Thornbury Gardens, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1937 and now

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Thornbury Gardens, WD6

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2018

Thornbury Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.

It was almost the oldest road on the proposed Boreham Wood Estate (South) which John Laing’s proposed to build.

Aiming for a more upmarket development than subsequently happened - Laing’s plans for Boreham Wood aimed at being Britain’s version of Hollywood.

As with the other earlier planned roads, it was named after either a farm or a castle. Thornbury Castle is a castle in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. It was begun in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. It is not a true castle (designed to serve as a fortress), but rather an early example of a Tudor country house, with minimal defensive attributes. It is now a grade I listed building.


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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.
Cranes Farm Cranes Farm was a farm in Boreham Wood.
Hillside School Hillside School existed between 1939 and 2000.
Horse and cart at Bullbaiter's Farm Addition to Bullbaiter's Farm
Mr George King at Bullbaiter's Farm Addition to Bullbaiter's Farm.
The Directors Arms/Bull and Tiger The Directors Arms was formerly known as the Bull and Tiger.

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
Carlton Close, WD6 Carlton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cleveland Crescent, WD6 Cleveland Crescent 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
Elmwood Avenue, WD6 Elmwood Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Featherstone Gardens, WD6 Featherstone Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.
Graveley Avenue, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Hampton Close, WD6 Hampton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hillside Avenue, WD6 Hillside Avenue was a pre-war road laid out from 1937 onwards.
Kenilworth Close, WD6 Kenilworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Kenilworth Drive, WD6 Kenilworth Drive was one of the roads built for the proposed Laing’s Estate.
Kimbolton Green, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
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
Monkswood Gardens, WD6 Monkswood Gardens 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
Oakwood Avenue, WD6 Oakwood Avenue 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
Warren Grove, WD6 Warren Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Woodlands Close, WD6 Woodlands Close 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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Hillside School
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