The Artichoke

Pub in/near Elstree, existed between the 1750s and 2012

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The Artichoke

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Pub · Elstree · WD6 ·

The Artichoke was a pub on Elstree Hill North until about 2012.

The Artichoke, a short distance from the junction with Allum Lane, is first mentioned in 1750 when it was kept by Philip Cogdell. It was here that a number of inquests took place including that of William Weare who was murdered in 1823.

The Birmingham to London stagecoach stopped here twice daily in the 1830s.

It recently ceased to be a pub and is now the area’s first Shtiebl, - a Jewish education and community centre.

Main source: Elstree & Borehamwood Museum
Further citations and sources

#The Artichoke


Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.


Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT   

Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.

Geoff Raleigh

Source: Glengall Road, NW6

Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.


Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.


Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

Born here   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.


Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall


Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.


Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

Nicoll Farm Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area.
Red Lion Hotel The Red Lion Hotel stood on the east side of the High Street on the corner of Barnet Lane.
The Green Dragon The Green Dragon was situated at 12-15 High Street, Elstree.
The Holly Bush The Holly Bush was an Elstree pub.
The Plough The Plough was a pub next to Elstree crossroads.

Allum Lane, WD6 Allum Lane links Borehamwood with Watling Street just north of Elstree village.
Elstree Hill North, WD6 Elstree Hill North is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Road, WD6 Elstree Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Park, WD6 Knowl Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Land’s End, WD6 Lands End is a road in the WD6 postcode area
New Road, WD6 New Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Potters Mews, WD6 Potters Mews is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Romeland, WD6 Romeland is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Schubert Road, WD6 This is an article about Schubert Road.
St. Nicholas Close, WD6 St. Nicholas Close leads past the church of the same name down to the school of the same name.
The Bartons, WD6 The Bartons is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Court, WD6 Watling Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Farm Close, WD6 Watling Farm Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Yew Tree Court, WD6 Yew Tree Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area

Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.

Elstree South tube station
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The Artichoke
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The Red Lion about 1900
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In the neighbourhood...

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The Artichoke
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The Red Lion about 1900
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Elstree:Station Road, now Allum Lane, with Nicoll Farm on the left. Postcard dated 14 September 1910
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Nicoll Farm shown at the brow of the hill in Allum Lane (a.k.a. Station Road)
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