Cranes Farm

Farm in/near Borehamwood, existing until 1949

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Cranes Farm was a farm in Boreham Wood.

Cranes Farm lies towards the centre of this 1939 image. The Horses Home and Furzehill Road at the bottom with the chalk outline of the future Ashley Drive clearly visible.
Credit: Aerofilms
Cranes Farm was situated just behind the modern location of the Bull and Tiger pub (a.k.a. The Directors’ Arms).

Cranes Way was laid out nearly on the line of the farm track.

The final tenant farmer of Cranes Farm, as compensation, was given one of the new houses Laings built in Manor Way at a low-rate, long-term fixed rent.


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Cranes Farm lies towards the centre of this 1939 image. The Horses Home and Furzehill Road at the bottom with the chalk outline of the future Ashley Drive clearly visible.
Aerofilms


 

Borehamwood

Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.
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