Willans Farm

Farm in/near Primrose Hill, existed between 1600 and 1811

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Willan's Farm, Marylebone Park, watercolour
Credit: Francis Nicholson (1753–1844)


Marylebone Park Farm was, before the construction of Regent's Park, in the possession of Mr Thomas Willan.

In the Middle Ages the land which became the future Regent's Park was part of the manor of Tyburn, the property of Barking Abbey. In the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII appropriated the land, and it has been Crown property ever since, except for the period between 1649 and 1660. It was set aside as a hunting park, known as Marylebone Park, until 1649. It was then let out in small holdings for hay and dairy produce.

Marylebone Park Farm and its cow sheds had turned into a large enterprise.

It was previously part of a plan for improvement in 1793 produced by a Mr White, architect to the Duke of Portland. This was exhibited to Mr Fordyce, the
Surveyor-General, who had offered 1000 pounds to the successful author of a plan for the improvement of the estate. White, produced six engraved plans of the estate.

From 1786 to 1792, the additions and improvements in this neighbourhood were carried into effect in quick succession. Almost all of the Duke of Portland's property in Marylebone, except one farm, was let at that period on building leases, and the new buildings in the north-west part of the parish increased with equal rapidity.

When all leases expired in 1811, the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned architect John Nash to create a park.



Mr J. T. Smith, in his 'Book for a Rainy Day,' written in 1772, gives us the following sketch of this locality during that period:-

My dear mother's declining state of health, urged my father to consult Dr. Armstrong, who recommended her to rise early and take milk at the cow-house. I was her companion then; and I well remember that, after we had passed Portland Chapel, there were fields all the way on either side. The highway was irregular, with here and there a bank of separation; and that when we had crossed the New Road, there was a turnstile at the entrance of a meadow, leading to a little old public-house, the sign of the 'Queen's Head and Artichoke;' it was much weather-beaten, though, perhaps, once a tolerably good portrait of Queen Elizabeth. . . . A little beyond a nest of small houses contiguous was another turnstile, opening also into fields, over which we walked to the 'Jew's Harp House Tavern and Tea-Gardens.' It consisted of a large upper room, ascended by an outside staircase, for the accommodation of the company on ball nights; and in this room large parties dined. At the south front of these premises was a large semi-circular enclosure with boxes for tea and ale-drinkers, guarded by deal-board soldiers between every box, painted in proper colours. In the centre of this opening were tables and seats placed for the smokers. On the eastern side of the house there was a trapball-ground; the western side served for a tennis-hall; there were also public and private skittle-grounds. Behind this tavern were several small tenements, with a pretty good portion of ground to each. On the south of the teagardens a number of summer-houses and gardens, fitted up in the truest cockney taste; for on many of these castellated edifices wooden cannons were placed; and at the entrance of each domain, of about the twentieth part of an acre, the old inscription of 'Steel-traps and spring-guns all over these grounds,' with an 'N.B.—Dogs trespassing, will be shot.' In these rural retreats the tenant was usually seen on Sunday evening in a bright scarlet waistcoat, ruffled shirt, and silver shoebuckles, comfortably taking his tea with his family, honouring a Seven-Dial friend with a nod on his peregrination to the famed Wells of Kilburn. William's Farm, the extent of my mother's walk, stood at about a quarter of a mile south; and I remember that the room in which she sat to take the milk was called 'Queen Elizabeth's Kitchen,' and that there was some stained glass in the windows.

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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Bond Street:   Where the rich go shopping
Chalk Farm:   Chalk Farm was originally a farmhouse and later a tavern set in fields. But Chalk Farm has nothing to do with chalk at all.
Church of the Annunciation:   The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch, is a Church of England parish church designed by Sir Walter Tapper. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Churchill Hotel:   The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is a five star hotel located on Portman Square.
Halcyon London International School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Harmood Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Home House:   Home House is a Georgian town house at 20 Portman Square.
International Community School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
London Business School:   Higher education institutions
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway.
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch.
Marylebone Children’s Centre Information Point:   This is a children’s centre.
Montagu House:   Montagu House at 22 Portman Square was a historic London house.
Odeon Marble Arch:   The Odeon Marble Arch (known as the Regal 1928-1945) was a cinema located opposite Marble Arch monument at the top of Park Lane, with its main entrance on Edgware Road.
On This Day in London: 4 November:   On This Day in London: 4 November
Orchard Court:   Orchard Court is an apartment block off of Portman Square in London. Known in French as Le Verger, it was used during the Second World War as the London base of F section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
Primrose Hill School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Queen Mary’s Gardens:   
Regent's Park:   Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies within northern central London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. It contains Regent's College and the London Zoo.
Regent’s Park:   
Royal Academy of Music:   Higher education institutions
Somerset House, Park Lane:   Somerset House was an 18th-century town house on the east side of Park Lane, where it meets Oxford Street, in the Mayfair area of London. It was also known as 40 Park Lane, although a renumbering means that the site is now called 140 Park Lane.
Speakers’ Corner:   Speakers’ Corner is in the northeast corner of Hyde Park.
St Mary’s Bryanston Square CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Royal Parks:   
The St Marylebone CofE School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Sylvia Young Theatre School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 16.
Tyburn:   Tyburn was a village of Middlesex close to the current location of Marble Arch and the southern end of Edgware Road.
Wetherby Senior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Baker Street station, 1890:   This Bishopsgate Institute view of Baker Street station dates from 1890.
Twopenny Tube:   In 1900, a pioneering underground railway began running in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Admiral Court, W1U · Ainger Road, NW3 · Albert Mansions, W1U · Albert Terrace Mews, NW1 · Albert Terrace, NW1 · Aldburgh Mews, W1U · Allsop Place, NW1 · Ashland House, W1U · Ashland Place, W1U · Auden Place, NW1 · Aybrook Street, W1U · Baker Street, EN6 · Baker Street, NW1 · Baker Street, W1U · Bakers Mews, W1U · Balcombe Street, NW1 · Balcome Street, E9 · Balderton Flats, W1K · Balderton Street, W1K · Barker Street, SW10 · Barrett Street, W1U · Beaumont Mews, W1G · Beaumont Street, W1G · Bentinck Mansions, W1U · Bentinck Mews, W1U · Bentinck Street, W1U · Berkeley Court, NW1 · Berkeley Mews, W1H · Berkley Grove, NW1 · Berkley Road, NW1 · Bickenhall Mansions, W1U · Bickenhall Street, W1U · Bilton Towers, W1H · Binney Street, W1K · Bird Street, W1U · Blandford Street, W1U · Broadstone Place, W1U · Broadwalk, NW1 · Brown Hart Gardens, W1K · Brunswick Mews, W1H · Brunswick Place, NW1 · Bryanston Mews East, W1H · Bryanston Mews West, W1H · Bryanston Square, W1H · Bryanston Street, W1C · 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Knox Street, W1H · Lees Place, W1K · Linhope Street, NW1 · Lowstock Road, W1U · Lumley Street, W1C · Lumley Street, W1K · Luxborough Street, W1U · Luxborough Towers, W1U · Manchester Mews, W1U · Manchester Square, W1U · Manchester Street, W1U · Mandeville Place, E15 · Mandeville Place, W1U · Manley Street, NW1 · Marble Arch, W1H · Marylebone High Street, W1G · Marylebone High Street, W1U · Marylebone Lane, W1U · Marylebone Mews, W1G · Marylebone Road, NW1 · Marylebone Road, W1B · Marylebone Road, W1G · Marylebone Road, W1U · Marylebone Street, W1G · Melcombe Place, NW1 · Melcombe Street, NW1 · Montagu Mansions, W1U · Montagu Mews North, W1H · Montagu Place, W1H · Montagu Row, W1U · Montagu Square, W1H · Montagu Street, W1H · Moxon Street, W1U · New Quebec Street, W1H · North Audley Street, W1K · North Row, W1K · Nottingham Place, W1U · Nottingham Street, W1U · Old Quebec Street, W1 · Old Quebec Street, W1H · Oldbury Place, W1U · Oppidans Road, NW3 · Orchard Court, W1H · Orchard Street, W1H · Orchard Street, W1K · Ormonde Terrace, NW8 · Ossington Buildings, W1U · Outer Circle, NW1 · Oxford Street, W1C · Paddington Street, W1U · Park Lane, W1C · Picton Place, W1U · Porter Street, W1U · Portman Close, W1U · Portman Mansions, W1U · Portman Mews South, W1H · Portman Square, W1H · Portman Street, W1C · Portman Street, W1H · Primrose Hill Road, NW1 · Primrose Hill Studios, NW1 · Prince Albert Road, NW1 · Princess Road, NW1 · Providence Court, W1K · Quebec Mews, W1H · Red Place, W1K · Regal Lane, NW1 · Regents Park Road, NW1 · Robert Adam Street, W1U · Rodmarton Street, W1U · Rudgwick Terrace, NW8 · Saint George’s Terrace, NW1 · Saint Vincent Street, W1U · Salisbury Place, SW9 · Salisbury Place, W1H · Seymour Mews, W1H · Seymour Place, W1H · Seymour Street, W1H · Seymour Street, W2 · Sharpleshall Street, NW1 · Shepards Place, W1K · Shepherds Place, W1K · Sherlock Mews, W1U · Siddons Lane, NW1 · Spanish Place, W1U · St Andrews Mansions, W1U · St Christophers House, W1U · St Christophers Place, W1U · St Georges Mews, NW1 · St Georges Terrace, NW1 · St James’s Close, NW8 · St Marks Crescent, NW1 · St Marks Cresent, NW1 · St Marks Square, NW1 · St. Anselm’s Place, W1K · Station Approach, NW1 · Stourcliffe Street, W1H · Stratford Place, W1C · Sussex Place, NW1 · Taunton Place, NW1 · Thayer Street, W1U · The Arcade, NW1 · The Broadwalk, W1J · The Broadwalk, W1K · The Courtyard, NW1 · Thornton Place, W1H · Treborough House, W1U · Upper Berkeley Street, W1H · Upper Harley Street, NW1 · Upper Montagu Street, W1H · Upper Wimpole Street, W1G · Vincent Court, W1H · Walden House, W1U · Waterside Place, NW1 · Waverley Court, W1G · Weighhouse Street, W1K · Welbeck Street, W1G · Wells Rise, NW8 · West One Shopping Centre, W1C · Westmoreland Street, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1G · Wheatley Street, W1G · Wigmore Street, W1H · Wigmore Street, W1U · Woods Mews, W1K · Wyndham Mews, W1H · Wyndham Place, W1H · Wyndham Street, NW1 · Wyndham Street, W1H · Wyndham Yard, W1H · York Bridge, NW1 · York Gate, NW1 · York Street, W1H · York Street, W1U · York Terrace East, NW1 · York Terrace West, NW1 ·
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