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Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.

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Paul Shepherd
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Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
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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   
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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.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

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.

Julia elsdon
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Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
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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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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


Brenda Jackson
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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,

Martina
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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD 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 CRICKLEWOOD 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 CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1900s
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Cricklewood

Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Anson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Avenue Farm:   Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
Basing Hill Park:   
Childs Hill School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Claremont Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Clitterhouse Farm:   Clitterhouse Farm was originally a woodland sub-manor held by John de Langton in 1321 and by his younger son Robert in 1335. From 1439 it was in the possession of St Bartholomew's Hospital, and continued to be in their possession up to its sale in 1921, when it was sold to the War Department; it was later split up among private developers.
Gesher Primary Special School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
Hampstead School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hope Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
London General Omnibus Depot:   The London General Omnibus Company commenced services to Regent Street from the Crown, Cricklewood in 1883, in 1899 opening a bus garage.
North West London Jewish Day School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Agnes RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Mulberry House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Wessex Gardens Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Rural Brondesbury (1894):   This photo says that it depicts the field where Mapesbury, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and Exeter Roads are now situated.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Access to Mapesbury Dell, NW2 · Allotment Way, NW2 · Anson Road, NW2 · Ash Grove, NW2 · Ashford Road, NW2 · Asmara Road, NW2 · Besant Road, NW2 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Broadway Retail Park, NW2 · Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 · Burlington Parade, NW2 · Caddington Road, NW2 · Caney Mews, NW2 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Cheviot Gardens, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW2 · Cheviot Gate, NW2 · Chichele Road, NW2 · Chiltern Gardens, NW2 · Claremont Road, NW11 · Claremont Road, NW2 · Cleveland Gardens, NW2 · Clitterhouse Road, NW2 · Compton Close, NW11 · Cotswold Gardens, NW2 · Cotswold Gate, NW2 · Coverdale Road, NW2 · Coverdale Road, NW6 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 · Cricklewood Lane, NW2 · Cricklewood, NW2 · Cumbrian Gardens, NW2 · Dairyman Close, NW2 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Deerhurst Road, NW6 · Depot Approach, NW2 · Dersingham Road, NW2 · Draycott Close, NW2 · Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 · Elm Grove, NW2 · Elsinore Gardens, NW2 · Exeter Road, NW2 · Fordwych Road, NW2 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Gay Close, NW2 · Gillingham Road, NW2 · Grampian Gardens, NW2 · Gratton Terrace, NW2 · Greenfield Gardens, NW2 · Hamlet Square, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW2 · Handley Grove, NW2 · Harman Close, NW2 · Harman Drive, NW2 · Hassop Road, NW2 · Heber Road, NW2 · Hendon Way, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW2 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Hoveden Road, NW2 · Howard Close, NW2 · Howard Road, NW2 · Hudson Way, NW2 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kara Way, NW2 · Kendal Court, NW2 · Kenneth Crescent, NW2 · Kenneth Cresent, NW2 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Kingweston Close, NW2 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Manstone Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW6 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Marnham Avenue, NW2 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Menelik Road, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Midland Terrace, NW2 · Mill Lane, NW2 · Minster Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW6 · Needham Terrace, NW2 · Oak Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Road, NW2 · Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade, NW2 · Pentland Close, NW11 · Petrie Close, NW2 · Pine Road, NW2 · Prayle Grove, NW2 · Purbeck Drive, NW2 · Purley Avenue, NW2 · Quantock Gardens, NW2 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Richborough Road, NW2 · Ridge Hill, NW11 · Ridge Hill, NW2 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rockhall Road, NW2 · Rockhall Way, NW2 · Rondu Road, NW2 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Sanderstead Avenue, NW2 · Sandifer Drive, NW2 · Sarre Road, NW2 · Shannon Close, NW2 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Shoot Up Hill, NW2 · Shoot-up Hill, NW2 · Skardu Road, NW2 · Somali Road, NW2 · Somerton Road, NW2 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · Stanley Gardens, NW2 · Summit Court, NW2 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · The Broadway, NW2 · The Vale, NW11 · The Vale, NW2 · Thorverton Road, NW2 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Wallcote Avenue, NW2 · Walm Lane, NW2 · Wessex Gardens, NW11 · Westbere Road, NW2 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Westcroft Way, NW2 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Woodvale Way, NW11 · Worley Court, NW2 · Yew Grove, NW2 ·
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