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Melrose Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.



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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1900s
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Cricklewood

Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Anson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Avenue Farm:   Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
Claremont Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Convent of Jesus and Mary RC Infant School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Cricklewood:   Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.
Hampstead School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Mora Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Our Lady of Grace RC Infant and Nursery School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Queens Park Community School:   Queens Park Community School (commonly abbreviated to QPCS) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status.
Queens Park Community School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Sakutu Organisation Montessori:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Willesden Green:   A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Access to Mapesbury Dell, NW2 · Acland Road, NW2 · Alan Coren Close, NW2 · Alexander Avenue, NW10 · Allotment Way, NW2 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Anson Road, NW2 · Ash Grove, NW2 · Ashford Road, NW2 · Asmara Road, NW2 · Astley Avenue, NW2 · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Briar Road, NW2 · Broadfield Close, NW2 · Broadway Retail Park, NW2 · Brondesbury Park, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Bryan Avenue, NW10 · Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 · Burlington Parade, NW2 · Byron Road, NW2 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Cedar Road, NW2 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Chevington, NW2 · Chipstead Gardens, NW2 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Church Walk House, NW2 · Claremont Road, NW11 · Clement Close, NW6 · Coppermead Close, NW2 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Coverdale Road, NW2 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Cricklewood, NW2 · Dairyman Close, NW2 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Dawson Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Depot Approach, NW2 · Dicey Avenue, NW2 · Dobree Avenue, NW10 · Dollis Hill Avenue, NW2 · Donnington Road, NW10 · Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 · Edgware Road, NW2 · Elm Grove, NW2 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Fordwych Road, NW2 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Gay Close, NW2 · Gladstone Parade, NW2 · Gladstone Park Gardens, NW2 · Grange Road, NW10 · Gratton Terrace, NW2 · Griffin Close, NW10 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Harcourt House, NW10 · Hassop Road, NW2 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Heber Road, NW2 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · High Road, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Hudson Way, NW2 · Humber Road, NW2 · Humber Trading Estate, NW2 · Ivy Road, NW2 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kara Way, NW2 · Kenneth Crescent, NW2 · Kenneth Cresent, NW2 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Langton Road, NW2 · Larch Road, NW2 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Longberrys, NW2 · Longley Way, NW2 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Manstone Road, NW2 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Mascotts Close, NW2 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Menelik Road, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Midland Terrace, NW2 · Mill Lane, NW2 · Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate, NW2 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Minster Road, NW2 · Mora Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Mount Road, NW2 · Needham Terrace, NW2 · Newton Road, NW2 · Oak Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Road, NW2 · Olive Road, NW2 · Oman Avenue, NW2 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Oxgate Gardens, NW2 · Oxleys Road, NW2 · Park Avenue North, NW10 · Park Avenue, NW2 · Park Lodge, NW2 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Pine Road, NW2 · Pinemartin Close, NW2 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Richborough Road, NW2 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rockhall Road, NW2 · Roman Road, NW2 · Rondu Road, NW2 · Rowan House, NW10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Rusper Close, NW2 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Saint Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Sancroft Close, NW2 · Sarre Road, NW2 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Shobroke Close, NW2 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · Skardu Road, NW2 · Sneyd Road, NW2 · Somali Road, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Michaels Road, NW2 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Stanley Gardens, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Stoll Close, NW2 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Tankridge Road, NW2 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · Temple Road, NW2 · The Crescent, NW2 · Topp Walk, NW2 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Walm Lane, NW2 · Walton Close, NW2 · Westbere Road, NW2 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Wotton Road, NW2 · Wren Avenue, NW2 · Yew Grove, NW2 ·
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Maps


Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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