Kensal Rise

Rail station, existing between 1873 and now

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Kensal Rise station, early 1900s

Former location of the National Athletic Grounds

Kensal Rise railway station opened in 1873 as Kensal Green, replacing Kensal Green & Harlesden railway station which opened in 1861 at the crossing of Green Lane (later Wrottesley Road), lying in between the present station and Willesden Junction. The present station was renamed Kensal Rise in 1890.

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.

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Ian Gammons
Ian Gammons   
Added: 3 Apr 2018 08:08 GMT   
IP: 81.131.100.203
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Post by Ian Gammons: Pamber Street, W10

Born in Pamber Street but moved to Harlow, Essex in 1958 when I was three years old. The air wasn?t clean in London and we had to move to cleaner air in Harlow - a new town with very clean air!


Norman Norrington
Norman Norrington   
Added: 19 Jan 2018 14:49 GMT   
IP: 90.194.159.199
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Post by Norman Norrington: Blechynden Street, W10

In the photo of Blechynden St on the right hand side the young man in the doorway could be me. That is the doorway of 40 Blechynden St.

I lived there with My Mum Eileen and Dad Bert and Brothers Ron & Peter. I was Born in Du Cane Rd Hosp. Now Hammersmith Hosp.

Left there with my Wife Margaret and Daughter Helen and moved to Stevenage. Mum and Dad are sadly gone.

I now live on my own in Bedfordshire, Ron in Willesden and Pete in Hayling Island.

Have many happy memories of the area and go back 3/4 times a year now 75 but it pulls back me still.

Paul Shepherd
Paul Shepherd   
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
IP: 90.255.234.91
2:3:366
Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

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.

BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)   
Added: 27 Dec 2017 14:48 GMT   
IP: 81.155.184.148
2:4:366
Post by BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.): Maxilla Gardens, W10

I lived at 11A Maxilla Gardens W10 (now partly gone, but what is left is called Maxilla Walk).
I have provided an account of life in Maxilla gardens on the following website; so, to avoid repetition, please visit this link:


https://northkensingtonhistories.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/maxilla-gardens/

Best wishes to all.

Brian

Maria Russ
Maria Russ   
Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
IP: 47.72.255.177
2:5:366
Post by Maria Russ: Middle Row Bus Garage

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.

Julia elsdon
Julia elsdon   
Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
IP: 87.112.95.228
2:6:366
Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

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

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:50 GMT   
IP: 94.3.120.166
2:7:366
Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 3 Oct 2017 13:29 GMT   
IP: 81.156.41.30
2:8:366
Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

Debbie hobbs
Debbie hobbs    
Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT   
IP: 92.40.89.28
2:9:366
Post by Debbie hobbs : Raymede Street, W10

I SUPPLIED THE PICTURE ABOVE GIVEN TO TOM VAGUE TO PASS ON... ITS DATE IS C1906 ..IN THE DISTANCE IS RACKHAM STREET WITH ITS MISSION HALL, HEWER STREET TO THE RIGHT

Susan Wright
Susan Wright   
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   
IP: 120.154.67.244
2:10:366
Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   
IP: 86.152.78.135
2:11:366
Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 94.13.78.193
2:12:366
Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

LDNnews
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Added: 24 May 2018 16:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
’Our trust is destroyed’: sister’s tribute at Grenfell inquiry
’Our trust is destroyed’: sister’s tribute at Grenfell inquiry

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/24/i-love-you-mum-tributes-paid-day-four-grenfell-inquiry

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Added: 24 May 2018 01:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction

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House prices tumble in London against rises across rest of UK
House prices tumble in London against rises across rest of UK

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/23/uk-house-prices-fall-by-02-for-march-says-land-registry

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
Raymede Street, W10
Raymede Street, after severe bomb damage in the area, disappeared after 1950.

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=10422

VIEW THE KENSAL RISE 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 KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1900s
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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Capital City Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Chamberlayne Farm:   Chamberlain (Wood) Farm developed out of the manor of Chambers, named after Richard de Camera, an early 13th century cleric.
College Green School and Services:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Furness Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Haycroft Farm:   Haycroft Farm stood on Harlesden Road.
Kensal Green:   Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Kensal Rise Library:   Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.
Manor School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Newfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Newman Catholic College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Princess Frederica CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Princess Frederica School:   Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.
Roundwood Park:   Roundwood Park is a public park in Willesden, London, measuring a total of 10.27 hectares.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Treetops Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Kensal Rise (1907):   Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.
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
All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Ancona Road, NW10 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Banister Road, W10 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Bayford Road, NW10 · Bolton Gardens, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Bridge House, NW10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Buller Road, NW10 · Burrows Road, NW10 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Compton Road, NW10 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Cross Way, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Furness Road, NW10 · Halstow Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Harvist Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · Holland Road, NW10 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Kempe Road, NW6 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Keslake Road, NW6 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Langler Road, NW10 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Linden Avenue, NW10 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Lushington Road, NW10 · Marian Way, NW10 · Monson Road, NW10 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Napier Road, NW10 · Odessa Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Palermo Road, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Purves Road, NW10 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Rainham Road, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Robson Avenue, NW10 · Station Terrace, NW10 · The Quadrant, W10 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Wakeman Road, NW10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 · Wrottesley Road, NW10 ·

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Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
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John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (1762)
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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