Kenilworth Drive, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1937 and now

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Kenilworth Drive, WD6

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Kenilworth Drive was one of the roads built for the proposed Laing’s Estate.

The John Laing Company had big plans for pre-war Borehamwood. By 1937 they has laid out some of the key roads of their estate which would have been a high-prestige area of housing - modelled on Hollywood. The Laings roads were the main arterial ones - Manor Way, Cranes Way, Ripon Way, Bullhead Road and Balmoral Drive.

After the Second World War, with housing needs to the fore, Laings were bought out and a very different estate was built instead.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bullbaiters Farm Bullbaiters Farm near Boreham Wood was originally called Bullbeggar's Farm - Bullbeggar meaning 'hobgoblin' or 'scarecrow'.
Bullbaiter’s Farm Sale (1905) Bullbaiter’s Farm was located at the bottom of the modern Bullhead Road.
Horse and cart at Bullbaiter's Farm Addition to Bullbaiter's Farm
Mr George King at Bullbaiter's Farm Addition to Bullbaiter's Farm.
Tempsford Green Tempsford Green was created from an area of rough ground in 1951.

NEARBY STREETS
Armstrong Close, WD6 Armstrong Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Arundel Drive, WD6 Arundel Drive runs from Furzehill Road to Balmoral Drive.
Balmoral Drive, WD6 Balmoral Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Buckingham Road, WD6 Buckingham Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chester Road, WD6 Chester Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Corfe Close, WD6 Corfe Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dunster Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Durham Road, WD6 Durham Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Easton Gardens, WD6 Easton Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Distribution Park, WD6 Elstree Distribution Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Featherstone Gardens, WD6 Featherstone Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.
Howard Drive, WD6 Howard Drive is a street in Borehamwood
Kenilworth Close, WD6 Kenilworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Kensington Way, WD6 Kensington Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knebworth Path, WD6 Knebworth Path is a cut through between Nicoll Way and Balmoral Drive.
Lemsford Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Manor Way, WD6 Manor Way was one of the first new roads to be designed in the Boreham Wood Estate.
Monksmead, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Newark Green, WD6 Newark Green is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Newton Crescent, WD6 Newton Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Norfolk Gardens, WD6 Norfolk Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Penscroft Gardens, WD6 Penscroft Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Powys Court, WD6 Powys Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Rye Close, WD6 Rye Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tempsford Avenue, WD6 Tempsford Avenue gives its name to Tempsford Green, just beside it.
Thornbury Gardens, WD6 Thornbury Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.
Wansford Park, WD6 Wansford Park is a street in Borehamwood
Warren Grove, WD6 Warren Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Warwick Road, WD6 Warwick Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area


Borehamwood

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.


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