Elstree Park, Borehamwood, Herts.
Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1934 and now
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Elstree Park is a mobile home park.
It was built on the site of a long-demolished building called Frog Hall.
The grounds of the hall, once Barnet Way
was built in 1928, became attractive commercial land. The Kings Arms pub was built on one quarter of Stirling Corner
, a garage in the second corner, the Metal Box company in the third and the London Caravan Company on this site.
First only selling caravans, Elstree Park later became a site for static mobile homes.
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Farriers Way, WD6 Farriers Way was built on the site of the former Home of Rest for Horses. Hyver Hill, EN5 Hyver Hill is an exclusive road off of the Barnet By Pass near Stirling Corner. Percheron Road, WD6 Percheron Road like many roads on the site of the Home of Rest for Horses has an equine theme. Shetland Close, WD6 Shetland Close, like other roads on the ’Horses Home’ estate was named after a breed of horse.
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.