Hendon Central circus

Crossing in/near Hendon Central, existing between the 1920s and now

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Hendon Central circus

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By 1906, Sir Audley Neeld was building on the land - the future Hendon Central - that had been Renter’s Farm.

The eventual estate used many names associated with the family: Dallas, Audley, Elliot, Graham, Rundell, Vivian, Algernon and, of course, Neeld. Other names are associated with Neeld estates in Grittleton, including Alderton, Foscote, Sevington, and Allington.

Hendon Central Station and the Watford Way were constructed in 1923.

Originally, the road was planned to cut through the Neeld Estate, but in January 1924 a local ratepayers’ group in Hendon Central, backed by Hendon Urban District Council, petitioned the County Council and central government, and the route was changed so that it would pass up Queen’s Road (better known now as Hendon Way).


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Brent Street The largest hamlet of Hendon parish was Brent Street. It retained its identity until the late 19th, when building linked it with Church End and the Burroughs.
Butchers Lane (1923) Photographed in 1923, this stretch of Butchers Lane would soon become Hendon Central Circus and have Watford Way built along the route of the old lane.
Foster House Foster House and Brent Lodge were two 18th-century brick houses at the corner of Butcher's Lane and Brent Street. Butcher's Lane later became Queen’s Road
Hendon Central Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.
Hendon Central (1928) Photographed in 1928, this stretch of Watford Way at Hendon Central Circus had recently been built along ancient Butchers Lane and shops were rapidly lining its sides. The United Dairies occupied the domed building, a prestigeous site.
Hendon Park Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.
Hendon War Memorial Hendon War Memorial is located on the central reservation at the junction between Watford Way and The Burroughs.

NEARBY STREETS
Alderton Crescent, NW4 Alderton Crescent is a street in Hendon.
Alderton Way, NW4 Alderton Way is a street in Hendon.
Allington Road, NW4 Allington Road is a street in Hendon.
Audley Road, NW4 Audley Road is a street in Hendon.
Bavdene Mews, NW4 Bavdene Mews is a small thoroughfare off of The Burroughs.
Beaufort Gardens, NW4 Beaufort Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Brent Street, NW4 Brent Street was a section of a main road north out of London.
Central Circus, NW4 Central Circus is the postal designation for addresses around Hendon Central circus.
Cheyne Walk, NW4 Cheyne Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Colindeep Gardens, NW4 Colindeep Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Cowley Place, NW4 Cowley Place is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Crespigny Road, NW4 Crespigny Road is a street in Hendon.
Denehurst Gardens, NW4 Denehurst Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Eaton Road, NW4 Eaton Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Edgeworth Avenue, NW4 Edgeworth Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Edgeworth Crescent, NW4 Edgeworth Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elliot Road, NW4 Elliot Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Foscote Road, NW4 Foscote Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Graham Road, NW4 Graham Road is a street in Hendon.
Hendon Way, NW4 Hendon Way is a major route through Hendon.
Heriot Road, NW4 Heriot Road is a street in Hendon.
Hollyview Close, NW4 Hollyview Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Neeld Crescent, NW4 Neeld Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
New Brent Street, NW4 New Brent Street is a street in Hendon.
Parade Mansions, NW4 Parade Mansions is a street in Hendon.
Prestige Way, NW4 Prestige Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Prothero Gardens, NW4 Prothero Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Queens Gardens, NW4 Queens Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Queens Parade, NW4 Queens Parade is a parade of shops along Queens Road, Hendon.
Queens Road, NW4 Queens Road is a street in Hendon.
Queens Way, NW4 Queens Way is a street in Hendon.
Raleigh Close, NW4 Raleigh Close is a street in Hendon.
Renters Avenue, NW4 Renters Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Rundell Crescent, NW4 Rundell Crescent is a street in Hendon.
Sevington Road, NW4 Sevington Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Station Road, NW4 Station Road led from the centre of Hendon village to its first station and to the Edgware Road.
Sydney Grove, NW4 Sydney Grove is the western extension of Heriot Road.
The Crest, NW4 The Crest is a street in Hendon.
Vaughan Avenue, NW4 Vaughan Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Vivian Avenue, NW4 Vivian Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Wykeham Road, NW4 Wykeham Road is a street in Hendon.


Hendon Central

Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.

Hendon Central, like all stations north from Golders Green, is a surface station (although the tracks enter twin tunnels a short distance further north on the way to Colindale). When it was built it stood in lonely glory amid fields, as one writer puts it, south of the old village of Hendon, which has since been swallowed up by London’s suburbs.

The station is a Grade II listed building, designed in a neo-Georgian style by Stanley Heaps, who also designed Brent Cross tube station in a similar style, with a prominent portico featuring a Doric colonnade.

The fact that the area was largely undeveloped allowed a hitherto unusual degree of coordination between the station and the surrounding buildings that were constructed over the next few years. The station was intended to be the centre and a key architectural feature of a new suburban town; it faces a circus 73 metres in diameter that is intersected by four approach roads which provide access to all parts of Hendon and the surrounding areas beyond. For many years this was a roundabout known as ’Central Circus’; however it is now a crossroads controlled by traffic signals.

Writing in 1932, William Passingham commended the integrated approach taken at Hendon Central as an outstanding example of the co-ordination of road-planning with passenger station requirements. He noted, only nine years after the station opened, that it had already become the centre of an ever-widening cluster of new houses.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Brent Cross, 1947
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Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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