Bayswater Rivulet

River in/near Kilburn Park, existing until 1860

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River · Kilburn Park · NW6 · Contributed by Melissa London
JANUARY
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2017


The Bayswater Rivulet was the original name for the Westbourne River

Now culverted and firmly underground, the river ran through what is now suburban Kilburn Park.

It ran under where Kilburn Park Road and Rudolph Road meet.

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Kilburn Park

Kilburn Park station was opened on 31 January 1915 as the temporary terminus of the Bakerloo line’s extension from Paddington.

The area of Kilburn Park was developed in the 1850s somewhat south of the area then known as Kilburn in the fields west of the Edgware Road. The "Park" in the name was simply an invention by the developer, James Bailey.

Bailey had teamed up in a consortium of five developers who in 1850 bought 47 acres from owner the Reverend Edward Stuart. The consortium laid out roads and sewers and divided the site among themselves, subletting to smaller firms who built a few houses each.

The isolated, muddy location failed to attract many buyers and the estate remained incomplete for several decades. Properties were soon subdivided, some containing as many as six households in the 1870s.

Kilburn Park was finally complete in the late 1880s.

During the first decade of the twentieth century, the London & North West Railway planned a tunnel between Queen’s Park and Euston. While a surface line was built instead along the same route, the idea of extending south from Queen’s Park gained momentum and, in 1911, it was mooted to extend the Bakerloo Line in that direction.

Despite an aggressive building schedule which saw the line completed in just four years, only two stations – Kilburn Park and Warwick Avenue were ready on time. Services were extended to Queen’s Park twelve days later, on 11 February 1915. Due to the war, Maida Vale did not follow until 6 June.

The station building was designed by Stanley Heaps in a modified version of the earlier Leslie Green designed Bakerloo line stations with glazed terra cotta façades but without the large semi-circular windows at first floor level. It was one of the first London Underground stations built specifically to use escalators rather than lifts. Because of the lack of lifts, there was no longer any need for an engine room, and the new station building was built as a single story building.

At time of opening, because the First World War was underway, the entire staff were women.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Kilburn Bridge:   Kilburn Bridge once marked the spot where the Edgware Road crossed the River Westbourne.
Kilburn Bridge Farm:   Kilburn Bridge Farm stood beside Watling Street until the late 1830s.
Kilburn High Road:   What was Watling Street in earlier times, became Edgware Road and finally Kilburn High Road.
Kilburn Park:   Kilburn Park station was opened on 31 January 1915 as the temporary terminus of the Bakerloo line’s extension from Paddington.
Kilburn Park Farm:   Kilburn Park Farm was situated almost opposite the Red Lion along the Edgware Road.
Kilburn Wells:   Kilburn Wells. a medicinal spring, existed between 1714 and the 1860s.
Red Lion:   The Red Lion was situated at 34 Kilburn High Road.
St Augustine’s Church of England High School:   St Augustine’s Church of England High School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England comprehensive school in the West London borough of Westminster, Kilburn.
St Augustine’s, Kilburn:   St Augustine’s was founded by Richard Carr Kirkpatrick in the Anglo-Catholic tradition in 1870 and listed as a Grade I building by Historic England.


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Addison Court, NW6 · Albert Road, NW6 · Alpha Place, NW6 · Andover Place, NW6 · Andover Place, W9 · Biddulph Mansions, W9 · Cambridge Avenue, NW6 · Cambridge Court, NW6 · Cambridge Gardens, NW6 · Cambridge Road, NW6 · Canterbury Road, NW6 · Canterbury Terrace, NW6 · Canterbury Works, NW6 · Carlton Vale, NW6 · Carlton Vale, W9 · Cathedral Walk, NW6 · Chichester Road, NW6 · Chippenham Gardens, NW6 · Coventry Close, NW6 · Denmark Road, NW6 · Dibdin House, W9 · Essendine Mansions, W9 · Essendine Road, W9 · Goldsmith Place, NW6 · Gorefield Place, NW6 · Grantully Road, W9 · Granville Road, NW6 · Greville Mews, NW6 · Greville Place, W9 · Greville Road, NW6 · Hansel Road, NW6 · Helmsdale House, NW6 · Kilburn Bridge, NW6 · Kilburn High Road, NW6 · Kilburn Park Road, NW6 · Kilburn Park Road, W9 · Kilburn Priory, NW6 · Kilburn Priory, NW8 · Kilburn Square, NW6 · Langtry Road, NW8 · Langtry Walk, NW8 · Leith Mansions, W9 · Mallard Close, NW6 · Malvern Mews, NW6 · Malvern Road, NW6 · Manor Mews, NW6 · Maple Mews, NW6 · Masefield House, NW6 · Morshead Road, W9 · Mortimer Crescent, NW6 · Mortimer Crescent, NW6 · Mortimer Place, NW6 · Nelson Close, NW6 · Neville Close, NW6 · Neville Road, NW6 · Oxford Road, NW6 · Peel Precinct, NW6 · Pentland Road, NW6 · Plaza Parade, NW6 · Princess Road, NW6 · Randolph Gardens, NW6 · Regents Plaza, NW6 · Rudolph Road, NW6 · Rupert Road, NW6 · Springfield Lane, NW6 · Springfield Walk, NW6 · Stafford Close, NW6 · Stafford Road, NW6 · Stuart Road, NW6 · Tollgate Gardens, NW6 · Torridon House, NW6 · Wells Court, NW6 ·


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