Colindeep Lane, NW9

Road in/near Colindale, existing until now

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Colindeep Lane, NW9

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Road · Colindale · NW9 ·
December
27
2019

Colindeep Lane is a particularly old route.

An important route from London via Hampstead, entered the parish of Hendon at Golders Hill and joined the Edgware Road north of the Hyde. Here it was called Colindeep Lane. The route was said in 1593 to be an ’ancient highway now unaccustomed’. Part of Colindeep Lane was known as late as 1863 as Ancient Street. At Colin Deep there was a ford across Silk stream and in 1826, a footbridge. A permanent bridge for vehicles was built later.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Silk Stream (1916) The Silk Stream was the stream which fed the Welsh Harp reservoir.

NEARBY STREETS
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Colin Close, NW9 Colin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Crescent, NW9 Colin Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Parade, NW9 Colin Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Park Road, NW9 Colin Park Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Colindale Avenue, NW9 Colindale Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Cottenham Drive, NW9 Cottenham Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Court Way, NW9 Court Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Edgware Road, NW9 Edgware Road is a street in Kingsbury.
European Business Centre, NW9 European Business Centre is a street in Kingsbury.
Joslin Avenue, NW9 Joslin Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lynton Avenue, NW9 Lynton Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Manor Way, NW9 Manor Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Marlow Court, NW9 Marlow Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mornington Close, NW9 Mornington Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
New Way Road, NW9 New Way Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Orchard Gate, NW9 Orchard Gate is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Peel Drive, NW9 Peel Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Poolsford Road, NW9 Poolsford Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Rankin Close, NW9 Rankin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ross Court, NW9 Ross Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rushgrove Avenue, NW9 Rushgrove Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Rushgrove Parade, NW9 Rushgrove Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Sheaveshill Avenue, NW9 Sheaveshill Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Sheaveshill Parade, NW9 Sheaveshill Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Technology Park, NW9 Technology Park is a street in Kingsbury.
The Loning, NW9 The Loning has properties built by Ernest Trobridge at its cul-de-sac end.
The Ridgeway, NW9 The Ridgeway is a crescent north of Wakemans Hill Avenue.
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Varley Parade, NW9 Varley Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Woodfield Avenue, NW9 Woodfield Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area


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.

Garstin’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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Schweppes Factory
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Roe Green
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Silk Bridge
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Bald Faced Stag
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RAF Museum
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West Hendon from above
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Featherstone Farm (1909)
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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The Edgware Road in Colindale
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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