Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts.

Road in/near Elstree, existing between 1437 and now

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Elstree:Station Road, now Allum Lane, with Nicoll Farm on the left. Postcard dated 14 September 1910


Allum Lane links Borehamwood with Watling Street just north of Elstree village.

Originally the road was much straighter but encroachment by landowners altered the course slightly. Allum Lane is mentioned as far back as 1437 and at that time was known as Alwynlane. Following the Enclosure Act of 1776, which divided up the Boreham Wood Common, roads such as this were improved from what originally would have been simple dirt tracks.

Along the road many grand houses were slowly built including Hillside (also known as Barham House and Clock House) build in 1789. The explorer (not the actor) Sir Richard Burton, explorer was there.

In the 1860s, the Midland railway reached the area and Elstree station was built at the Borehamwood end of the lane. Allum Lane then became more used as Elstree people used it to access their station. Lord Aldenham build a carriage drive from Aldenham House to meet Allum Lane at the Elstree end so that his estate could easier access the station.

Though many of the larger houses made way for housing, Allum Lane and the road remained rural at the Elstree end, even after the development of the estates of Borehamwood.

Allum Lane Cemetery saw its first burial in July 1962. It stands on the grounds of the old Radnor Hall Estate, which was demolished in the late 1950s.

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Stephanie Ballard
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Post by Stephanie Ballard: Hillside School

I went to Hillside secondary Moden from 1961 to 1964 I loved my school days there 3 of the teachers taught my Mum as well in the forties.


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Post by Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters ): Thrift Farm

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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Post by Scott Hatton: 12 Wansford Park, WD6

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 use to live in embry drive when it was an RAF station with my family and I went to Belmont school.cm

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The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
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Post by Scott Hatton: Borehamwood

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

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My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940 before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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Elstree

Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.

Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).

It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.

Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.








LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldenham Country Park:   
Aldenham Park:   
Allum Hall:   Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.
Barham House:   Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
Centennial Park:   
Elstree:   Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.
Elstree Aerodrome:   Elstree Aerodrome is an airfield situated to the southwest of Letchmore Heath
Elstree Brick & Tile Company:   Elstree Brick Works ran from 1865 until 1915.
Elstree Open Space:   
Elstree South tube station:   Elstree South tube station (usually just Elstree on Underground maps) was an unbuilt London Underground station south of Elstree.
Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Hillside:   Hillside was the childhood home of Sir Richard Burton.
Holland House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
London Academy:   Academy sponsor led (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Nicoll Farm:   Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area.
Red Lion Hotel:   The Red Lion Hotel stood on the east side of the High Street on the corner of Barnet Lane.
St Nicholas Church of England Primary School:   St Nicholas Church of England Primary School is a voluntary aided school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tashbar of Edgware:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Aldenham Foundation:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
The Artichoke:   The Artichoke was a pub on Elstree Hill North until about 2012.
The Green Dragon:   The Green Dragon was situated at 12-15 High Street, Elstree.
The Holly Bush:   The Holly Bush was an Elstree pub.
The Plough:   The Plough was a pub next to Elstree crossroads.
Villa Capri:   The Villa Capri stood on Allum Lane opposite contemporary Tauber Close.
Woodcock Hill Open Space:   Woodcock Hill Open Space is an area of grass and woodland, designated a Village Green in 2008 to prevent development of the site.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldenham Road, WD6 · Aldridge Avenue, HA8 · Allum Lane, WD6 · Alwyn Close, WD6 · Amias Drive, HA8 · Ascot Close, WD6 · Ashcombe Gardens, HA8 · Barham Avenue, WD6 · Barnet Lane, WD6 · Beehive Close, WD6 · Beethoven Road, WD6 · Belmor, WD6 · Berkeley Close, WD6 · Beulah Close, HA8 · Bishops Avenue, WD6 · Blackwell Gardens, HA8 · Blattner Close, WD6 · Boreham Holt, WD6 · Britten Close, WD6 · Broadfield Parade, HA8 · Broadfields Avenue, HA8 · Broadfields Heights, HA8 · Broadhurst Avenue, HA8 · Brockley Hill, HA8 · Bullescroft Road, HA8 · Butterfly Lane, WD6 · Campbell Croft, HA8 · Canons Corner, HA8 · Cavendish Crescent, WD6 · Centennial Avenue, WD6 · Clare Close, WD6 · Coates Road, WD6 · Collinson Court, HA8 · Compass Close, HA8 · Cranmer Road, HA8 · Crossgate, HA8 · Dagger Lane, WD6 · Deacons Heights, WD6 · Deacons Hill Road, WD6 · Delius Close, WD6 · Dylan Close, WD6 · Edgwarebury Lane, WD6 · Elgar Close, WD6 · Elstree Hill North, WD6 · Elstree Hill South, WD6 · Elstree Road, WD6 · Fairmead Crescent, HA8 · Fairview Way, HA8 · Fir Tree Court, WD6 · Fortune Lane, WD6 · Fox Close, WD6 · Francklyn Gardens, HA8 · Garrick Court, HA8 · Georges Mead, WD6 · Glendale Avenue, HA8 · Glendevon Close, HA8 · Glengall Road, HA8 · Grange Road, WD6 · Grantham Close, HA8 · Green Lane, HA8 · Hadley Close, WD6 · Hamlyn Close, HA8 · Hamonde Close, HA8 · Harcourt Avenue, HA8 · Harrowes Meade, HA8 · Hartfield Avenue, WD6 · Hartfield Close, WD6 · Hartland Close, HA8 · Hazel Gardens, HA8 · Hendon Urban Motorway, HA8 · Hendon Urban Motorway, WD6 · High Street, WD6 · Hillcrest Avenue, HA8 · Hillside Gardens, HA8 · Hogg Lane, WD6 · Holt Close, WD6 · Kenilworth Road, HA8 · Kings Drive, HA8 · Knowl Park, WD6 · Knowl Way, WD6 · Lacey Drive, HA8 · Lakeside Court, WD6 · Land’s End, WD6 · Links Drive, WD6 · Loch Crescent, HA8 · Lodge Avenue, WD6 · Lowther Close, WD6 · Lynford Gardens, HA8 · M1, WD6 · Marlborough Avenue, HA8 · May Gardens, WD6 · Mowbray Road, HA8 · Nash Close, WD6 · New Road, WD6 · Newlands Close, HA8 · Nicholas Road, WD6 · Nutt Grove, HA8 · Oakleigh Gardens, HA8 · Orchard Close, WD6 · Park Crescent, WD6 · Parkside Drive, HA8 · Parnell Close, HA8 · Parsons Crescent, HA8 · Parsons Grove, HA8 · Pipers Green Lane, HA7 · Pipers Green Lane, HA8 · Potters Mews, WD6 · Purcells Avenue, HA8 · Queens Close, HA8 · Ranelagh Close, HA8 · Ranelagh Drive, HA8 · Rodgers Close, WD6 · Romeland, WD6 · Rosens Walk, HA8 · Schubert Road, WD6 · Shelley Close, HA8 · Sheraton Close, WD6 · Shiremead, WD6 · Shiremeade, WD6 · Spur Road, HA8 · St. Nicholas Close, WD6 · Sterling Avenue, HA8 · Sullivan Way, WD6 · Summer Grove, WD6 · Summer Hill, WD6 · Tauber Close, WD6 · Tayside Drive, HA8 · The Bartons, WD6 · The Drive, HA8 · The Orchard, WD6 · The Rise, HA8 · The Rise, WD6 · The Waterfront, WD6 · Tykeswater Lane, WD6 · Tylers Way, WD6 · Wards Lane, WD6 · Warwick Avenue, HA8 · Watford By-pass, HA7 · Watford By-pass, HA8 · Watford Road, WD6 · Watling Court, WD6 · Watling Farm Close, WD6 · Watling Street, WD6 · Wentworth Avenue, WD6 · West View Gardens, WD6 · Westview Court, WD6 · Willow Court, HA8 · Willow Green, WD6 · Windsor Avenue, HA8 · Wolmer Close, HA8 · Wolmer Gardens, HA8 · Woodside, WD6 · Wyre Grove, HA8 · Yew Tree Court, WD6 ·

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