James Collins Close, W9

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West Kilburn

West Kilburn is the westernmost slice of London W9, centered around Fernhead Road.

West Kilburn is a rather small part of London. Bravington Road forms the boundary of West Kilburn with its neighbour to the west - the Queens Park Estate.

To the north is Queen's Park station itself. Walterton Road and Saltram Crescent forms the eastern boundary with Harrow Road to the south.

Tall 19th century houses are the predominant feature in this area. Many have now been converted to flats.

The area houses two hitherto notorious estates - the Mozart and the South Kilburn in Brent.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
1879 Royal Agricultural Society Show:   Washout summers are not only a modern phenomenon
1950 to 1963 at 3 woodnook road, sw16:   house with gas mantles, kitchen range, bread and milk delivered by horse drawn vans.
6 East Row, W10: Scott Hatton:   Scott Hatton lived here in 1960
A seminal gig:   Once upon a time in 1979, Joy Division, OMD and A Certain Ratio were on the same bill - and all for £1.50.
Acklam Hall:   Acklam Hall became a community centre for the post-Westway Acklam Road
Acklam Road Adventure Playground:   Acklam Road Adventure Playground was created in the 1960s.
All Saints Church:   All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.
Ark Brunel Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ark Franklin Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Basing Street (SARM) Studios:   SARM Studios is a recording studio, established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records.
Beethoven Street School:   Beethoven Street School was opened in 1881 to serve the community of the newly-built Queen's Park Estate.
Bevington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Carlton Vale Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Chepstow House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Clare Gardens Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Colville Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Dorothy Gardner Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Duke of Cornwall (The Ledbury):   The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Early Years Service at Holmfield House:   This is a children’s centre.
Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance:   Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance is the traditional starting point for the Notting Hill Carnival.
Epic Learning Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 18.
Golborne Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet:   I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet was a clothing boutique which achieved fame in 1960s "Swinging London" by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.
Instituto Espanol Canada Blanch:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Jack of Newbury:   The Jack of Newbury stood at the corner of East Row and Kensal Road until it was bombed on 2 October 1940.
Kensal Town:   Soapsuds Island
Kensington Hippodrome:   The Kensington Hippodrome was a racecourse built in Notting Hill, London, in 1837, by entrepreneur John Whyte.
Kensington Park Hotel:   The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.
Kilburn Lane Farm:   A farm existed in Kilburn Lane until the 1860s, by which time it had been disrupted by the railway line.
Lads of the Village:   One of the signature public houses along Kensal Road.
Lancefield Coachworks:   Lancefield Coachworks was a builder of bespoke bodies for expensive car chassis always introducing sporting elements into designs.
Mary Paterson Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Maxilla Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Middle Row Bus Garage:   Middle Row Bus Garage was situated on the corner of Conlan Street and Middle Row, W10.
North Kensington Library:   North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.
North Kensington:   North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.
North West Locality Hub Lead -Queen’s Park Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Notting Hill:   Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...
Notting Hill in Bygone Days:   Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone, was originally published in 1924 by T. Fisher Unwin.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: In the Eighteenth Century:   Chapter 3 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Orme's Green:   Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
Portobello Arms:   The Portobello Arms was a former pub in Kensal Town, established in 1842.
Portobello Farm:   Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Green’s Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.
Portobello Green:   Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens.
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Queen’s Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Queen's Park:   Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.
Queens Park Estate:   The part of Queen's Park which is in the W10 postcode and City of Westminster, is known as the Queens Park Estate.
Queen’s Park:   
Queen’s Park Library:   Queen’s Park Library was built to improve the minds of the new Queen’s Park Estate residents.
Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Salusbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Selby Square, W10:   Selby Square is a walkway in the Queen’s Park Estate
St Luke’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Peter’s Notting Hill:   St Peter’s Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church in Kensington Park Road, designed by architect Thomas Allom.
St Thomas’ CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. Joseph's Home:   St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
The Apollo:   The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.
The Bedford family at 3 Acklam Road:   From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.
The Brittania:   The Brittania was situated on the corner of Clarendon Road and Portland Road, W11.
The Earl Derby:   The Earl Derby stood on the corner of Southern Row and Bosworth Road.
The Kilburn Park School Foundation:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
The Lloyd Williamson School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 1 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Mitre:   The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.
The Prince of Wales (Chilled Eskimo):   A pub in Kensal Town
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The St Marylebone Church of England Bridge School:   Free schools special which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
The Tabernacle:   The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square built in 1887 as a church.
The Underground Map:   The Underground Map is a project which is creating a history website for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.
Thomas Jones Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Wedlake Street Baths:   In a time when most had somewhere to live but few had somewhere to wash at home, public baths were the place to go...
West Kilburn:   West Kilburn is the westernmost slice of London W9, centered around Fernhead Road.
Westbourne Park:   Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.
Weston’s Cider House:   In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.
Wilberforce Primary:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Adair Road junction with Southam Street (1932):   A wet day in London W10.
Adair Road, W10:   Adair Road junction with Appleford Road, March 1964
Adair Road, W10:   Adair Road is a street on the Kensal Town/North Kensington borders.
Albert Hotel (1900s):   The Albert Hotel, on the corner of All Saints Road and Cornwall Road (now Westbourne Park Road).
Corner of Caird Street and Lancefield Street (1910):   2015
Golborne Road bridge (1960s):   We think that this photo dates from the late 1960s, according to fashions and car registrations.
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Harrow Road (1920s):   Harrow Road in the 1920s, looking south east towards the Prince of Wales pub and the Emmanuel Church spire.
Hudson's the chemist (1906):   Hudson's, a chemist shop, stood on the corner of Ilbert Street and Third Avenue in the Queen's Park estate.
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Lothrop Street (1907):   2015
Political meeting (1920s):   Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.
Under westway (1977):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acklam Road, W10 · Adair Road, W10 · Adair Tower, W10 · Alba Place, W11 · Albert Road, NW6 · Alderson Street, W10 · Aldridge Road Villas, W11 · All Saints Road, W11 · Allington Road, NW6 · Allington Road, W10 · Alperton Street, W10 · Appleford House, W10 · Appleford Road, W10 · Arundel Gardens, W11 · Ashmore Road, W9 · Athlone Gate, W10 · Barfett Street, W10 · Barnsdale Road, W9 · Basing Street, W11 · Beethoven Street, W10 · Bevington Road, W10 · Blagrove Road, W10 · Blenheim Crescent, W11 · Bonchurch Road, W10 · Bosworth Road, W10 · Bradiston Road, W9 · Bravington Road, W9 · Briar Walk, W10 · Brondesbury Road, NW6 · Brondesbury Villas, NW6 · Brooksville Avenue, NW6 · Bruckner Street, W10 · Burlington Close, W9 · Caird Street, W10 · Cambridge Gardens, W10 · Camelford Walk, W11 · Canterbury Terrace, NW6 · Caradoc Close, W2 · Carlisle Road, NW6 · Charteris Road, NW6 · Chepstow Crescent, W11 · Chepstow Villas, W11 · Claremont Road, W10 · Claremont Road, W9 · Clydesdale Road, W11 · Codrington Mews, W11 · Colville Gardens, W11 · Colville Houses, W11 · Colville Mews, W11 · Colville Road, W11 · Colville Square, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Conlan Street, W10 · Convent Gardens, W11 · Coomassie Road, W9 · Cornwall Crescent, W11 · Courtnell Street, W2 · Croxley Road, W9 · Dale Row, W11 · Dart Street, W10 · Dartmouth Close, W11 · Denbigh Close, W11 · Denbigh Road, W11 · Denbigh Terrace, W11 · Denholme Road, W9 · Denmark Road, NW6 · Donaldson Road, NW6 · Dowland Street, W10 · Drayford Close, W9 · Droop Street, W10 · Dudley Road, NW6 · Dunmore Road, NW6 · Dunworth Mews, W11 · East Row, W10 · Edenham Way, W10 · Elgin Crescent, W11 · Elgin Mews, W11 · Elkstone Road, W10 · Embrook Street, W10 · Enbrook Street, W10 · Esmond Road, NW6 · Faraday Road, W10 · Farrant Street, W10 · Fermoy Road, W9 · Fernhead Road, W9 · Fifth Avenue, W10 · First Avenue, W10 · Folly Mews, W11 · Fordingley Road, W9 · Fourth Avenue, W10 · Galton Street, W10 · Golborne Gardens, W10 · Golborne Mews, W10 · Golborne Road, W10 · Golden Mews, W11 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Harrow Road, W10 · Harrow Road, W9 · Hartland Road, NW6 · Harvist Road, NW6 · Hawthorn Walk, W10 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hazelmere Road, NW6 · Hazlewood Crescent, W10 · Hazlewood Tower, W10 · Heather Walk, W10 · Hedgegate Court, W11 · Hermes Close, W9 · Herries Street, W10 · Honiton Road, NW6 · Hopefield Avenue, NW6 · Hormead Road, W9 · James Collins Close, W9 · James House Appleford Road, W10 · John Fearon Walk, W10 · Kensal Road, W10 · Kensington Park Gardens, W11 · Kensington Park Mews, W11 · Kensington Park Road, W11 · Kilburn Lane, NW6 · Kilburn Lane, W10 · Kilburn Lane, W9 · Kilravock Street, W10 · Kingswood Avenue, NW6 · Ladbroke Crescent, W11 · Ladbroke Gardens, W11 · Ladbroke Grove, W11 · Lambton Place, W11 · Lancaster Road, W11 · Lancefield Street, W10 · Lansdowne Crescent, W11 · Lansdowne Cresent, W11 · Lavie Mews, W10 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Ledbury Mews North, W11 · Ledbury Mews West, W11 · Ledbury Road, W11 · Ledbury Road, W2 · Lonsdale Road, NW6 · Lonsdale Road, W11 · Lothrop Street, W10 · Lydford Road, W9 · Lynton Road, NW6 · Macroom Road, W9 · Malton Mews, W10 · Malvern Mews, W9 · Malvern Place, NW6 · Manchester Drive, W10 · Marban Road, W9 · Marne Street, W10 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Middle Row, W10 · Montrose Avenue, NW6 · Morgan Road, W10 · Mozart Street, W10 · Munro Mews, W10 · Neville Close, NW6 · Neville Road, NW6 · Nutbourne Street, W10 · Onslow Close, W10 · Orchard Close, W10 · Park Mews, W10 · Parry Road, W10 · Peel Precinct, NW6 · Pembridge Crescent, W11 · Pembridge Mews, W11 · Pencombe Mews, W11 · Pennymore Walk, W9 · Pinehurst Court, W11 · Portnall Road, W9 · Portobello Road, W10 · Portobello Road, W11 · Powis Gardens, W11 · Powis Mews, W11 · Powis Square, W11 · Powis Terrace, W11 · Raddington Road, W10 · Radnor Road, NW6 · Riverton Close, W9 · Rosmead Road, W11 · Rupert Road, NW6 · Saint Ervans Road, W10 · Saint Josephs Close, W10 · Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 · Saint Luke’s Road, W11 · Saint Lukes Mews, W11 · Saint Marks Place, W11 · Saint Marks Road, W11 · Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 · Saltram Crescent, W9 · Saltram Cresent, W9 · Salusbury Road, NW6 · Second Avenue, W10 · Severn Avenue, W10 · Shirland Mews, W9 · Silvester Mews, W11 · Simon Close, W11 · Southam House Adair Road, W10 · Southam Street, W10 · Southern Row, W10 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St John’s Mews, W11 · St Lawrence Terrace, W10 · St Lukes Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Road, W11 · St Mark’s Place, W11 · St. Columbs House, 9 - 39 Blagrove Road, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W11 · Stanley Crescent, W11 · Stanley Gardens Mews, W11 · Stanley Gardens, W11 · Stansbury Square, W10 · Summerfield Avenue, NW6 · Symphony Mews, W10 · Talbot Road, W11 · Talbot Road, W2 · Tavistock Crescent, W11 · Tavistock Mews, W11 · Tavistock Road, W11 · Telford Road, W10 · Testerton Walk, W11 · Third Avenue, W10 · Thorpe Close, W10 · Tolhurst Drive, W10 · Tollbridge Close, W10 · Trellick Tower · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Vernon Yard, W11 · Victoria Road, NW6 · Walterton Road, W9 · Warlock Road, W9 · Wedlake Street, W10 · Wellington Close, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W11 · Westbourne Park Road, W11 · Western Mews, W9 · Westway, W10 · Wheatstone Road, W10 · William Dunbar House, NW6 · William Saville House, NW6 · Windermere Avenue, NW6 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Woodville Road, NW6 · Wornington Road, W10 ·
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Maps


Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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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