Roman Road, NW2

Road in/near Cricklewood

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Roman Road, NW2

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Road · Cricklewood · NW2 ·
JANUARY
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2000

Roman Road is a street in Cricklewood.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Cricklewood Broadway (1933) Smiths of Cricklewood were notable clockmakers.

NEARBY STREETS
Alan Coren Close, NW2 Alan Coren Close is named for an important contributor to Cricklewood culture.
Allotment Way, NW2 Allotment Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Broadfield Close, NW2 Broadfield Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 Burlington Parade Edgware Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Burlington Parade, NW2 Burlington Parade is a street in Cricklewood.
Caney Mews, NW2 Caney Mews is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Chiltern Gardens, NW2 Chiltern Gardens is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Chipstead Gardens, NW2 Chipstead Gardens is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Claremont Road, NW11 Claremont Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Claremont Road, NW2 Claremont Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Compton Close, NW11 Compton Close is a street in Golders Green.
Coppermead Close, NW2 Coppermead Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Dairyman Close, NW2 Dairyman Close is a street in Cricklewood.
Depot Approach, NW2 Depot Approach is a street in Cricklewood.
Draycott Close, NW2 Draycott Close is a street in Cricklewood.
Edgware Road, NW2 Edgware Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Gladstone Parade, NW2 Gladstone Parade is a street in Cricklewood.
Gladstone Park Gardens, NW2 Gladstone Park Gardens is a street in Cricklewood.
Gratton Terrace, NW2 Gratton Terrace is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Handley Grove, NW2 Handley Grove is a street in Cricklewood.
Hudson Way, NW2 Hudson Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Kara Way, NW2 Kara Way is a street in Cricklewood.
Langton Road, NW2 Langton Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Longley Way, NW2 Longley Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Mascotts Close, NW2 Mascotts Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Midland Terrace, NW2 Midland Terrace is a street in Cricklewood.
Mount Road, NW2 Mount Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Needham Terrace, NW2 Needham Terrace is a street in Cricklewood.
Newton Road, NW2 Newton Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Oxgate Gardens, NW2 Oxgate Gardens is a street in Cricklewood.
Oxleys Road, NW2 Oxleys Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Pinemartin Close, NW2 Pinemartin Close is a street in Cricklewood.
Quantock Gardens, NW2 Quantock Gardens, on Laing’s ’Golders Green Estate’, is a small side road.
Rockhall Way, NW2 Rockhall Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Rusper Close, NW2 Rusper Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Sancroft Close, NW2 Sancroft Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Sandifer Drive, NW2 Sandifer Drive is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Shannon Close, NW2 Shannon Close is a street in Cricklewood.
Shobroke Close, NW2 Shobroke Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Stoll Close, NW2 Stoll Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Topp Walk, NW2 Topp Walk lies near to Oxgate Gardens.
Woodvale Way, NW11 Woodvale Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Worley Court, NW2 Worley Court is a street in Cricklewood.
Wotton Road, NW2 Wotton Road is a street in Cricklewood.


Cricklewood

Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Shire Hall
TUM image id: 1030
Woodstock House
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Golders Lodge
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Hendon Greyhound Stadium
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Hendon Fever Hospital
TUM image id: 1072
Oxgate Farm
TUM image id: 1129
Earlsfields
TUM image id: 1145
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