Postal area NW2

Postal area in/near Dollis Hill, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area · Dollis Hill · NW6 ·
MARCH
7
2021

Postcode

1158

The streets of NW6:
Abbey Mews Abbey Mews ran off Belsize Road.
Abbey Road A small section of the north of Abbey Road lies in NW6.
Abbot’s Place Abbots Place runs from Priory Road to West End Lane and Abbey Road.
Aberdare Gardens This late Victorian street was probably named in compliment to Henry Bruce, Home Secretary 1868-1873, who was created 1st Baron Aberdare.
Achilles Road Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Acol Road Acol is not an acronym, but a village in Kent that gave its name to Acol Road, NW6.
Addison Court Street/road in London NW6
Agamemnon Road Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road.
Ajax Road Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Albert Road Albert Road in NW6 escaped the mass renaming of Albert Roads in London.
Albion Mews Albion Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Aldershot Road Street/road in London NW6
Aldred Road Aldred Road was named after Aldred, Archbishop of York.
Algernon Road Street/road in London NW6
Alpha Place Street/road in London NW6
Alvanley Gardens Alvanley Gardens was named after a resident of Frognal Hall.
Andover Place Andover Place runs between Kilburn Park Road and Carlton Vale.
Andover Place Valeside House is on Kilburn Park Road.
Argo House Argo House is a location in London.
Ariel Road Ariel Road was formed from the 1885 combination of Ariel Street and Spencer Terrace.
Athelstan Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Ayleston Avenue Ayleston Avenue is a location in London.
Aylestone Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Banister Mews Street/road in London NW6
Barlow Road Street/road in London NW6
Belsise Road Street/road in London NW6
Belsize Road Belsize Road is a major road in NW6, parallel to the railway.
Belsze Road Belsze Road is a location in London.
Bembridge Close Street/road in London NW6
Berridge Mews Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6
Beswick Mews Street/road in London NW6
Birchington Road Birchington Road runs from the Edgware Road to West End Lane.
Birchside Apartments Birchside Apartments is a location in London.
Blackburn Road Blackburn Road is a cul-de-sac off of West End Lane.
Bransdale Close Street/road in London NW6
Brassey Road Street/road in London NW6
Bristol Walk Bristol Walk is a location in London.
Broadhurst Close Street/road in London NW6
Broadhurst Gardens Broadhurst Gardens is in West Hampstead, NW6
Broadhurst. Gardens Broadhurst. Gardens is a location in London.
Broadwell Parade Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Mews Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Park Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Villas Street/road in London NW6
Brooklands Court Brooklands Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Brooksville Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Broomsleigh Street Street/road in London NW6
Buckingham Mansions Buckingham Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Buckley Road Street/road in London NW6
Burrard Road Burrard Road runs north from Fortune Green Road.
Burton Road Street/road in London NW6
Callcott Road Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Court Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Road Street/road in London NW6
Campagne Gardens Campagne Gardens is a location in London.
Canfield Gardens Canfield Gardens was first laid out in 1881.
Canfield Place Street/road in London NW6
Canfield Road Canfield Road is a location in London.
Cannon Hill Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Canterbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Canterbury Terrace Street/road in London NW6
Canterbury Works Canterbury Works is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Carlisle Road Street/road in London NW6
Carlton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Carlton Vale Carlton Vale runs from the Edgware Road to Kilburn Lane.
Casterbridge Casterbridge is a location in London.
Cathedral Walk Cathedral Walk is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Cavendish Close Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Road Street/road in London NW6
Cedarside Apartments Cedarside Apartments is a location in London.
Charteris Road Street/road in London NW6
Chevening Road Street/road in London NW6
Chichester Road Street/road in London NW6
Chippenham Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cholmley Gardens Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6
Christchurch Avenue Christchurch Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Christchurch Court Christchurch Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Chudleigh Road Street/road in London NW6
Clarence Road Street/road in London NW6
Clement Close Street/road in London NW6
Cleve Road Street/road in London NW6
Colas Mews Street/road in London NW6
College Parade Street/road in London NW6
College Yard College Yard is a small alleyway off of Winchester Avenue, NW6.
Compagne Gardens Compagne Gardens is a location in London.
Compayne Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cotleigh Road Street/road in London NW6
Coventry Close Street/road in London NW6
Coverdale Road Coverdale Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Crediton Hill Street/road in London NW6
Creighton Road Street/road in London NW6
Crown Close Street/road in London NW6
Daynor House Residential block
Denmark Road Street/road in London NW6
Dennington Park Road About 1881 Dennington Park Road was constructed on the line of Sweetbriar Walk, the old path to Lauriston Lodge.
Dibdin House Residential block
Dobson Close Street/road in London NW6
Donaldson Road Street/road in London NW6
Dornfell Street Street/road in London NW6
Douglas Court Street/road in London NW6
Douglas Road Street/road in London NW6
Doulton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Drakes Courtyard Drakes Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Dresden Close Street/road in London NW6
Dudley Road Street/road in London NW6
Dunmore Road Street/road in London NW6
Dunster Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Dyne Road Dyne Road dates from the just after the opening of Kilburn Station in 1879.
Dynham Road Street/road in London NW6
Eresby Road Eresby Road ran from Kingsgate Road to Kilburn High Road with a turning for Kingsgate Place about halfway down.
Esmond Road Street/road in London NW6
Espalier Gardens Espalier Gardens is a location in London.
Fairfax Place Fairfax Place has undergone name changes - at first Victoria Mews and then Fairfax Mews.
Fairfax Road Fairfax Road runs south from the Finchley Road to Belsize Road.
Fairhazel Gardens Fairhazel Gardens runs from Broadhurst Gardens to Goldhurst Terrace.
Fawley Road Fawley Road connects West End Lane with Crediton Hill.
Forest Close Street/road in London NW6
Fortune Green Road Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6
Garlinge Road Garlinge Road connects Shoot Up Hill with Fordwych Road.
Gascony Avenue Gascony Avenue is an east-west road lying both sides of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
George House George House is a location in London.
Gladstone Mews Street/road in London NW6
Gladys Road Street/road in London NW6
Glastonbury Street Street/road in London NW6
Glenbrook Road Glenbrook Road lies to the west of West Hampstead.
Glengall Road Glengall Road was laid out after Kilburn House was demolished.
Godson Yard Godson Yard is a new development dating from 2005.
Goldhurst Terrace Goldhurst Terrace was laid out in the late 1870s.
Goldhurst Terrace This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Goldhurst. Terrace Goldhurst. Terrace is a location in London.
Goldsmith Place Street/road in London NW6
Gondar Gardens Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6
Gorefield Place Street/road in London NW6
Grange Place Street/road in London NW6
Grangeway Grangeway, NW6 lies off of Messina Avenue.
Granville Road Granville Road, NW6 was formerly Pembroke Road.
Greencroft Avenue Greencroft Avenue is a location in London.
Greencroft Gardens Greencroft Gardens dates from 1884-5.
Greville Mews Street/road in London NW6
Greville Place Street/road in London NW6
Greville Road Street/road in London NW6
Hall Oak Walk Street/road in London NW6
Hansel Road Hansel Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Harben Road Harben Road was first known as Albion Road.
Hartland Road Street/road in London NW6
Harvard Court Street/road in London NW6
Harvist Road Street/road in London NW6
Hazelmere Road Street/road in London NW6
Helmsdale House Residential block
Hemstal Road Street/road in London NW6
Heritage Lane Heritage Lane is a location in London.
Hermit Place Street/road in London NW6
Highfield Mews Street/road in London NW6
Hilgrove Road Hilgrove Road was previously the western section of Adelaide Road, called Adelaide Road North.
Hillfield Road Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate.
Hilltop Road Street/road in London NW6
Holmdale Road Holmdale Road runs from Mill Lane to Dennington Park Road in West Hampstead.
Honeybourne Road Honeybourne Road runs between West End Lane and Fawley Road.
Honeyman Close Street/road in London NW6
Honeyman Close Honeyman Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Honiton Road Street/road in London NW6
Hopefield Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Ingham Road Ingham Road is a street in Hampstead.
Inglewood House Inglewood House is on the corner of West End Lane and Inglewood Road.
Inglewood Road Inglewood Road, NW6 was one of the last roads to be built in West End, West Hampstead.
Iverson Road The first part of Iverson Road, NW6 was laid out in 1872.
Jade Terrace Street/road in London NW6
John Wilson House John Wilson House is a location in London.
Kempe Road Street/road in London NW6
Kempe Road Kempe Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Kenilworth Road Street/road in London NW6
Keslake Road Street/road in London NW6
Keslake Road Road in Kensal Rise, London NW6
Kilburn High Road Street/road in London NW6
Kilburn Lane Kilburn Lane is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Kilburn Park Road Kilburn Park Road was built along the course of the Bayswater Rivulet (the River Westbourne), starting in 1855
Kilburn Park Road Kilburn Park Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Kilburn Place Kilburn Place was originally Providence Place.
Kilburn Priory Kilburn Priory is now a road - - it was once the site of a real priory
Kilburn Square Kilburn Square was built around St Paul’s Chapel, which dates from 1825.
Kilburn Vale Kilburn Vale leads to the Kilburn Vale estate.
Kimberley Court Kimberley Court is a location in London.
Kimberley Road Street/road in London NW6
Kingdon Road Kingdon Road connects Sumatra Road and Dennington Park Road.
Kings Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Place Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Road Kingsgate Road runs between Quex Road and Hemstal Road.
Kingsley Road Street/road in London NW6
Kingswood Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Kylemore Road Street/road in London NW6
Landau House Residential block
Liddell Road Liddell Road was named after an old West Hampstead estate.
Linburn House Residential block
Lincoln Mews Street/road in London NW6
Linstead Street Street/road in London NW6
Lonsdale Road Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Mews Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Road Street/road in London NW6
Lowfield Road Lowfield Road is the northern extension of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
Lymington Road Lymington Road is a street in London NW6
Lyncroft Gardens Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Lynton Road Street/road in London NW6
Mallard Close Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Mews Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Mews Malvern Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Malvern Place Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Road Street/road in London NW6
Manor House Drive Street/road in London NW6
Manor Mews Manor Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Maple Mews Street/road in London NW6
Marlborough Mansions Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Marlow Court Street/road in London NW6
Marston Close Street/road in London NW6
Masefield House Residential block
Maygrove Road Maygrove Road runs between the Edgware Road and Iverson Road, NW6
Mazenod Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Medley Road Street/road in London NW6
Messina Avenue Messina Avenue stretches from West End Lane over to Kilburn High Road.
Mill Lane Mill Lane forms the boundary between Fortune Green and West Hampstead.
Millman Road A street within the NW6 postcode
Milman Road Street/road in London NW6
Milverton Road Street/road in London NW6
Minton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Montrose Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Mortimer Crescent Mortimer Crescent is a notable street in Kilburn, full of literary connections.
Mortimer Crescent Street/road in London NW6
Mortimer Place Mortimer Place can be found in Kilburn, NW6.
Mount Pleasant Road Mount Pleasant Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Mowbray Road Street/road in London NW6
Mowbray Road Mowbray Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Mutrix Road Street/road in London NW6
Narcissus Road Narcissus Road lies in London NW6
Naseby Close Naseby Close is a location in London.
Nelson Close Street/road in London NW6
Netherwood Street Street/road in London NW6
Neville Close Street/road in London NW6
Neville Road Street/road in London NW6
Nexus Court Nexus Court is a location in London.
Norman Terrace Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Opal Mews 31-33 Opal Mews 31-33 is a location in London.
Opal Mews Opal Mews is a location in London.
Orestes Mews Orestes Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Oxford Road Street/road in London NW6
Palmerston Road Street/road in London NW6
Pandora Road Street/road in London NW6
Parsifal Road Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
Peel Precinct Peel Precinct is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Pentland Road Street/road in London NW6
Peploe Road Street/road in London NW6
Plaza Parade Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Road Street/road in London NW6
Princess Road Princess Road was once known as Alexandra Road.
Priory Park Road Priory Park Road dates from 1882.
Priory Park Priory Park is a location in London.
Priory Road Street/road in London NW6
Priory Terrace Street/road in London NW6
Prospect Place Prospect Place was a group of houses built fronting Edgware Road south of the junction with West End Lane.
Queensgate Place Queensgate Place is a location in London.
Quex Mews Quex Mews is named after an estate in Kent.
Quex Road Quex Road is an important road in NW6 linking the Edgware Road and West End Lane.
Radnor Road Street/road in London NW6
Randolph Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Ravenshaw Street Street/road in London NW6
Regents Plaza Street/road in London NW6
Rose Joan Mews Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Rosslyn Mansions Street/road in London NW6
Rowntree Close Street/road in London NW6
Rudolph Road Rudolph Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Rupert Road Street/road in London NW6
Salmon Mews Street/road in London NW6
Salusbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Sandwell Crescent Street/road in London NW6
Selby House Residential block
Sheriff Road Sheriff Road is a location in London.
Sherrif Road Sherrif Road is a location in London.
Sherriff Road Street/road in London NW6
Sidmouth Road Sidmouth Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Smyma Road Smyma Road is a location in London.
Smyrna Road Smyrna Road is a small road to the west of West End Lane.
Snowman House Snowman House is a location in London.
Solent Road Solent Road is a street in West Hampstead.
Spode Walk Street/road in London NW6
Springfield Lane Street/road in London NW6
Springfield Walk Springfield Walk has a set of very old steps that give access to Kilburn Priory.
St Hildas Close Street/road in London NW6
St Johns Court St Johns Court is a retail and residential block beside Finchley Road station.
St Julian’s Road St Julian’s Road runs between Willesden Lane and Priory Park Road.
St Laurence Close St Laurence Close is a road in the NW6 postcode area
St Laurences Close Street/road in London NW6
St Marys Mews Street/road in London NW6
St. Hildas Close St. Hildas Close is a location in London.
St. Laurence Close St. Laurence Close is a location in London.
Stafford Close Street/road in London NW6
Stafford Road Street/road in London NW6
Streatley Road Street/road in London NW6
Stuart Road Street/road in London NW6
Sumatra Road Sumatra Road, NW6 dates from the 1870s.
Summerfield Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Swift House Swift House is a location in London.
Tennyson Road Street/road in London NW6
The Arches Street/road in London NW6
The Avenue Street/road in London NW6
The Lodge The Lodge is a location in London.
The Mansions The Mansions is a residential block on the north side of Mill Lane.
The Quadrant Street/road in London NW6
The Terrace The Terrace is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Thurso House Thurso House is a location in London.
Tollgate Gardens Tollgate Gardens is a location in London.
Torbay Road Street/road in London NW6
Torridon House Residential block
Ulysses Road Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.
Victoria Mews Street/road in London NW6
Victoria Road Street/road in London NW6
Victorian Road Victorian Road is a location in London.
Waterloo Passage Waterloo Passage is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Wavel Mews Street/road in London NW6
Webheath Street/road in London NW6
Weech Road Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Welbeck Mansions Welbeck Mansions, flats notable for their ironwork balconies, were built north of Inglewood Road in 1897.
Wells Court Street/road in London NW6
West Cottages Cottages in London NW6.
West Cottages West Cottages is a road in the NW6 postcode area
West End Lane West End Lane is the main road running through West Hampstead.
West End Sidings Estate The West End Sidings Estate takes its name from the former West End railway sidings running along the Midland Railway.
West Hampstead Mews Street/road in London NW6
Westend Lane Westend Lane is a location in London.
Willesden Court This is a street in the S43 postcode area
Willesden Lane Willesden Lane is an original thoroughfare of the area.
Willesden Lane Willesden Lane is a street in Cricklewood.
William Dunbar House Residential block
William Saville House Residential block
Winchester Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Winchrester Avenue Winchrester Avenue is a location in London.
Windermere Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Woodchurch Road Street/road in London NW6
Woodville Road Street/road in London NW6
Worcester Mews Worcester Mews is a location in London.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Dollis Hill Farm Dollis Hill Farm was situated to the north of Dollis Hill Lane.
Dollis Hill House Dollis Hill House was an early 19th-century farmhouse located on the modern-day northern boundary of Gladstone Park.

NEARBY STREETS
Ainsworth Close, NW2 Ainsworth Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Allies House, NW2 Residential block
Applewood Close, NW2 Applewood Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Campbell Gordon Way, NW2 Campbell Gordon Way is a street in Cricklewood.
Church Walk House, NW2 Residential block
Dollis Hill Avenue, NW2 Dollis Hill Avenue is named after the Dollis Brook. ’Dollis’ comes from the Saxon word Dwllice meaning ’erratic’.
Dollis Hill Lane, NW2 Dollis Hill Lane is an ancient throughway.
Flowers Close, NW2 Flowers Close belated recognised Tommy Flowers, designer of the Colossus computer.
Forbes Close, NW2 Forbes Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Gladstone Park Gardens, NW2 Gladstone Park Gardens is a street in Cricklewood.
Hawarden Hill, NW2 Hawarden Hill is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Hill Close, NW2 Hill Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Hillcrest Gardens, NW2 Hillcrest Gardens is a location in London.
Homestead Park, NW2 Homestead Park consists of twenty one dwelling-houses located on the north side of Dollis Hill Lane.
Longberrys, NW2 Longberrys is a street in Cricklewood.
Mascotts Close, NW2 Mascotts Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Midwood Close, NW2 Midwood Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate, NW2 Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate is a street in Cricklewood.
Mulgrave Road, NW10 Mulgrave Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Nevilles Court, NW2 Nevilles Court is a street in Cricklewood.
Newfield Rise, NW2 Newfield Rise is a street in Cricklewood.
Nutfield Road, NW2 Nutfield Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Orchard Close, NW2 Orchard Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Oxleys Road, NW2 Oxleys Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Park Lodge, NW2 Park Lodge is a street in Cricklewood.
Park Side, NW2 Park Side is a street in Cricklewood.
Parkside, NW2 Parkside is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Pippin Close, NW2 Pippin Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Rose Croft Gardens, NW2 Rose Croft Gardens is a cul-de-sac off of Dollis Hill Lane.
Rosecroft Gardens, NW2 Rosecroft Gardens is a location in London.
Rylandes Road, NW2 Rylandes Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Sancroft Close, NW2 Sancroft Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
St Andrews Close, NW2 St Andrews Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
St. Andrews Close, NW2 St. Andrews Close is a location in London.
Temple Road, NW2 Temple Road is a street in Cricklewood.
The Crescent, NW2 The Crescent is a street in Cricklewood.
Vincent Gardens, NW2 Vincent Gardens is a street in Cricklewood.
Woodbridge Close, NW2 Woodbridge Close lies off of Newfield Rise.


Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.

The Dollis Hill Estate was formed in the early 19th century, when the Finch family bought up a number of farms in the area to form a single estate. Dollis Hill House itself was built in the 1820s.

William Ewart Gladstone, the UK Prime Minister, was a frequent visitor to Dollis Hill House in the late 19th century. The year after his death, 1899, Willesden Council acquired much of the Dollis Hill Estate for use as a public park, which was named Gladstone Park.

Mark Twain stayed in Dollis Hill House in the summer of 1900. He wrote that ’Dollis Hill comes nearer to being a paradise than any other home I ever occupied’.

With the advent of a station at Dollis Hill in 1909, the area began to urbanise. It became a suburban area favoured by Jewish Londoners moving out of the East End - its synagogue opened in 1938.

The code-breaking Colossus computer, used at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, was built at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill by a team lead by Tommy Flowers. The station was relocated to Martlesham Heath at the end of the 1970s. A World War II bunker for Winston Churchill called Paddock is also located in the area.

The fictional Dollis Hill Football Club features occasionally in the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and Dollis Hill tube station, although real, is frequently played in the radio panel game Mornington Crescent.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Burnley Road c. 1910
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Chapter Road, Willesden Green
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Normanby Road in Edwardian times.
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Dollis Hall Farm
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In the neighbourhood...

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Mark Twain in Dollis Hill. From Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone using it as a summer retreat and legendary American writer, Mark Twain describing Dollis Hill House as ’coming nearer to being a paradise’ than any other place he had lived, the mansion the community fought hard to save, has finally been demolished.
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Mark Twain at Dollis Hill House (colourised)
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Dollis Hall Farm
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