Golders Green Road, NW11

Road in/near Golders Green, existing until now

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Road · Golders Green · NW11 ·
December
3
2019

Golders Green Road - known by many other names too during its history - lies along an ancient road from London to Hendon.

In 1751 there were two inns at Golders Green: the Hoop (whose name was preserved in Hoop Lane) and the White Swan. In 1754, it was reported that there were about 16 houses with small gardens at Golders Green.

Half a century later, Golders Green contained ’many ornamental villas and cottages, surrounded with plantations’.

By 1828 detached houses had spread on both sides of the road as far as Brent Bridge. The green of Golders Green - a manorial waste both sides of Golders Green Road finally disappeared in 1874.

The villas in their wooded grounds - Alba Lodge, Golders Lodge, Gloucester Lodge, the Oaks, Grove House and Woodstock House - gave Golders Green its special character. They disappeared rapidly with the growth of suburban housing after the extension of the Underground.


Main source: A History of the County of Middlesex | British History Online
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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Lived here
   
Added: 10 Dec 2020 23:51 GMT   

Wellgarth Road, NW11
I lived at 15 Wellgarth Road with my parents and family from 1956 until I left home in the 70s and continued to visit my mother there until she moved in the early 80s. On the first day we moved in we kids raced around the garden and immediately discovered an air raid shelter that ran right underneath the house which I assume was added in the run-up to WW2. There was a basement room with its own entrance off the garden and right opposite where the air raid shelter emerged. In no time at all up high near the ceiling of this room, we discovered a door which, while we were little enough, we could enter by standing on some item of furniture, haul ourselves in and hide from the grownups. That room was soundproof enough for us kids to make a racket if we wanted to. But not too loud if my dad was playing billiards in the amazing wood-panelled room immediately above. We had no idea that we were living in such an historical building. To us it was just fun - and home!

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Grove Farm Grove Farm changed usage between a farm and a house before being overwhelmed by suburbia.
Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905) This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.

NEARBY STREETS
Accommodation Road, NW11 The oddly-named Accommodation Road is a service road in Golders Green.
Alba Gardens, NW11 Alba Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Alyth Gardens, NW11 Alyth Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Ambrose Avenue, NW11 Ambrose Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Beechcroft Avenue, NW11 Beechcroft Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Beverley Gardens, NW11 Beverley Gardens was part of an Edwardian development.
Broadwalk Lane, NW11 Broadwalk Lane is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Brookside Road, NW11 Brookside Road, lies in Temple Fortune
Dingwall Gardens, NW11 Dingwall Gardens is in Temple Fortune
Elmcroft Avenue, NW11 Elmcroft Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Elmcroft Crescent, NW11 Elmcroft Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Finchley Road, NW11 Finchley Road was one of the major improvement roads of the 1820s.
Flower Mews, NW11 Flower Mews is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Forres Gardens, NW11 Forres Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Gainsborough Gardens, NW11 Gainsborough Gardens was built over the site of the grounds of an old house.
Garrick Avenue, NW11 Garrick Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Gloucester Gardens, NW11 Gloucester Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Golders Gardens, NW11 Golders Gardens was build on the former site of Golders Lodge.
Golders Green Crescent, NW11 Golders Green Crescent runs beside the Northern Line embankment in Golders Green.
Golders Manor Drive, NW11 Golders Manor Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Golders Way, NW11 Golders Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hamilton Road, NW11 Hamilton Road is a street in Golders Green.
Hampstead Gardens, NW11 Hampstead Gardens backs onto the Jewish Cemetary.
Highcroft Gardens, NW11 Highcroft Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Highfield Avenue, NW11 Highfield Avenue runs between Golders Green Road and Brent Cross/
Highfield Gardens, NW11 Highfield Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Highfield Road, NW11 Highfield Road is a street in Golders Green.
Limes Avenue, NW11 Limes Avenue dates from 1906.
Montpelier Rise, NW11 Montpelier Rise is a street in Golders Green.
Portsdown Avenue, NW11 Portsdown Avenue is part of Temple Fortune
Portsdown Mews, NW11 Portsdown Mews, forms part of Temple Fortune
Powis Gardens, NW11 Powis Gardens dates from 1909.
Ravenscroft Avenue, NW11 Ravenscroft Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Ridge Hill, NW11 Ridge Hill is a street in Golders Green.
Russell Gardens, NW11 Russell Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Russell Parade, NW11 Russell Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Sandringham Road, NW11 Sandringham Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Sneath Avenue, NW11 Sneath Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
St Andrew’s Road, NW11 St Andrew’s Road connects Templars Avenue and Wentworth Road.
St Edward’s Close, NW11 St Edward’s Close lies off Finchley Road.
St John’s Road, NW11 St John’s Road is in Temple Fortune
St Marys Road, NW11 St Mary’s Road is a street in Brent Cross.
Templars Avenue, NW11 The Finchley Road and Golders Green Syndicate began to build an estate south of Temple Fortune, including Templars Avenue and Wentworth Road, in 1907.
The Drive, NW11 The Drive is a street in Golders Green.
The Grove, NW11 The Grove is a road in the NW11 postcode area
The Ridgeway, NW11 The Ridgeway takes its name from a very old road in Mill Hill.
The Riding, NW11 The Riding is a street in Golders Green.
Wentworth Road, NW11 Wentworth Road forms part of one of the earliest development in the Golders Green and Temple Fortune areas.
Wessex Gardens, NW11 Wessex Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Wessex Way, NW11 Wessex Way is a location in London.
Woodstock Avenue, NW11 Woodstock Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Woodstock Road, NW11 Woodstock Road is named after Woodstock House which used to be a large house in Golders Green.
Woodville Road, NW11 Woodville Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Darren O’Brien This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hoop Lane Montessori School This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
St Edwards Church Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Templars Lawn Tennis Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Refectory This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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Golders Green

Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.

Golders Green station was opened by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR, now part of the Northern Line) on 22 June 1907. It was one of the railway's two northern terminals (the other being at Archway) and was also the site of the railway's depot.

Before World War I plans were made to extend the CCE&HR north from Golders Green to Hendon and Edgware to open up new areas of the Middlesex countryside to development and to create a source of new passengers. The war postponed the construction of the extension and work did not begin until 12 June 1922. The first section of the extension, as far as Hendon Central opened on 19 November 1923.


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Brent station
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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