Thornbury Gardens, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1937 and now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  OPENSTREETMAP  GOOGLE MAP  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.65316 -0.26222, 51.653 -0.262) 
MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502021Remove markers
Road · * · WD6 ·
July
15
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.


Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY



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
LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Comment
Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reply
Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

Reply
Comment
Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

Reply

   
Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

Reply
Comment
   
Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

Reply

   
Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

Reply
Comment
Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

Reply
Comment
MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

Reply

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bullbaiter’s Farm Bullbaiter’s Farm in 1905.
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
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
Croft Court, WD6 Croft Court is a location in London.
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
Hertsmere Industrial Park, WD6 Hertsmere Industrial Park is a location in London.
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
Langdale Terrace, WD6 Langdale Terrace is a location in London.
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
Oakfield Court, WD6 Oakfield Court is a location in London.
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
Sandringham Close, WD6 Sandringham Close is a location in London.
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

NEARBY PUBS
The Directors Arms/Bull and Tiger The Directors Arms was formerly known as the Bull and Tiger.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Barnet grass speedway in operation
TUM image id: 1526569186
Licence: CC BY 2.0
199 Shenley Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1469326652
Licence: CC BY 2.0
203 Shenley Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1473010658
Licence: CC BY 2.0
205 Shenley Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1473373697
Licence: CC BY 2.0
215 Shenley Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1522858299
Licence: CC BY 2.0
215 Shenley Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1522858299
Licence: CC BY 2.0
215 Shenley Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1522858299
Licence: CC BY 2.0
215 Shenley Road, WD6
TUM image id: 1522858299
Licence: CC BY 2.0

In the neighbourhood...

Click an image below for a better view...
View of Borehamwood (1928)
Credit: Aerofilms
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Summerswood Primary School
Credit: Eve Glover
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Horses and a cart at Bullbaiters (Bullbeggar’s) Farm c1880. The area has been built over and the farm was approximately where Bullhead Road, Boreham Wood is now. Bullbeggar meant "hobgoblin" or "scarecrow."
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Farmer George King retired from running Bullbaiter’s Farm on 25 March 1905. The farm was the property of the Earl of Strafford of Wrotham Park, South Mimms.
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Auction of farm goods after the retirement of farmer George King.
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

MGM in Elstree Way when first built on a rural site. The first industry has moved in on the other side of the road.
Credit: Aerofilms
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Looking northeast along the future path of Ashley Drive.
Credit: Britain From Above
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Hillside School
Credit: Eve Glover
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Cranes Farm lies towards the centre of this 1939 image. The Horses Home and Furzehill Road at the bottom with the chalk outline of the future Ashley Drive clearly visible.
Credit: Aerofilms
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

292A bus at the Bull and Tiger (1970s)
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Print-friendly version of this page