Manor Way, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1939 and now

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Manor Way, WD6

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2017

Manor Way was one of the first new roads to be designed in the Boreham Wood Estate.

Just before the Second World War, there were already plans for Borehamwood to expand, To the south of the newly-built Elstree Way, a upside down Y shape pattern of three new roads was laid out. Manor Way led from Elstree Way to a new roundabout where two other new roads met - Cranes Way and Ripon Way. Cranes Way led from the roundabout to Furzehill Road and Ripon Way from the same roundabout to the A1.

The roads, having been laid out, stayed largely as untarred chalk outlines during the 1940s as the war effort took the emphasis of planning away from house building. Manor Way had been designed to link proposed new housing with the industrial estates which had already sprung along Elstree Way to the new roundabout where a new community centre (later the Three Ways Community Centre) was to be surrounded by a small park.

But after the war, Borehamwood was earmarked out to be an overspill town. With bombed out families in London proper and still more in what was deemed to be "slum" conditions, London County Council (the LCC) built 4000 houses on the east side of Manor Way - the ’Boreham Wood Estate’.

The LCC were responsible for the new house building south of Elstee Way, which progressed rather slowly due to a series of ill-tempered labour disputes. In 1953, the south part of the new Estate was largely complete - some two years late.

Flaws in the planning meant that this part of the new town was without shopping facilities. Bus routes were rerouted around the Estate to take people to the still small-scale shopping in Shenley Road, or on to Watford and Barnet.

John Laing, to be instrumental in the construction of the north side of Borehamwood later in the 1950s, finally gained a contract to build a row of shops in Manor Way which solved the immediate shopping issues when complete.

In the mid fifties, a pub - the Bull and Tiger - completed the new area, situated at the Ripon Way/Cranes Way roundabout.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Cranes Farm Cranes Farm was a farm in Boreham Wood.
Hillside School Hillside School existed between 1939 and 2000.
The Directors Arms/Bull and Tiger The Directors Arms was formerly known as the Bull and Tiger.

NEARBY STREETS
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
Cranes Way, WD6 Cranes Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dacre Gardens, WD6 Dacre Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elmwood Avenue, WD6 Elmwood Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ely Gardens, WD6 Ely Gardens is a cul-de-sac off of Nicoll Way.
Featherstone Gardens, WD6 Featherstone Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.
Grantham Green, WD6 Grantham Green is a road in the WD6 postcode area
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
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
Monksmead, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Monkswood Gardens, WD6 Monkswood Gardens is a road 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
Nicoll Way, WD6 Nicoll Way is an arterial road in the first LCC built in Boreham Wood.
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
Richmond Close, WD6 Richmond Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ripon Way, WD6 Ripon Way was planned as one of the main roads of the Laing Estate.
Rye Close, WD6 Rye Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
St Paul’s Close, WD6 St Paul’s Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Thornbury Gardens, WD6 Thornbury Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.
Tinwell Mews, WD6 Tinwell Mews 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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