Rusper Close, NW2

Road in/near Dollis Hill

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(51.56067 -0.22308, 51.56 -0.223) 

Rusper Close, NW2

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Road · Dollis Hill · NW2 ·
July
8
2017

Rusper Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Cricklewood Broadway (1933) Smiths of Cricklewood were notable clockmakers.

NEARBY STREETS
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Church Walk House, NW2 Residential block
Coppermead Close, NW2 Coppermead Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Depot Approach, NW2 Depot Approach is a street in Cricklewood.
Dollis Hill Avenue, NW2 Dollis Hill Avenue is named after the Dollis Brook. ’Dollis’ comes from the Saxon word Dwllice meaning ’erratic’.
Gladstone Parade, NW2 Gladstone Parade is a street in Cricklewood.
Gladstone Park Gardens, NW2 Gladstone Park Gardens is a street in Cricklewood.
Gratton Terrace, NW2 Gratton Terrace is a road in the NW2 postcode area
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Hudson Way, NW2 Hudson Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Ivy Road, NW2 Ivy Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Kara Way, NW2 Kara Way is a street in Cricklewood.
Langton Road, NW2 Langton Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Larch Road, NW2 Larch Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Longberrys, NW2 Longberrys is a street in Cricklewood.
Longley Way, NW2 Longley Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Mascotts Close, NW2 Mascotts Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Midland Terrace, NW2 Midland Terrace is a street in Cricklewood.
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Mora Road, NW2 Mora Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Mount Road, NW2 Mount Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
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Newton Road, NW2 Newton Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Olive Road, NW2 Olive Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Oxgate Gardens, NW2 Oxgate Gardens is a street in Cricklewood.
Oxleys Road, NW2 Oxleys Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Park Lodge, NW2 Park Lodge is a street in Cricklewood.
Pine Road, NW2 Pine Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Pinemartin Close, NW2 Pinemartin Close is a street in Cricklewood.
Rockhall Way, NW2 Rockhall Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Roman Road, NW2 Roman Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Sancroft Close, NW2 Sancroft Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Shobroke Close, NW2 Shobroke Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
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Stoll Close, NW2 Stoll Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
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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
London
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Woodstock House
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Golders Lodge
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Hendon Greyhound Stadium
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Hendon Fever Hospital
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Oxgate Farm
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Dudden Hill Farm
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Willesden (Bramley's) Farm.
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