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Park Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Ruislip Common is still a rural area of Middlesex.
|ADD A STORY TO PARK AVENUE|
|VIEW THE RUISLIP COMMON AREA IN THE 1750s|
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.
|VIEW THE RUISLIP COMMON AREA IN THE 1800s|
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.
|VIEW THE RUISLIP COMMON AREA IN THE 1830s|
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.
|VIEW THE RUISLIP COMMON AREA IN THE 1860s|
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.
|VIEW THE RUISLIP COMMON AREA IN THE 1900s|
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.
Ruislip Common once had a hamlet called Park Hearne, with a number of half-timbered cottages that were lost when the valley was flooded by the Regent’s Canal Company to create Ruislip Reservoir in 1811. The reservoir was designed as a feeder for the Grand Junction Canal, but never performed its task very successfully. The canal company developed the reservoir as a lido in the mid-1930s.
Early plans for the development of the Ruislip Manor estate proposed building houses almost to the water’s edge, but negotiations with landowners King’s College saved most of Park Wood for the public in 1932. Four years later Copse Wood and Mad Bess Wood were also acquired. Ruislip’s first council houses were built shortly afterwards on Reservoir Road.
The main lido building was demolished in 1994, after a fire the previous year, and was replaced by a pub. In 1997 English Nature designated neighbouring Ruislip Woods a national nature reserve, the first in a metropolitan district.
A café and woodland centre have been built at Woody Bay, which also has a new station building. At the other end of the railway line, an overflow car park has been laid out to cope with the lido’s growing popularity.
With its verdant setting, sandy beach, refreshment facilities and excellent miniature railway, Ruislip Lido justifiably attracts thousands of locals in summer – but few visitors come from farther afield because the amenity is something of a ‘well-kept secret’.
Away from the lido on the west side of the common, Breakspear crematorium is the second largest in London and is run jointly by the boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon.
Evidence of late Bronze Age occupation has been found at Ruislip Common. Poor’s Field was first recorded as common wasteland in 1295.
Kings College Playing Fields
|LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
: Ruislip is a London Underground station in Ruislip in north London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip Manor and Ickenham stations.Ruislip Common
: Ruislip Common is still a rural area of Middlesex.Ruislip Lido
: Just after the Second World War, Ruislip Lido, with its artificial beach, became a playground for north west London.Wealdstone Football Club Ground
: Ruislip (1907)
: This photo was taken at the eastern end of Bury Street, Ruislip in 1907.
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· Abercorn Grove, HA4
· Aspen Grove, HA5
· Aspen Grove, HA6
· Bembridge Gardens, HA4
· Brickwall Lane, HA4
· Broadwood Avenue, HA4
· Brook Close, HA4
· Brook Drive, HA4
· Chichester Avenue, HA4
· Courtlands Close, HA4
· Cranley Drive, HA4
· Croft Gardens, HA4
· Dell Farm Road, HA4
· Dormywood, HA4
· Ducks Hill Road, HA4
· Eastcote Road, HA4
· Elmbridge Close, HA4
· Elmbridge Drive, HA4
· Evelyn Avenue, HA4
· Everett Close, HA5
· Eversley Crescent, HA4
· Fairacres, HA4
· Fine Bush Lane, HA4
· Fine Bush Lane, UB9
· Garden Close, HA4
· Glenalla Road, HA4
· Green Walk, HA4
· Grosvenor Vale, HA4
· Hamble Close, HA4
· Heatherfold Way, HA5
· High Street, HA4
· Kings College Road, HA4
· Kings End, HA4
· Kingsend, HA4
· Lakeside Close, HA4
· Larne Road, HA4
· Lime Close, HA5
· Lovatt Drive, HA4
· Manor Close, HA4
· Manor Way, HA4
· Midcroft, HA4
· Monarch’s Way, HA4
· North Drive, HA4
· Orchard Rise, HA5
· Park Avenue, HA4
· Pembroke Avenue, HA4
· Pembroke Road, HA4
· Pinn Way, HA4
· Pond Green, HA4
· Poplars Close, HA4
· Princes Lane, HA4
· Princess Lane, HA4
· Priory Close, HA4
· Reservoir Road, HA4
· Rochester Road, HA6
· Shenley Avenue, HA4
· Sherwood Avenue, HA4
· South Drive, HA4
· Sovereign Close, HA4
· St Martins Approach, HA4
· The Oaks, HA4
· Theodora Way, HA5
· West Hatch Manor, HA4
· Whitstable Close, HA4
· Willow Grove, HA4
· Wiltshire Lane, HA5
· Windmill Hill, HA4
· Windmill Way, HA4
· Withy Lane, HA4
· Wood Lane, HA4
· Woodside Close, HA4
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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