Clitterhouse Farm

Farm in/near Dollis Hill, existing until 1926

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Clitterhouse Farm in 2009, some of the remaining farm buildings. In its later days this was a dairy farm and I would guess that the building on the left was a milking shed. There is a courtyard area behind these buildings.

Clitterhouse Farm was originally a woodland sub-manor held by John de Langton in 1321 and by his younger son Robert in 1335. From 1439 it was in the possession of St Bartholomew's Hospital, and continued to be in their possession up to its sale in 1921, when it was sold to the War Department; it was later split up among private developers.

In 1584 the estate was managed as one farm, called Clitterhouse, consisting of 118 acres of arable and pasture and 80 acres of wood. From the 1550s local farming had switched from wood to hay to supply London’s increasing horse population

By the 1770s the farmhouse was a large timber-framed building of two storeys, with three gables and a jettied first storey. It occupied one side of a courtyard, on the other sides of which were weatherboarded barns of the standard Middlesex type, with steeply pitched roofs, and stables. Alterations were carried out after 1794 and by 1838 another farmhouse had been built on the site. The 19th-century building was converted into flats in the 1970s.

The estate was diminished by the encroachments of the Midland Railway's Cricklewood carriage-sidings in 1868.

From 1876 - 1915 the Brent Gas Works was built on Clitterhouse land. Clitterhouse became a dairy farm and was rebuilt around this time. Land was sold for a sewage works, and Hendon fever hospital (1890-1929). The southern part of the farm became the Beatty School of Flying and was Handley Page Aerodrome and factory (in Claremont Road) 1917. Here experimental warplanes were tested and commercial flights went to the continent in the 1920s. In 1929 the Aerodrome was forced to close and it became Laing’s “Golders Green Estate”. Shortly after 1926 Hampstead FC rented some of the land from Hendon UD finishing Clitterhouse as a farm and the rest of the land became a public open space.

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pamela foster
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Post by pamela foster: Kensal Rise Library

The library was closed several years ago as part of brent councils cutbacks, it is supposed to open soon run by volunteers.

Pauline McQuade
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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.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

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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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


Ron
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Post by Ron: Colindale

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

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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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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Man arrested over Southgate tube station explosion
Man arrested over Southgate tube station explosion

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/20/man-arrested-over-southgate-tube-station-explosion-north-london

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You’re less likely to die young if you enjoy the odd tipple
A study showing people who enjoy the odd tipple are less likely to suffer a premature death than teetotallers has been welcomed by British cancer experts.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16300443.You__39_re_less_likely_to_die_young_if_you_enjoy_the_odd_tipple/?ref=rss

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Army detonate bomb in ’controlled’ explosion
A bomb was buried for 73 years before being discovered on a building site has been detonated.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16302934.Army_detonate_bomb_in___39_controlled__39__explosion/?ref=rss

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Welcome to the Evening Standard’s coverage of the summer transfer window.
Welcome to the Evening Standard’s coverage of the summer transfer window.

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Teen from NYC named among graffiti artists killed by London train


Alberto Fresneda Carrasco, 19, who moved to England in 2011, last spoke to his parents at 10pm on Sunday to say he would be coming home for dinner at their home for dinner but never arrived.


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Erin Holland goes braless and flaunts her cleavage in London


She’s the 29-year-old former Miss World Australia who has gone on to become a singer and brand ambassador.


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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
’Minor explosion’ reported at Southgate tube station in north London
’Minor explosion’ reported at Southgate tube station in north London

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/19/minor-explosion-reported-at-southgate-north-london-tube-station

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Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.

The Dollis Hill Estate was formed in the early 19th century, when the Finch family bought up a number of farms in the area to form a single estate. Dollis Hill House itself was built in the 1820s.

William Ewart Gladstone, the UK Prime Minister, was a frequent visitor to Dollis Hill House in the late 19th century. The year after his death, 1899, Willesden Council acquired much of the Dollis Hill Estate for use as a public park, which was named Gladstone Park.

Mark Twain stayed in Dollis Hill House in the summer of 1900. He wrote that ’Dollis Hill comes nearer to being a paradise than any other home I ever occupied’.

The code-breaking Colossus computer, used at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, was built at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill by a team lead by Tommy Flowers. The station was relocated to Martlesham Heath at the end of the 1970s.

A World War II bunker for Winston Churchill called Paddock is located here.

The fictional Dollis Hill Football Club features occasionally in the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and Dollis Hill tube station, although real, is frequently played in the radio panel game Mornington Crescent.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Anson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Avigdor Hirsch Torah Temimah Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bartholomew's 1908 map:   Bartholomew's Handy Reference Atlas Of London & Suburbs was produced in 1908.
Beis Medrash Elyon:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Braintcroft E-Act Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Brent Reservoir (Welsh Harp):   The Brent Reservoir (popularly called the Welsh Harp) is a reservoir which straddles the boundary between the London Boroughs of Brent and Barnet and is owned by British Waterways.
Brent Sidings:   Brent Sidings was a set of railway sidings built for the Midland Railway alongside the Edgware Road.
Childs Hill School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Clarefield Park:   
Claremont Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Dollis Hill:   Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.
Dollis Hill Farm:   Dollis Hill Farm was situated to the north of Dollis Hill Lane.
Dollis Hill House:   Dollis Hill House was an early 19th-century farmhouse located on the modern-day northern boundary of Gladstone Park.
Gladstone Park:   
Gladstone Park Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Menorah High School for Girls:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Mora Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Neasden Recreation Ground:   
Our Lady of Grace RC Infant and Nursery School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Oxgate Farm:   Situated at the corner of where the modern day Coles Hill Road and Oxgate Lane meet, Oxgate Farm was a timber framed 16th or 17th century building.
Sakutu Organisation Montessori:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Agnes RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Crest Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Hyde School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Unity Girls High School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Welsh Harp Open Space:   
West Hendon Playing Fields:   
Woodfield Park:   
Woodfield School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A4088, NW10 · Aberdeen Road, NW10 · Ainsworth Close, NW2 · Alan Coren Close, NW2 · Alder Grove, NW2 · Allotment Way, NW2 · Anson Road, NW2 · Applewood Close, NW2 · Apsley Way, NW2 · Ashcombe Park, NW2 · Ashford Road, NW2 · Astley Avenue, NW2 · Avondale Avenue, NW2 · Ballards Road, NW2 · Birse Crescent, NW10 · Blair Avenue, NW9 · Brent Terrace, NW2 · Brent View Road, NW4 · Brent View Road, NW9 · Briar Road, NW2 · Broadfield Close, NW2 · Brook Road Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Brook Road, NW2 · Burnley Road, NW10 · Byron Road, NW2 · Caddington Road, NW2 · Cairnfield Avenue, NW2 · Camarthen Green, NW9 · Campbell Gordon Way, NW2 · Caney Mews, NW2 · Cedar Road, NW2 · Chartley Avenue, NW2 · Chevington, NW2 · Cheviot Gate, NW2 · Chichele Road, NW2 · Chiltern Gardens, NW2 · Chipstead Gardens, NW2 · Claremont Road, NW11 · Claremont Road, NW2 · Claremont Way, NW2 · Cleveland Gardens, NW2 · Clifford Way, NW10 · Clitterhouse Crescent, NW2 · Clitterhouse Road, NW2 · Coles Green Road, NW2 · Comber Close, NW2 · Compton Close, NW11 · Cool Oak Lane, NW2 · Cool Oak Lane, NW9 · Cooper Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW2 · Coppermead Close, NW2 · Cornmow Drive, NW10 · Cotswold Gardens, NW2 · Cotswold Gate, NW2 · Crest Road, NW2 · Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 · Cricklewood Lane, NW2 · Cullingworth Road, NW10 · Cumbrian Gardens, NW2 · Dawpool Road, NW2 · Dawson Road, NW2 · Dehar Crescent, NW2 · Dehar Crescent, NW9 · Dehar Cresent, NW9 · Dersingham Road, NW2 · Derwent Rise, NW9 · Dewsbury Road, NW10 · Dicey Avenue, NW2 · Dollis Hill Avenue, NW2 · Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW10 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW2 · Doreen Avenue, NW9 · Dors Close, NW9 · Draycott Close, NW2 · Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 · Dudden Hill Parade, NW10 · Eastleigh Close, NW2 · Edgware Road West Hendon Broadway, NW9 · Edgware Road, NW2 · Ellesmere Road, NW10 · Elsinore Gardens, NW2 · Esmar Crescent, NW9 · Eyhurst Close, NW2 · Fleetwood Road, NW10 · Flowers Close, NW2 · Forbes Close, NW2 · Fryent Crescent, NW9 · Fryent Fields, NW9 · Fryent Grove, NW9 · Gadsbury Close, NW9 · Geary Road, NW10 · Geron Way, NW2 · Gillingham Road, NW2 · Gladstone Parade, NW2 · Gladstone Park Gardens, NW2 · Glenwood Avenue, NW9 · Goldsmith Avenue, NW9 · Grampian Gardens, NW2 · Griffin Close, NW10 · Hamilton Road, NW10 · Hamlet Square, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW2 · Handley Grove, NW2 · Harp Business Centre, NW2 · Harrington Close, NW10 · Hawarden Hill, NW2 · Heather Road, NW2 · Heber Road, NW2 · Helena Road, NW10 · Hill Close, NW2 · Homestead Park, NW2 · Horseshoe Close, NW2 · Horseshoe Estate, E6 · Howard Road, NW2 · Hudson Way, NW2 · Humber Road, NW2 · Humber Trading Estate, NW2 · Hyde Crescent, NW9 · Ivy Road, NW2 · Kelceda Close, NW2 · Kendal Road, NW10 · Kendal Road, NW2 · Kenwyn Drive, NW2 · Kingweston Close, NW2 · Kinloch Drive, NW9 · Lancaster House Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Lancaster Road, NW10 · Langton Road, NW2 · Larch Road, NW2 · Lennox Gardens, NW10 · Links Road, NW2 · Longberrys, NW2 · Longley Way, NW2 · Lovat Close, NW2 · Marriotts Close, NW9 · Marsh Drive, NW9 · Mascotts Close, NW2 · Midland Terrace, NW2 · Midwood Close, NW2 · Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate, NW2 · Mora Road, NW2 · Mount Road, NW2 · Mulgrave Road, NW10 · Neasden Parade, NW10 · Needham Terrace, NW2 · Nevilles Court, NW2 · Newfield Rise, NW2 · Newton Road, NW2 · Normanby Road, NW10 · North Circular Road, NW2 · Northgate Drive, NW9 · Nutfield Road, NW2 · Oaklands Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Road, NW2 · Olive Road, NW2 · Oman Avenue, NW2 · Orchard Close, NW2 · Oxgate Centre, NW2 · Oxgate Court Parade, NW2 · Oxgate Court, NW2 · Oxgate Gardens, NW2 · Oxgate Lane, NW2 · Oxleys Road, NW2 · Paddock Road, NW2 · Park Avenue North, NW10 · Park Avenue, NW2 · Park Lodge, NW2 · Park Side, NW2 · Park View Road, NW10 · Parkfields Avenue, NW9 · Parkside, NW2 · Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade, NW2 · Pine Road, NW2 · Pinemartin Close, NW2 · Pippin Close, NW2 · Prayle Grove, NW2 · Priestley Way, NW2 · Purbeck Drive, NW2 · Purley Avenue, NW2 · Quantock Gardens, NW2 · Ramsey Close, NW9 · Randall Avenue, NW2 · Rannock Avenue, NW9 · Reets Farm Close, NW9 · Review Road, NW2 · Rockhall Road, NW2 · Rockhall Way, NW2 · Roman Road, NW2 · Rose Croft Gardens, NW2 · Rusper Close, NW2 · Ruthin Close, NW9 · Rylandes Road, NW2 · Sancroft Close, NW2 · Sanderstead Avenue, NW2 · Sandifer Drive, NW2 · Seelig Avenue, NW9 · Selsdon Road, NW2 · Shearwater Drive, NW9 · Shepherds Walk, NW2 · Sherrick Green Road, NW10 · Shobroke Close, NW2 · Sneyd Road, NW2 · Snowdon Drive, NW9 · Somerton Road, NW2 · Sonia Gardens, NW10 · St Andrews Close, NW2 · St Michaels Road, NW2 · Staples Corner West Roundabout, NW2 · Staples Corner, NW4 · Stoll Close, NW2 · Streakes Field Road, NW2 · Stuart Avenue, NW9 · Sunnyside, NW2 · Tadworth Road, NW2 · Talgarth Walk, NW9 · Tanfield Avenue, NW10 · Tanfield Avenue, NW2 · Tankridge Road, NW2 · Telford Road, NW9 · Temple Road, NW2 · The Broadway, NW2 · The Circle, NW2 · The Crescent, NW2 · The Link, NW2 · Thorverton Road, NW2 · Topp Walk, NW2 · Tyrrel Way, NW9 · Verulam Court, NW9 · Vincent Gardens, NW2 · Walton Close, NW2 · Warner Close, NW9 · Warren Road, NW2 · Waterford Way, NW10 · Waterloo Road, NW2 · Wellington Park Estate, NW2 · Whitefield Avenue, NW2 · Winston Avenue, NW9 · Wood Close, NW9 · Wood Lane, NW9 · Woodbridge Close, N7 · Woodvale Way, NW11 · Woolmead Avenue, NW2 · Woolmead Avenue, NW9 · Worley Court, NW2 · Wotton Road, NW2 · Wren Avenue, 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.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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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