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South Kenton is an area of the London Borough of Harrow which is served by South Kenton station.

Kenton hamlet was recorded as "Keninton" in 1232. The name derives from the personal name of the Saxon "Coena" and the Old English "tun", a farm – and means "the farm of Coena" and his family who once lived on a site near here.

Before the 20th century, the tiny settlement was concentrated around in what was Kenton Lane (the easternmost part of which remains as Old Kenton Lane to the east of Kingsbury station) and is now part of the present day Woodgrange Avenue and Kenton Road.

The Plough public house was Kenton’s first, opening in the early 18th century though the current building is not the original.

Kenton station was opened by the London and North Western Railway on 15 June 1912. The Metropolitan Railway’s Northwick Park and Kenton station (later renamed Northwick Park) followed on 28 June 1923.

The London County Council built the Kenmore Park cottage estate between the wars. There are 654 houses on the 23 hectare site.

Thomas Francis Nash owned building companies which from the 1920s onward built numerous private housing estates in Kenton, Ruislip and other parts of the "Metroland" area of Middlesex. F. & C. Costin was another local building company that built much of Kenton between the wars. Local estate agents still use the term "Nash-built" or "Costin-built" to describe properties built by them in Kenton.

South Kenton station opened on 3 July 1933 with access from both sides of the railway via a footbridge to the single island platform serving only the Euston-Watford DC line. The footbridge was later replaced by a pedestrian tunnel, cutting out a long climb for passengers entering the station. The station was built in a more modern "concrete and glass" style construction including a "streamlined" waiting room rather than the brick and woodwork LNWR stations elsewhere on the DC line.

The ticket office is at platform level and occupies the north end of the streamlined 1933 building. It is one of the very few stations served by London Underground which has no ticket gates and due to the restrictive layout here.

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I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

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VIEW THE SOUTH KENTON 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 SOUTH KENTON AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE SOUTH KENTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SOUTH KENTON AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE SOUTH KENTON AREA IN THE 1900s
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Byron Court Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Mount Stewart Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Mount Stewart Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
Mount Stewart Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
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Preston Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Vale Farm Sports Ground:   
Wembley High Technology College:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
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NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbotts Drive, HA0 · Abercorn Gardens, HA3 · Ambleside Gardens, HA9 · Ander Close, HA0 · Arnside Gardens, HA9 · Ash Walk, HA0 · Ashridge Close, HA3 · Aston Avenue, HA3 · Barley Close, HA0 · Beaumont Avenue, HA0 · Bramley Lodge, HA0 · Briar Road, HA3 · Bulmer Gardens, HA3 · Byron Road, HA0 · Calverley Gardens, HA3 · Carlisle Gardens, HA3 · Carlton Avenue West, HA0 · Chilcott Close, HA0 · Codling Way, HA0 · Compton Avenue, HA0 · Conifer Way, HA0 · Coniston Gardens, HA9 · Conway Gardens, HA9 · Dean Court, HA0 · Derwent Gardens, HA9 · Donnington Road, HA3 · Dovedale Avenue, HA3 · Draycott Avenue, HA3 · Drayton Waye, HA3 · East Court, HA0 · East Lane Business Park, HA9 · East Lane, HA0 · Ebrington Road, HA3 · Ennerdale Gardens, HA9 · Eskdale Close, HA9 · Eton Avenue, HA0 · Eton Court Eton Avenue, HA0 · Eton Court, HA0 · Grasmere Avenue, HA9 · Greystone Gardens, HA3 · Harrowdene Close, HA0 · Harrowdene Road, HA0 · Hasting Close, HA0 · Holt Road, HA0 · Ilmington Road, HA3 · Lancelot Avenue, HA0 · Lancelot Crescent, HA0 · Langham Gardens, HA0 · Lapstone Gardens, HA3 · Llanover Road, HA9 · Llanover Road, HA9 · Loweswater Close, HA9 · Lulworth Avenue, HA9 · Main Drive, HA9 · Marloes Close, HA0 · Mentmore Close, HA3 · Montpelier Rise, HA9 · Mount Stewart Avenue, HA3 · Mountington Park Close, HA3 · Nathans Road, HA0 · Norcombe Gardens, HA3 · Northwick Circle, HA3 · Oldborough Road, HA0 · Peel Road, HA9 · Pembroke Road, HA9 · Pempath Place, HA9 · Public Right of Way 16, HA3 · Public Right of Way 42, HA9 · Public Right of Way 48, HA0 · Repton Avenue, HA0 · Rugby Avenue, HA0 · Rustic Place, HA0 · Rydal Gardens, HA9 · Second Avenue, HA9 · Shelley Gardens, HA0 · Sheridan Gardens, HA3 · South East Lane, HA0 · Sovereign Grove, HA0 · Spencer Road, HA0 · Stracthcona Road, HA9 · Strathcona Road, HA9 · Sudbury Avenue, HA0 · The Fairway, HA0 · The Ridgeway, HA3 · Third Avenue, HA9 · Thirlmere Gardens, HA9 · Tower Lane, HA9 · Upton Gardens, HA3 · Wellacre Road, HA3 · West Court, HA0 · Winchfield Close, HA3 · Windermere Grove, HA9 · Woodcock Dell Avenue, HA3 · Woodcock Hill, HA3 · Woodfield Avenue, HA0 · Woodhill Crescent, HA3 · Woodhill Cresent, HA3 ·
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John Rocque Map of Wembley, Kingsbury, Willesden and Harlesden (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 Harrow in the northwest to Harlesden 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."
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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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