Ashdown Drive, Borehamwood, Herts.

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Ashdown Drive, WD6

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Road · Borehamwood · WD6 ·
MARCH
9
2017

Ashdown Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Cressalls Farm Cressalls Farm was a Boreham Wood farm on Theobald Street.

NEARBY STREETS
Anthony Road, WD6 Anthony Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Audley Close, WD6 Audley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beech Drive, WD6 Beech Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beechfield Close, WD6 Beechfield Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chandos Road, WD6 Chandos Road was constructed upon a remaining field of Tilehouse Farm.
Chatsworth Close, WD6 Chatsworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chiltern Close, WD6 Chiltern Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Croxdale Road, WD6 Croxdale Road is a street in Borehamwood
Gables Avenue, WD6 Gables Avenue 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.
Holme Park, WD6 Holme Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Kingsley Avenue, WD6 Kingsley Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lexington Close, WD6 Lexington Close is a cul-de-sac that didn’t last.
Linton Avenue, WD6 Linton Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lombardy Way, WD6 Lombardy Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Markham Close, WD6 Markham Close was created out of the sale and subsequent demolition of Theobald Street houses.
Maydwell Lodge, WD6 Maydwell Lodge is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Meryfield Close, WD6 Meryfield Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Red Road, WD6 Red Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Saxon Court, WD6 Saxon Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stevenage Crescent, WD6 Stevenage Crescent is a street in Borehamwood
The Pines, WD6 The Pines is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Reddings, WD6 The Reddings is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Theobald Street, WD6 Theobald Street runs from the centre of Borehamwood to the centre of Radlett.
Thirston Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Tilehouse Close, WD6 Tilehouse Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tudor Court, WD6 Tudor Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Water End Close, WD6 Water End Close 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 Queens 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 (LNWR) 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. As of December 2013, no mainline services calling at the station and the Watford service has been transferred to London Overground.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Neptune Studios
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ABPC Elstree Studios
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Whitehall Studios
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Rossington Avenue, WD6
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Buses in Shenley Road
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Tuxford Close
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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The Artichoke
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Leeming Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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