The Crown

Pub in/near Elstree and Borehamwood, existed between 1906 and 2010

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Pub · Elstree and Borehamwood · WD6 · Contributed by Scott Hatton
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The Crown was the main pub in Borehamwood until 2010.

The Crown, at the corner of Shenley Road and Theobald Street, was originally located a little further down Theobald Street in a timber framed building c1600. It was another premises owned by Thomas Clutterbuck in 1786. In the mid to late Victorian era a new yellow brick building was constructed in front, this is still in use as offices today.

The current building from the 1920s occupies a more prominent site at the junction of Theobald Street and Shenley Road.

By 1910 The New Crown Hotel had been built at the current site and it too was the haunt of film stars. In the 1930s Danish actor Carl Brisson lived at ‘Ten Trees’ Theobald Street and would often entertain fellow imbibers there in after-hours sessions lasting well into the night – one fan was the local policeman!

It had many changes of name and fortune in recent times but reverted back to being called The Crown in 2000. Finally in the 2010s it became a supermarket.

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My parents moved to 1 Thrift Farm lane Borehamwood in 1947 from London, the farm was next to their house, it was a dirt track leading to the house. In front of our house was a cornfield we often had pigs come in our front garden and i would walk to the farm to see the animals particularly the sheep. They built a tarmac road when Holmshill school was built, and we no longer had a wonderful view of lovely cornfields was such a shame.


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We moved to 12 Wansford Park during August 1960, moving out during 1967.

My parents had managed to wangle themselves into a house in London W10 which was due to be demolished by the local council. Thus the council moved them into a much better place (inside toilet!) opposite Tempsford Green in Borehamwood.

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I was brought up in Borehamwood - first in Wansford Park and later in Theobald Street.

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OTHER 1 SHENLEY ROAD, WD6 ENTRIES

1 Shenley Road, WD6

1 Shenley Road is the site of the first public house in Borehamwood.

The Crown, at the corner of Shenley Road and Theobald Street, was originally located a little further down Theobald Street in a timber framed building c1600. It was another premises owned by Thomas Clutterbuck in 1786. In the mid to late Victorian era a new yellow brick building was constructed in front, this is still in use as offices today.

The current building from the 1920s occupies a more prominent site at the junction of Theobald Street and Shenley Road.

By 1910 The New Crown Hotel had been built at the current site and it too was the haunt of film stars. In the 1930s Danish actor Carl Brisson lived at ‘Ten Trees’ Theobald Street and would often entertain fellow imbibers there in after-hours sessions lasting well into the night – one fan was the local policeman!

It has had many changes of name and fortune in recent times but reverted back to being called The Crown in 2000.

Listed as a "community asset", while the building was retained, it is no longer a public house and has become a supermarket in recent years.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
All Saints Church:   All Saints church is Church of England, built in the Jacobean style and was consecrated in 1910.
Allum Hall:   Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church:   The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Borehamwood:   Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.
Elstree and Borehamwood:   Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes.
Elstree Brick & Tile Company:   Elstree Brick Works ran from 1865 until 1915.
Furzehill School:   Furzehill School was one of the original schools of Boreham Wood, opening in 1912.
Keystone Passage, WD6:   Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Neptune Studios:   The Neptune Film Company opened the first studios in Borehamwood in 1914. It contained just a single small windowless stage (the first dark stage in England), relying entirely on electricity from a gas powered generator for lighting.
Whitehall Studios:   A single large stage was built in Station Road, Borehamwood in 1928 by Whitehall Films Ltd but the company was wound up in 1930.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses in Shenley Road:   A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905):   Added photo for 73 Shenley Road, WD6
Junction of Shenley Road and Drayton Road:   Looking along Shenley Road towards Furzehill Road
Shenley Road (1930s):   Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
The Myriad Stores:   Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6
The Orchard:   The Orchard (1953)
Theobald Street in the 1900s:   2015


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Square, E20 · Auden Drive, WD6 · Audley Close, WD6 · Boreham Holt, WD6 · Brickfield Cottages · Brownlow Road, WD6 · Cavendish Crescent, WD6 · Chatsworth Close, WD6 · Chaucer Grove, WD6 · Clarendon Road, WD6 · Coleridge Way, WD6 · Deacons Hill Road, WD6 · Drayton Road, WD6 · Dunnock Close, WD6 · Essex Road, WD6 · Gables Avenue, WD6 · George Street, WD6 · Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 · Goldfinch Way, WD6 · Hollywood Court, WD6 · Holt Close, WD6 · Lakeside Court, WD6 · Lexington Close, WD6 · Malden Road, WD6 · Markham Close, WD6 · Park Crescent, WD6 · Red Road, WD6 · Shakespeare Drive, WD6 · Shelley Close, WD6 · Siskin Close, WD6 · Station Road, WD6 · The Reddings, WD6 · Theobald Street, WD6 · Tilehouse Close, WD6 · Welbeck Close, WD6 · Whitehall Close, WD6 ·

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