The Burroughs, NW4

Road in/near Hendon, existing until now

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2018

The Burroughs, now simply a road, referred to a hamlet until the 1890s.

The name from 1316 - its first mention - until the 19th century was spelled as ’the burrows’, and may refer to a place of rabbits. Hendon was always an area of scattered hamlets - the local soil is heavy clay, which better sustains woodland. Clearings for pasture and small hamlets rather than large open fields and villages of corn-growing areas developed. Hilltop sites were chosen for their good drainage right up to the 19th century.

The White Bear Inn existed from the 16th century onwards. By 1697 this inn was the location for Hendon’s Whitsun fair. Also here at the inn, the leet courts, based on feudal tradition, were held as late as 1916, to ensure the rights of the Lord of the Manor.

From 1735 until 1934 a poorhouse with six cottages used to house older parishioners stood where Quadrant Close was built in 1936.

Grove House, built before 1753, was a private psychiatric hospital between 1900 and 1933. The grounds became a public park.

A new Town Hall for Hendon was built in 1901 from designs by T.H. Watson. It is sti;; used for virtually all borough-wide committee meetings of the London Borough of Barnet. Next to the town hall is Hendon Library, built in 1929 to designs by T.M. Wilson. Eileen Colwell, the pioneer children’s librarian worked at Hendon during the 1930s.

Hendon’s first official fire station was built in 1914 to designs by A. Welch, and superseded another close by, in Church End.

Between 1937 and 1939, the Middlesex County Council built the Hendon Technical Institute. It is now part of Middlesex University.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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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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Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   

Schweppes factory
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Church Farmhouse Museum Church Farmhouse Museum was situated in a 17th-century farmhouse in Hendon – the oldest surviving dwelling in Hendon.
Hendon War Memorial Hendon War Memorial is located on the central reservation at the junction between Watford Way and The Burroughs.
St Mary’s Church, Hendon St Mary’s Church in Hendon may date back to the Anglo-Saxon period.

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Burroughs Parade, NW4 Burroughs Parade is a street in Hendon.
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Edgeworth Crescent, NW4 Edgeworth Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
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Florence Street, NW4 Florence Street is a street in Hendon.
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Fuller Street, NW4 Fuller Street was built before 1874.
Hatchcroft, NW4 Hatchcroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Heading Street, NW4 Heading Street dated from 1874.
Johns Avenue, NW4 Johns Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Lodge Road, NW4 Lodge Road is a street in Hendon.
M1, NW4 The M1, as it enters the NW4 postcode, is the southernmost section of this motorway.
Mulberry Close, NW4 Mulberry Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Neeld Crescent, NW4 Neeld Crescent was named after the family which owned and developed the land - the Neelds.
New Brent Street, NW4 New Brent Street was built between 1843 and 1863.
Newark Parade, NW4 Newark Parade is a street in Hendon.
Newark Way, NW4 Newark Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Prince of Wales Close, NW4 Prince of Wales Close inherited the name of the former Prince of Wales Road, situated on the same spot.
Prince of Wales Road, NW4 Prince of Wales Road is a former road of Hendon.
Prothero Gardens, NW4 Prothero Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Quadrant Close, NW4 Quadrant Close is a block on the corner of Watford Way and The Burroughs.
Queens Way, NW4 Queens Way leads off Queens Road.
Raleigh Close, NW4 Raleigh Close is a street in Hendon.
Ravenshurst Avenue, NW4 Ravenshurst Avenue is a street in Hendon.
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Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
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Sunny Place, NW4 Sunny Place is a street in Hendon.
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Swynford Gardens, NW4 Swynford Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sydney Grove, NW4 Sydney Grove is the western extension of Heriot Road.
Talbot Crescent, NW4 Talbot Crescent is actually not a traditional crescent.
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NEARBY PUBS
The Claddagh Ring This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Greyhound The Greyhound Inn is a traditional pub and is part of the old village of Hendon.
White Bear It is believed that there was an inn at the site of The White Bear since Tudor times.


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Hendon

Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.

The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. From 1875 the Midland opened a service to Victoria on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and received coaches from the London and South Western Railway for attachment to north-bound trains.


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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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The site of Hendon Central station (1896) The future site of the 1920s Hendon Central station (at the red marker) was anticipated on the late nineteenth century Ordnance Survey map of the area. Butcher’s Lane, later to be Queen’s Road, headed west out of Hendon proper and made a sharp northward turn towards The Burroughs on the later site of Hendon Central Circus. The site is marked with GP (Guide Post) where a sign post pointed the way. Goosebury Gardens, at the bottom of the map, was located north of what became Brent Cross Flyover. The lane which ran north all the way The Burroughs became the route of Watford Way. The North Circular Road, Watford Way and the new Hendon Central station were all part of a coordinated 1920s scheme, transforming the area completely.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Hendon was a Middlesex village, albeit large, until the arrival of the railway. The Midland Main Line reached Hendon in 1868 followed by London Underground further east under the name Hendon Central in 1923. The district is famous historically for the London Aerodrome which later became RAF Hendon.
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Hendon Central Circus (1928) This image looks north along Watford Way, some four years after construction - when the new road contained widely separated carriageways with a building between the two
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Church Farmhouse Museum from Greyhound Hill (2011)
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Greyhound Hill The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome.
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The site of Hendon Central station (1896) The future site of the 1920s Hendon Central station (at the red marker) was anticipated on the late nineteenth century Ordnance Survey map of the area. Butcher’s Lane, later to be Queen’s Road, headed west out of Hendon proper and made a sharp northward turn towards The Burroughs on the later site of Hendon Central Circus. The site is marked with GP (Guide Post) where a sign post pointed the way. Goosebury Gardens, at the bottom of the map, was located north of what became Brent Cross Flyover. The lane which ran north all the way The Burroughs became the route of Watford Way. The North Circular Road, Watford Way and the new Hendon Central station were all part of a coordinated 1920s scheme, transforming the area completely.
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