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Purves was the solicitor of the United Land Company who were developers in this area. The land was sold to them by All Souls College and the builders were Vigers.

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My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage. Still have mum’s bus badge. Happy times they were.
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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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Kate Wright dines at Rio Ferdinand’s Manchester restaurant
The 26-year-old buxom blonde showcased her sensational figure in a plunging pinstripe playsuit at her boyfriend Rio Ferdinand’s restaurant in Manchester on Saturday.

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Cheesed off visitors complain about festival’s failings
Cheesed off visitors complain about festival’s failings

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’Best place to live in UK’ named
The Hampshire district came top in a study that looked at factors including life expectancy.

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More than a quarter of households struggle to afford life in London
More than a quarter of households struggle to afford life in London

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Festive drunk passengers ’risk death on railway’
Birmingham New Street has more delays related to alcohol than any other station, Network Rail says.

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Driver arrested after Mercedes ends up wedged upright in London street
Police arrest driver, who was unharmed, on suspicion of drink-driving after vehicle crashed through railings in central LondonA man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a Mercedes crashed through railings in central London and ended up wedged between a building and the street.The Mercedes-Benz C220 crashed into the Fountain House serviced apartment block on Lancaster Terrace on Friday. Continue reading...

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Night Overground services launched by Mayor of London
Overground services will run 24 hours on the East London line on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Thousands Enjoy King Street’s First Ever Christmas Market
With over 100 stalls along traffic free road and day of family entertainment

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Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules
Restaurants face having to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps.

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Grenfell fire fundraiser shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize

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Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings
An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month.

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VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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Kensal Green

Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.

Kensal Green is the site of Kensal Green Cemetery, the oldest English cemetery still in operation, which contains many elaborate Victorian mausoleums, including those of William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope. Architects who are buried at Kensal Green are the famous Hardwick and Shaw family whose graves are by each others side.

Kensal Green is a residential area with good transport links to central London, surrounding districts include Willesden Green to the north, Harlesden to the west, Brondesbury and Queens Park to the east and Ladbroke Grove to the south. The names Kensal Green and Kensal Rise are used somewhat interchangeably by non-residents to denote the same district, although residents differentiate between the areas based on proximity to the local tube and railway stations.

Roughly speaking, the area west of Chamberlayne Road, north of Harrow Road and south of Kensal Rise railway station is considered Kensal Green while that to the east of Chamberlayne Road and north of the station is considered Kensal Rise. These boundaries are by no means fixed however and some residents are known to use both terms with little regard for geographical accuracy.

Kensal Green is first mentioned in 1253, translating from old English meaning the King's Holt (King’s Wood). Its location marked the boundary between Willesden and the then Chelsea & Paddington, on which it remains today. It formed part of one of ten manors, most likely Chamberlayne Wood Manor, named after Canon Richard de Camera (of the Chambers).

In the fifteenth century the then Archbishop of Canterbury Henry Chichele (1414–1443), acquired lands in Willesden and Kingsbury. In 1443 he found All Souls College, Oxford and endowed it with the same lands in his will. Resultantly, most of Willesden and Kensal Green remained largely agricultural until the mid-1800s, well into the Victorian era.
In 1805, the construction of the Grand Junction Canal passed through the district to join the Regent's Canal at Paddington. As the combined Grand Union Canal, this allowed passage of commercial freight traffic from the Midlands to London Docks, and hence onwards to the River Thames.

There were two dairy farms in Kensal Green by the early 1800s, which expanded greatly after the 1864 Act of Parliament which made it illegal to keep cattle within the City of London. Although by the late 1800s residential development had greatly reduced the farmland, still in the 1890s many sheep and pigs were raised in the district. One of the farms later became a United Dairies creamery, supplied by milk trains from Mitre Bridge Junction.

Rapid residential development led to local commissioners reporting in 1880 that there was inadequate drainage and sewerage facilities, with most houses having only improved access to what were the old agricultural drains. In that same year, All Souls College started to develop its lands north west of Kilburn Lane, including All Souls Avenue and College Road, with adjacent roads being named after leading Fellows of the college, and the installation of new sewerage facilities across the district. The college donated lands on which to build Kensal Rise Reading Room, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, in 1897. Opened by United States author Mark Twain in 1901, it was later extended and renamed Kensal Rise Library.

Kensal Green station opened on 1 October 1916 on the New Line on the north side of the existing London and North Western Railway (LNWR) tracks from Euston to Watford.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Kensal Green:   Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Kensal Rise:   Former location of the National Athletic Grounds
Kensal Rise Library:   Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.
Princess Frederica School:   Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Harrow Road, Kensal Green (1900s):   The corner of Ravensworth Road and Harrow Road in NW10.
Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s):   Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alma Place, NW10 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Bayford Road, NW10 · Bolton Gardens, NW10 · Bridge House, NW10 · Buller Road, NW10 · Burrows Road, NW10 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Compton Road, NW10 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Earlsmead Road, NW10 · Felixstowe Road, NW10 · Greyhound Road, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Hazel Road, NW10 · Hiley Road, NW10 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Langler Road, NW10 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Linden Avenue, NW10 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Pember Road, NW10 · Plough Close, NW10 · Purves Road, NW10 · Rainham Road, NW10 · Ravensworth Road, NW10 · Regent Street, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, NW10 · Station Terrace, NW10 · Victor Road, NW10 · Wakeman Road, NW10 · Warfield Road, NW10 · Wellington Road, NW10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 ·


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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
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Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (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 Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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