Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts.

Road in/near Elstree, existing between 1437 and now

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Allum Lane, WD6

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Allum Lane links Borehamwood with Watling Street just north of Elstree village.

Originally the road was much straighter but encroachment by landowners altered the course slightly. Allum Lane is mentioned as far back as 1437 and at that time was known as Alwynlane. Following the Enclosure Act of 1776, which divided up the Boreham Wood Common, roads such as this were improved from what originally would have been simple dirt tracks.

Along the road many grand houses were slowly built including Hillside (also known as Barham House and Clock House) build in 1789. The explorer (not the actor) Sir Richard Burton, explorer was there.

In the 1860s, the Midland railway reached the area and Elstree station was built at the Borehamwood end of the lane. Allum Lane then became more used as Elstree people used it to access their station. Lord Aldenham build a carriage drive from Aldenham House to meet Allum Lane at the Elstree end so that his estate could easier access the station.

Though many of the larger houses made way for housing, Allum Lane and the road remained rural at the Elstree end, even after the development of the estates of Borehamwood.

Allum Lane Cemetery saw its first burial in July 1962. It stands on the grounds of the old Radnor Hall Estate, which was demolished in the late 1950s.


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Elstree:Station Road, now Allum Lane, with Nicoll Farm on the left. Postcard dated 14 September 1910

Elstree:Station Road, now Allum Lane, with Nicoll Farm on the left. Postcard dated 14 September 1910
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barham House Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
Hillside Hillside was the childhood home of Sir Richard Burton.
Nicoll Farm Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area.
The Grange The Grange was a large house built for Frank May, chief cashier to the Bank of England from 1873 to 1893.

NEARBY STREETS
Bishops Avenue, WD6 Bishops Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Blattner Close, WD6 Blattner Close was named after Ludwig (Louis) Blattner, cinema pioneer, when built in the late 1990s.
Boreham Holt, WD6 Boreham Holt is a road in the WD6 postcode area
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
Fir Tree Court, WD6 Fir Tree Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Grange Road, WD6 Grange Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Park, WD6 Knowl Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Way, WD6 Knowl Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lodge Avenue, WD6 Lodge Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lowther Close, WD6 Lowther Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Nash Close, WD6 Nash Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tauber Close, WD6 Tauber Close is a small cul-de-sac off of Allum Lane.
Watling Farm Close, WD6 Watling Farm Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wentworth Avenue, WD6 Wentworth Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Woodside, WD6 Woodside is a road in the WD6 postcode area


Elstree

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.








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