Brent Farm

Farm in/near Brent Cross, existing until 1920

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Farm · Brent Cross · NW2 · Contributed by Scott Hatton
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2017
Brent Farm from the north in 1928
Credit: Britain From The Air

Brent Farm, a small farm known from the 1750s onwards was a mushroom farm by 1902.

The site became steadily more non-agricultural as a huge sewage works was built in the early part of the 20th century.

Two of the cottages still stand though mostly the area now forms part of the shopping zone around Brent Cross.

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Jenelle Collins
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Post by Jenelle Collins: Wyldes Farm

My Collins descendants are from here...

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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

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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.

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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 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


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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
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VIEW THE BRENT CROSS AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE BRENT CROSS AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE BRENT CROSS AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BRENT CROSS AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BRENT CROSS AREA IN THE 1900s
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Brent Cross

Brent Cross tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Hendon Central and Golders Green. The Brent Cross shopping centre is nearby.

The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Brent on the 19 November 1923, the first station on the extension of what was then known as the Hampstead & Highgate Line through undeveloped rural areas to Edgware. The extension had first been planned prior to World War I when the station had been due to be called Woodstock. It was renamed from Brent to its current name on the 20 July 1976 opening of the shopping centre.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bartholomew's 1908 map:   Bartholomew's Handy Reference Atlas Of London & Suburbs was produced in 1908.
Bell Lane Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Beth Jacob Grammar School for Girls:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 17. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brent Cross:   Brent Cross tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Hendon Central and Golders Green. The Brent Cross shopping centre is nearby.
Brent Cross Bus Station:   Brent Cross Bus Station opened in 1976 as part of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
Brent Cross Shopping Centre:   Brent Cross Shopping Centre was opened in the mid 1970s on the site of the former Hendon Greyhound Stadium. The Stadium has been built near to a former sewage works.
Brent Gas Works:   Built between 1876 - 1915, the Brent Gas Works supplied gas to stations from Mill Hill to St Pancras, including the Midland Hotel and the railway workers cottages called Brent Terrace (built around 1897).
Brent Sidings:   Brent Sidings was a set of railway sidings built for the Midland Railway alongside the Edgware Road.
Brent Street:   The largest hamlet of Hendon parish was Brent Street. It retained its identity until the late 19th, when building linked it with Church End and the Burroughs.
Clarefield Park:   
Claremont Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Clitterhouse Farm:   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.
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
Hasmonean Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hendon Central:   Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.
Hendon Central circus:   By 1906, Sir Audley Neeld was building on the land - the future Hendon Central - that had been Renter’s Farm.
Hendon Fever Hospital:   Hendon Fever Hospital was an isolation unit in the area of today's Brent Cross.
Hendon Greyhound Stadium:   Hendon Greyhound Stadium was situated on the North Circular road in North London and opened its gates for racing on 5th March 1935 making it one of the later tracks in London.
Hendon House:   Hendon House was a gabled building built probably in the 16th century.
Hendon Park:   Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.
Hendon School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Independent Jewish Day School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Jewish Military Museum:   The Jewish Military Museum features exhibits about Jews serving in the British armed forces from the 18th century to the present day.
M1 junction:   The Brent Cross roundabout lies at the end of the M1 Motorway where it meets the North Circular Road.
Mapledown School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Old River Lea:   The Old River Lea is the former natural channel of the River Lee below Lea Bridge, in the London Borough of Hackney.
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.
Peninim:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Renters Farm:   Near to where Brent Cross Shopping Centre is today was a farm called Renter's. It was situated in Shirehall Lane close to Shire Hall, Hendon.
Sakutu Organisation Montessori:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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.
Tiferes High School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Whitefield School:   Whitefield School is a secondary school and sixth form.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Brent Cross roundabout:   A picture of the Brent Cross junction taken in 1947. Brent Cross junction was formed at the junction of the new roads Hendon Way (A41) and North Circular Road and built in the mid-1920s
Brent Cross sewage works:   At the beginning of the 20th century the whole Brent Cross area was a veritable moot point for waterways and sewage systems. Hendon Urban District Council had sewage farms, initially on the southbank of the Brent and later on the north. The site was closed in the 1930s, the area’s sewage being pumped down to Mogden Purification Works in Isleworth
Brent station:   This photograph, from the collection of the London Transport museum, shows the future site of Brent Cross station on the Edgware branch of the Northern line
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.
Suburbia awaits (1908):   This is a view of The Homestead from the end of the unfinished Sinclair Grove, NW11


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adrian Avenue, NW2 · Albert Road, NW4 · Allotment Way, NW2 · Beaufort Gardens, NW4 · Bell Lane, NW11 · Bell Lane, NW4 · Belle Vue Estate, NW4 · Belle Vue Road, NW4 · Bethel Close, NW4 · Brampton Grove, NW4 · Brampton Lane, NW4 · Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 · Brent Green, NW4 · Brent Street, NW4 · Brent Terrace, NW2 · Brentfield Gardens, NW11 · Brentfield Gardens, NW2 · Broadfield Close, NW2 · Caney Mews, NW2 · Carol Close, NW4 · Central Circus, NW4 · Century Close, NW4 · Chapel Walk, NW4 · Cheyne Walk, NW4 · Chiltern Gardens, NW2 · Christchurch Hall, NW4 · Christchurch Square, E9 · Claremont Road, NW11 · Claremont Road, NW2 · Claremont Way, NW2 · Clitterhouse Crescent, NW2 · Clitterhouse Road, NW2 · Compton Close, NW11 · Coppermead Close, NW2 · Cotswold Gardens, NW2 · Cowley Place, NW4 · Cross Road, NW11 · Danescroft Avenue, NW4 · Danescroft, NW4 · Denehurst Gardens, NW4 · Eaton Road, NW4 · Edgware Road, NW2 · Elm Close, NW4 · Elm Park Gardens, NW4 · Elms Avenue, NW4 · Etheridge Road, NW4 · Fairfield Avenue, NW4 · Foster Street, NW4 · Geron Way, NW2 · Gladstone Parade, NW2 · Golders Rise, NW4 · Green Lane, NW4 · Green Walk, NW4 · Haley Road, NW4 · Handley Grove, NW2 · Harmony Way, NW4 · Haslemere Avenue, NW4 · Heathfield Gardens, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW4 · Heriot Road, NW4 · Holmdale Gardens, NW4 · Holmfield Avenue, NW4 · Hudson Way, NW2 · Layfield Close, NW4 · Lisselton House, NW4 · Longley Way, NW2 · Lower Ground Sentinel Square, NW4 · Marble Drive, NW2 · Mascotts Close, NW2 · Mayfield Gardens, NW4 · Midland Terrace, NW2 · Mount Road, NW2 · Needham Terrace, NW2 · New Brent Street, NW4 · Park View Gardens, NW4 · Pearl Close, NW2 · Pinemartin Close, NW2 · Prayle Grove, NW2 · Prestige Way, NW4 · Prince Charles Drive, NW4 · Quantock Gardens, NW2 · Queens Gardens, NW4 · Queens Parade, NW4 · Queens Road, NW4 · Queens Way, NW4 · Raleigh Close, NW4 · Renters Avenue, NW4 · Ridge Hill, NW2 · Roman Road, NW2 · Rusper Close, NW2 · Sentinel Square, NW4 · Shannon Close, NW2 · Shirehall Close, NW4 · Shirehall Gardens, NW4 · Shirehall Lane, NW4 · Shirehall Park, · Shirehall Park, NW11 · Shirehall Park, NW4 · Shobroke Close, NW2 · Spalding Road, NW4 · Stadium Crescent West, E3 · Stadium Road East, NW2 · Stadium Road East, NW4 · Station Approach, NW11 · Sydney Grove, NW4 · Tempelhof Avenue, NW2 · Tempelhof Avenue, NW4 · The Approach, NW4 · The Crest, NW4 · Tilling Road, NW2 · Wallcote Avenue, NW2 · Water Brook Lane, NW4 · West Avenue, NW4 · West View, NW4 · Western Avenue, NW11 · Whitefield Avenue, NW2 · Worley Court, NW2 · Wykeham Road, NW4 ·
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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