Brondesbury House

Large house in/near Brondesbury Park, existing until the 1930s

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Brondesbury House

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2012

Brondesbury Manor House was on the southern side of Willesden Lane.

Brondesbury estate was first mentioned in the 13th century. Mapesbury House was part of the 300-acre estate on the northern side.

The moated manor house was rebuilt in the 18th century as a three-storeyed villa, becoming the main home of Lady Sarah Salusbury. In 1789, she had the grounds landscaped by Humphry Repton and following his wishes it became known as Brondesbury Park. Among the house’s other famous later occupiers were the bankers Sir Coutts Trotter and Charles Hambro.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Brondesbury House Brondesbury Manor House was on the southern side of Willesden Lane.
Mapesbury House Mapesbury House, on the northern side of Willesden Lane, was part of the 300-acre Brondesbury estate.

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Brondesbury Park

Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent.

Brondesbury Park the suburb is centred on the railway station of the same name. It has a number of open spaces, such as Queen's Park and Tiverton Green.

The area was rural until the coming of the railway. The Hampstead Junction Railway route between Willesden Junction (Low Level) and Camden Road (via Gospel Oak) opened in 1860, but at first there were no stations west of Brondesbury. The line was absorbed by the London and North Western Railway in 1867, but it was not until 1 June 1908 that a station at Brondesbury Park was opened.

But already by 1887, Salusbury Road, running parallel to the Edgware Road, joined Kilburn to Brondesbury and Willesden Green. The whole of the Church Commissioners' estate east of Salusbury Road and south of the L. & N.W.R. was built on and there were patches of building and a complete street layout on the Kilburn Park estate to the south. North of the L. & N.W.R. line the street plan was laid out as far as Victoria Road and building was complete on the former Tanners Mead (north of Kilburn Lane and west of Edgware Road) and Elm Lodge estate. There was some building on both sides of the Hampstead Junction line. The rest of the area between the Hampstead Junction line and Willesden Lane was built up during the late 1880s. South of Willesden Lane building stretched westward to Paddington cemetery and along Brondesbury Road as far as Salusbury Road by 1896. Most of the Kilburn Park estate was built up, and south of the L. & N.W.R. building stretched westward to merge with Kensal Green.

Brondesbury along with Brondesbury Park attracted a lot of Irish immigrants and then, after the 1930s, many German Jewish people. Willesden as a whole had 3.5 per cent of the population born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria in 1951, a lot of these in Brondesbury Park.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The "Western"
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Clayton Arms
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The Foresters
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The Lads of the Village pub
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The Prince of Wales
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Admiral Blake (The Cowshed)
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1879 Royal Agricultural Society Show
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Fortune Green
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Saint John the Evangelist
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Kilburn Grange Park
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In the neighbourhood...

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1879 Royal Agricultural Society Show
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A field of Mapesbury Farm in the 1890s - later the site of Mapesbury Road, Dartmouth Road, Teignmouth Road and Exeter Road.
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