Neasden Lane, NW2

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Neasden Lane, NW2

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Road · Neasden · NW10 ·
JUNE
3
2017

Neasden Lane is a road in the NW2 postcode area




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Lancaster Road, NW10 Lancaster Road is a street in Willesden.
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Lawrence Avenue, NW10 Lawrence Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Leghorn Road, NW10 Leghorn Road is a street in Willesden.
Leicester Road, NW10 Leicester Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
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Leopold Road, NW10 Leopold Road is a street in Willesden.
Library Parade, NW10 Library Parade is a street in Willesden.
Links Road, NW2 Links Road is a street in Cricklewood.
London Road, NW10 London Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Longstone Avenue, NW10 Longstone Avenue is a street in Willesden.
Lovat Close, NW2 Lovat Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Lucas Close, NW10 Lucas Close is a street in Willesden.
Lyndhurst Close, NW10 Lyndhurst Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Lynton Close, NW10 Lynton Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Manor Parade, NW10 Manor Parade is a street in Willesden.
Manor Park Road, NW10 Manor Park Road is a street in Willesden.
Manor Park Works, NW10 Manor Park Works is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Maple Walk, SM2 Maple Walk is a road in the SM2 postcode area
Marian Way, NW10 Marian Way is a street in Willesden.
Marquis Close, NW10 Marquis Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Maundeby Walk, NW10 Maundeby Walk is a street in Willesden.
Mayo Road, NW10 Mayo Road is a street in Willesden.
Meyrick Road, NW10 Meyrick Road is a street in Willesden.
Minet Avenue, NW10 Minet Avenue is a street in Willesden.
Mitchellbrook Way, NW10 Mitchellbrook Way is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Mordaunt Road, NW10 Mordaunt Road is a street in Willesden.
Morland Gardens, NW10 Morland Gardens was once a street of detached villas.
Mulgrave Road, NW10 Mulgrave Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Neasden Lane North, HA9 Neasden Lane North is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Neasden Lane North, NW10 Neasden Lane North is the extension of Neasden Lane beyond the North Circular Road.
Neasden Lane North, NW9 Neasden Lane North is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Neasden Lane, NW10 Neasden Lane is a street in Willesden.
Neasden Parade, NW10 Neasden Parade is a street in Willesden.
Neasden Underpass, NW10 Neasden Underpass is a road in the NW10 postcode area
New Crescent Yard, NW10 New Crescent Yard is a street in Willesden.
Nicoll Road, NW10 Nicoll Road is a street in Willesden.
Norfolk Road, NW10 Norfolk Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Normanby Road, NW10 Normanby Road is a road within the Dudden Hill Estate.
Northview Cresent, NW10 Northview Cresent is a street in Willesden.
Nutfield Road, NW2 Nutfield Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Oldfield Road, NW10 Oldfield Road is a street in Willesden.
Oliver Road, NW10 Oliver Road is a street in Willesden.
Orchard Close, NW2 Orchard Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Outgate Road, NW10 Outgate Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Panther Drive, NW10 Panther Drive is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Park Parade, NW10 Park Parade is a street in Willesden.
Park Road, NW10 Park Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Park Royal Brewery, NW10 Park Royal Brewery is a street in Willesden.
Park View Road, NW10 Park View Road is a street in Willesden.
Parkfields Avenue, NW9 Parkfields Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Paulet Way, NW10 Paulet Way is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Piper Place, NW10 Piper Place is a street in Willesden.
Poplar Grove, NW10 Poplar Grove is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Poplars Avenue, NW10 Poplars Avenue is a street in Willesden.
Press Road, NW10 Press Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Priory Gardens, NW10 Priory Gardens is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Prout Grove, NW10 Prout Grove is a street in Willesden.
Quainton Street, NW10 Quainton Street is one of a series of streets named after Metropolitan Railway stations in Buckinghamshire.
Queensbury Road, NW10 Queensbury Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 Radcliffe Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Randall Avenue, NW2 Randall Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Ranelagh Road, NW10 Ranelagh Road is a street in Willesden.
Rannock Avenue, NW9 Rannock Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rear St Thomass Road, NW10 Rear St Thomass Road is a street in Willesden.
Redfern Road, NW10 Redfern Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Reeves Avenue, NW9 Reeves Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Review Road, NW2 Review Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Roundwood Road, NW10 Roundwood Road is a street in Willesden.
Rucklidge Avenue, NW10 Rucklidge Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Runbury Circle, NW9 Runbury Circle is a street in Kingsbury.
Rylandes Road, NW2 Rylandes Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Saint John’s Avenue, NW10 Saint John’s Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Saint Thomas’s Road, NW10 Saint Thomas’s Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Sapcote Trading Centre, NW10 Sapcote Trading Centre is a street in Willesden.
Seelig Avenue, NW9 Seelig Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Selbie Avenue, NW10 Selbie Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Sellons Avenue, NW10 Sellons Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Selsdon Road, NW2 Selsdon Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Selwyn Road, NW10 Selwyn Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Severn Way, NW10 Severn Way is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Shakespeare Road, NW10 Shakespeare Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Shelley Road, NW10 Shelley Road runs from Mordaunt Road to Milton Avenue.
Shepherds Walk, NW2 Shepherds Walk is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Sonia Gardens, NW10 Sonia Gardens is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Southview Avenue, NW10 Southview Avenue is a street in Willesden.
Spezia Road, NW10 Spezia Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Springwell Avenue, NW10 Springwell Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
St Albans Road, NW10 St Albans Road is a street in Willesden.
St Johns Avenue, NW10 St Johns Avenue is a street in Willesden.
St Marys Road, NW10 St Marys Road is a street in Willesden.
St Thomass Road, NW10 St Thomass Road is a street in Willesden.
Station Road, NW10 Station Road is a street in Willesden.
Stonebridge, NW10 Stonebridge is a street in Willesden.
Stracey Road, NW10 Stracey Road is a street in Willesden.
Swallow Drive, NW10 Swallow Drive is a street in Willesden.
Tallis View, NW10 Tallis View is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Tanfield Avenue, NW10 Tanfield Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Tanfield Avenue, NW2 Tanfield Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Tatum Road, NW10 Tatum Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Tavistock Road, NW10 Tavistock Road is a street in Willesden.
Taylors Lane, NW10 Taylors Lane is a road in the NW10 postcode area
The Circle, NW2 The Circle is a road in the NW2 postcode area
The Croft, NW10 The Croft is a road in the NW10 postcode area
The Rise, NW10 The Rise is a road in the NW10 postcode area
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Tunley Road, NW10 Tunley Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Tynsdale Road, NW10 Tynsdale Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Verney Street, NW10 Verney Street is a street in Willesden.
Vicarage Way, NW10 Vicarage Way is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Village Way, NW10 Village Way is a street in Willesden.
Vincent Gardens, NW2 Vincent Gardens is a street in Cricklewood.
Vivian Avenue, NW10 Vivian Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Walton Drive, NW10 Walton Drive is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Warren Road, NW2 Warren Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Waverley Garden, NW10 Waverley Garden is a street in Willesden.
Wendover Road, NW10 Wendover Road is a street in Willesden.
West Ella Road, NW10 West Ella Road is a street in Willesden.
West Way, NW10 West Way is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Western Avenue, NW10 Western Avenue is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Westview Close, NW10 Westview Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Wharton Close, NW10 Wharton Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
White Hart Lane, NW10 White Hart Lane is a street in Willesden.
Wilmers Court, NW10 Wilmers Court is a street in Willesden.
Winchelsea Road, NW10 Winchelsea Road is a street in Willesden.
Winslow Close, NW10 Winslow Close is a street in Willesden.
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.
Woodheyes Road, NW10 Woodheyes Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Woodmans Grove, NW10 Woodmans Grove is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Woolmead Avenue, NW9 Woolmead Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Wycombe Road, NW10 Wycombe Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Yeats Close, NW10 Yeats Close is a street in Willesden.
Yewfield Road, NW10 Yewfield Road is a street in Willesden.


Neasden

Neasden was first recorded as ’Neasdun’ in AD 939, derived from the Old English neos = ’nose’ and dun = ’hill’.

Neasden could be seen for afar as a ’nose-shaped hill’ in its rural past as it had been a countryside hamlet on the western end of the Dollis Hill ridge. The land was owned by St. Paul’s Cathedral. In medieval times, the village consisted only of several small buildings around the green near the site of the present Neasden roundabout.

In the 15th–17th century the Roberts family were the major landowners in the area. Thomas Roberts erected Neasden House (on the site of the modern Clifford Court) in the reign of Henry VIII. In 1651 Sir William Roberts bought confiscated church lands. After the Restoration the estates were returned to the ownership of the Church but were leased out to the Roberts family. Sir William improved Neasden House and by 1664 it was one of the largest houses in the Willesden parish.

During the 18th century the Nicoll family replaced the Roberts as the dominant family in Neasden. In the 19th century these farmers and moneyers at the Royal Mint wholly owned Neasden House and much of the land in the area.

Neasden was no more than a ‘retired hamlet’ when enclosure was completed in 1823. At this time there were six cottages, four larger houses or farms, a public house and a smithy, grouped around the green. The dwellings include The Grove, which had been bought by a London solicitor named James Hall, and its former outbuilding, which Hall had converted into a house that became known as The Grange.

The Welsh Harp reservoir was completed in 1835 and breached in 1841 with fatalities. It had a dramatic effect on the landscape as the damming of the River Brent put many fields and meadows underwater.

In the early 1850s, Neasden had a population of about 110. In the Victorian times the horse was the main form of transport, and as London grew, the demand for horses in the capital soared in the second half of the 19th century. Neasden farms concentrated on rearing and providing horses for the city. Town work was exhausting and unhealthy for the horses, and in 1886 the RSPCA formed a committee to set up the Home of Rest for Horses with grounds in Sudbury and Neasden, where for a small fee town horses were allowed to graze in the open for a few weeks.

The urbanisation of Neasden began with the arrival of the railway. The first railway running through Neasden — Hendon-Acton and Bedford — St. Pancras was opened for goods traffic in October 1868, with passenger services following soon. In 1875, Dudding Hill, the first station in the area, was opened, and the Metropolitan Railway was extended through Neasden shortly afterwards. Neasden station was opened on Neasden Lane in 1880. New housing, initially for railway workers, was built in the village (particularly around Village Way) with all the streets named after Metropolitan Railway stations in Buckinghamshire.

In 1883, an Anglican mission chapel, St Saviour’s, was set up in the village. Its priest, the Reverend James Mills, became an important and popular figure in late 19th century Neasden. In 1885 Mills took over St Andrew’s, Kingsbury and became vicar of a new parish, Neasden-cum-Kingsbury, created because of the area’s rising population.

Before Mill’s arrival, the only sporting facilities in Neasden had been two packs of foxhounds, both of which had disbanded by 1857. Mills became founder president of Neasden Cricket Club and encouraged musical societies. In 1893 a golf club was founded at Neasden House, however only 10% of its members came from Neasden.

In the 1890s change led to a conscious effort to create a village atmosphere. At this time, the Spotted Dog became a social centre for local people. By 1891 Neasden had a population of 930, half of whom lived in the village. Despite the presence of the village in the west, it was the London end that grew fastest.

In 1893 the Great Central Railway got permission to join up its main line from Nottingham with the Metropolitan. Trains ran on or alongside the Metropolitan track to a terminus at Marylebone (this is now the modern day Chiltern Main Line). The Great Central set up a depot south of the line at Neasden and built houses for its workers (Gresham and Woodheyes roads). The Great Central village was a "singularly isolated and self-contained community" with its own school and single shop, Branch No. 1 of the North West London Co-operative Society. It is now part of a conservation area. There was considerable sporting rivalry between the two railway estates and a football match was played every Good Friday. By the 1930s the two railways employed over 1000 men.

Neasden Hospital was built in 1894 and closed in 1986.

Apart from the railways, Neasden was dominated by agriculture until just before the First World War. In 1911, Neasden’s population had swelled to 2,074. By 1913, light industry at Church End had spread up Neasden Lane as far as the station.

In the 1920s, the building of the North Circular Road, a main arterial route round London, brought another wave of development; it opened in 1922–23. The 1924–25 British Empire Exhibition led to road improvements and the introduction of new bus services. Together with the North Circular Road, it paved the way for a new residential suburb at Neasden. In 1930 Neasden House was part demolished. The last farm in Neasden (covering The Rise, Elm Way and Vicarage Way) was built over in 1935. The Ritz cinema opened in 1935 and Neasden Shopping Parade was opened in 1936, and was considered the most up-to-date in the area. All of Neasden’s older houses were demolished during this period, except for The Grange, and the Spotted Dog was rebuilt in mock-Tudor style. Industries sprung up in the south of the area, and by 1949, Neasden’s population was over 13,000.

The post-war history of Neasden is one of steady decline; local traffic congestion problems necessitated the building of an underpass on the North Circular Road that effectively cut Neasden in half and had a disastrous effect on the shopping centre by making pedestrian access to it difficult. The decline in industry through the 1970s also contributed to the area’s decline. But nonetheless Neasden has survived, largely due to a succession of vibrant immigrant communities keeping the local economy afloat. Neasden Depot continues to be the main storage and maintenance depot for the London Underground’s Metropolitan line (and is also used by trains of the Jubilee line); it is London Underground’s largest depot and as such it is a major local employer.


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