Raynton Close, UB4

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Raynton Close, UB4

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Road · Hayes (Middlesex) · UB4 ·
MARCH
18
2017

Raynton Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Adelphi Way, UB4 Adelphi Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Balmoral Drive, UB4 Balmoral Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Blackpool Gardens, UB4 Blackpool Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Bradenham Road, UB4 Bradenham Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Burns Close, UB4 Burns Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Byron Way, UB4 Byron Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cavendish Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Dale Drive, UB4 Dale Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Dale Drive, UB4 Dale Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Derwent Drive, UB4 Derwent Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Fairholme Crescent, UB4 Fairholme Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Fredora Avenue, UB4 Fredora Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Frogmore Avenue, UB4 Frogmore Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Frogmore Gardens, UB4 Frogmore Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Haven Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Hayes Park, UB4 Hayes Park is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Hurstfield Crescent, UB4 Hurstfield Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kingshill Avenue, UB4 Kingshill Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Lansbury Drive, UB4 Lansbury Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Leamington Place, UB4 Leamington Place is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Len Taylor Close, UB4 Len Taylor Close is a location in London.
Mansfield Drive, UB4 Mansfield Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Park Lane, UB4 Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
PERCY GARDENS, UB4 PERCY GARDENS is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Pine Place, UB4 Pine Place is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Raynton Close, UB4 Raynton Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Raynton Drive, UB4 Raynton Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
School Approach, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Tithe Close, UB4 Tithe Close lies off Gledwood Drive.
Warwick Crescent, UB4 Warwick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Welwyn Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Westacott, UB4 Westacott is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Woodrow Avenue, UB4 Woodrow Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Woodstock Gardens, UB4 Woodstock Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wrays Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Gravel Pit Cottages (early 1900s)
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Botwell Common (1890)
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