon Central · NW4 · Contributed by The Underground Map
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   Contemporary view of the area - viewing direction is appoximate

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.

Taken at the junction of Queens Road, this photograph is taken on more or less the same spot as a 1928 photo (though viewing east rather than north).

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Hendon Central

Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Colindale and Brent Cross stations, and is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 3 and Zone 4.

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
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
Hendon Central:   Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Colindale and Brent Cross stations, and is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 3 and Zone 4.
Hendon House:   Hendon House was a gabled building built probably in the 16th century.
Hendon Park:   Hendon Park, totalling 30 acres, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.
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.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Greyhound Hill:   The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome. From this spot, Hendon residents could get a free view of the aerobatic displays when they took place.
Hendon Central (1928):   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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alderton Crescent, NW4 · Alderton Cresent, NW4 · Alderton Way, NW4 · Allington Road, NW4 · Audley Road, NW4 · Bavdene Mews, NW4 · Beaufort Gardens, NW4 · Brampton Grove, NW4 · Breasy Place, NW4 · Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 · Brent Street, NW4 · Brookfield Avenue, NW4 · Buckingham Court, NW4 · Burroughs Gardens, NW4 · Burroughs Parade, NW4 · Central Circus, NW4 · Crespigny Road, NW4 · Golders Rise, NW4 · Graham Road, NW4 · Green Walk, NW4 · Hendon Delivery Office, NW4 · Hendon Way, NW4 · Hillview Gardens, NW4 · Lower Ground Floor, NW4 · Lower Ground Sentinel Square, NW4 · Mayfield Gardens, NW4 · Montagu Road, NW4 · Neeld Cresent, NW4 · Newark Parade, NW4 · Nicoll Place, NW4 · Parade Mansions, NW4 · Park View Gardens, NW4 · Prothero Gardens, NW4 · Queens Parade, NW4 · Queens Road, NW4 · Raleigh Close, NW4 · Renters Avenue, NW4 · Rundell Crescent, NW4 · Rundell Cresent, NW4 · Sherrock Gardens, NW4 · Shirehall Lane, NW4 · Shirehall Park, NW4 · Thornbury, NW4 · Vicarage Road, NW4 · Vivian Avenue, NW4 · Wykeham Road, NW4 ·


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