Willesden Green Farm

Farm, existing until 1904

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Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.

Postcard from Willesden Green shows an unknown dairy herd from the area
By 1738 farmhouses and cottages were clustered all round Willesden Green.

The soil of Willesden Green was a strong, wet clay - naturally suited to grass, and a cart could fetch a load of dung from the metropolis twice a day. By 1833 the Willesden Green Farm, had been much improved by manuring.

Londoners were often directly involved in farming and All Souls Willesden Green Farm was leased to a St Marylebone jobmaster between 1828-45.

Building began in 1895 on land belonging to All Souls and on the college’s land south of High Road in 1899 - Willesden Green farmhouse had gone by 1904. In that year 125 houses were being built on the college estate at Willesden Green in addition to 55 already built.

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Postcard from Willesden Green shows an unknown dairy herd from the area
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