Brockley Hill, HA8

Road in/near Canons Park, existing until now

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Brockley Hill, HA8

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Road · Canons Park · HA7 ·
MARCH
14
2017

The name Brockley Hill probably comes from ‘Brokhole’ meaning ’the badger holes’.

The soil of this area, with the sand and loam of the Claygate Beds, would have made good sites for badgers’ setts.

The hill is part of Watling Street and now part of the A5. Watling Street was built during the early part of the Roman period and has arrived here in a straight line from near modern Marble Arch. there is a curve here to meet the next section. Roman engineers’ used high places as a sighting-point ad it is likely Brockley Hill was one of these. At the top of the hill is a roundabout built in the 1950s when Watling Street was crossed by the new Watford by-pass.

Along the road, Brockley Hill Farm has a 17th century house and barn which are timber framed and weather boarded. The barn has central cart doors. Brockley Hill House is a stuccoed mid-19th house which stood in the grounds of the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital. An older 18th house was probably to the west. It is now converted into flats. Brockley Grange is an 18th century timbered farmhouse with roughcast outside.


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NEARBY STREETS
Aberdeen Cottages, HA7 A street within the HA7 postcode
Albemarle Park, HA7 Albemarle Park is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Alcuin Court, HA7 Alcuin Court is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Amias Drive, HA8 Amias Drive is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Aran Drive, HA7 Aran Drive is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Augustus Close, HA7 Augustus Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Barn Crescent, HA7 Barn Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Beatty Road, HA7 Beatty Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Beech Tree Close, HA7 Beech Tree Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Beech Tree Close, N1 Beech Tree Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Beehive Close, WD6 Beehive Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beethoven Road, WD6 Beethoven Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Bernays Close, HA7 Bernays Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Berry Hill, HA7 Berry Hill is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Brannigan Way, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Britten Close, WD6 Britten Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brockley Avenue, HA7 Brockley Avenue is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Brockley Close, HA7 Brockley Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Brockley Hill House, HA7 A street within the HA7 postcode
Brockleyside, HA7 Brockleyside is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Buckingham House East, HA7 Buckingham House East is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Buckingham Parade, HA7 Buckingham Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Canons Corner, HA8 Canons Corner is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Centennial Avenue, WD6 Centennial Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Charlbury Avenue, HA7 Charlbury Avenue is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Chestnut Avenue, HA8 Chestnut Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Chevalier Close, HA7 Chevalier Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Cheyneys Avenue, HA8 Cheyneys Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Claire Gardens, HA7 Claire Gardens is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Claudius Close, HA7 Claudius Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Cleopatra Close, HA7 Cleopatra Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Cloyster Wood, HA8 Cloyster Wood is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Coates Road, WD6 This is an article about Coates Road.
Copley Road, HA7 Copley Road is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Cornbury Road, HA8 Cornbury Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Courtens Mews, HA7 Courtens Mews is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Craigweil Close, HA7 Craigweil Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Craigweil Drive, HA7 Craigweil Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Cranmer Close, HA7 Cranmer Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Dalkeith Grove, HA7 Dalkeith Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Delius Close, WD6 Delius Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dene Gardens, HA7 Dene Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dennis Gardens, HA7 Dennis Gardens is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Donnefield Avenue, HA8 Donnefield Avenue is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Dovercourt Gardens, HA7 Dovercourt Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Du Cros Drive, HA7 Du Cros Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dylan Close, WD6 Dylan Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elgar Close, WD6 Elgar Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elizabeth Gardens, HA7 Elizabeth Gardens is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Elm Park, HA7 Elm Park is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Elstree Hill North, WD6 Elstree Hill North is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Hill South, WD6 Elstree Hill South is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fauna Close, HA7 Fauna Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Fortune Lane, WD6 Fortune Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fox Close, WD6 Fox Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Garage Cottages, HA7 A street within the HA7 postcode
Georges Mead, WD6 Georges Mead is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Glanleam Road, HA7 Glanleam Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Glebe Court, HA7 Glebe Court is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Glebe Road, HA7 Glebe Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Golf Close, HA7 Golf Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Grantham Close, HA8 Grantham Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Green Verges, HA7 Green Verges is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Haig Road, HA7 Haig Road is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Hamlyn Close, HA8 Hamlyn Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Hardwick Close, HA7 Hardwick Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Harrow, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Hendon Urban Motorway, HA8 Hendon Urban Motorway is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Hendon Urban Motorway, WD6 Hendon Urban Motorway is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Heronslea Drive, HA7 Heronslea Drive is a road in the HA7 postcode area
High Street, WD6 High Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Howberry Close, HA8 Howberry Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Ingram Close, HA7 Ingram Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Julius Caesar Way, HA7 Julius Caesar Way is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Kerry Avenue, HA7 Kerry Avenue is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Kerry Court, HA7 Kerry Court is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Knights Road, HA7 Knights Road is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Lacey Drive, HA8 Lacey Drive is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Land’s End, WD6 Lands End is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lansdowne Road, HA7 Lansdowne Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lemark Close, HA7 Lemark Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Lodge Close, HA8 Lodge Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Longcrofte Road, HA8 Longcrofte Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Malcolm Court, HA7 Malcolm Court is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Marsh Lane, HA7 Marsh Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
May Gardens, WD6 May Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Merrion Avenue, HA7 Merrion Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Merryfield Gardens, HA7 Merryfield Gardens is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Morecambe Gardens, HA7 Morecambe Gardens is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Naresby Fold, HA7 Naresby Fold is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Nelson Road, HA7 Nelson Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
New Road, WD6 New Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Newlands Close, HA8 Newlands Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Nutt Grove, HA8 Nutt Grove is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Peters Close, HA7 Peters Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Pipers Green Lane, HA7 Pipers Green Lane is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Pipers Green Lane, HA8 Pipers Green Lane is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Potters Mews, WD6 Potters Mews is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Quadrangle Mews, HA7 A street within the HA7 postcode
R N O Hospital, HA7 A street within the HA7 postcode
Rainsford Close, HA7 Rainsford Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Reenglass Road, HA7 Reenglass Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rodgers Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Romeland, WD6 Romeland is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Rose Garden Close, HA8 Rose Garden Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Rusper Close, HA7 Rusper Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Sandymount Avenue, HA7 Sandymount Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Schubert Road, WD6 This is an article about Schubert Road.
Silverston Way, HA7 Silverston Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Snaresbrook Drive, HA7 Snaresbrook Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Spur Road, HA8 Spur Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
St. Nicholas Close, WD6 St. Nicholas Close leads past the church of the same name down to the school of the same name.
Stanmore & Edgware Golf Centre, HA7 A street within the HA7 postcode
Stanmore Station, HA7 A street within the HA7 postcode
Sullivan Way, WD6 Sullivan Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Summer Grove, WD6 Summer Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Talman Grove, HA7 Talman Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Bartons, WD6 The Bartons is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Broadway, HA7 The Broadway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Ridgeway, HA7 The Ridgeway is a road in the HA7 postcode area
The Spinney, HA7 The Spinney is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Tintagel Drive, HA7 Tintagel Drive is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Valencia Road, HA7 Valencia Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Watersfield Way, HA8 Watersfield Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Watford By-pass, HA7 Watford By-pass is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Watford By-pass, HA8 Watford By-pass is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Watford Road, WD6 Watford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Court, WD6 Watling Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Farm Close, HA7 Watling Farm Close is a road in the HA7 postcode area
West View Gardens, WD6 West View Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Westbere Drive, HA7 Westbere Drive is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Westview Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
White House Drive, HA7 White House Drive is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Willow Court, HA8 Willow Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Willow Green, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Wolverton Road, HA7 Wolverton Road is a road in the HA7 postcode area
Woodstead Grove, HA8 Woodstead Grove is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Wychwood Avenue, HA8 Wychwood Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wychwood Close, HA8 Wychwood Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Yew Tree Court, WD6 Yew Tree Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area


Canons Park

Canons Park - a suburban area named after a long-gone stately home.

Canons Park is named after an early eighteenth century Alexander Blackwell-landscaped park laid out the first Duke of Chandos. The suburb called Canons Park is south of the original park and was open countryside until the 1930s.

Canons Drive follows the original path of the entrance to the Cannons estate, retaining the two large pillars which acted as gateposts where it met the Edgware Road. The remains of a second, raised, carriageway running from Cannons can be traced through Canons Park in the direction of Whitchurch Lane. A 7-acre lake and separate duck pond also formed part of the original Cannons Estate and survive within the boundaries of the Canons Drive residential area.

In December 1932, the Metropolitan railway (later part of the Bakerloo Line and now the Jubilee line) opened a branch from Wembley Park to Stanmore via Kingsbury, Queensbury and Canons Park (then called Canons Park (Edgware). Suburban development slowly followed - the area is now covered with typical 1930s/1940s detached and semi-detached villas.


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