Granville Road, NW6

Road in/near Kilburn Park, existing between the 1860s and now.

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December
9
2015
Granville Road, NW6 was formerly Pembroke Road.

At the turn of the 1860s, builders laid out Granville Road, then called Pembroke Road in Kilburn Park. Being so close to the Edgware Road, with its good connections to central London, they hoped to attract a higher class of purchaser.

But by 1871 Kilburn was socially mixed - not as high-class as the builders had hoped but still including a few large houses like Kilburn House and streets like Alexandra (later Princess) Road where more than half the houses employed servants.

Commercial travellers, salesmen, and shopkeepers were among the inhabitants. There was still a strong middle-class, mainly professional and commercial, element in the population.

From early on, however, the working classes predominated and contemporaries noted the horrifying conditions in which many of Kilburn’s inhabitants lived. The overall density of 8 persons to a house in 1875 concealed streets like the newly built Pembroke Road in Kilburn Park where each house contained from four to six households.

It lay in the parish of St. John where 7,000 of the 9,000 residents in 1880 were said to be working-class, there were no wealthy people to give money for churches or schools, and in one group of streets 525 families lived in 81 houses.

Sickness was rife, and in 1875 Kilburn was castigated for its chronic pauperism, negligence, ignorance, and lack of cleanliness. The people usually came from similar conditions in Paddington and Marylebone and included, already in 1871 but increasingly during the 20th century, recent Irish immigrants.

They included a shifting population of the temporarily employed, often bachelors working in the building industry and living in overcrowded lodging houses. Social life centred around the public houses, said in 1949 to average one for every 424 people in south Kilburn compared with one to every 2,618 for the rest of Willesden.

The density of population in the whole of Kilburn remained at nearly 8 persons per house until well after the Second World War and in southern Kilburn was consistently over 10 people to a house. In 1881 in St. Luke’s parish it was over 12 people to a house. In south Kilburn in 1921 there were 208 people to an acre. In 1934 Pembroke Road was still notable for its poverty and overcrowding, and the poorest district in Willesden was the group of streets near Kilburn (Park) station.

A beginning was made of slum clearance in 1938 when houses were destroyed in Alpha Place, off Canterbury Road, but the Second World War intervened

Redevelopment after the Second World War split Granville Road into two halves.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   

83 Pembroke Road
My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.

Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his wife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:30 GMT   

Kilburn Park - opened 1915
Kilburn Park station was opened at the height of the First World War

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:49 GMT   

A bit of a lift....
Kilburn Park was the first station to be designed around escalators, rather than lifts.

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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Added: 20 Jul 2024 01:13 GMT   

Whitechapel (1980 - 1981)
Diana Lee-Gobbitt - Artist rented a room at No 1 Berner Street, Whitechapel, opposite Church Passage (Ripper territory) for one year, rent approx 3 pounds pw. Worked as Receptionist for n Indian import/export company in the Watney Markets. Owner of No 1 Berner Street was Sammy Ferrugia, Maltese Taxi company owner. The artist was shown the gambling den in Dutfield’s Yard behind the terrace houses. It was common local knowledge prostitution was high end income for those in the East End during the 1950s.

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Haycroft Gardens, NW10
My Grandfather bought No 45 Buchanan Gdns in I believe 1902 and died ther in the early 1950s

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Haycroft Gardens, NW10
I lived in No 7 from 1933 to 1938

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Sylvia guiver   
Added: 4 Jul 2024 14:52 GMT   

Grandparents 1937 lived 37 Blandford Square
Y mother and all her sisters and brother lived there, before this date , my parent wedding photographers were take in the square, I use to visit with my mother I remember the barge ballon in the square in the war.

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Roy Mathieson   
Added: 27 Jun 2024 16:25 GMT   

St Saviours
My great grandmother was born in Bowling Green Lane in 1848. The family moved from there to Earl Terrace, Bermondsey in 1849. I have never been able to locate Earl Terrace on maps.

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Buckhurst Street, E1
Mt grandfather, Thomas Walton Ward had a musical instrument workshop in Buckhurst Street from 1934 until the street was bombed during the war. Grandfather was a partner in the musical instrument firm of R.J. Ward and Sons of Liverpool. He died in 1945 and is buried in a common grave at Abney Park Cemetery.

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Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bayswater Rivulet The Bayswater Rivulet was the original name for the Westbourne River
Kilburn Bridge Kilburn Bridge once marked the spot where the Edgware Road crossed the River Westbourne.
Kilburn Bridge Farm Kilburn Bridge Farm stood beside Watling Street until the late 1830s.
Kilburn High Road What was Watling Street in earlier times, became Edgware Road and finally Kilburn High Road.
Kilburn Library Kilburn Library on Kilburn High Road is one of two sites called Kilburn Library, the other being in Salusbury Road, NW6.
Kilburn Park Kilburn Park station was opened on 31 January 1915 as the temporary terminus of the Bakerloo line’s extension from Paddington.
Kilburn Park Farm Kilburn Park Farm was situated almost opposite the Red Lion along the Edgware Road.
Kilburn Toll The Kilburn Toll Gate dated from 1710.
Kilburn Wells Kilburn Wells, a medicinal spring, existed between 1714 and the 1860s.
Red Lion The Red Lion was situated at 34 Kilburn High Road.
St Augustine’s Church of England High School St Augustine’s Church of England High School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England comprehensive school in the West London borough of Westminster, Kilburn.
St Augustine’s, Kilburn St Augustine’s was founded by Richard Carr Kirkpatrick in the Anglo-Catholic tradition in 1870 and listed as a Grade I building by Historic England.
The Old Bell The (Old) Bell is a very old Kilburn Pub.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Lane, NW6 Abbey Lane disappeared from the map as the Kilburn Vale Estate was built (Kilburn)
Addison Court, NW6 Addison Court is sited on Brondesbury Road (Kilburn)
Albert Road, NW6 Albert Road in NW6 escaped the mass renaming of Albert Roads in London (Kilburn Park)
Algernon Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Alpha House, NW6 Alpha House is a block on Alpha Place (Kilburn Park)
Alpha Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Andover Place, NW6 Andover Place runs between Kilburn Park Road and Carlton Vale (Maida Vale)
Austen House, NW6 Austen House is a block on Cambridge Road (Kilburn Park)
Barrett House, NW6 Barrett House can be found on Victoria Road (Brondesbury Park)
Birchside Apartments, NW6 Birchside Apartments is a location in London (Kilburn Park)
Bishopsdale House, NW6 Bishopsdale House is a block on West End Lane (Kilburn)
Blake Court, NW6 Blake Court is sited on Malvern Road (Kilburn Park)
Bolton Road, NW8 What is now Bolton Road began life as Ordnance Terrace in 1858 (St John’s Wood)
Bradwell House, NW6 Bradwell House is a block on Mortimer Place (Kilburn)
Bravo House, NW6 Bravo House is a block on Kilburn High Road (Kilburn)
Bristol Walk, NW6 Bristol Walk is a location in London (Kilburn Park)
Broadoak House, NW6 Broadoak House is sited on Mortimer Crescent (Kilburn)
Bron Court, NW6 Bron Court is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Brondesbury Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Brondesbury Villas, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Cambridge Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Cambridge Court, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Cambridge Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Cambridge Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Canterbury Court, NW6 Canterbury Court is sited on Gorefield Place (Kilburn Park)
Canterbury House, NW6 Canterbury House is a block on Canterbury Road (Kilburn Park)
Canterbury Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Canterbury Terrace, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Canterbury Works, NW6 Canterbury Works is a road in the NW6 postcode area (Kilburn Park)
Carlton House, NW6 Carlton House is sited on Canterbury Terrace (Kilburn Park)
Carlton Vale, NW6 Carlton Vale runs from the Edgware Road to Kilburn Lane (Maida Vale)
Carlton Vale, W9 Carlton Vale is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Cathedral Walk, NW6 Cathedral Walk is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area (Kilburn Park)
Cedarside Apartments, NW6 Cedarside Apartments is a location in London (Kilburn Park)
Charteris Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Chase House, NW6 Chase House is a building on Hansel Road (Kilburn Park)
Cheshunt House, NW6 Cheshunt House is a block on Greville Road (Kilburn)
Chichester House, NW6 Chichester House is located on Chichester Road (Kilburn Park)
Chichester Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Chippenham Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Christian Holt House, NW6 Christian Holt House is a block on Denmark Road (Kilburn Park)
Coventry Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Craik Court, NW6 Craik Court is a block on Neville Close (Kilburn Park)
Crone Court, NW6 Crone Court is a block on Denmark Road (Kilburn Park)
Denmark Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Dibdin House, NW6 Residential block (Kilburn Park)
Dickens House, NW6 Dickens House is located on Malvern Road (Kilburn Park)
Donaldson Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Ely Court, NW6 Ely Court is a block on Gorefield Place (Kilburn Park)
Esmond Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Exeter Court, NW6 Exeter Court is a block on Cambridge Road (Kilburn Park)
Falcon House, NW6 Falcon House is a block on Springfield Lane (Kilburn)
Falkirk House, W9 Falkirk House is a building on Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Farndale House, NW6 Farndale House can be found on Kilburn Vale (Kilburn)
Fiona Court, NW6 Fiona Court is sited on Brondesbury Villas (Kilburn Park)
Franklin House, NW6 Franklin House is a block on Carlton Vale (Maida Vale)
George House, NW6 George House is a block on Albert Road (Kilburn Park)
Goldsmith Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn)
Gorefield House, NW6 Gorefield House is a building on Canterbury Road (Kilburn Park)
Gorefield Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Granville Road, NW6 Granville Road, NW6 was formerly Pembroke Road (Kilburn Park)
Greville Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn)
Greville Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (St John’s Wood)
Greville Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn)
Haliwell House, NW6 Haliwell House is sited on Mortimer Place (Kilburn)
Hansel Road, NW6 Hansel Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area (Kilburn Park)
Hazelmere Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Helmsdale House, NW6 Residential block (Maida Vale)
Hereford House, NW6 Hereford House can be found on Carlton Vale (Kilburn Park)
Hermit Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn)
Hillsborough Court, NW6 Hillsborough Court is sited on Mortimer Crescent (Kilburn)
Hillside Close, NW8 Hillside Close is a cul-de-sac off of Carlton Hill (St John’s Wood)
Hinchinbrook House, NW6 Hinchinbrook House is located on Greville Road (Kilburn)
Hollister House, NW6 Hollister House is a block on Kilburn Park Road (Maida Vale)
Holtham Road, NW8 Holtham Road disappeared when replaced by the Abbey Road Estate development (St John’s Wood)
Keith House, NW6 Keith House is a block on Carlton Vale (Maida Vale)
Kilburn High Road, NW6 Part of Watling Street/Edgware Road, Kilburn High Road is the main road through Kilburn (Kilburn)
Kilburn Place, NW6 Kilburn Place was originally Providence Place (Kilburn)
Kilburn Priory, NW6 Kilburn Priory is now a road - - it was once the site of a real priory (Kilburn)
Kilburn Priory, NW8 Kilburn Priory is a road in the NW8 postcode area (Kilburn)
Kilburn Square, NW6 Kilburn Square was built around St Paul’s Chapel, which dates from 1825 (Brondesbury Park)
Kilburn Vale, NW6 Kilburn Vale leads to the Kilburn Vale estate (Kilburn)
Langtry Road, NW8 Langtry Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area (South Hampstead)
Langtry Walk, NW8 Langtry Walk was named for Lily Langtry (South Hampstead)
Len Williams Court, NW6 Len Williams Court can be found on Granville Road (Kilburn Park)
Lorton House, NW6 Lorton House dates from the first development of the Kilburn Vale Estate (Kilburn)
Lynton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Mallard Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Malvern Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Malvern Mews, NW6 Malvern Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area (Kilburn Park)
Malvern Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Kilburn)
Malvern Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Manor Mews, NW6 Manor Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area (Kilburn Park)
Maple Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Marrick House, NW6 Marrick House is a block on Mortimer Crescent (Kilburn)
Marshwood House, NW6 Marshwood House is a block on Kilburn Vale (Kilburn)
Masefield House, NW6 Masefield House is a block on Stafford Road (Kilburn Park)
McDonald House, NW6 McDonald House is a block on Malvern Road (Kilburn Park)
Merle Court, NW6 Merle Court is sited on Carlton Vale (Kilburn Park)
Mildrose House, NW6 Mildrose House is a block on Malvern Mews (Kilburn Park)
Morland House, NW6 Morland House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Mortimer Crescent, NW6 Mortimer Crescent is a notable street in Kilburn, full of literary connections. (Kilburn)
Mortimer Place, NW6 Mortimer Place runs east from Kilburn Priory (Kilburn)
Nelson Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Neville Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Neville House, NW6 Neville House is sited on Neville Road (Kilburn Park)
Neville Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Nexus Court, NW6 Nexus Court is a block on Malvern Road (Kilburn Park)
Oxford Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Pavilion Court, NW6 Pavilion Court is a block on Stafford Road (Kilburn Park)
Peel Precinct, NW6 Peel Precinct is a road in the NW6 postcode area (Kilburn Park)
Pentland Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Plaza Parade, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Princess Road, NW6 Princess Road was once known as Alexandra Road (Kilburn Park)
Prospect Place, NW6 Prospect Place was a group of houses built fronting Edgware Road south of the junction with West End Lane (Kilburn)
Randolph Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Rathbone House, NW6 Rathbone House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Regents Plaza, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn)
Remsted House, NW6 Remsted House is a block on Kilburn Priory (Kilburn)
Renfrew House, NW6 Renfrew House is located on Carlton Vale (Maida Vale)
Ribblesdale House, NW6 Ribblesdale House is a block on Kilburn Vale (Kilburn)
Rudolph Road, NW6 Rudolph Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area (Kilburn Park)
Rupert Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Sandbourne, NW8 Sandbourne is a location in London (South Hampstead)
Sandby House, NW6 Sandby House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Springfield Lane, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn)
Springfield Walk, NW6 Springfield Walk has a set of very old steps that give access to Kilburn Priory (Kilburn)
Stafford Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Stafford Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Swift House, NW6 Swift House is located on Albert Road (Kilburn Park)
Thames Court, NW6 Thames Court is sited on Albert Road (Kilburn Park)
Thurso House, NW6 Thurso House is a location in London (Kilburn Park)
Tollgate Gardens, NW6 Tollgate Gardens is a location in London (Kilburn Park)
Tollgate House, NW6 Tollgate House is a block on Kilburn High Road (Kilburn Park)
Torridon House, NW6 Residential block (Kilburn Park)
Valeside House, W9 Valeside House is on Kilburn Park Road (Kilburn Park)
Varley House, NW6 Varley House is a block on Brondesbury Road (Brondesbury Park)
Victoria Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Victorian Road, NW6 Victorian Road is a location in London (Brondesbury Park)
Vivian Court, W9 Vivian Court is a block on Maida Vale (St John’s Wood)
Wells Court, NW6 Wells Court is a block on Alpha Place (Kilburn Park)
William Dunbar House, NW6 William Dunbar House is a block on Albert Road (Kilburn Park)
William Saville House, NW6 Residential block (Kilburn Park)
Woodville Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Brondesbury Park)
Wordsworth House, NW6 Wordsworth House is a block on Stafford Road (Kilburn Park)
Zangwill House, NW6 Zangwill House is a building on Rupert Road (Kilburn Park)

NEARBY PUBS
Queens Arms The Queens Arms Hotel is situated at the the beginning of Kilburn High Road as Maida Vale ends.


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