Mill Lane, NW2

Road in/near Cricklewood, existing between 1740 and now

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West of the bridge over the railway, Mill Lane enters the NW2 postcode.

At its corner with the Edgware Road, in this section, stood Kilburn Mill which gave Mill Lane its name. The mill burnt down in the 1860s and not a trace remains.

Although Edgware Road and Haverstock Hill shared the combination of accessibility to London with a rural setting, this area did not attract gentry and London merchants in the same way, possibly because it lacked the height to give fine views. Indeed cottages on the Earlsfield in Mill Lane disappeared between the 1740s and 1762 - a sort of reverse urbanisation.

The Powell- Cotton family owned vast tracts of the land along the Edgware Road (Kilburn High Road) and gradually started the process of cashing in on their land as demand for housing development grew after the arrival of the railways in the nineteenth century. In the 1890s building on the Powell-Cotton estate spread north of Mill Lane. Fordwych Road was extended north of the lane by 1892 and most of the 57 houses built in the road between 1892 and 1907 were in the northern section.

Between 1934 and 1938 Fordwych, Hillcrest, and Kendal courts and Warwick Lodge were built on the sites of nos. 50-64 Shoot Up Hill, on either side of Mill Lane.

Source: Hampstead: Kilburn, Edgware Road, and Cricklewood | British Hist



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My Great Grandmother, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, all lived at 18 Rackham Street from the early 1900?s. My nan said that the family had rooms across 3 floors. Wish I could go and se the house, but sadly long gone.

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I attended Bevington school between 1961 & 1965
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i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

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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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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1900s
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Cricklewood

Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.


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.
Al-Sadiq and Al-Zahra Schools:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Avenue Farm:   Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
Brondesbury:   Brondesbury was originally "Brand’s manor", a small hamlet in Middlesex.
Brondesbury College:   Brondesbury College for Boys is a selective independent school for boys.
Brondesbury Park:   Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent.
Childs Hill School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cricklewood:   Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.
Earlsfields:   Between Thorplands on the east and Shoot Up Hill on the west lay several fields called Earlsfields.
Gesher Primary Special School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
Hampstead School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hope Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Islamia Primary School:   Islamia Primary School is a voluntary aided primary, Islamic faith school.
Islamia School for Girls’:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Kilburn:   Kilburn is an area which straddles both sides of the Edgware Road (Kilburn High Road).
London General Omnibus Depot:   The London General Omnibus Company commenced services to Regent Street from the Crown, Cricklewood in 1883, in 1899 opening a bus garage.
Marylebone Boys’ School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
North West London Jewish Day School:   Academy converter (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.
St Agnes RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Mulberry House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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.
West End Sidings Estate:   The West End Sidings Estate takes its name from the former West End railway sidings running along the Midland Railway.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Rural Brondesbury (1894):   This photo says that it depicts the field where Mapesbury, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and Exeter Roads are now situated.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Access to Mapesbury Dell, NW2 · Agamemnon Road, NW6 · Aldershot Road, NW6 · Ash Grove, NW2 · Asmara Road, NW2 · Athelstan Gardens, NW6 · Barlow Road, NW6 · Bembridge Close, NW6 · Bentley Drive, NW2 · Besant Road, NW2 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Brassey Road, NW6 · Broadway Retail Park, NW2 · Brooklands Court, NW6 · Brooksville Avenue, NW6 · Buckley Road, NW6 · Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 · Burlington Parade, NW2 · Burton Road, NW6 · Caddington Road, NW2 · Callcott Road, NW6 · Candle Court Nursing Home, NW2 · Carlisle Road, NW6 · Cavendish Close, NW6 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Cavendish Road, NW6 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Charteris Road, NW6 · Chatsworth Road, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Childs Hill Walk, NW2 · Christchurch Avenue, NW2 · Christchurch Avenue, NW6 · Christchurch Court, NW6 · Clarence Road, NW6 · Cloister Road, NW2 · College Parade, NW6 · College Yard, NW6 · Coverdale Road, NW2 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Cricklewood Lane, NW2 · Cricklewood, NW2 · Dairyman Close, NW2 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Depot Approach, NW2 · Dersingham Road, NW2 · Donaldson Road, NW6 · Dornfell Street, NW6 · Douglas Road, NW6 · Drakes Courtyard, NW6 · Draycott Close, NW2 · Dunmore Road, NW6 · Dunster Gardens, NW6 · Dyne Road, NW6 · Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 · Elm Grove, NW2 · Elsinore Gardens, NW2 · Esmond Road, NW6 · Exeter Parade, NW2 · Exeter Road, NW2 · Exeter Road, NW6 · Farm Avenue, NW2 · Fordwych Road, NW2 · Forest Close, NW6 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Garlinge Road, NW2 · Garth Road, NW2 · Gay Close, NW2 · Gillingham Road, NW2 · Gladstone Mews, NW6 · Gondar Gardens, NW6 · Gratton Terrace, NW2 · Greenfield Gardens, NW2 · Hall Oak Walk, NW6 · Hamlet Square, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW2 · Harman Close, NW2 · Harman Drive, NW2 · Hassop Road, NW2 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Road, NW2 · Hocroft Walk, NW2 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Hoveden Road, NW2 · Howard Close, NW2 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kara Way, NW2 · Kendal Court, NW2 · Kenilworth Road, NW6 · Kenneth Crescent, NW2 · Kenneth Cresent, NW2 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Kimberley Road, NW6 · Kingscroft Road, NW2 · Kingsley Road, NW6 · Kingweston Close, NW2 · Landau House, NW2 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Linburn House, NW6 · Lincoln Mews, NW6 · Llanelly Road, NW2 · Lonsdale Road, NW6 · Loveridge Mews, NW6 · Loveridge Road, NW6 · Lyndale Avenue, NW2 · Lyndale, NW2 · Manstone Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW6 · Marnham Avenue, NW2 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Menelik Road, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Mill Lane, NW2 · Minster Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW6 · Oak Grove, NW2 · Pentland Close, NW11 · Petrie Close, NW2 · Plympton Avenue, NW6 · Plympton Road, NW6 · Priory Park Road, NW6 · Purley Avenue, NW2 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Radnor Road, NW6 · Ranulf Road, NW2 · Ravenshaw Street, NW6 · Richborough Road, NW2 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rondu Road, NW2 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Saint Cuthberts Road, NW2 · Sanderstead Avenue, NW2 · Sandifer Drive, NW2 · Sarre Road, NW2 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Shoot Up Hill, NW2 · Shoot-up Hill, NW2 · Skardu Road, NW2 · Somali Road, NW2 · Somerton Road, NW2 · St Cuthbert?s Road, NW2 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · Stanley Gardens, NW2 · Streatley Road, NW6 · Summit Court, NW2 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · Tennyson Road, NW6 · The Arches, NW6 · The Avenue, NW6 · The Mansions, NW6 · The Quadrant, NW6 · Thorverton Road, NW2 · Torbay Road, NW6 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Victoria Road, NW6 · Walm Lane, NW2 · Wayne Kirkum Way, NW6 · Westbere Road, NW2 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Westcroft Way, NW2 · Willesden Court, S43 · Willesden Lane, NW6 · Winchester Avenue, NW6 · Windermere Avenue, NW6 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Woodvale Way, NW11 · Yew Grove, NW2 ·
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John Rocque Map of Hampstead (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 of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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