Kingsmere Park, NW9

Road in/near Kingsbury

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Kingsmere Park, NW9

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Road · Kingsbury · NW9 ·
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2017

Kingsmere Park is a road in the NW9 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Adams Close, NW9 Adams Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Alington Crescent, NW9 Alington Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Barn Hill, HA9 Barn Hill is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bruno Place, NW9 Bruno Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Carmel Court, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Church Drive, NW9 Church Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Daisy Close, NW9 Daisy Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Deanscroft Avenue, NW9 Deanscroft Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Dimsdale Drive, NW9 Dimsdale Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Dunster Drive, NW9 Dunster Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Glenwood Grove, NW9 Glenwood Grove is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Greenhill Way, HA9 Greenhill Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hill Drive, NW9 Hill Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Holden Avenue, NW9 Holden Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Kings Drive, HA9 Kings Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Langdon Drive, NW9 Langdon Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Lavender Avenue, NW9 Lavender Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Merley Court, NW9 Merley Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mount Drive, HA9 Mount Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Old Church Lane, NW9 Old Church Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Pilgrims Way, HA9 Pilgrims Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Queens Walk, NW9 Queens Walk is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rossdale Drive, NW9 Rossdale Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Salmon Street, NW9 Salmon Street is a street in Kingsbury.
Saltcroft Close, HA9 Saltcroft Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
St Andrews Road, NW9 St Andrews Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Swinton Close, HA9 Swinton Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Mount, HA9 The Mount is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Paddocks, HA9 The Paddocks is one of the streets in the Barn Hill area of Wembley.
Tudor Close, NW9 Tudor Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tudor Gardens, NW9 Tudor Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Wells Drive, NW9 Wells Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Wickliffe Gardens, HA9 Wickliffe Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area


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
Brent Town Hall
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Blackbird Hill (1906)
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Roe Green
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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Oakington Manor Farm
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