Deacons Hill Road, Elstree, Herts.
Road in/near Elstree, existing between 1868 and now
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Deacons Hill Road is a road connecting Barnet Lane
and Allum Lane
Deacons Hill Road was created in the 19th century by the owner of Deacons Hill House in Barnet Lane
, George Monck Gibbs, to provide easier access to the railway station which was opened in 1868. He would often be seen driving a pony and trap. Deacons Hill House is now the site of Deacons Heights
After Monck’s death, the local council purchased the road in 1898 and called it New Road. It became Deacons Hill Road in the 1920s.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Deacons Hill was a wealthy area and many people associated with the film industry lived here. The most famous of these was the film producer Herbert Wilcox and the actress Anna Neagle. They helped style Boreham Wood as the British Hollywood.
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Deacons Hill Road, WD6
Raphael Tuck and Sons
68 Shenley Road 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared. Allum Hall Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue. Barham House Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree. Elstree and Borehamwood Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes. Hillside Hillside was the childhood home of Sir Richard Burton. The Grange The Grange was a large house built for Frank May, chief cashier to the Bank of England from 1873 to 1893.
Blattner Close, WD6 Blattner Close was named after Ludwig (Louis) Blattner, cinema pioneer, when built in the late 1990s. Shakespeare Drive, WD6 Shakespeare Drive, which was part of the former Furzehill School is part of a development by Persimmon Plc. Siskin Close, WD6 Siskin Close was built on the site of the Boreham Wood Engine Works. 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. Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.
Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).
It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.
Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.