Fryent Crescent, NW9

Road in/near Dollis Hill

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  MAP  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.58017 -0.25328) 

Fryent Crescent, NW9

MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502020Remove markers
Road · Dollis Hill · NW9 ·
JUNE
3
2017

Fryent Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Silk Stream Silk Stream is just over 4 kilometres long and lies entirely within the current London Borough of Barnet.
West Hendon Playing Fields West Hendon Playing Fields is a 62 acre public park.

NEARBY STREETS
Barningham Way, NW9 Barningham Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bowater Close, NW9 Bowater Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Burgess Avenue, NW9 Burgess Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Camarthen Green, NW9 Camarthen Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Carter Close, NW9 Carter Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Coniston Gardens, NW9 Coniston Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Crummock Gardens, NW9 Crummock Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Derwent Avenue, NW9 Derwent Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Derwent Rise, NW9 Derwent Rise is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Elthorne Road, NW9 Elthorne Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Elthorne Way, NW9 Elthorne Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fryent Fields, NW9 Fryent Fields is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fryent Grove, NW9 Fryent Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
Gadsbury Close, NW9 Gadsbury Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Goldsmith Avenue, NW9 Goldsmith Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
High Meadow Crescent, NW9 High Meadow Crescent is typical of 1920s local authority housing.
Hyde Crescent, NW9 Hyde Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Jubilee Close, NW9 Jubilee Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Kingsbury Trading Estate, NW9 Kingsbury Trading Estate is a street in Kingsbury.
Mardale Drive, NW9 Mardale Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Meadowbank Road, NW9 Meadowbank Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Northgate Drive, NW9 Northgate Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Reets Farm Close, NW9 Reets Farm Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ruthin Close, NW9 Ruthin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Snowdon Drive, NW9 Snowdon Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Springfield Gardens, NW9 Springfield Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sunnymead Road, NW9 Sunnymead Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Talgarth Walk, NW9 Talgarth Walk is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Townsend Lane, NW9 Townsend 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
Schweppes Factory
TUM image id: 1034
Roe Green
TUM image id: 1036
Silk Bridge
TUM image id: 1037
RAF Museum
TUM image id: 1094
Oxgate Farm
TUM image id: 1129
Blackbird Hill (1906)
TUM image id: 3117
West Hendon from above
TUM image id: 1489498601
Dollis Hall Farm
Credit: Brent Museum
TUM image id: 1516546073
The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
TUM image id: 1517936032
The Edgware Road in Colindale
TUM image id: 1517936686
Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
TUM image id: 1517938166
Print-friendly version of this page