Sellon's Farm

Farm in/near Harlesden, existing until 1900

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Sellon's Farm

To the east of Harlesden, there were still several farms, Elmwood, Haycroft, Upper Roundwood, and Sellon’s until the late 1890s.

Sellon’s Farm stood at the current location of the point where Springwell Avenue meets Park Parade.

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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
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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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Harlesden

Harlesden - reggae capital of London

In the 19th century, Harlesden, then a rural village, began to develop some of its urban appearance with the arrival of the railways. Willesden Junction, Kensal Green and Harlesden station stations all had an effect on the developing village. Cottages for railway and industrial workers were built, as was grander housing for the local middle class. To the east of Harlesden, there were still several farms, Elmwood, Haycroft, Upper Roundwood, and Sellon's until the late 1890s.

Harlesden was at the height of its prosperity at the turn of the 20th century. Largely middle-class, it had a strong sense of identity compounded largely of civic pride and religious nonconformity. Nine churches and chapels were built between 1876 and 1902 as were a court house, a library, a constitutional clubhouse, and a jubilee clock, the focus of High Street. Willesden Hippodrome, a large music hall, opened in 1907. Much of High Street, a major shopping centre, was rebuilt in the Edwardian period.

Mainly after World War I, one of Europe's biggest industrial estates was constructed at nearby Park Royal, and large factories there included McVitie & Price (later United Biscuits) from 1910, and Heinz from 1919.

The image of Harlesden today began to take shape in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Continued immigration from Ireland and new immigration from the Caribbean, the Indian sub-continent and Africa changed the racial and cultural make up of the area. More recently the area has now become home to Brazilian and Portuguese communities. Much of the housing is made up of Victorian terraces which have been attracting young professionals unable to afford similar properties in nearby Kensal Green and Queen's Park.

Harlesden station is both a London Underground and Overground station and a railway station. The railway line at this point forms the border of the Harlesden residential area and the Park Royal industrial estate. The first station at the site was called Willesden and opened in 1841 by the London and Birmingham Railway and closed in 1866, replaced by Willesden Junction station, half a mile to the south-east. A new station called Harlesden , opened on 15 June 1912. Bakerloo line services on the same tracks began on 16 April 1917, via a new junction at Queens Park station.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Harlesden:   Harlesden - reggae capital of London
Haycroft Farm:   Haycroft Farm stood on Harlesden Road.
Roundwood Farm:   Roundwood Farm lay between Willesden and Harlesden.
Roundwood Park:   Roundwood Park is a public park in Willesden, London, measuring a total of 10.27 hectares.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sellon's Farm (garden):   Sellon's Farm, Harlesden from the rear.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acton Lane, NW10 · Ancona Road, NW10 · Avenue Road, NW10 · Bank Buildings, NW10 · Bolton Road, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Buckingham Mews, NW10 · Buckingham Road, NW10 · Burns Road, NW10 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Chadwick Road, NW10 · Challenge Close, NW10 · Charlton Road, NW10 · Clifton Road, NW10 · Crownhill Road, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Design Works Rucklidge Avenue, NW10 · Drayton Road, NW10 · Fawcett Road, NW10 · Fry Road, NW10 · Harlesden Gardens, NW10 · Harlesden High Street, NW10 · High Street Harlesden, NW10 · High Street, NW10 · High Streetharlesdonbrent, NW10 · Honeywood Road, NW10 · Leghorn Road, NW10 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Manor Parade, NW10 · Manor Park Road, NW10 · Manor Park Works, NW10 · Maple Walk, SM2 · Nightingale Road, NW10 · Odessa Road, NW10 · Palermo Road, NW10 · Park Parade, NW10 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Ranelagh Road, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Rucklidge Avenue, NW10 · Saint John’s Avenue, NW10 · Sellons Avenue, NW10 · Spezia Road, NW10 · Springwell Avenue, NW10 · St Johns Avenue, NW10 · St Marys Road, NW10 · Tavistock Road, NW10 · The Croft, NW10 · Tubbs Road, NW10 · Wendover Road, NW10 ·


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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Wembley, Kingsbury, Willesden and Harlesden (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 covers an area from Harrow in the northwest to Harlesden 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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