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Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
There had been a house on the site since circa 1600 which had changed occupants many times and was renamed over the years. Licence:
Francis Burton M.D. (died 1828), uncle of Richard Francis Burton, military surgeon who made Napoleon’s Death Mask, lived at Barham House, and is buried in Elstree parish church.
The final owner, the famous publisher Andrew Chatto, was there by 1897. His son sold the property to a local estate agency which demolished it.
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Napoleon’s Death Mask, made in 1821 by Barham House resident, Francis Burton M.D., the uncle of explorer Richard Francis Burton
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Allum Hall Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue. Barham House Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree. Elstree and Borehamwood Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes. Hillside Hillside was the childhood home of Sir Richard Burton. Nicoll Farm Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area. The Grange The Grange was a large house built for Frank May, chief cashier to the Bank of England from 1873 to 1893.
Allum Lane, WD6 Allum Lane links Borehamwood with Watling Street just north of Elstree village. Blattner Close, WD6 Blattner Close was named after Ludwig (Louis) Blattner, cinema pioneer, when built in the late 1990s. Station Road, WD6 Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village. Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.
Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).
It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.
Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.