Horsenden Lane South, UB6

Road in/near Perivale, existing until now

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Road · Perivale · UB6 ·
July
25
2016

Horsenden Lane South connects the Western Avenue with the Grand Union Canal.

Perivale ’village’ was never more than a small complex centred on the church, rectory, and manor-house. By the time of the first detailed map in 1839, the manor-house had been demolished and the only domestic buildings were five widely separated farm-houses. Horsenden Farm, Church Farm, Grange Farm, Manor Farm and Apperton or Alperton Farm. At this time Perivale was said to be ’very secluded’. The only roads in the area were Horsenden Lane and Apperton Lane.

The opening in 1801 of the Paddington branch of the Grand Junction Canal had little effect and in 1876 Perivale was described as ’a curiously lonely-looking little place, lying in the valley of the Brent among broad meadows’. Horsenden Lane was split into Horsenden Lane North and Horsenden Lane South, depending on the particular side of the canal.

In 1821, the population census showed that there were only 25 inhabitants in Perivale and this had only grown to 32 in the 1851 census. Kelly’s Directory records the population as 31 with 4 inhabitated houses for the year 1881.

In 1904 the Great Western Railway’s halt at Perivale opened. This was enlarged and converted into a station in 1908, and continued to serve the parish until 1947, when London Transport’s Central line was extended from North Acton to Greenford alongside the G.W.R. line. Perivale station was then rebuilt on Horsenden Lane South and the local steam train service discontinued.

Following the First World War, Horsenden Farm was acquired by the Sudbury Golf Club thus signalling the end to farming being the predominant activity. In 1929, Sandersons Wallpaper had built a factory on the farmland alongside Horsenden Lane and houses were built. On the opposite side of Horsenden Lane, a housing estate and small factory were built.

Despite the coming of the railway very few virtually no residential or industrial developments occurred before 1930. In that year a section of Western Avenue driven across the parish along the line of Alperton Lane.

Church Farm was bought by Hoovers the manufacturer of vacuum cleaners and in 1931 - 1935 the world famous Hoover Building (now Grade I listed) was constructed. It was also at this time that Manor Farm disappeared to become a factory estate.

Between 1931 and 1939 the area bounded by Western Avenue, Horsenden Lane, and the Paddington Canal was almost entirely covered by factories and houses. Industrial building was concentrated in an area immediately north of the railway line in and around Wadsworth Road and Bideford Avenue. Residential development was concentrated along the north side of Western Avenue and in the central area of the parish between the railway line and the canal. The new Bilton Road was built from Horsenden Lane South through to Manor Farm Road and surrounded by residential housing - typically 1930s semi-detached and terraced houses.

All the pre-1939 housing schemes were speculative. By 1939 the development of the parish was virtually completed.


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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
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Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Horsenden Lane (1910) This photo, taken in 1910, depicts a scene which has changed remarkably little.
Perivale Until the 18th century Perivale was called Little Greenford or Greenford Parva.
Perivale Halt Perivale Halt railway station was a station on the New North Main Line of the Great Western Railway.

NEARBY STREETS
Barmouth Avenue, UB6 Barmouth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Bideford Avenue, UB6 Bideford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Bleasdale Avenue, UB6 Bleasdale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Buckingham Avenue, UB6 Buckingham Avenue is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Cecil Manning Close, UB6 Cecil Manning Close is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Chilham Close, UB6 Chilham Close is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Colwyn Avenue, UB6 Colwyn Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Doris Ashby Close, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
George V Way, UB6 George V Way is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Gilbert White Close, UB6 Gilbert White Close is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Hodder Drive, UB6 Hodder Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Holder Drive, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Horsenden Road South, UB6 Horsenden Road South is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Jubilee Road, UB6 Jubilee Road is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Perivale Ind Park, UB6 Perivale Ind Park is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Perivale Park, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Perivale Scout Group, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Periwood Crescent, UB6 Periwood Crescent is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Red Deer House, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Rhyl Road, UB6 Rhyl Road is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Rockford Avenue, UB6 Rockford Avenue is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Ryhl Road, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Salvia Gardens, UB6 Salvia Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Scorton Avenue, UB6 Scorton Avenue is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Selborne Gardens, UB6 Selborne Gardens is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Sunley Gardens, UB6 Sunley Gardens is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Tavistock Avenue, UB6 Tavistock Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
The Bilton Centre, UB6 The Bilton Centre is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Thistledown House, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Walmgate Road, UB6 Walmgate Road is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Woodhouse Avenue, UB6 Woodhouse Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Woodhouse Close, UB6 Woodhouse Close is a road in the UB6 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Perivale Residents Association This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Perivale

Until the 18th century Perivale was called Little Greenford or Greenford Parva.

Perivale formed part of Greenford Urban District from 1894 to 1926, and was then absorbed by the Municipal Borough of Ealing. Before the residential building expansion of the 1930s, the fields of Perivale were used to grow hay for the working horses of Victorian London, a scene described in the ending of John Betjeman’s poem ’Return to Ealing’: "...And a gentle gale from Perivale/blows up the hayfield scent."

Although now mainly residential, there are some office blocks and parades of shops. Perivale has two golf courses: Ealing Golf Club and Perivale Golf Course. The BBC Archives are in Perivale.

Perivale is one of the settings of Anthony Trollope’s novel The Belton Estate (1865).

The Great Western Railway opened "Perivale Halt" in 1904 but it was closed when the current London Underground station was opened on 30 June 1947. It was designed in 1938 by Brian Lewis, later Chief Architect to the Great Western Railway, but completion was delayed by the Second World War. The finished building was modified by the architect Frederick Francis Charles Curtis. In July 2011 the station was one of 16 London Underground stations that were made a Grade II listed building.



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Perivale Halt
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Horsenden Lane South (1910)
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Perivale Halt
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Horsenden Lane South (1910)
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