Farm, existed between the 1740s and 1906
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Grove Farm changed usage between a farm and a house before being overwhelmed by suburbia.
By 1754 there were about 16 houses with small gardens at Golders Green
, most of them on small inclosures from the waste. In 1814 Golders Green
contained ’many ornamental villas and cottages, surrounded with plantations’, and in 1828 detached houses spread on both sides of the road as far as Brent bridge. Grove Farm - or Grove House - was one of these.
The villas in their wooded grounds, which gave Golders Green
its special character, disappeared rapidly with the growth of suburban housing after the extension of the Underground.
The name of the building was preserved in the road name The Grove
which was built over the top of the original house.
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