Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing until now

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Shenley Road, WD6

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Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.

Leading to the village of Shenley, and hence the name, it was not always the high street of Boreham Wood (later Borehamwood). The main commercial activity until the 1930s was centred on Theobald Street instead.

As the village grew into a town, and especially as the new estate came into being, the largely residential nature of Shenley Road began to change as houses were knocked down and shops erected. This coincided with the centre of gravity of Borehamwood moving east as film studios were built.

When Elstree Way was laid out around the time of the Second World War, its junction with Shenley Road began to mark the limit of the commercial west end of the road and the still residential east/north end.

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105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
66 Shenley Road, WD6 66 Shenley Road used to lie on the corner of Furzehill Road.
68 Shenley Road, WD6 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared.
ABPC Elstree Studios British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905) Added photo for 73 Shenley Road, WD6
Hillside School Hillside School existed between 1939 and 2000.
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Shenley Road (1930s) Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
Shenley Road water tank Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.
The Myriad Stores Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6
Theobald Street, looking north This image probably dates from the 1950s.

Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Almond Way, WD6 Almond Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Audley Close, WD6 Audley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Badminton Close, WD6 Badminton Close is a cul-de-sac running north from Stratfield Road.
Barton Way, WD6 Barton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Canterbury House, WD6 Canterbury House is a tower block in Borehamwood.
Cardinal Avenue, WD6 Cardinal Avenue leads south off of Shenley Road.
Chatsworth Close, WD6 Chatsworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Drayton Road, WD6 Drayton Road is one of the older streets in Borehamwood.
Eldon Avenue, WD6 Eldon Avenue is a street in Borehamwood.
Essex Road, WD6 Essex Road was created just prior to the first world war.
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
George Street, WD6 George Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 Glenhaven Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Goodwood Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Haddon Close, WD6 Haddon Close was one of a series of roads off Stratfield Road named after country estates.
Hillside Avenue, WD6 Hillside Avenue was a pre-war road laid out from 1937 onwards.
Keystone Passage, WD6 Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Maxwell Road, WD6 Maxwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Mildred Avenue, WD6 Mildred Avenue is a curious road, being in two halves.
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.
Stratfield Road, WD6 Stratfield Road was built over the land of Tilehouse Farm in the late 1960s.
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Turpin Road, E20 A street within the KT17 postcode
Welbeck Close, WD6 Welbeck Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.


Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.

Neptune Studios
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ABPC Elstree Studios
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Whitehall Studios
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Buses in Shenley Road
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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199 Shenley Road, WD6
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49 Shenley Road, WD6
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71 Shenley Road, WD6
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