Avenue Farm

Farm in/near Cricklewood, existing until 1930

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Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.

Latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, it was closed in 1932.

Its access track finally became Farm Avenue.

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Pauline McQuade
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Added: 23 May 2018 01:14 GMT   
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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.

Paul Shepherd
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Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

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.

Maria Russ
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Post by Maria Russ: Middle Row Bus Garage

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.

Julia elsdon
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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
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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


Cassandra Green
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

Brenda Jackson
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Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s
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Cricklewood

Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Childs Hill School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cricklewood:   Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.
Hampstead School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hope Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Access to Mapesbury Dell, NW2 · Agamemnon Road, NW6 · Ash Grove, NW2 · Asmara Road, NW2 · Bentley Drive, NW2 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Broadway Retail Park, NW2 · Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 · Burlington Parade, NW2 · Caddington Road, NW2 · Candle Court Nursing Home, NW2 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Childs Hill Walk, NW2 · Coverdale Road, NW2 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Cricklewood Lane, NW2 · Cricklewood, NW2 · Dairyman Close, NW2 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Depot Approach, NW2 · Dersingham Road, NW2 · Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 · Elm Grove, NW2 · Farm Avenue, NW2 · Fordwych Road, NW2 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Gay Close, NW2 · Gratton Terrace, NW2 · Harman Close, NW2 · Harman Drive, NW2 · Hassop Road, NW2 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Road, NW2 · Hocroft Walk, NW2 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kara Way, NW2 · Kenneth Crescent, NW2 · Kenneth Cresent, NW2 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Lyndale Avenue, NW2 · Lyndale, NW2 · Manstone Road, NW2 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Menelik Road, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Mill Lane, NW2 · Minster Road, NW2 · Oak Grove, NW2 · Prospect Place, NW2 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Ranulf Road, NW2 · Richborough Road, NW2 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rondu Road, NW2 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Sarre Road, NW2 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Skardu Road, NW2 · Somali Road, NW2 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · Stanley Gardens, NW2 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Walm Lane, NW2 · Westbere Road, NW2 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Yew Grove, NW2 ·

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John Rocque Map of Hampstead (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 of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington 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
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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