Marcus Road, DA1

Road in/near Crayford

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Marcus Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area



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VIEW THE CRAYFORD 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 CRAYFORD 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 CRAYFORD AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE CRAYFORD 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 CRAYFORD AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Queen's Park

Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen's Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen's Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen's Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen's Park 'proper' formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen's Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen's Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett's wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen's Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queens Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen's Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen's Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR. As of December 2013, no mainline services calling at the station and the Watford service has been transferred to London Overground.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Dartford Grammar School for Girls:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Dartford Heath:   
Gravel Hill Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Martens Grove Park:   
Mayplace Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Normandy Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Normandy Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Oakwood School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Dartford:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Phoenix Sports Club:   
West Hill Primary Academy:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Wilmington Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Martens Avenue (1934):   Development and destruction. This view shows the scale of work necessary to lay the infrastructure that precedes house building.
Park Grove (1934):   Park Grove was the first road to be laid out in the 1934 Martens Grove Estate.
Trolley bus at Erith Road bus depot (1935):   An unusual trolley bus - other examples in London had a twin rear axle in order to cope with a 70 passenger load.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
122, DA1 · 181, DA1 · 247, DA1 · 249, DA1 · Acorn Road, DA1 · Alcock Crescent, DA1 · Alderman Close, DA1 · Ambrose Close, DA1 · Ashen Drive, DA1 · Barnehurst Avenue, DA7 · Barnehurst Road, DA7 · Barnes Cray Road, DA1 · Bascombe Grove, DA1 · Bath Road, DA1 · Beech Walk, DA1 · Beechcroft Avenue, DA7 · Beverley Road, DA7 · Blenheim Close, DA1 · Blenheim Road, DA1 · Braemar Avenue, DA7 · Bramley Place, DA1 · Broomhill Road, DA1 · Bullman Close, DA7 · Carnet Close, DA1 · Chastilian Road, DA1 · Chesterfield Drive, DA1 · Cheviot Close, DA7 · Chieveley Road, DA7 · Chiltern Close, DA7 · Clayton Croft Road, DA2 · Clive Avenue, DA1 · Colyers Lane Primary School, DA7 · Common Lane, DA2 · Coniston Close, DA1 · Coniston Road, DA7 · Cotswold Close, DA7 · Cowdrey Court, DA1 · Cray Close, DA1 · Crayford Road, DA1 · Crayford Way, DA1 · Dale Road, DA1 · Dartford Bypass, DA1 · Dartford Heath exit, DA1 · Dartford Road, DA1 · Denton Road, DA1 · Denver Road, DA1 · Devonshire Avenue, DA1 · Dorothy Evans Close, DA7 · Downbank Avenue, DA7 · Ducketts Road, DA1 · Dudsbury Road, DA1 · Eardemont Close, DA1 · Eastleigh Road, DA7 · Edendale Road, DA8 · Erith Road, DA7 · Eversley Cross, DA7 · Falstaff Close, DA1 · Farm Place, DA1 · Firmin Road, DA1 · FP 231, DA7 · Gable Close, DA1 · Gainsborough Avenue, DA1 · Green Walk, DA1 · Grove Road, DA7 · Hallford Way, DA1 · Havelock Road, DA1 · Heath Close Road, DA1 · Heath Lane Upper, DA1 · Heath Lane Upper, DA2 · Heath Lane, DA1 · Heath Road, DA1 · Heathclose Avenue, DA1 · Heather Drive, DA1 · Heathlands Rise, DA1 · Heathlee Road, DA1 · Heathview Avenue, DA1 · Heathview Crescent, DA1 · Helen Close, DA1 · Hill Brow, DA1 · Hillcrest Road, DA1 · Hillingdon Road, DA7 · Hillside Road, DA1 · Hulsewood Close, DA2 · Hurstwood Avenue, DA7 · Iron Mill Lane, DA1 · James Road, DA1 · Kingsridge Gardens, DA1 · Kingswood Close, DA1 · Knole Road, DA1 · Laburnum Avenue, DA1 · Lawrence Hill Gardens, DA1 · Lawrence Hill Road, DA1 · Leysdown Avenue, DA7 · Leyton Cross Road, DA2 · Lodge Avenue, DA1 · Lyndhurst Close, DA7 · Lyndhurst Road, DA7 · Maida Vale Road, DA1 · Maiden Lane, DA1 · Manor Close, DA2 · Manor Gate Lane, DA2 · Marcet Road, DA1 · Marcus Road, DA1 · Marlborough Road, DA1 · Mayplace Close, DA7 · Mayplace primary School, DA7 · Mayplace Road East, DA7 · Mill Place, DA1 · Morland Avenue, DA1 · Mount Road, DA1 · Nelson Road, DA1 · North Road, DA1 · Oakfield Lane, DA2 · Oakwood Drive, DA7 · Old Bexley Lane, DA1 · Orchard Avenue, DA1 · Park Grove, DA7 · Parkside Avenue, DA7 · Parsons Lane, DA2 · Peep-bo alley, DA2 · Pinnacle Hill North, DA7 · Pinnacle Hill, DA7 · Randolph Close, DA7 · Rayford Close, DA1 · Risedale Road, DA7 · Rosedene Court, DA1 · Ross Road, DA1 · Rudland Road, DA7 · Samas Way, DA1 · School Crescent, DA1 · Seaton Road, DA1 · Shepherds Lane, DA1 · Shepherds Lane, DA2 · Springfield Road, DA7 · Stanham Place, DA1 · Stanham Road, DA1 · Sullivan Close, DA1 · Swaisland Road, DA1 · Swallow Close, DA7 · Swan Lane, DA1 · The Rise, DA1 · Thirlmere Road, DA7 · Three Corners, DA7 · Tredegar Road, DA2 · Tudor Close, DA1 · Turner Court, DA1 · Vale Road, DA1 · Valley Close, DA1 · Village Green Road, DA1 · Walkley Road, DA1 · Wallis Close, DA2 · Waltham Close, DA1 · Wellington Road, DA1 · Wentworth Drive, DA1 · West Heath Road, DA1 · West Hill Drive, DA1 · Western Terrace, DA1 · White Hill Road, DA1 · Whitehill Road, DA1 · Wilmington Court Road, DA2 · Windermere Road, DA7 · Windsor Drive, DA1 · Winifred Road, DA1 · Woodside Close, DA7 · Woodside Road, DA7 · Woolbrook Road, DA1 ·
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Maps


South Essex and North Kent (1805)
Ordnance Survey First Series. The first completed map was of the county of Kent in 1801. The first use of the term Ordnance Survey in manuscript was in 1801, but it did not appear on an engraved map until 1810. William Mudge was the effective head from the start and actual head of the Survey from 1804 to 1820.
Reproduced from the 1805 Ordnance Survey map.

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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