Ashley Drive, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1939 and now

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Ashley Drive, WD6

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2018

Ashley Drive was one of the original Laing estate roads.

Borehamwood might have looked very different if two 1930s plans had not been halted by the War.

Since work had begun on extending the Underground system to Elstree Hill from Edgware, the John Laing company purchased hundreds of acres, intending to create a ‘garden town.

By 1939, certain new roads had been constructed already - Ashley Drive and Balmoral Drive ran north-south and met Ripon Way which linked up with a similar north-south road slightly to the east - Manor Way/Cranes Way.

The war intervened bringing further Laing work to a halt. After World War Two, London had a housing crisis and the then London County Council proposed a new plan built around the Laing roads.






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Looking northeast along the future path of Ashley Drive.

Looking northeast along the future path of Ashley Drive.
Britain From Above

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barnet Grass Speedway Barnet Grass Speedway was active between 1929 and 1936, next to the recently constructed Barnet By Pass.
Cranes Farm Cranes Farm was a farm in Boreham Wood.
Froghall Cottages Frog Hall Cottages were built in the late 1860s along Barnet Lane.
Home of Rest for Horses The Home of Rest for Horses was situated at the corner of Furzehill Road and Barnet Lane, near Borehamwood.
Manor Farm Manor Farm was originally a farm in Boreham Wood.
Stirling Corner Stirling Corner is the road junction of the A1 Barnet Bypass and Barnet Lane.
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.
Burghley Avenue, WD6 Burghley Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Carlton Close, WD6 Carlton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Carrington Close, WD6 Carrington Close lies off of Carrington Avenue.
Cleveland Crescent, WD6 Cleveland Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clydesdale Close, WD6 Clydesdale Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cobb Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Connemara Close, WD6 Connemara Close 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
Dales Road, WD6 Dales Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ely Gardens, WD6 Ely Gardens is a cul-de-sac off of Nicoll Way.
Farriers Way, WD6 Farriers Way was built on the site of the former Home of Rest for Horses.
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
Hackney Close, WD6 Hackney Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Halter Close, WD6 Halter Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hampton Close, WD6 Hampton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hunter Close, WD6 Hunter Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
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.
Lincoln Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Linster Grove, WD6 Linster Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Monkswood Gardens, WD6 Monkswood Gardens 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.
Percheron Road, WD6 Percheron Road like many roads on the site of the Home of Rest for Horses has an equine theme.
Pinto Close, WD6 This is a street 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.
Saddlers Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Shetland Close, WD6 Shetland Close, like other roads on the ’Horses Home’ estate was named after a breed of horse.
St Paul’s Close, WD6 St Paul’s Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stangate Crescent, WD6 Stangate Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stirling Way, WD6 Stirling Way was built as the 1930s began.
Suffolk Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Tinwell Mews, WD6 Tinwell Mews 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Home of Rest for Horses
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Barnet grass speedway in operation
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