This photo dates from the 1880s and shows the junction between Kilburn High Road and a road called Eresby Road. This ran from Kingsgate Road to Kilburn High Road with a turning for Kingsgate Place about halfway down.
Eresby Road was laid out in 1879 – across the southern part of the Little Estate, owned by the Powell-Cotton family. 26 houses were built there between 1883 and 1885. 12 more were built between 1891-2.
The cottages to be seen in the photo – called Clarence Place – backed onto a small lane. They were demolished in the 1890s as Kilburn High Road developed. It is likely that the photographer – Alexander Dron – was inspired to picture the scene before it disappeared forever.
Eresby Road disappeared with the building of a new housing estate in the 1970s and Kingsgate Place was diverted to run along the side of the new estate and emerge here.
- See the position of the photo on an 1890 map, showing the Clarence Place cottages in place
- See the position of the photo on an 1900 map, showing the next development built
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