Kent Gardens, W13

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 1960s

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Kent Gardens runs between Scotch Common and Castlebar Hill.

The Duke of of Kent (1767-1820), father of Queen Victoria, lived at Castle Hill Lodge from 1801 to 1812. A replacement house was built in 1845 and a small part still exists and is now occupied by St David’s Home.



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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY STREETS
Albert Road, W5 The line of Albert Road, albeit with no building, appeared on maps during the 1890s.
Albert Terrace, W5 Albert Terrace was the site of a local school in the 1890s.
Argyle Road, W13 Argyle Road came into existence in 1870.
Barnfield Road, W5 Barnfield Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Bellevue Road, W13 Bellevue Road is a street in Ealing.
Berwick Close, W13 Berwick Close is a location in London.
Brentcot Close, W13 Brentcot Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Bruton Way, W13 Bruton Way is a road in the W13 postcode area
Buckingham Close, W5 Buckingham Close is a street in Ealing.
Castle Bar Hill, W13 Castle Bar Hill is a road in the W13 postcode area
Castle Bar Park, W5 Castle Bar Park is a road in the W5 postcode area
Castlebar Hill, W13 Castlebar Hill is the name of a hill and the road running up that hill.
Castlebar Mews, W5 Castlebar Mews appears on maps during the 1890s.
Charles Road, W13 Charles Road is a street in Ealing.
Cheriton Close, W5 Cheriton Close is a road in the W5 postcode area
Cleveland Road, W13 Cleveland Road is a street in Ealing.
Clivedon Court, W13 Clivedon Court lies off Scotch Common.
Curzon Road, W5 Curzon Road is a street in Ealing.
Edge Hill Road, W13 Edge Hill Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Fern Dene, W13 Fern Dene is a road in the W13 postcode area
Glencairn Drive, W5 Glencairn Drive is a street in Ealing.
Hardwick Green, W13 Hardwick Green is a street in Ealing.
Harrow View Road, W5 Harrow View Road is a street in Ealing.
Herons Forde, W13 Herons Forde is a road in the W13 postcode area
Hollingbourne Gardens, W13 Hollingbourne Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Holyoake Court, W5 Holyoake Court dates from the 1930s.
Holyoake House, W5 Holyoake House was opened in 1912.
Kent Avenue, W13 Kent Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Lakeside, W13 Lakeside is a road in the W13 postcode area
Lanark Close, W5 Lanark Close is a road in the W5 postcode area
Lindfield Road, W5 Lindfield Road is a street in Ealing.
Middlefielde, W13 Middlefielde is a series of cul-de-sacs lying off of Templewood.
Mount Close, W5 Mount Close is a street in Ealing.
Mount Pleasant Road, W5 Mount Pleasant Road is a street in Ealing.
North Avenue, W13 North Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Oaklands, W13 Oaklands is a street in Ealing.
Pendlewood Close, W5 Pendlewood Close is a road in the W5 postcode area
Perivale Gardens, W13 Perivale Gardens is a road in the W13 postcode area
Pitshanger Court, W5 Pitshanger Court dates from the 1930s.
Pitshanger Lane, W5 Pitshanger Lane is one of the oldest roads in the area.
Princes Gardens, W5 Princes Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Queens Gardens, W5 Queens Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Queen’s Walk, W5 Queen’s Walk, though under another name, was already on maps dating from the 1750s.
Ravensbourne Gardens, W13 Ravensbourne Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Robinson’s Close, W13 Robinson’s Close is built on the site of the old Robinson Nursery which survived until the 1960s.
Roseacre Close, W13 Roseacre Close is a road in the SM1 postcode area
Rosemount Road, W13 Rosemount Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Scotch Common, W13 Scotch Common connects Argyle Road with Pitshanger Lane.
Sherborne Gardens, W13 Sherborne Gardens is a street in Ealing.
St Stephen’s Avenue, W13 St Stephen’s Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Summerfield Road, W5 Summerfield Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Sunningdale Road, W13 Sunningdale Road runs off of Templewood.
Sunningdale, W13 Sunningdale is a block lying off of Kent Gardens.
Templewood, W13 Templewood is a street in Ealing.
The Dene, W13 The Dene is a road in the W13 postcode area
The Knoll, W13 The Knoll is a street in Ealing.
The Mead, W13 The Mead is a road in the W13 postcode area
Wimborne Gardens, W13 Wimborne Gardens is a road in the W13 postcode area
Woodbury Park Road, W13 Woodbury Park Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Wye Court, W13 Wye Court is a street in Ealing.

NEARBY PUBS
Duke Of Kent This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Village Inn The Village Inn stands on Pitshanger Lane.


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 Queen’s 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 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Perivale Halt
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The Mall, W5
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Horsenden Lane South (1910)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Junction of Argyle Road with Pitshanger Lane (1902)
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Fiveways - the junction of Scotch Common and Argyle Road (1902) Early in the twentieth century parts of Ealing were still very rural and this scene was taken in 1902 at a spot known locally at that time as Fiveways. The houses in the distance are in Kent Gardens and are some of the few which were constructed by Henry de Bruno Austin as part of Castle Hill Estate before he went bankrupt.
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