Chandos Road, Borehamwood, Herts.
Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between the 1970s and now
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Chandos Road was constructed upon a remaining field of Tilehouse Farm.
Chandos Road was built later than most roads of the northern Borehamwood estate.
Tilehouse Farm (situated on Theobald Street
) had had most of its land turned over for development. By the turn of the 1970s, all of the land that had been contiguous with the farmhouse had been developed - Stratfield Road
being the latest.
The farm had one remaining field - given over to pasture. It was bounded by the houses between 68-82 Theobald Street
, Croxdale Road
, Barton Way
and Stratfield Road
(and its cul-de-sacs, Lexington Close
and Haddon Close
In 1970, most of this final large field was slated for development and Chandos Road built upon it on a circular pattern. Interestingly, Lexington Close
and Haddon Close
became the access roads and they stopped being cul-de-sacs but kept their names.
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Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.
|VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1750s|
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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|VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1800s|
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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|VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s|
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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|VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s|
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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|VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1900s|
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.
Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.
The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.
Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.
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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