Hundred Elms Farm

Farm in/near Sudbury Town, existed between 1600 and 1925

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A postcard of One Hundred Elms Farm, c.1920.
Credit: Brent Archives

There was a farm on this site, on the northern edge of Sudbury Common, since at least the time of Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.

Hundred Elms Farm was probably named after the avenue of elm trees which used to line the sides of Elms Lane from the Harrow Road up to the farm.

The Greenhill family were tenants of the farm from 1817 until the early 20th century, and the 1881 census shows Charles Greenhill, a farmer of 147½ acres, living at "100 Elms Farm”.

His father, William Greenhill, had made it a dairy farm (keeping cows to produce milk) by the 1860s. This type of farming needed more workers, so cottages were built for them to live in, including Keppel Cottages (now 920-930 Harrow Road) which can still be seen at the corner of Elms Lane.

By the 1890s the farm was selling its milk, cream and butter through a dairy shop in Harrow. Adverts for the shop invited customers to visit the farm at any time to see how its milk was produced. Cleanliness at the shop was ensured by its spotless tiled surfaces, and a specially painted tile mural adorned one of its walls.

In 1918, Hundred Elms Farm and its shop were bought by United Dairies, a company run by Arthur Barham (the younger son of George Barham of Sudbury Park). By the mid-1920s its fields had been sold off for housing development. Although cows could no longer be kept here, the farmyard was retained as a dairy depot by the company, which later became known as Unigate.

Eventually, the former farmyard was no longer suitable for a dairy business, and it too was sold for housing development.

In the 1990s, the Metropolitan Housing Trust built Dyson Court, at the corner of Elms Lane and Perrin Road, on the site, but if you go through these modern buildings you can still see two preserved old farm buildings from the days of Hundred Elms Farm. A 16th century brick building has been converted to flats, while the 1840s farm house is now known as Franklyn Lodge, a residential care home for up to six adults who have learning disabilities.

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ealing Primary Centre:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Harrow School Playing Fields:   
Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Joseph RC Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Sudbury Hill:   Sudbury Hill is part of the London Borough of Harrow.
Sudbury Park Farm:   Sudbury Park Farm was opened by the Barham family in 1897, although its fields had been part of another farm, known as North Farm, by the mid-19th century.
Sudbury Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sudbury Town:   Sudbury, as a historical area once extended from the ’South Manor- Sudbury’ (thought to have been on Harrow Hill) to the area that is now known as Wembley Central.
The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Vale Farm:   Vale Farm was probably a mixed farm, growing crops and raising livestock for meat, run by a succession of tenant farmers..
Welcome Children Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Wembley F.C.:   Wembley Football Club is an English semi-professional football club.
William Perkin Church of England High School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Wood End Academy:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Wood End Library/Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


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A40, UB6 · Allendale Road, UB6 · Allendale Road, UB6 · Allington Close, UB6 · Amery Road, HA1 · Ander Close, HA0 · Ash Grove, HA0 · Ashness Gardens, UB6 · Aspen Drive, HA0 · Audrey Gardens, HA0 · Auriol Drive, UB6 · Bannister Close, UB6 · Barham Close, HA0 · Barham Close, UB6 · Barley Close, HA0 · Bedser Drive, UB6 · Bengeworth Road, HA1 · Berkeley Avenue, UB6 · Blockley Road, HA0 · Bracewell Avenue, UB6 · Brewery Close, HA0 · Bridge Avenue, UB6 · Burwell Avenue, UB6 · Cambridge Avenue, UB6 · Camden Crescent, HA0 · Cavendish Avenue, UB6 · Central Road, HA0 · Central Square, HA0 · Chaplin Road, HA0 · Chatsworth Avenue, HA9 · Chestnut Avenue, HA0 · Chestnut Grove, HA0 · Church Gardens, HA0 · Clare Parade, UB6 · Clare Road, UB6 · Codling Way, HA0 · Colyton Close, HA0 · Coniston Avenue, UB6 · Copland Close, HA0 · Court Parade, HA0 · Court Parade, HA1 · Crawford Avenue, HA0 · Crossgate, UB6 · Currey Road, UB6 · Curtis Lane, HA0 · Dalmeny Close, HA0 · Dimmock Drive, UB6 · District Road, HA0 · District Road, UB6 · Eastcote Avenue, UB6 · Elms Court, HA0 · Elms Gardens, HA0 · Elms Lane, HA0 · Elms Park Avenue, HA0 · Ennismore Avenue, UB6 · Fernwood Avenue, HA0 · Foxlees, HA0 · Gauntlett Court, HA0 · Gilbert Scott Close, HA0 · Green Park Way, UB6 · Greenbank Avenue, HA0 · Greenbank Avenue, UB6 · Greenford Flyover, UB6 · Greenford Road, UB6 · Hadden Way, UB6 · Hammond Close, UB6 · Hapgood Close, UB6 · Harrowdene Close, HA0 · Harrowdene Road, HA0 · Hawthorne Mews, UB6 · Hendren Close, UB6 · High Lane, UB6 · High Road Wembley, HA9 · High Road, HA0 · Highfield Avenue, UB6 · Hill Road, HA0 · Homefield Road, HA0 · Horsenden Avenue, UB6 · Horsenden Crescent, UB6 · Horsenden Cresent, UB6 · Horsenden Lane North, UB6 · Hutton Close, UB6 · Ithell Court, HA0 · John Lyon Roundabout, HA0 · Kenelm Close, HA1 · King George Crescent, HA0 · Lancelot Avenue, HA0 · Lancelot Crescent, HA0 · Lancelot Parade, HA0 · Lancelot Road, HA0 · Lantern Close, HA0 · Larwood Close, UB6 · Lilian Board Way, UB6 · Linthorpe Avenue, HA0 · Linthorpe Avenue, HA9 · Littleton Crescent, HA1 · Littleton Road, HA1 · Lothian Close, HA0 · Lyon Way, UB6 · Malden Avenue, UB6 · Market Way, HA0 · Mary Peters Drive, UB6 · Matthews Road, UB6 · Maybank Avenue, HA0 · Maybank Avenue, UB6 · Medway Gardens, HA0 · Melville Avenue, UB6 · Milford Gardens, HA0 · Morden Gardens, UB6 · Morton Court, UB5 · Mulgrave Road, HA1 · Newlands Close, HA0 · Northolt Gardens, UB6 · Northwood Gardens, UB6 · Norval Road, HA0 · Oakwood Crescent, UB6 · Oakwood Cresent, UB6 · Ockham Drive, UB6 · Odeon Parade, UB6 · Oldfield Close, UB6 · Oldfield Lane North, UB6 · Orchard Gate, UB6 · Orchard Gate, UB6 · Pasture Close, HA0 · Pasture Road, HA0 · Pasture Road, HA1 · Paxford Road, HA0 · Perkin Close, HA0 · Perrin Road, HA0 · Priory Avenue, HA0 · Priory Close, HA0 · Priory Crescent, HA0 · Priory Gardens, HA0 · Priory Hill, HA0 · Priory Park Road, HA0 · Railway Goods Yard, UB6 · Ramsey Close, UB6 · Rayners Close, HA0 · Ridding Lane, UB6 · Rockware Avenue, UB6 · Rosebank Avenue, HA0 · Rosehill Gardens, UB6 · Rosewood Avenue, UB6 · Rothesay Avenue, UB6 · Roundtree Road, HA0 · Rowan Close, HA0 · Runnymede Gardens, UB6 · Saint Andrews Avenue, HA0 · Sherry Close, HA0 · Sherwood Avenue, UB6 · South Vale, UB6 · Sovereign Grove, HA0 · St Andrews Avenue, HA0 · St Annes Road, HA0 · St Georges Close, HA0 · St Georges Hall, HA1 · Stapenhill Road, HA0 · Station Approach, UB6 · Stilecroft Gardens, HA0 · Sudbury Court Drive, HA0 · Sudbury Court Drive, HA1 · Sudbury Court Road, HA0 · Sudbury Crescent, HA0 · Sudbury Cresent, HA0 · Sudbury Croft, HA0 · Sudbury Heights Avenue, UB6 · Sudbury Hill Close, HA0 · Tessa Sanderson Way, UB6 · The Boltons, HA0 · The Crescent, HA0 · The Ducker Footpath, HA0 · The Parade · The Rise, UB6 · The Spinney, HA0 · Thomas A’Beckett Close, HA0 · Thurlow Gardens, HA0 · Turner Close, HA0 · Turton Road, HA0 · Twickenham Gardens, UB6 · Vernon Rise, UB6 · Wadham Gardens, UB6 · Wakeling Lane, HA0 · Watford Road, HA0 · Wellgarth, UB6 · Wembley Market, HA0 · Western Avenue, UB6 · Westway Cross Shopping Park, UB6 · Westway Cross, UB6 · Whitton Avenue East, HA0 · Whitton Avenue East, UB6 · Whitton Avenue West, UB5 · Whitton Avenue West, UB6 · Whitton Close, UB6 · Whitton Drive, UB6 · Williams Way, HA0 · Windmore Close, HA0 · Woodland Rise, UB6 · Worcester Gardens, UB6 ·
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John Rocque Map of Wembley, Kingsbury, Willesden and Harlesden (1762)
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