Watford Way, NW4

Road in/near Hendon, existing between 1923 and now

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Watford Way, NW4

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2018

Watford Way runs from Hendon Central circus to Apex Corner.

It was opened in 1923 as part of a great roadbuilding programme in north London in the years after the First World War as use of the motor car increased.

The North Circular Road was built during the same period. To alleviate growing congestion, it was decided to bypass Barnet with its inconvenient hill. Thus the A1 was rerouted in a large swathe between Highgate and South Mimms. The ’Barnet By-Pass’ dissected Hampstead Garden Suburb, through Henley’s Corner, Fiveways Corner to Apex Corner and then north.

At the same time it was decided to create a new trunk route - the A41 from Watford into London. This new route from Watford joined the new A1 at Apex Corner, diverting at Fiveways Corner and running through Brent Cross to the Finchley Road, south of Childs Hill.

The roadbuilders took advantage of the building of the Northern Line extension north of Golders Green and ran the new road through the new Handon Central circus beside a new station. North of this roundabout the road was called Watford Way and south, Hendon Way.


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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.
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’.

NEARBY STREETS
Aerodrome Road, NW4 Aerodrome Road dates from the building of Hendon Way.
Alderney Close, NW9 Alderney Close is a location in London.
Alwyn Gardens, NW4 Alwyn Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Ansel Adams Way, HA2 Ansel Adams Way is a location in London.
Babington Road, NW4 Babington Road is a street in Hendon.
Beaufort Square, NW9 Beaufort Square is a location in London.
Bob Currie Close, HA2 Bob Currie Close is a location in London.
Bonville Gardens, NW4 Bonville Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Boulevard Drive, NW9 Boulevard Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Boulevaroad Drive, NW9 Boulevaroad Drive is a location in London.
Buckingham Court, NW4 Buckingham Court is a street in Hendon.
Canberra Close, NW4 Canberra Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Capa Taro Way, HA2 Capa Taro Way is a location in London.
Church End, NW4 Church End is the original centre of Hendon.
Church Terrace, NW4 Church Terrace begins at Church End and ends in Sunny Hill Park.
Clarendon Gardens, NW4 Clarendon Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Colonsay Drive, NW9 Colonsay Drive is a location in London.
Commander Avenue, NW9 Commander Avenue is a location in London.
Denmark Hill Drive, NW9 Denmark Hill Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
East Drive, NW9 East Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Egerton Gardens, NW4 Egerton Gardens is a street in Hendon.
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.
Hatchcroft, NW4 Hatchcroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Hendale Avenue, NW4 Hendale Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Humphry Repton Lane, HA9 Humphry Repton Lane is a location in London.
M1, NW4 The M1, as it enters the NW4 postcode, is the southernmost section of this motorway.
Mews Close, HA1 Mews Close is a location in London.
Newark Parade, NW4 Newark Parade is a street in Hendon.
Newark Way, NW4 Newark Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Peel Drive, NW9 Peel Drive was named for Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police.
Propeller Way, NW9 Propeller Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Propeller Way, NW9 Propeller Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Rickard Close, NW4 Rickard Close is a street in Hendon.
Rowan Drive, NW9 Rowan Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Saint Mary’s Crescent, NW4 This is a street in the NW4 postcode area
Selborne Gardens, NW4 Selborne Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Southfields, NW4 Southfields is a street in Hendon.
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
St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 St Mary’s Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sunny Hill, NW4 Sunny Hill is a street in Hendon.
Swynford Gardens, NW4 Swynford Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Wilshaw Close, NW4 Wilshaw Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Wilshaw Street, NW4 A street within the NW4 postcode


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Church Farmhouse Museum from Greyhound Hill (2011)
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The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome.
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