Capitol Way, NW9

Road maybe laid out between the wars. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Capitol Way, NW9

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Capitol Way is a street in Kingsbury.




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Airco Close, NW9 Airco Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Amy Johnson Court, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Argyll Gardens, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Ash Tree Dell, NW9 Ash Tree Dell is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Back Lane, HA8 Back Lane is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Bacon Lane, NW9 Bacon Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Baird Close, NW9 Baird Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Barnfield Road, HA8 Barnfield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barningham Way, NW9 Barningham Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bernhart Close, HA8 Bernhart Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Birchwood Court, HA8 Birchwood Court is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Blessbury Road, HA8 Blessbury Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Bowater Close, NW9 Bowater Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Boycroft Avenue, NW9 Boycroft Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Brearley Close, HA8 Brearley Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Briar Walk, HA8 Briar Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Briarwood Close, NW9 Briarwood Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Buck Lane, NW9 Buck Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Burgess Avenue, NW9 Burgess Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Burnt Oak Broadway, HA8 Burnt Oak Broadway lies along the route of the pre-Roman part of Watling Street, which crossed the Thames around Lambeth and by Roman times ran on to St Albans.
Burnt Oak Fields, HA8 Burnt Oak Fields is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Byron Avenue, NW9 Byron Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Cameron Crescent, HA8 Cameron Crescent is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Canada Park Parade, HA8 Canada Park Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Carlisle Road, NW9 Carlisle Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Colchester Road, HA8 Colchester Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Compton Close, HA8 Compton Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Cooms Walk, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Copinger Walk, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
East Road, HA8 East Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Eastreet Road, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Elmwood Crescent, NW9 Elmwood Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Fairfields Close, NW9 Fairfields Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fairfields Crescent, NW9 Fairfields Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fairway Avenue, NW9 Fairway Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Fortescue Road, HA8 Fortescue Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fortune Avenue, HA8 Fortune Avenue is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Gaskarth Road, HA8 Gaskarth Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gervase Road, HA8 Gervase Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gilbert Grove, HA8 Gilbert Grove is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Goldsmith Lane, NW9 Goldsmith Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Gordon Gardens, HA8 Gordon Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Greenway Close, NW9 Greenway Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Greenway Gardens, NW9 Greenway Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Grove Crescent, NW9 Grove Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Grove Park, NW9 Grove Park is a street in Kingsbury.
Halford Close, HA8 Halford Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Halt Parade, NW9 Halt Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Hanshaw Drive, HA8 Hanshaw Drive is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Haydon Close, NW9 Haydon Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
High Meadow Crescent, NW9 High Meadow Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Highfield Avenue, NW9 Highfield Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Highfield Close, NW9 Highfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hillside, NW9 Hillside is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Holyrood Gardens, HA8 Holyrood Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hutton Row, HA8 Hutton Row is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Kenmore Gardens, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Kingsbury Road, NW9 Kingsbury Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Kingsbury Trading Estate, NW9 Kingsbury Trading Estate is a street in Kingsbury.
Kirton Walk, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Larkspur Close, NW9 Larkspur Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lewgars Avenue, NW9 Lewgars Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Limesdale Gardens, HA8 Limesdale Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Littlefield Road, HA8 Littlefield Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Lynford Close, HA8 Lynford Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Market Lane, HA8 Market Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Mead Court, NW9 Mead Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Melrose Gardens, HA8 Melrose Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Merrivale Mews, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Millfield Road, HA8 Millfield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Milton Avenue, NW9 Milton Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Moorcroft, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Mountaire Court, NW9 Mountaire Court is a street in Kingsbury.
Newton Walk, HA8 Newton Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
North Road, HA8 North Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Norwich Walk, HA8 Norwich Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Nurse Close, HA8 Nurse Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Oak Gardens, HA8 Oak Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Oak Tree Dell, NW9 Oak Tree Dell is a street in Kingsbury.
Oakleigh Avenue, HA8 Oakleigh Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Oakleigh Court, HA8 Oakleigh Court is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Old Kenton Lane, NW9 Old Kenton Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Orange Hill Road, HA8 Orange Hill Road is named after a house which was built around 1818 and which stood on Abbots Road.
Park Gardens, NW9 Park Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Park Way, HA8 Park Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Pavilion Way, HA8 Pavilion Way is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Piper’s Green, NW9 Piper’s Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Playfield Road, HA8 Playfield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Portman Gardens, NW9 Portman Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Redhill Drive, HA8 Redhill Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Roe End, NW9 Roe End is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Roe Green, NW9 Roe Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Roe Lane, NW9 Roe Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Roscoff Close, HA8 Roscoff Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rose Glen, NW9 Rose Glen is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Scudamore Lane, NW9 Scudamore Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sedum Close, NW9 Sedum Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Shorts Croft, NW9 Shorts Croft is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Silkstream Parade, HA8 Silkstream Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Silkstream Road, HA8 Silkstream Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Slough Lane, NW9 Slough Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
South Road, HA8 South Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Southbourne Avenue, NW9 Southbourne Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
St Alphage Walk, HA8 St Alphage Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
St Georges Avenue, NW9 St Georges Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Stag Close, HA8 Stag Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Stag Lane, NW9 Stag Lane follows the line of an old country track.
Stag Lane, NW9 Stag Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Strathmore Gardens, HA8 Strathmore Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Stubbs Close, NW9 Stubbs Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sunningdale Gardens, NW9 Sunningdale Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tennyson Avenue, NW9 Tennyson Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tewkesbury Gardens, NW9 Tewkesbury Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
The Croft, HA8 The Croft is a road in the HA8 postcode area
The Greenway, NW9 The Greenway is a street in Kingsbury.
The Grove, NW9 The Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
The Highlands, HA8 The Highlands is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Retreat, NW9 The Retreat is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tintern Avenue, NW9 Tintern Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Uphill Drive, NW9 Uphill Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Vancouver Road, HA8 Vancouver Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Watling Avenue, HA8 Watling Avenue is a large local centre forming a part of the Burnt Oak Broadway shopping area.
Westfield Close, NW9 Westfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Woodland Close, NW9 Woodland Close is a street in Kingsbury.


Colindale

Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.

Formerly in the borough and ancient parish of Hendon, Colindale was essentially the dale between Mill Hill and Burroughs. By the middle of the 20th century, it had come to include that part of the Edgware Road between The Hyde, and Burnt Oak.

The area is named after a 16th century family of the same name. Until the 20th century Collindale, was without any buildings save for a large house called Collindale Lodge, Collindale Farm, and a few cottages. (A spelling with two L’s has been used, as on this printed in 1873.) All of these properties were on Collindeep Lane, which had in the medieval period been an alternative route out of London (via Hampstead, Golders Green, and Hendon) to the Edgware Road. By the end of the 16th century it was not often used as a main road, and by the middle part of the 19th century was called Ancient Street.

By the end of the 19th century cheap land prices made Colindale attractive to developers. Colindale Hospital was started in 1898 as an asylum for the long term sick of central London, and The Government Lymph Establishment for making vaccines was built in 1907. By 1996 the majority of the hospital was closed, and at present lies mostly derelict. In 1902 the British Museum built a new depository, and kept the newspaper collection there from 1934.

Garston’s Ltd established a trunk factory in 1901, as well as a row of cottages called Leatherville, as such they constitute the first manufacturer in the Collindale. By 1914 there was already housing between Colindale Avenue and Annesley avenues mostly to house the workers of these endeavours. Immediately after the First World War a number of other manufacturing companies came to Colindale. Franco Illuminated Signs came to Aerodrome Road in 1922. They made their money making the lights for the Franco British Exhibition (1909), from which they took their name (later abbreviated to Franco). They were best known for the neon signs to be found in Piccadilly from the 1920s to the 1970s. Frigidaire started in a wooden shack in Aerodrome Road, employing 11 people in 1923, and selling the first automatic household fridges in England. The reason why many of these and other companies chose Colindale was that there was land available for expansion. However by 1923 the tube railway reached Colindale, land prices increased and factory expansion was not realisable. A number of industries looked elsewhere for premises. In 1931 Fridgdaire, for example, decided to build a new manufacturing plant on the Edgware Road and had moved its entire operations there by 1946.

Colindale station opened on 18 August 1924 on what was then the Hampstead and Highgate Line as the first station on the second section of the Underground’s extension to Edgware.

After the station opened suburban development was rapid, and by 1939 much of the western side was semi-detached housing. Typical is the Colin Park Estate built by F. H. Stucke & Co, built around Colindeep Lane (1927). A number of the houses on this estate are by the architect E. G. Trobridge. St Matthias started as a mission church in 1905. Its permanent building was opened in 1934 and rebuilt 1971-3. Colindale infants’ school was started in Colindeep Lane in 1921, with a new building constructed in Woodfield Avenue in 1933. In September of 1940 Colindale tube station and the Newpaper Library (rebuilt 1957) were bombed, and the site was visited by George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. The V1 flying bombs hit Colindale Hospital on 1 July 1944 killing four members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

Places of interest include the British Library newspaper depository, the Royal Air Force Museum, Barnet College, and the Peel Centre (better known as Hendon Police College).

A small brook, a tributary of the River Brent called the Silk Stream, runs north to south. Here also is the Grahame Park Estate, built on the former Hendon Aerodrome.
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