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Colindale

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Underground station · * · NW9 ·
July
4
2017

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.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Colindale Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.
The Edgware Road in Colindale Looking northwest along the Edgware Road at the junction with Colindale Avenue.

THE STREETS OF COLINDALE
Aeroville, NW9 Aeroville is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Airco Close, NW9 Airco Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Annesley Avenue, NW9 Annesley Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ash Tree Dell, NW9 Ash Tree Dell was the one of two new roads off Buck Lane which was developed by the Kingsbury Cross Co-Partnership from 1931 onwards.
Barnhill Road, NW9 Barnhill Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Beaulieu Close, NW9 Beaulieu Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Beverley Drive, NW9 Beverley Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Blundell Road, NW9 Blundell Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Broadview, NW9 Broadview is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Buck Lane, NW9 Buck Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Capitol Way, NW9 Capitol Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Carlisle Road, NW9 Carlisle Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Cecil Road, NW9 Cecil Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Charcot Road, NW9 Charcot Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Chequers Close, NW9 Chequers Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Clovelly Avenue, NW9 Clovelly Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Crescent, NW9 Colin Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Drive, NW9 Colin Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Gardens, NW9 Colin Gardens 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.
Colindeep Lane, NW9 Colindeep Lane is a particularly old route.
Comet, NW9 Comet is a street in Kingsbury.
Coniston Gardens, NW9 Coniston Gardens 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.
Crossway, NW9 Crossway is a street in Kingsbury.
Crummock Gardens, NW9 Crummock Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Deerfield Close, NW9 Deerfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Derwent Avenue, NW9 Derwent Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Douglas, NW9 Douglas is a street in Kingsbury.
Edgware Road, NW9 Edgware Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Elmwood Crescent, NW9 Elmwood Crescent was part of Ernest Trowbridge’s 1922-1924 Elmwood Estate.
Ennerdale Drive, NW9 Ennerdale Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
European Business Centre, NW9 European Business Centre is a street in Kingsbury.
Evelyn Avenue, NW9 Evelyn Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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.
Ferndene, NW9 Ferndene is a street in Kingsbury.
Forest Gate, NW9 Forest Gate is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Galy, NW9 Galy is a street in Kingsbury.
Greenway Close, NW9 Greenway Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Greenway Gardens, NW9 Greenway Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Gresswell, NW9 Gresswell 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.
Halt Parade, NW9 Halt Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Hay Lane, NW9 Hay Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Haydon Close, NW9 Haydon Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hayland Close, NW9 Hayland Close is part of the 1920s Summit Estate.
High Meadow Crescent, NW9 High Meadow Crescent is typical of 1920s local authority housing.
Highcroft, NW9 Highcroft 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
Highfort Court, NW9 Highfort Court was built in 1935-36 by Ernest Trobridge.
Hill View Gardens, NW9 Hill View Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hillfield Avenue, NW9 Hillfield Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hillside, NW9 Hillside is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Holmstall Avenue, NW9 Holmstall Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hudson, NW9 Hudson is a street in Kingsbury.
Hyde Estate Road, NW9 Hyde Estate Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Hyde House, NW9 Residential block
Joslin Avenue, NW9 Joslin Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kenwood Court, NW9 Kenwood Court was built after a fire.
Kingsbury Circle, NW9 Kingsbury Circle is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kingsbury Road, NW9 Kingsbury Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Larkway Close, NW9 Larkway Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Leybourne Road, NW9 Leybourne Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lingard Avenue, NW9 Lingard Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lodore Gardens, NW9 Lodore Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Lynton Avenue, NW9 Lynton Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Manor Close, NW9 Manor Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Manor Way, NW9 Manor Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mardale Drive, NW9 Mardale Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Marlow Court, NW9 Marlow Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Martynside, NW9 Martynside is a street in Kingsbury.
Mead Court, NW9 Mead Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Meadow Way, NW9 Meadow Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Moineau, NW9 Moineau is a street in Kingsbury.
Montrose Avenue, NW9 Montrose Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mornington Close, NW9 Mornington Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mount Drive, NW9 Mount Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mountaire Court, NW9 Mountaire Court is a street in Kingsbury.
New Way Road, NW9 New Way Road is a street in Kingsbury.
North Green, NW9 North Green is a street in Kingsbury.
North Way, NW9 North Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Oak Tree Dell, NW9 Oak Tree Dell is half of a pair of 1930s twin roads along with Ash Tree Dell.
Orchard Gate, NW9 Orchard Gate is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Pasteur Close, NW9 Pasteur Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Pear Close, NW9 Pear Close was laid out by local developer H.J. Aldous.
Poolsford Road, NW9 Poolsford Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Portman Gardens, NW9 Portman Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Randall, NW9 Randall is a street in Kingsbury.
Rankin Close, NW9 Rankin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ridge Close, NW9 Ridge Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Roe Green, NW9 Roe Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rookery Close, NW9 Rookery Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rookery Way, NW9 Rookery Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Rose Glen, NW9 Rose Glen 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.
Rydal Gardens, NW9 Rydal Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Scottwell Drive, NW9 Scottwell Drive 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.
Silkfield Road, NW9 Silkfield Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Springfield Gardens, NW9 Springfield Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Springfield Mount, NW9 Springfield Mount is a street in Kingsbury.
St Georges Avenue, NW9 St Georges Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
St Matthias Close, NW9 St Matthias Close is a street in Kingsbury.
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.
Stancroft, NW9 Stancroft is a street in Kingsbury.
Stonecrop Close, NW9 Stonecrop Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Stonegate Court, NW9 Stonegate Court was built in a castle-like style.
Summit Avenue, NW9 Summit Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Summit Close, NW9 Summit Close was built as part of the Summit Estate.
Sunny View, NW9 Sunny View is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sunnyside Terrace, NW9 Sunnyside Terrace is a street in Kingsbury.
Sutherland Court, NW9 Sutherland Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Technology Park, NW9 Technology Park is a street in Kingsbury.
Tewkesbury Gardens, NW9 Tewkesbury Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
The Greenhouse, NW9 Residential block
The Greenway, NW9 The Greenway is a street in Kingsbury.
The Grove, NW9 The Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
The Hyde Industrial Estate, NW9 The Hyde Industrial Estate is a street in Kingsbury.
The Hyde, NW9 The Hyde is a street in Kingsbury.
The Loning, NW9 The Loning has properties built by Ernest Trobridge at its cul-de-sac end.
The Mall, NW9 The Mall is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Retreat, NW9 The Retreat is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Ridgeway, NW9 The Ridgeway is a crescent north of Wakemans Hill Avenue.
The Triangle, NW9 The Triangle dates from 1933.
Tintern Avenue, NW9 Tintern Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tyre Lane, NW9 Tyre Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Uphill Drive, NW9 Uphill Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Valentine, NW9 Valentine is a street in Kingsbury.
Varley Parade, NW9 Varley Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Wakemans Hill Avenue, NW9 Wakemans Hill Avenue is the eastern extension to Highfield Avenue beyond Buck Lane.
Westfield Close, NW9 Westfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Wilberforce Road, NW9 Wilberforce Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Windover Avenue, NW9 Windover Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Wingfield Children Family Centre, NW9 Wingfield Children Family Centre is a street in Kingsbury.
Woodfield Avenue, NW9 Woodfield Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area




LOCAL PHOTOS
Bald Faced Stag
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RAF Museum
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Schweppes Factory
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Roe Green
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Silk Bridge
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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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