Lexington Close, Borehamwood, Herts.
Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1966 and now
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Lexington Close is a cul-de-sac that didn’t last.
Lexington Close was built along with the rest of Stratfield Road
between 1966 and 1968. The streets were built on farmland of Tilehouse Farm some of whose remaining fields which had become surrounded by the urbanisation of Borehamwood.
Lexington Close was a standard cul-de-sac for a couple of years. After the laying out of Stratfield Road
, the dairy farm had been left with one large field behind the houses of Stratfield Road
, Theobald Street
, Croxdale Road
and Barton Way
. However even that field was threatened with the growing housing needs and was purchased in 1969.
A new road - Chandos Road
- was then built with access from the closes of Stratfield Road
which were extended to form through roads but keeping their names.
was not the final field to go from Tilehouse Farm. Into the 1980s, cows still roamed in a tiny field behind Lexington Close. Tilehouse Close
finally put paid to the rural life in the 1990s.
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68 Shenley Road 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared. Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios. Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Chandos Road, WD6 Chandos Road was constructed upon a remaining field of Tilehouse Farm. Haddon Close, WD6 Haddon Close was one of a series of roads off Stratfield Road named after country estates. Markham Close, WD6 Markham Close was created out of the sale and subsequent demolition of Theobald Street houses.
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.