Northfields

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Northfields

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Northfields is a residential area centred on Northfield Avenue, a shopping street of mostly independent shops and restaurants.

The Plough Inn at the junction of Little Ealing Lane and Northfields Avenue existed by 1722 but the area was otherwise rural with just a few houses along Little Ealing Lane. The main form of agriculture was orchards. The arrival of the railway prompted development of the area.

The acrobat and tightrope walker Charles Blondin (famed for crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope) lived in Northfields from 1886 until his death in 1897 in a house on the site of what is now Niagara House. From 1815 to 1817 John Quincy Adams, later to become the 6th President of the United States lived with his family at Little Boston House in Windmill Road.

Northfields station opened as Northfield (Ealing) on 16 April 1908 and was renamed as Northfields and Little Ealing on 11 December 1911.

In the early 1930s a new Northfields station was built in conjunction with the preparations for the introduction of Piccadilly line services and the new Northfields depot that would house its trains. Located on the opposite side of Northfields Avenue to its predecessor, the new station was designed by Charles Holden. The new station opened on 19 May 1932 with the current name.


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Northfields

Northfields

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South Ealing South Ealing is notable in Underground trivia for having, along with Mansion House, every vowel in its name.

THE STREETS OF NORTHFIELDS
Altenburg Avenue, W13 Altenburg Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Balfour Road, W13 Balfour Road is a street in Ealing.
Belsize Avenue, W13 Belsize Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Bernard Avenue, W13 Bernard Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Blondin Avenue, W5 Blondin Avenue is named after 19th century acrobat Blondin.
Boston Gardens, W7 Boston Gardens is a street in Hanwell.
Bramley Road, W5 Bramley Road is a street in Ealing.
Burnham Way, W13 Burnham Way is a street in Ealing.
Cantley Road, W7 Cantley Road is a street in Hanwell.
Chalfont Way, W13 Chalfont Way is a street in Ealing.
Chepstow Road, W7 Chepstow Road is a road in the W7 postcode area
Claygate Road, W13 Claygate Road is a street in Ealing.
Clementine Close, W13 Clementine Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Clitherow Avenue, W7 Clitherow Avenue is a street in Hanwell.
Cranmer Avenue, W13 Cranmer Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Derwent Road, W5 Derwent Road is a street in Ealing.
Derwent Yard, W5 Derwent Yard is a street in Ealing.
Devonshire Road, W5 Devonshire Road is a street in Ealing.
Elthorne Park Road, W7 Elthorne Park Road is a street in Hanwell.
Erlesmere Gardens, W13 Erlesmere Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Fulmer Way, W13 Fulmer Way is a street in Ealing.
Graham Avenue, W13 Graham Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Green Avenue, W13 Green Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Jefferson Close, W13 Jefferson Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Jersey Road, W7 Jersey Road is a street in Hanwell.
Julien Road, W5 Julien Road is a street in Ealing.
Littlewood Close, W13 Littlewood Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Mayo Court, W13 Mayo Court is a road in the W13 postcode area
Mervyn Road, W13 Mervyn Road is a street in Ealing.
Midhurst Road, W13 Midhurst Road is a street in Ealing.
Niagara Avenue, W5 Niagara Avenue is named after the former Niagara House.
Northcroft Road, W13 Northcroft Road is a street in Ealing.
Northfield Avenue, W5 Northfield Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Overdale Road, W5 Overdale Road is a street in Ealing.
Raymond Avenue, W13 Raymond Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Redwood Grove, W5 Redwood Grove is a road in the W5 postcode area
Ridley Avenue, W13 Ridley Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Salisbury Road, W13 Salisbury Road is a street in Ealing.
Trent Avenue, W5 Trent Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Walmer Gardens, W13 Walmer Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Wellington Road, W5 Wellington Road is a street in Ealing.
Whitehall Road, W7 Whitehall Road is a street in Hanwell.
Windermere Road, W5 Windermere Road is a street in Ealing.
Woodstock Avenue, W13 Woodstock Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Wyndham Road, W13 Wyndham Road is a street in Ealing.




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Charles Blondin at work
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Charles Blondin at work
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