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
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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
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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.

Maria Russ
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Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
IP: 47.72.255.177
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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
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Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
IP: 87.112.95.228
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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
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Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:50 GMT   
IP: 94.3.120.166
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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
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Added: 3 Oct 2017 13:29 GMT   
IP: 81.156.41.30
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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
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Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT   
IP: 92.40.89.28
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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
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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
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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
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Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 94.13.78.193
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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,

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Wood Lane (1914)
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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1750s
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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
Admiral Blake (The Cowshed):   The Admiral Blake was situated at the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Barlby Road.
Bales College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 20. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brondesbury College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Capital City Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity:   Convent in North Kensington
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.
Color Printing Works:   Color (sic) Printing Works featured on the 1900 map of North Kensington.
Convent of Jesus and Mary RC Infant School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Dissenters’ Chapel:   The Dissenters’ Chapel is a redundant chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery, recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
Furness Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Gas Light and Coke Company:   The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.
Haycroft Farm:   Haycroft Farm stood on Harlesden Road.
Kensal Green:   Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Kensal House:   There are two Kensal Houses in London W10 - this was the original
Kensal Rise Library:   Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.
Kensington Memorial Park:   
Malorees Junior School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
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).
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: St. Charles’s Ward:   Chapter 10 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
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.
Queen Victoria/Narrow Boat:   The 'Vic' was the first building on the right when crossing the canal going north along Ladbroke Grove.
Queens Park Community School:   Queens Park Community School (commonly abbreviated to QPCS) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status.
Queens Park Community School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Roundwood Park:   Roundwood Park is a public park in Willesden, London, measuring a total of 10.27 hectares.
Saint John the Evangelist:   Saint John’s Church stands on the busy crossroads of Harrow Road, Kilburn Lane and Ladbroke Grove and on the boundaries of the London Boroughs of Brent, Kensington and the City of Westminster, in which it stands.
Sion-Manning Catholic Girls’ School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St Charles Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Charles Hospital:   The St Marylebone workhouse infirmary was opened in 1881 on Rackham Street, North Kensington and received a congratulatory letter from Florence Nightingale.
St Martins Mission:   Saint Martin's Mission was originally known as Rackham Hall as it was situated on Rackham Street.
The Plough:   From the sixteenth century onwards, the Plough stood beside the Harrow Road.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Treetops Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Western Arms:   The Western Arms was a pub situated on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Exmoor Street (1950):   Photographed just after the Second World War, looking north along Exmoor Street.
Kensal Rise (1907):   Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1900):   This early 1900s image was taken just south of the junction of Ladbroke Grove and Treverton Street.
Ladbroke Grove railway bridge:   Looking north over Bartle Bridge in the 1950s
Rackham Street, western end (1950):   A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.
Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s):   Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.
St Charles Square after bombing (1950):   A corner of St Charles Square looking north, just after the Second World War
St Charles’ Square Training College (1908):   St Charles’ Square Training College/Carmelite Convent.
St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s):   Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.
The Victoria (1920s):   The Victoria later became the Narrow Boat before it ’conveniently burned down’.
Western Dwellings from below (1960s):   This photo was taken from the bottom of Southern Row steps.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Admiral Mews, W10 · All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Ancona Road, NW10 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · Banister Road, W10 · Barlby Gardens, W10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Bayford Road, NW10 · Blake Close, W10 · Bolton Gardens, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Branstone Street, W10 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bridge House, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Brondesbury Park, NW6 · Bruce Close, W10 · Brunel Mews, W10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Buller Road, NW10 · Burrows Road, NW10 · Canal Close, W10 · Canal Way, W10 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Chevening Road, NW6 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Clement Close, NW6 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Compton Road, NW10 · Coverdale Road, NW6 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Creighton Road, NW6 · Cross Way, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Dalgarno Gardens, W10 · Dalgarno Way, W10 · Dean Road, NW10 · Deerhurst Road, NW6 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Exmoor Street, W10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Furness Road, NW10 · Halstow Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Harcourt House, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Harvist Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · Hewer Street, W10 · High Road, NW2 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hiley Road, NW10 · Hill Farm Road, W10 · Holland Road, NW10 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Humber Drive, W10 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Kempe Road, NW10 · Kempe Road, NW6 · Kensal House, W10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Keslake Road, NW6 · 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 · Manor House Drive, NW6 · Maple Walk, W10 · Marian Way, NW10 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Matthew Close, W10 · Maxilla Walk, W10 · Methwold Road, W10 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Monson Road, NW10 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Napier Road, NW10 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Odessa Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Palermo Road, NW10 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Peach Road, W10 · Pember Road, NW10 · Peploe Road, NW6 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Porlock Street, W10 · Purves Road, NW10 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Rackham Street, W10 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Rainham Road, NW10 · Raymede Street, W10 · Regent Street, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Robson Avenue, NW10 · Ronan Walk, W10 · Rootes Drive, W10 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Saint Mark’s Road, W10 · Salters Road, W10 · Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y · Shrewsbury Street, W10 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · St Hildas Close, NW6 · St Johns Terrace, W10 · St Laurence Close, NW6 · St Laurences Close, NW6 · St Margaret’s Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, BR3 · St Marks Road, W10 · Station Terrace, NW10 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sunbeam Crescent, W10 · Sutton Way, W10 · The Quadrant, W10 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Treverton Street, W10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Wakeman Road, NW10 · Warfield Road, NW10 · Webb Close, W10 · Wellington Road, NW10 · West Row, W10 · Western Dwellings · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 · Wrottesley Road, NW10 ·
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What is Kensal Rise like as a place to live?

TRANSPORTATION
Good
DAILY LIFE
Good
SAFETY
Good
HEALTH
Average
SPORTS AND LEISURE
Good
ENTERTAINMENT
Good
DEMOGRAPHICS
Average
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Maps


Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

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)

John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (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 covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

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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