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VIEW THE PRESTON ROAD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE PRESTON ROAD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE PRESTON ROAD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE PRESTON ROAD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE PRESTON ROAD AREA IN THE 1900s
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Preston Road

Preston Road - originally just ’Preston’ - is situated west along the Metropolitan Line from Wembley Park.

Preston, meaning ’the farm belonging to the priest’, began as a small settlement at Preston Green, just south west of the Lidding or Wealdstone Brook, south of Kenton. It was first mentioned in 1220. The name may come from an estate given to Abbot Stidberht by King Offa of Mercia in 767, but any connection with Preston Road as a rural lanethe Church had been lost by 1086. Preston was a township by 1231.

By the mid-15th century Preston consisted of two farms and a few cottages. The northern farm belonged to the Lyon family from the late 14th century and is described as being a beautiful building in 1547. It was probably the birthplace of John Lyon (1534-92), a considerable local landowner who founded Harrow School in 1572. After his death the farm was given as an endowment for the upkeep of the school. It was rebuilt around 1700. The southern farm was originally known as Preston Dicket and later as Preston Farm.

By 1681 five buildings had been built on Preston Green, including a new farmhouse, Hillside Farm. In 1759 there were nine buildings at Preston, including the ’Horseshoe’ inn,
which was licensed in 1751.

The district did not change significantly in the 19th century. The agricultural depression after the Napoleonic Wars led to an outbreak of violence in the area around 1828, when desperate agricultural labourers burnt haystacks and threatened local landowners, including the relatively benevolent Lord Northwick.

64 people lived in Preston in 1831 and 57 in 1851.

In 1851 the ’Rose & Crown’ beerhouse is mentioned at the top of Preston Hill (beerhouses flourished from 1830 to 1869 and were intended to discourage the sale of spirits). It appears to have been part of Hillside Farm, and is never mentioned again.

Preston House was leased to various professional men during the 19th century, including a surgeon, a cigar importer and a solicitor.

In 1864 two villas replaced the four nearby cottages. Around 1880 Preston House was acquired by George Timms, who turned the grounds into Preston Tea Gardens. The Tea Gardens flourished well into the next century.

The Metropolitan Railway had no effect on development, even after the opening of Wembley Park station in 1894. In 1896 the suggestion that a station should be built serving Preston was rejected because the local population was so small. Indeed even in the early 20th century the area was entirely rural, and the Wealdstone Brook could be described as "one of the most perfect little streams anywhere, abounding in dace and roach."

By 1900 Uxendon Farm had become a shooting ground (the Lancaster Shooting Club). When the Olympic Games were held in London in 1908 the ground was sufficiently important to be
used for Olympic clay pigeon shooting. Pressure from the shooting club, which was a two mile walk from the nearest station, played a part in the opening of Preston Road Halt on 21 May 1908.

The station was a halt (a request stop) and initially many trains failed to slow down enough to enable the driver to notice passengers waiting on the platform. Preston Road Halt triggered the first commuter development in the district. Some large Edwardian houses were built along Preston Road after 1910 and Harrow Golf Club opened near the station in 1912. Wembley Golf Club had already existed on the southern slopes of Barn Hill from about 1895. Both these golf courses would disappear under housing between the wars.

Further development in Preston came after the 1924-5 British Empire Exhibition. Roads in the area were prone to flooding, and the Exhibition led to significant and much needed improvements.

Many of the country lanes in the area were however not improved until 1931-2, under Wembley’s Town Planning Scheme. Preston Road indeed remained a country lane until the late 1930s, which may account for its considerable charm.Improved communications brought suburban development. Christ Church College, Oxford, and Harrow School sold their Preston
estates in the period 1921-33. Forty Green began being built over as early as 1923-4 and housing spread along Preston Road and Preston Hill in the three years that followed.

Shops appeared in 1927-8 and a pub, the ’Preston Park Hotel’ was opened in the late 1920s.

Preston Road was converted into a proper station in 1931-2. The line was electrified soon after and the station slightly re-sited. By now it was certain that the heart of Preston would be to the south of the old green. Many more shops appeared around the station in 1931-3 and 1936-8. Most housing developments occurred in the 1930s. By 1936 Preston was being described as "a high class and rapidly growing residential area with a population of between 6000 and 7000 people." A primary school was created to serve this population in 1932 and a secondary school in 1938.

In the 1930s many Jewish people, the majority members of the United Synagogue, moved into the Preston area. There is still a strong Jewish presence today.

By 1951 Preston’s population had risen to 12,408, although it declined somewhat thereafter. Post-war housing was built north and east of Preston Road and a number of prefabs, a temporary solution to homelessness, stood at Tenterden Close, Woodcock Hill, until the late 1960s. Proposals for an Anglican church at Preston had been published in 1936, but the war intervened and the Church of the Ascension was not consecrated until 1957.

By the early 1960s all of Preston’s old buildings had been lost. Lyon’s Farm was demolished in 1960, despite earlier plans to preserve it. Hillside farmhouse went in 1961 and Preston House was demolished in 1962-3. Both of these buildings were replaced by blocks of flats. Despite these losses Preston is a pleasant and prosperous-looking place that has retained its original atmosphere.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ashley College:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Barham Park:   
Brent Town Hall:   Brent Town Hall (formerly Wembley Town Hall) is a landmark in Brent, a borough in northwest London, England. Pevsner described it as the best of the modern town halls around London, neither fanciful nor drab.
Byron Court Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Chalkhill Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
JFS:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Kenmore Park Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Kenmore Park Infant and Nursery School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Lycee International De Londres:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 18.
Preston Manor School:   Academy converter (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Preston Park:   
Preston Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Preston Road:   Preston Road - originally just ’Preston’ - is situated west along the Metropolitan Line from Wembley Park.
Queensbury Park:   
Sinai Jewish Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
South Kenton:   South Kenton is an area of the London Borough of Harrow which is served by South Kenton station.
St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Christopher’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Sudbury Park Farm:   Sudbury Park Farm was opened by the Barham family in 1897, although its fields had been part of another farm, known as North Farm, by the mid-19th century.
The Noam Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Vale Farm:   Vale Farm was probably a mixed farm, growing crops and raising livestock for meat, run by a succession of tenant farmers..
Vale Farm Sports Ground:   
Wembley F.C.:   Wembley Football Club is an English semi-professional football club.
Wembley High Technology College:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).


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A406, HA9 · A479, HA9 · Abbotts Drive, HA0 · Allendale Road, UB6 · Ambleside Gardens, HA9 · Arnold Close, HA3 · Arnside Gardens, HA9 · Ash Walk, HA0 · Ashley Gardens, HA9 · Aston Avenue, HA3 · Audrey Gardens, HA0 · Aylands Close, HA9 · Balmoral Court, HA9 · Barnhill Cottages, HA9 · Barnhill Road, HA9 · Beaumont Avenue, HA0 · Beaumont Court, HA0 · Beechcroft Gardens, HA9 · Blackbird Hill, HA9 · Blockley Road, HA0 · Bowling Green Court, HA9 · Bramley Lodge, HA0 · Brancker Road, HA3 · Branksome Way, HA3 · Brindley Close, HA0 · Brook Avenue, HA9 · Bulmer Gardens, HA3 · Byron Road, HA0 · Camden Crescent, HA0 · Camplin Road, HA3 · Carlton Avenue East, HA9 · Carlton Avenue West, HA0 · Carlton Parade, HA9 · Central Road, HA0 · Central Square, HA0 · Chamberlayne Avenue, HA9 · Chantry Close, HA3 · Charterhouse Avenue, HA0 · Cheltenham Place, HA3 · Chilcott Close, HA0 · Clay Court, HA3 · Clifton Road, HA3 · Codling Way, HA0 · Cody Close, HA3 · College Road, HA9 · Compton Avenue, HA0 · Conifer Way, HA0 · Coniston Gardens, HA9 · Conway Gardens, HA9 · Copland Avenue, HA0 · Copland Close, HA0 · Court Parade, HA0 · Cowbridge Road, HA3 · Crown Green Mews, HA9 · Crown Walk, HA9 · Dagmar Avenue, HA9 · Darcy Drive, HA3 · Darcy Gardens, HA3 · Dean Court, HA0 · Derwent Gardens, HA9 · Dorchester Way, HA3 · Draycott Avenue, HA3 · Draycott Avenue, HA9 · East Court, HA0 · East Lane, HA0 · Ecclestone Place, HA9 · Edison Drive, HA9 · Elliott Close, HA9 · Elms Lane, HA0 · Elmside Road, HA9 · Elmstead Avenue, HA9 · Elton Avenue, HA0 · Engineers Way, HA9 · Ennerdale Gardens, HA9 · Eskdale Close, HA9 · Eton Avenue, HA0 · Eton Court Eton Avenue, HA0 · Eton Court, HA0 · Farrer Road, HA3 · Fernleigh Court, HA9 · First Avenue, HA9 · Forty Avenue, HA9 · Forty Close, HA9 · Forty Lane, HA9 · Fryent Way, HA9 · Gabrielle Close, HA9 · Glebe Lane, HA3 · Glenalmond Road, HA3 · Glendale Gardens, HA9 · Grasmere Avenue, HA9 · Greenhill, HA9 · Greenrigg Walk, HA9 · Hamel Close, HA3 · Hannah Close, HA9 · Harrow Road, HA9 · Harrowdene Close, HA0 · Harrowdene Road, HA9 · Hasting Close, HA0 · High Road, HA9 · Highfield Avenue, HA9 · Hill Road, HA0 · Hillcroft Crescent, HA9 · Hillside Avenue, HA9 · Hillside Gardens, HA3 · Hinkler Road, HA3 · Hollycroft Avenue, HA9 · Holt Road, HA0 · Honeypot Close, NW9 · Honeypot Lane, NW9 · Hunters Grove, HA3 · Imperial Way, HA3 · Ithell Court, HA0 · John Lyon Roundabout, HA0 · Ken Way, HA9 · Kenmore Road, HA3 · Kinch Grove, HA9 · Kings Court, HA9 · Kingswood Road, HA9 · Kinsbury JFS access, HA3 · Langham Gardens, HA0 · Liddell Close, HA3 · Linden Avenue, HA9 · Lindsay Drive, HA3 · Lodge Avenue, HA3 · Logan Road, HA9 · Longfield Avenue, HA9 · Loretto Gardens, HA3 · Lovett Way, HA9 · Loweswater Close, HA9 · Lulworth Avenue, HA9 · Magnet Road East Lane Business Park, HA9 · Malvern Gardens, HA3 · Manor Drive, HA9 · Marloes Close, HA0 · Montpelier Rise, HA9 · Morland Road, HA3 · Mostyn Avenue, HA9 · Nathans Road, HA0 · Nathans Road, HA9 · Neeld Court, HA9 · Newnham Way, HA3 · Nightingale Avenue, HA1 · North Circular Road, HA9 · Northwick Avenue, HA9 · Norval Road, HA0 · Oakington Avenue, HA9 · Old High Street, HA9 · Oldborough Road, HA0 · Orchard Grove, HA3 · Ormesby Way, HA3 · Park Chase, HA9 · Park Place, HA9 · Pasture Close, HA0 · Pasture Road, HA0 · Pasture Road, HA1 · Paulhan Road, HA3 · Paxford Road, HA0 · Peel Road, HA9 · Peel Road, HA9 · Pellatt Road, HA9 · Pempath Place, HA9 · Pendolino Way, HA9 · Perkin Close, HA0 · Perrin Road, HA0 · Pettsgrove Avenue, HA0 · Preston Hill, HA3 · Preston Road, HA9 · Priory Park Road, HA0 · PROW 10, HA3 · Public Footpath No. 62, HA1 · Public Footpath No. 63, HA1 · Public Right of Way 42, HA9 · Public Right of Way 48, HA0 · Queensbury Circle Parade, HA7 · Radley Gardens, HA3 · Raglan Court, HA9 · Rainborough Close, HA9 · Repton Avenue, HA0 · Rokesby Place, HA0 · Roskild Court, HA9 · Roundtree Road, HA0 · Rowland Avenue, HA3 · Rowlands Avenue, HA3 · Rugby Avenue, HA0 · Ruskin Gardens, HA3 · Rustic Place, HA0 · Rydal Gardens, HA9 · Sandy Lane, HA3 · Second Avenue, HA9 · Shakespeare Drive, HA3 · Shelley Gardens, HA0 · Sherry Close, HA0 · Shooters Avenue, HA3 · Shrewsbury Avenue, HA3 · South East Lane, HA0 · Sovereign Grove, HA0 · Spencer Road, HA0 · St Georges Hall, HA1 · ST MARK’S CLOSE, HA1 · St Pauls Avenue, HA3 · St. Paul’s Avenue, HA3 · Stapenhill Road, HA0 · Station Approach, HA0 · Station Grove, HA9 · Stilecroft Gardens, HA0 · Stracthcona Road, HA9 · Strathcona Road, HA9 · Sudbury Avenue, HA0 · Sudbury Crescent, HA0 · Sudbury Cresent, HA0 · Sylvester Road, HA0 · Talisman Way, HA9 · The Broadway, HA9 · The Close, HA9 · The Crescent, HA0 · The Croft, HA0 · The Ducker Footpath, HA0 · The Fairway, HA0 · The Fairway, HA9 · The Gables, HA9 · The Leys, HA3 · The Link, HA9 · The Ridgeway, HA3 · Third Avenue, HA9 · Thirlmere Gardens, HA9 · Toley Avenue, HA9 · Tonbridge Crescent, HA3 · Tregenna Court, HA0 · Turner Close, HA0 · Tylers Gate, HA3 · Uxendon Crescent, HA9 · Uxendon Cresent, HA9 · Vane Close, HA3 · Waghorn Road, HA3 · Wakeling Lane, HA0 · Walton Gardens, HA9 · Warneford Road, HA3 · Watford Road, HA0 · Wembley Commercial Centre, HA9 · Wembley Hill Road, HA9 · Wembley Park Drive, HA9 · Wembley Retail Park, HA9 · West Court, HA0 · Westfield Drive, HA3 · Westfield Gardens, HA3 · Westfield Lane, HA3 · Williams Way, HA0 · Winckley Close, HA3 · Windermere Avenue, HA9 · Windermere Court, HA9 · Windermere Grove, HA9 · Winthrop Walk, HA9 · Woodcock Dell Avenue, HA3 · Woodfield Avenue, HA0 · Woodford Place, HA9 ·
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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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