Kingsmead Avenue, NW9

Area might date from the first world war period. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Kingsmead Avenue, NW9

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Road · Dollis Hill · NW9 ·
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2017

Kingsmead Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
West Hendon Playing Fields West Hendon Playing Fields is a 62 acre public park.

NEARBY STREETS
Alington Crescent, NW9 Alington Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Blair Avenue, NW9 Blair Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bush Grove, NW9 Bush Grove is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Church Drive, NW9 Church Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Church Lane, NW9 Church Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Dimsdale Drive, NW9 Dimsdale Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Doreen Avenue, NW9 Doreen Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Dors Close, NW9 Dors Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Elthorne Road, NW9 Elthorne Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Glenwood Avenue, NW9 Glenwood Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Glenwood Grove, NW9 Glenwood Grove is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hawthorne Grove, NW9 Hawthorne Grove is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Holden Avenue, NW9 Holden Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Holly Grove, NW9 Holly Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
Kinloch Drive, NW9 Kinloch Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Laburnum Grove, NW9 Laburnum Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
Lavender Avenue, NW9 Lavender Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mallard Way, NW9 Mallard Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Maple Grove, NW9 Maple Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
Meadowbank Road, NW9 Meadowbank Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Merley Court, NW9 Merley Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Parkfields Avenue, NW9 Parkfields Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rannock Avenue, NW9 Rannock Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Reeves Avenue, NW9 Reeves Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Sunnymead Road, NW9 Sunnymead Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Sycamore Grove, NW9 Sycamore Grove is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Townsend Lane, NW9 Townsend Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Winston Avenue, NW9 Winston Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Wood Close, NW9 Wood Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Wood Lane, NW9 Wood Lane is a street in Kingsbury.


Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.

The Dollis Hill Estate was formed in the early 19th century, when the Finch family bought up a number of farms in the area to form a single estate. Dollis Hill House itself was built in the 1820s.

William Ewart Gladstone, the UK Prime Minister, was a frequent visitor to Dollis Hill House in the late 19th century. The year after his death, 1899, Willesden Council acquired much of the Dollis Hill Estate for use as a public park, which was named Gladstone Park.

Mark Twain stayed in Dollis Hill House in the summer of 1900. He wrote that ’Dollis Hill comes nearer to being a paradise than any other home I ever occupied’.

With the advent of a station at Dollis Hill in 1909, the area began to urbanise. It became a suburban area favoured by Jewish Londoners moving out of the East End - its synagogue opened in 1938.

The code-breaking Colossus computer, used at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, was built at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill by a team lead by Tommy Flowers. The station was relocated to Martlesham Heath at the end of the 1970s. A World War II bunker for Winston Churchill called Paddock is also located in the area.

The fictional Dollis Hill Football Club features occasionally in the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and Dollis Hill tube station, although real, is frequently played in the radio panel game Mornington Crescent.


LOCAL PHOTOS
West Hendon from above
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Welsh Harp
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Normanby Road in Edwardian times.
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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The Edgware Road in Colindale
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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