Brondesbury Park

Rail station, existing between 1908 and now.

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Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent.

Brondesbury Park the suburb is centred on the railway station of the same name. It has a number of open spaces, such as Queen's Park and Tiverton Green.

The area was rural until the coming of the railway. The Hampstead Junction Railway route between Willesden Junction (Low Level) and Camden Road (via Gospel Oak) opened in 1860, but at first there were no stations west of Brondesbury. The line was absorbed by the London and North Western Railway in 1867, but it was not until 1 June 1908 that a station at Brondesbury Park was opened.

But already by 1887, Salusbury Road, running parallel to the Edgware Road, joined Kilburn to Brondesbury and Willesden Green. The whole of the Church Commissioners' estate east of Salusbury Road and south of the L. & N.W.R. was built on and there were patches of building and a complete street layout on the Kilburn Park estate to the south. North of the L. & N.W.R. line the street plan was laid out as far as Victoria Road and building was complete on the former Tanners Mead (north of Kilburn Lane and west of Edgware Road) and Elm Lodge estate. There was some building on both sides of the Hampstead Junction line. The rest of the area between the Hampstead Junction line and Willesden Lane was built up during the late 1880s. South of Willesden Lane building stretched westward to Paddington cemetery and along Brondesbury Road as far as Salusbury Road by 1896. Most of the Kilburn Park estate was built up, and south of the L. & N.W.R. building stretched westward to merge with Kensal Green.

Brondesbury along with Brondesbury Park attracted a lot of Irish immigrants and then, after the 1930s, many German Jewish people. Willesden as a whole had 3.5 per cent of the population born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria in 1951, a lot of these in Brondesbury Park.


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The Underground Map   
Added: 24 Nov 2020 14:25 GMT   

The 1879 Agricultural Show
The 1879 Royal Agricultural Society of England’s annual show was held on an area which later became Queen’s Park and opened on 30 June 1879.

The show ran for a week but the poor weather meant people had to struggle through deep mud and attendances fell disastrously. The visit to the show by Queen Victoria on the fifth day rallied visitors and nearly half the people who visited the show went on that day.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Added: 10 Jun 2024 19:31 GMT   

Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?

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Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

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Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
1879 Royal Agricultural Society Show Washout summers are not only a modern phenomenon
Brondesbury House Brondesbury Manor House was on the southern side of Willesden Lane.

NEARBY STREETS
Academy Court, NW6 Academy Court is a building on Glengall Road (Brondesbury Park)
Adil House, NW6 Adil House is a block on Aldershot Road (Brondesbury Park)
Alan Preece Court, NW6 Alan Preece Court is a block on Brondesbury Park (Brondesbury Park)
Aldershot Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Algernon Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Alma Kirk House, NW6 Alma Kirk House is a block on Cavendish Road
Aston Court, NW6 Aston Court is a block on Aylestone Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Athelstan Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Avenue House, NW6 Avenue House is a block on The Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Ayleston Avenue, NW6 Ayleston Avenue is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Aylestone Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Barrett House, NW6 Barrett House can be found on Victoria Road (Brondesbury Park)
Bembridge Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Bron Court, NW6 Bron Court is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Brondesbury Park, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Brondesbury Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Brooklands Court, NW6 Brooklands Court is a block on Cavendish Road
Brooksville Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Burton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Callcott Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Carlisle Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Queen’s Park)
Cavendish Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Chandler House, NW6 Chandler House is located on Willesden Lane (Brondesbury Park)
Charteris Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Chatsworth Court, NW6 Chatsworth Court is located on Willesden Lane
Christchurch Avenue, NW6 Christchurch Avenue is a street in Cricklewood (Brondesbury Park)
Christchurch Court, NW6 Christchurch Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area (Brondesbury Park)
Chudleigh Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Clarence Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Clement Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
College Parade, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
College Yard, NW6 College Yard is a small alleyway off of Winchester Avenue, NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Colmar Court, NW6 Colmar Court is sited on Willesden Lane (Brondesbury)
Coronation Court, NW6 Coronation Court can be found on Kenilworth Road (Brondesbury Park)
Coverdale Road, NW6 Coverdale Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Donaldson Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Douglas Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Dunmore Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Queen’s Park)
Dyne Road, NW6 Dyne Road dates from the just after the opening of Kilburn Station in 1879 (Brondesbury)
Embankment House, NW6 Embankment House is a building on Brondesbury Park (Brondesbury Park)
Esmond Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Forest Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Fountain House, NW6 Fountain House is a building on The Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Glengall House, NW6 Glengall House is a block on Glengall Road (Brondesbury Park)
Glengall Road, NW6 Glengall Road was laid out after Kilburn House was demolished (Brondesbury Park)
Hadleigh Court, NW2 Hadleigh Court is a block on Willesden Lane
Hartland Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Hazelmere Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Honeyman Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Honeyman Close, NW6 Honeyman Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Honiton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
John Barker Court, NW6 John Barker Court is a block on Brondesbury Park (Brondesbury Park)
John Wilson House, NW6 John Wilson House is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Kenilworth Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Kilburn Square, NW6 Kilburn Square was built around St Paul’s Chapel, which dates from 1825 (Brondesbury Park)
Kimberley Court, NW6 Kimberley Court is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Kimberley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Kingsley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Kingston House, NW6 Kingston House is a block on The Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Kyle House, NW6 Kyle House is a block on Priory Park Road (Brondesbury Park)
Landau House, NW6 Residential block
Lee Court, NW6 Lee Court is a block on Willesden Lane (Brondesbury Park)
Leff House, NW6 Leff House is a block on Winchester Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Lincoln Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Lonsdale Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Lynton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Manor House Drive, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Mapes House, NW6 Mapes House is a block on Winchester Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Marada House, NW6 Marada House is located on The Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Marlow Court, NW6 Marlow Court is a block on Willesden Lane
Morland House, NW6 Morland House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 Mount Pleasant Road is a street in Willesden (Brondesbury Park)
Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 Mount Pleasant Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area (Brondesbury Park)
Mowbray Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Mowbray Road, NW6 Mowbray Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Opal Mews, NW6 Opal Mews is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Oriel House, NW6 Oriel House is a block on Priory Park Road (Brondesbury Park)
Paul Daisley Court, NW6 Paul Daisley Court is a building on Christchurch Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Peascroft House, NW6 Peascroft House is a building on Willesden Lane
Petherton Court, NW10 Petherton Court is a block on Tiverton Road (Kensal Rise)
Plympton Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury)
Plympton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury)
PO Box 4, NW6 Family Cafe & Kebab House is a block on Willesden Lane (Brondesbury Park)
Priory Park Road, NW6 Priory Park Road dates from 1882 (Brondesbury Park)
Radnor Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Queen’s Park)
Rambury Court, NW6 Rambury Court is a block on Willesden Lane (Brondesbury Park)
Rathbone House, NW6 Rathbone House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Redwood Court, NW6 Redwood Court is a block on Christchurch Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Ryde House, NW6 Ryde House is a block on Priory Park Road (Brondesbury Park)
Salusbury House, NW6 Salusbury House is a block on Brooksville Avenue (Queen’s Park)
Salusbury Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Sandby House, NW6 Sandby House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Scolars House, NW6 Scolars House is a building on Glengall Road (Brondesbury Park)
Sidmouth Road, NW6 Sidmouth Road is a street in Cricklewood (Brondesbury Park)
St Anne’s Court, NW6 St Anne’s Court is sited on Salusbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
St Hildas Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
St Julian’s Road, NW6 St Julian’s Road runs between Willesden Lane and Priory Park Road (Brondesbury Park)
St. Hildas Close, NW6 St. Hildas Close is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Tennyson Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
The Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
The Lodge, NW6 The Lodge is a location in London
The Quadrant, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
The Terrace, NW6 The Terrace is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area (Brondesbury Park)
Tiverton Road, NW10 Tiverton Road is a street in Willesden (Brondesbury Park)
Torbay Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Trojan Court, NW6 Trojan Court is sited on Willesden Lane (Brondesbury Park)
Varley House, NW6 Varley House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Victoria Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Victoria Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Victorian Road, NW6 Victorian Road is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Weston House, NW6 Weston House is a block on Winchester Avenue (Brondesbury Park)
Willesden Court, NW6 This is a street in the S43 postcode area (Brondesbury Park)
Willesden Lane, NW6 Willesden Lane is a street in Cricklewood
Willesden Lane, NW6 Willesden Lane is an original thoroughfare of the area (Brondesbury)
Wimborne House, NW6 Wimborne House is a building on Brooksville Avenue (Queen’s Park)
Winchester Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Winchrester Avenue, NW6 Winchrester Avenue is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Windermere Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Queen’s Park)
Woodlands Court, NW10 Woodlands Court is a building on Wrentham Avenue (Kensal Rise)
Woodville Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)

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