Thornbury, NW4

Block in/near Hendon, existing between the 1960s and now

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Block · Hendon · NW4 ·

Thornbury is a residential block in Church End, Hendon.

It was built during the 1960s.

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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.


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.


Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.


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.


Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

Spotted here
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield

Born here
Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

Lived here
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index


Brent Street The largest hamlet of Hendon parish was Brent Street.
Church Farmhouse Museum Church Farmhouse Museum was situated in a 17th-century farmhouse in Hendon – the oldest surviving dwelling in Hendon.
Jewish Military Museum The Jewish Military Museum features exhibits about Jews serving in the British armed forces from the 18th century to the present day.
St Mary’s Church, Hendon St Mary’s Church in Hendon may date back to the Anglo-Saxon period.
St Mary’s Churchyard St Mary’s Churchyard is also known as ’Hendon Churchyard’.

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Bavdene Mews, NW4 Bavdene Mews is a small thoroughfare off of The Burroughs.
Belle Vue Road, NW4 Belle Vue Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Bob Currie Close, HA2 Bob Currie Close is a location in London.
Brampton Grove, NW4 Brampton Grove is a street in Hendon.
Brampton Lane, NW4 Brampton Lane is a street in Hendon.
Breasy Place, NW4 Breasy Place is a street in Hendon.
Burroughs Gardens, NW4 Burroughs Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Burroughs Parade, NW4 Burroughs Parade is a street in Hendon.
Chapel Walk, NW4 Chapel Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Church End, NW4 Church End is the original centre of Hendon.
Church Road, NW4 Church Road is an original street in the village of Hendon and connected Brent Street with Church End.
Church Terrace, NW4 Church Terrace begins at Church End and ends in Sunny Hill Park.
Courtney House, NW4 Residential block
Cowley Place, NW4 Cowley Place is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Edinburgh House, NW4 Residential block
Egerton Gardens, NW4 Egerton Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Finchley Lane, NW4 Finchley Lane connects from Church End to Finchley.
First Avenue, NW4 First Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Florence Street, NW4 Florence Street is a street in Hendon.
Foster Street, NW4 Foster Street is a street in Hendon.
Fuller Street, NW4 Fuller Street was built before 1874.
Glebe Crescent, NW4 Glebe Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Greyhound Hill, NW4 Greyhound Hill was part of a medieval route which ran from Church End, Hendon to Mill Hill at the Three Hammers pub on the Ridgeway.
Harmony Way, NW4 Harmony Way is a street in Hendon.
Hatchcroft, NW4 Hatchcroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Heading Street, NW4 Heading Street dated from 1874.
Hendale Avenue, NW4 Hendale Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Johns Avenue, NW4 Johns Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Linfield Close, NW4 Linfield Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Lodge Road, NW4 Lodge Road is a street in Hendon.
Mills Grove, NW4 Mills Grove is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Mulberry Close, NW4 Mulberry Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Newark Parade, NW4 Newark Parade is a street in Hendon.
Newark Way, NW4 Newark Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Nursery Walk, NW4 Nursery Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Parson Street, NW4 Parson Street was already in existence by 1321.
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.
Ravenshurst Avenue, NW4 Ravenshurst Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Rickard Close, NW4 Rickard Close is a street in Hendon.
Rockfield House, NW4 Residential block
Sentinel Square, NW4 The Sentinel Square shopping centre dates from 1969.
Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Sherwood Road, NW4 Sherwood Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
St Josephs Grove, NW4 St Josephs Grove is a street in Hendon.
St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 St Mary’s Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Studio Mews, NW4 Studio Mews is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sunningfields Road, NW4 Sunningfields Road is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Gardens Parade, NW4 Sunny Gardens Parade is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Gardens Road, NW4 Sunny Gardens Road leads north out of Hendon.
Sunny Hill, NW4 Sunny Hill is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Place, NW4 Sunny Place is a street in Hendon.
Sutton Parade, NW4 Sutton Parade is a street in Hendon.
Tenterden Close, NW4 Tentendon Close is a small cul-de-sac off of Tenterden Grove in Hendon.
Tenterden Close, NW4 Tenterden Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
The Burroughs, NW4 The Burroughs, now simply a road, referred to a hamlet until the 1890s.
The Garage, NW4 The Garage is a street in Hendon.
Victoria Road, NW4 Victoria Road is a nineteenth-century road of Hendon.
West View, NW4 West View is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Westhorpe Gardens, NW4 Westhorpe Gardens is a street in Hendon.

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.


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 House (1890)
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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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