Dorset Square, NW1

Road in/near Marylebone, existing between 1819 and now

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Dorset Square, NW1

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Dorset Square was built on the former site of Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Dorset Square, architecturally still intact, was planned by the Portman Estate between 1815 and 1820. The square was laid out on the site of Thomas Lord’s first cricket ground, which had been established in 1787.

George Grossmith, the co-author of ’The Diary of a Nobody’ lived in the square as did ’Dodie Smith’, author of 101 Dalmatians. Both locations are marked by blue plaques.

Sir Laurence Gomme, pioneer of the Blue Plaque scheme, lived at 24 Dorset Square from 1895 to 1909 and the 800th blue plaque marks his home.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Allsop Farm Allsop Farm stood on the north side of Marylebone Road.

NEARBY STREETS
Albert Mansions, W1U Albert Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Allsop Place, NW1 Allsop Place was named for Thomas Allsop of Allsop Farm.
Alpha Road, NW8 Alpha Road, named after the Greek letter, was the first street to be developed in this area in 1799.
Ashbridge Street, NW8 Ashbridge Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Ashland House, W1U Classified as a residential/commercial block
Ashland Place, W1U Alongside the cemetery of Marylebone ran Burying Ground Passage which was renamed Ashland Place in 1886.
Ashmill Street, NW8 Ashmill Street was formerly owned by the Portman estate and named for Ash Mill in Devon where the family owned land.
Aybrook Street, W1U Aybrook Street roughly follows the path of the former Aye, or Eye Brook.
Baker Street, NW1 The NW1 end of Baker Street was home to Sherlock Holmes.
Baker Street, W1U Baker Street was laid out in the 18th century by the builder William Baker, after whom it is named.
Balcombe Street, NW1 Balcombe Street is a street in Camden Town.
Balcome Street, E9 Balcome Street is a road in the E9 postcode area
Barker Street, SW10 Barker Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Bell Street, NW1 Bell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Bendall Mews, NW1 Bendall Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Berkeley Court, NW1 Berkeley Court is a street in Camden Town.
Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 Bernhardt Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Bickenhall Mansions, W1U Bickenhall Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Bickenhall Street, W1U Bickenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Boston Place, NW1 Boston Place is a street in Camden Town.
Broadley Terrace, NW1 Broadley Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Broadstone Place, W1U Broadstone Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Cabbell Street, NW1 Cabbell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chagford House, NW1 Residential block
Chagford Street, NW1 Chagford Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chalfont Court, NW1 Chalfont Court is a street in Camden Town.
Chapel Street, NW1 Chapel Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chiltern Court, NW1 Chiltern Court is a street in Camden Town.
Chiltern Street, W1U Chiltern Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Clarence Gate Gardens, NW1 Clarence Gate Gardens is a street in Camden Town.
Clarewood Court, W1H Clarewood Court is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Clay Street, W1U Clay Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Cornwall Terrace Mews, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Cornwall Terrace, NW1 Cornwall Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Cosway Street, NW1 Cosway Street is a street in Camden Town.
Crawford Mews, W1H Crawford Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crawford Street, W1H Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crawford Street, W1U Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Daventry Street, NW1 Daventry Street is a street in Camden Town.
David Mews, W1U David Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Dorset Street, W1U Dorset Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Durweston Mews, W1U Durweston Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Durweston Street, W1H Durweston Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Edgware Road, NW1 Edgware Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Edgware Road, NW8 Edgware Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Edgware Road, W1H Edgware Road is a road in the W1H postcode area
Edgware Road, W2 Edgware Road is a street in Paddington.
Enford Street, W1H Enford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Farley Court, NW1 Farley Court is a street in Camden Town.
Forset Street, W1H Forset Street is a road in the W1H postcode area
Glentworth Street, NW1 Glentworth Street is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Place, NW1 Gloucester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Place, W1H Gloucester Place is a road in the W1H postcode area
Gloucester Place, W1U Gloucester Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Great Central Street, NW1 Great Central Street is a street in Camden Town.
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Harcourt Street, W1H Harcourt Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Harewood Avenue, NW1 Harewood Avenue is a street in Camden Town.
Harewood Row, NW1 Harewood Row is a street in Camden Town.
Hayes Place, NW1 Hayes Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Homer Row, W1H Homer Row is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Homer Street, W1H Homer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Huntsworth Mews, NW1 Huntsworth Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Ivor Court, NW1 Ivor Court is a street in Camden Town.
Ivor Place, NW1 Ivor Place is a street in Camden Town.
Kenrick Place, W1U Kenrick Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Knox Street, W1H This is a street in the W1H postcode area
Linhope Street, NW1 Linhope Street is a street in Camden Town.
Lisson Grove, NW1 The southern end of Lisson Grove was the location of a hamlet and open space, both called Lisson Green.
Lisson Street, NW1 Lisson Street is a street in Camden Town.
Luxborough Street, W1U Luxborough Street is a road in the W1U postcode area
Mallory Street, NW8 Mallory Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Manchester Street, W1U Manchester Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Market Place, W1H Market Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Marylebone Flyover, NW1 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Marylebone Road, NW1 Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Marylebone Road, W1U Marylebone Road is a road in the W1U postcode area
Melcombe Place, NW1 Melcombe Place is a street in Camden Town.
Melcombe Street, NW1 Melcombe Street is a street in Camden Town.
Montagu Mansions, W1U Montagu Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Montagu Mews North, W1H Montagu Mews North is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Montagu Place, W1H Montagu Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Montagu Row, W1U Montagu Row is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Nottingham Place, W1U Nottingham Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Nottingham Street, W1U Nottingham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Old Marylebone Road, NW1 Old Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Ossington Buildings, W1U Ossington Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Paddington Street, W1U Paddington Street was once a country track leading towards Paddington.
Palgrave Gardens, NW1 Palgrave Gardens is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Plympton Place, NW8 Plympton Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Porter Street, W1U Porter Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Portman Gate, NW1 Portman Gate is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Portman Mansions, W1U Portman Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Ranston Street, NW1 Ranston Street is a street in Camden Town.
Richmond House, NW1 Richmond House is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rossmore Road, NW1 Rossmore Road is a street in Camden Town.
Salisbury Place, SW9 Salisbury Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Salisbury Place, W1H Salisbury Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Buildings, W1H Seymour Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Sherlock Mews, W1U Sherlock Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Shillibeer Place, W1H Shillibeer Place commemorates pioneer busman George Shillibeer.
Shroton Street, NW1 Shroton Street is a street in Camden Town.
Siddons Lane, NW1 Siddons Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St Andrews Mansions, W1U St Andrews Mansions is a road in the W1U postcode area
Stalbridge Street, NW1 Stalbridge Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Station Approach, NW1 Station Approach is a street in Camden Town.
Sussex Place, NW1 Sussex Place is a street in Camden Town.
Taunton Place, NW1 Taunton Place is a street in Camden Town.
The Arcade, NW1 The Arcade is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Thornton Place, W1H Thornton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Transept Street, NW1 Transept Street is a street in Camden Town.
Treborough House, W1U Residential block
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Upper Montagu Street, W1H Upper Montagu Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wallace Court, NW1 Wallace Court is a street in Camden Town.
Walmer Place, W1H Walmer Place is a road in the W1H postcode area
Wyndham Mews, W1H Wyndham Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Wyndham Place, W1H Wyndham Place leads from the northern end of Bryanston Square to the 1821 Church of St Mary’s.
Wyndham Street, NW1 Wyndham Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Wyndham Street, W1H Wyndham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wyndham Yard, W1H Wyndham Yard is a road in the W1H postcode area
York Bridge, NW1 York Bridge is a road in the NW1 postcode area
York Street, W1H York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
York Street, W1U York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
York Terrace West, NW1 York Terrace West is a road in the NW1 postcode area


Queen's Park

Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen's Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen's Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen's Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen's Park 'proper' formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen's Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen's Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett's wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen's Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queens Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen's Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen's Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR. As of December 2013, no mainline services calling at the station and the Watford service has been transferred to London Overground.


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