Villiers Road, NW10

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Villiers Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area



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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Willesden Green

A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, Willesden was a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was insulted by the Lollards, taken to Thomas Cromwell's house and burnt in 1538 on a large bonfire of 'notable images. including those of Walsingham, Worcester and Ipswich. There was also a 'holy well' which was thought to possess miraculous qualities, particularly for blindness and other eye disorders.

The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until after 1875. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan Line) station of Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan Line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo Line, and later the Jubilee Line. Willesden Green station has now a grand 1920s facade.

World War I caused Willesden to change from a predominantly middle class suburb to a working class part of London. After the war, Willesden grew rapidly as numerous factories opened up with numerous flats and houses. The local council encouraged building to prevent large unemployment and decline.

To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. City of London Corporation records show that the first black person recorded in Brent was Sarah Eco, who was christened in St. Mary’s Church in Willesden on 15 September 1723.

The 1901 United Kingdom census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London. In 1923, the specialist coach builder Freestone and Webb established their base in Willesden, producing bespoke cars on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until 1956.

Willesden became a municipal borough in 1933, and it is at this time that the area became predominantly working class. A small Irish community had formed in Willesden by this time, which grew rapidly during the period of the Second World War. A small Jewish community of refugees from Europe also formed during the war, with 3.5% of the population in 1951 born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria. During the war, Willesden suffered large damage due to the heavy concentration of industry, such as munition factories, and railways in the area.

The period from 1960 saw migrants settling from the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent. Additionally, from 1963 it was the site of the Kuo Yuan, the first Chinese restaurant to serve Pekinese dishes in Britain. Since the 1960s, Willesden has been popular with young working holidaymakers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, although this popularity has declined somewhat in favour of other areas since about 2003.

Willesden went into a period of decline during the 1970s and 1980s as much of the housing was inadequate due to overcrowding as industry was mixed with housing. The whole of central Willesden bar (the area by the Willesden Green station) was earmarked for redevelopment; however, this did not come to fruition. In the late 1980s, traders were given money to revamp the High Street to prevent it closing. It now has one of the best public libraries in the UK, Willesden Green Library Centre - an elegant building and open very long hours.

Now the area has seen another change in demographic becoming a middle class area due to its prime location and good transport links.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Avigdor Hirsch Torah Temimah Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Capital City Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Convent of Jesus and Mary RC Infant School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Dollis Hill:   Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.
Dollis Hill Farm:   Dollis Hill Farm was situated to the north of Dollis Hill Lane.
Dollis Hill House:   Dollis Hill House was an early 19th-century farmhouse located on the modern-day northern boundary of Gladstone Park.
Donnington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Dudden Hill Farm:   Duddenhill (Duddinghill) Farm lay on Dudden Hill Lane north of Willesden.
Gladstone Park:   
Gladstone Park Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Haycroft Farm:   Haycroft Farm stood on Harlesden Road.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Menorah High School for Girls:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Newman Catholic College:   Voluntary aided school (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.
Sellon's Farm:   To the east of Harlesden, there were still several farms, Elmwood, Haycroft, Upper Roundwood, and Sellon’s until the late 1890s.
St Andrew and St Francis CofE Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
The Crest Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Treetops Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Willesden:   Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.
Willesden Farm:   Willesden Farm was otherwise known as Bramley's Farm.
Willesden Green:   A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.
Willesden Green Farm:   Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sellon's Farm (garden):   Sellon's Farm, Harlesden from the rear.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aberdeen Road, NW10 · Acland Road, NW2 · Ainsworth Close, NW2 · Alan Coren Close, NW2 · Alexander Avenue, NW10 · All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Allies House, NW2 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Applewood Close, NW2 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Beaconsfield Road, NW10 · Belton Road, NW2 · Bertie Road, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Brenthurst Road, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Brook Road Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Burnley Road, NW10 · Cameron House, NW10 · Campbell Gordon Way, NW2 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chantry Crescent, NW10 · Chapel Close, NW10 · Chaplin Road, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Chevington, NW2 · Church Walk House, NW2 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Churchmead Road, NW10 · Colin Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW2 · Cornmow Drive, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Crome Road, NW10 · Cross Way, NW10 · Cullingworth Road, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Dalmeyer Road, NW10 · Deacon Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Denzil Road, NW10 · Dewsbury Road, NW10 · Dobree Avenue, NW10 · Dollis Hill Avenue, NW2 · Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW2 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Ellesmere Road, NW10 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Fleetwood Road, NW10 · Flowers Close, NW2 · Forbes Close, NW2 · Geary Road, NW10 · Glebe Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Griffin Close, NW10 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Hamilton Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Harrington Close, NW10 · Hawarden Hill, NW2 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Helena Road, NW10 · Helperby Road, NW10 · High Road, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Hill Close, NW2 · Holland Road, NW10 · Homestead Park, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Kendal Road, NW10 · Kendal Road, NW2 · Kings Road, NW10 · Knapp Close, NW10 · Lancaster House Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Lancaster Road, NW10 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Litchfield Gardens, NW10 · Longberrys, NW2 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Meyrick Road, NW10 · Midwood Close, NW2 · Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate, NW2 · Mulgrave Road, NW10 · Nevilles Court, NW2 · Newfield Rise, NW2 · Normanby Road, NW10 · Orchard Close, NW2 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Park Avenue North, NW10 · Park Lodge, NW2 · Park Side, NW2 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Parkside, NW2 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Pippin Close, NW2 · Pound Lane, NW10 · Preston Place, NW2 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Regency Mews High Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Robson Avenue, NW10 · Rose Croft Gardens, NW2 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Rylandes Road, NW2 · Saint Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Sapcote Trading Centre, NW10 · Selbie Avenue, NW10 · Sellons Avenue, NW10 · Severn Way, NW10 · Sherrick Green Road, NW10 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · Springwell Avenue, NW10 · St Andrews Close, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sterling Close, NW10 · Strode Road, NW10 · Temple Road, NW2 · The Crescent, NW2 · Topp Walk, NW2 · Tower Road, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Unity Close, NW10 · Utopia House, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW2 · Vincent Gardens, NW2 · Waterford Way, NW10 · Wharton Close, NW10 · White Hart Lane, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Windsor Road, NW2 · Woodbridge Close, N7 ·
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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

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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