Barham House

Large house in/near Elstree, existed between the 17th century and 1931

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Large house · Elstree · WD6 ·
August
25
2014
Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.

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There had been a house on the site since circa 1600 which had changed occupants many times and was renamed over the years.

Francis Burton M.D. (died 1828), uncle of Richard Francis Burton, military surgeon who made Napoleon’s Death Mask, lived at Barham House, and is buried in Elstree parish church.

The final owner, the famous publisher Andrew Chatto, was there by 1897. His son sold the property to a local estate agency which demolished it.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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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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Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
27A Theobald Street 27a Theobald Street was once Boreham Wood’s first purpose-built school.
Allum Hall Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.
Barham House Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
Elstree and Borehamwood Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes.
Elstree Brick Works Elstree Brick Works ran from 1865 until 1915.
Hillside Hillside was the childhood home of Sir Richard Burton.
Nicoll Farm Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area.
The Grange The Grange was a large house built for Frank May, chief cashier to the Bank of England from 1873 to 1893.
The Myriad Stores Photo depicting 49 Shenley Road, WD6
Theobald Street, looking north This image probably dates from the 1950s.

NEARBY STREETS
Allum Lane, WD6 Allum Lane links Borehamwood with Watling Street just north of Elstree village.
Barham Avenue, WD6 Barham Avenue was constructed on the site of two historic houses.
Berkeley Close, WD6 Berkeley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Bishops Avenue, WD6 Bishops Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Blattner Close, WD6 Blattner Close was named after Ludwig (Louis) Blattner, cinema pioneer, when built in the late 1990s.
Boreham Holt, WD6 Boreham Holt is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Borehamwood Enterprise Centre, WD6 Borehamwood Enterprise Centre is a business centre.
Brickfield Cottages, WD6 Brickfield Cottages lie between Theobald Street and the railway.
Cavendish Crescent, WD6 Cavendish Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Deacons Close, WD6 Deacons Close is a location in London.
Deacons Hill Road, WD6 Deacons Hill Road is a road connecting Barnet Lane and Allum Lane.
Dunnock Close, WD6 Dunnock Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fir Tree Court, WD6 Fir Tree Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 Glenhaven Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Grange Road, WD6 Grange Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hollywood Court, WD6 Hollywood Court was built in 1935.
Holt Close, WD6 Holt Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Kipling Way, WD6 Kipling Way is a location in London.
Knowl Park, WD6 Knowl Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Way, WD6 Knowl Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lakeside Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Links Drive, WD6 Links Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lodge Avenue, WD6 Lodge Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Maple Court, WD6 Maple Court is a location in London.
Nash Close, WD6 Nash Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Orchard Close, WD6 Orchard Close is a cul-de-sac off of Links Drive.
Park Crescent, WD6 Park Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Penta Court, WD6 Penta Court is a location in London.
Station Road, WD6 Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village.
Tauber Close, WD6 Tauber Close is a small cul-de-sac off of Allum Lane.
Thurston Way, WD6 Thurston Way is a location in London.
Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Woodside, WD6 Woodside is a road in the WD6 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Borehamwood Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Thai Wan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown The Crown was the main pub in Borehamwood until 2010.


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Elstree

Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.

Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).

It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.

Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.








LOCAL PHOTOS
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Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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39 Shenley Road, WD6
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49 Shenley Road, WD6
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71 Shenley Road, WD6
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73 Shenley Road, WD6
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In the neighbourhood...

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Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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Theobald Street, looking south near the original Crown pub
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Watercolour of the lower part of Theobald Street.
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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Deacons Hill Road, WD6
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The Orchard (1953) A long section of Shenley Road at the station end, remained undeveloped well into the 1950s
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Elstree:Station Road, now Allum Lane, with Nicoll Farm on the left. Postcard dated 14 September 1910
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27s Theobald Street, feeling a bit sorry for itself.
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The Wellington pub, rebuilt in 1908
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