Allerton Road, WD6

Road in/near Queen’s Park, existing between 1955 and now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  ·  MAPS  ·  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.6697 -0.2858, 51.669 -0.285) 
MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502021Remove markers
Road · * · WD6 ·
MAY
14
2018

Allerton Road is named after Allerton Mauleverer - a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire.

Allerton Mauleverer lies five miles east of the town of Knaresborough. The A1(M) runs through the area connecting London and Edinburgh.

Back in Borehamwood, the Catholic church - SS St.John Fisher and Thomas More - is on corner of Rossington Avenue and Allerton Road.


Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence

Click here to go to a random London street
We now have 426 completed street histories and 47074 partial histories
Find streets or residential blocks within the M25 by clicking STREETS


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Comment
norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

Reply

Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

Reply
Comment
Colin Trotman   
Added: 28 Oct 2020 14:35 GMT   

Old Red Lion
I feel your suggestion that the Old Red Lion on Green Street was ’demolished in 1962’ is incorrect; I was born in Borehamwood in 1957, and remember it well - must have therefore still been there in the mid sixties at least.

Reply
Comment
The Underground Map   
Added: 24 Nov 2020 14:02 GMT   

Red Lion demolition
There were two pubs in Green Street. While our source of information may be incorrect, the second one we think DID last until the late 1960s as Patrick McGoohan drank there while creating ’The Prisoner’

Reply
LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

Reply
Comment
Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

Reply
Comment
Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


Reply
Comment
Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

Reply
Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

Reply
Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

Reply
Comment
Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

Reply
Comment
   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

Reply

NEARBY STREETS
Allerton Close, WD6 Allerton Close, like Allerton Road, is named after a village in North Yorkshire.
Aycliffe Road, WD6 Aycliffe Road is one of the main roads in the north of Borehamwood.
Baldock Way, WD6 Baldock Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Barnsdale Close, WD6 Barnsdale Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Belford Road, WD6 Belford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Berwick Road, WD6 Berwick Road is in the WD6 postcode area.
Blyth Close, WD6 Blyth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brampton Terrace, WD6 Brampton Terrace is the southern extension of Stapleton Road.
Buckton Road, WD6 Buckton Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Castleford Close, WD6 Castleford Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Castleforoad Close, WD6 Castleforoad Close is a location in London.
Champions Close, WD6 Champions Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clifton Way, WD6 Clifton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cromwell Road, WD6 Cromwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Darrington Road, WD6 Darrington Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Farrant Way, WD6 Farrant Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Felton Close, WD6 Felton Close, Borehamwood.
Fenwick Path, WD6 Fenwick Path runs between Morpeth Avenue and Berwick Road.
Greenside, WD6 Greenside is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Haggerston Road, WD6 Haggerston Road is in the WD6 postcode area.
Lamberton Court, WD6 Lamberton Court is a location in London.
Leeming Road, WD6 Leeming Road is a shopping area in the north of Borehamwood.
Micklefield Way, WD6 Micklefield Way is a road in Borehamwood.
Milby Court, WD6 Milby Court is a location in London.
Morpeth Avenue, WD6 Morpeth Avenue is in the WD6 postcode area.
Nolan Path, WD6 Nolan Path is a location in London.
Northgate Path, WD6 Northgate Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Organ Hall Road, WD6 Organ Hall Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Retford Close, WD6 Retford Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Rossington Avenue, WD6 Rossington Avenue, built in the 1950s, is situated in the north part of Borehamwood.
Sawtry Way, WD6 Sawtry Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Sinderby Close, WD6 Sinderby Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
St. Neots Close, WD6 St. Neots Close is a location in London.
Stanley Gardens, WD6 Stanley Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stannington Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Stilton Path, WD6 Stilton Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stretton Way, WD6 Stretton Way is named after a deserted medieval village.
The Campions, WD6 The Campions is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Torworth Road, WD6 Torworth Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tuxford Close, WD6 Tuxford Close is a cul-de-sac in Borehamwood.
Warenford Way, WD6 Warenford Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Welham Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Wentbridge Path, WD6 Wentbridge Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wetherby Road, WD6 Wetherby Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Green Dragon This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shooting Star This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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 Queen’s 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 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Aberford Park lake
TUM image id: 1557403472
Licence: CC BY 2.0
Meryfield crest
TUM image id: 1526568929
Licence: CC BY 2.0
Leeming Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1469035628
Licence: CC BY 2.0
Campions School
TUM image id: 1526568075
Licence: CC BY 2.0

In the neighbourhood...

Click an image below for a better view...
Meryfield crest
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

The Boreham Wood and Elstree Post, a local newspaper, ran a feature about the early days of the Laing's Elstree and Boreham Wood estate in Hertfordshire.
Credit: Boreham Wood Post (newspaper)
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Leeming Road, WD6
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

The "top end" of Aycliffe Road when the hilly ground there was still largely undeveveloped.
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Campions School
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Print-friendly version of this page