Willesden Lane, NW6

Road in/near Brondesbury, existing until now

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Willesden Lane, NW6

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Road · Brondesbury · NW6 ·
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2000

Willesden Lane is an original thoroughfare of the area.




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.

NEARBY STREETS
Athelstan Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Bembridge Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Park, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Brooklands Court, NW6 Brooklands Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Buckley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Callcott Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Place, NW2 Cavendish Place is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Cavendish Place, W1 Cavendish Place is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Cavendish Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Christchurch Avenue, NW2 Christchurch Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Christchurch Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Christchurch Court, NW6 Christchurch Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Clarence Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
College Parade, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
College Yard, NW6 College Yard is a small alleyway off of Winchester Avenue, NW6.
Coverdale Road, NW2 Coverdale Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Coverdale Road, NW6 Coverdale Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Deerhurst Road, NW6 Deerhurst Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Douglas Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Drakes Courtyard, NW6 Drakes Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Dunster Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dyne Road, NW6 Dyne Road dates from the just after the opening of Kilburn Station in 1879.
Forest Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Gladstone Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kenilworth Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kimberley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kingsley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Landau House, NW2 Residential block
Linburn House, NW6 Residential block
Lincoln Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Manor House Drive, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Mapesbury Road, NW6 Mapesbury Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Mowbray Road, NW2 Mowbray Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Mowbray Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
St Hildas Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Streatley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Tennyson Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
The Arches, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
The Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
The Quadrant, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Torbay Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Winchester Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6


Brondesbury

Brondesbury was originally "Brand’s manor", a small hamlet in Middlesex.

Brondesbury was an ancient hamlet in Willesden parish owned by St.Paul’s Cathedral in medieval times.

A rural area for much of its history, some houses were built on Willesden Lane only in 1847. It was on a hill, which made it suitable for better quality housing and larger villas were built in Brondesbury. Several of them served as hostels for Belgian refugees during the First World War.

Brondesbury station opened on 2 January 1860 as Edgeware Road (Kilburn) station on the Hampstead Junction Railway. It was renamed several times: Edgware Road on 1 November 1865, Edgware Road and Brondesbury on 1 January 1872, Brondesbury (Edgware Road) on 1 January 1873 and finally Brondesbury on 1 May 1883.

A mill stood in adjacent Mapesbury, which was destroyed by fire in 1863. This incident led to the creation of a volunteer fire services in Kilburn.

In 1866 the parish of Christchurch, Brondesbury, was formed, the first new parish within the original parish of Willesden.

The first entirely new developments, at Brondesbury from the 1860s, took place in estates bordering main roads and served by the railway. Houses were aimed at merchants and professional men working in the City.

The decline in the housing market at the turn of the 20th century meant that the western part of Brondesbury was not built over until 1920, and Brondesbury Manor House remained standing until 1934.

A number of plans were put forward between 1890 and 1926 to build an underground railway along the Edgware Road, and would have seen the construction of a Tube station at Brondesbury. None of the schemes succeeded and no such line was ever built.

In the 1870s a wave of Jewish immigrated came to Brondesbury, both from East End and directly from Eastern Europe. Initially the Jews in Brondesbury walked to synagogues in St.John’s Wood or Hampstead. The first temporary synagogue was built in 1902 and a permanent one in 1905. By 1914 the Synagogue had 413 male seatholders.

Later the Jewish population moved to Willesden, Cricklewood, Dollis Hill and beyond. The Synagogue closed in 1974 and the building is now part of Muslim school.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Jack of Newbury
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Cedars
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West Hampstead Overgound
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West End Park, 1870s
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1830 map of Westbourne Park
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Earlsfields
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