Elm Close, NW4

Road in/near Hendon Central

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Elm Close, NW4

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Road · Hendon Central · NW4 ·
July
8
2017

Elm Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Foster House Foster House and Brent Lodge were two 18th-century brick houses at the corner of Butcher's Lane and Brent Street. Butcher's Lane later became Queen’s Road
Hendon Park Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.

NEARBY STREETS
Beaufort Gardens, NW4 Beaufort Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Bethel Close, NW4 Bethel Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Brent Green, NW4 Brent Green is a street in Hendon.
Brent Street, NW4 Brent Street was a section of a main road north out of London.
Century Close, NW4 Century Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Cheyne Walk, NW4 Cheyne Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Christchurch Hall, NW4 Christchurch Hall is a street in Hendon.
Christchurch Square, E9 Christchurch Square is a road in the E9 postcode area
Danescroft Avenue, NW4 Danescroft Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Danescroft Gardens, NW4 Danescroft Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Danescroft, NW4 Danescroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Denehurst Gardens, NW4 Denehurst Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Eaton Road, NW4 Eaton Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elm Park Gardens, NW4 Elm Park Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elms Avenue, NW4 Elms Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Golders Manor Drive, NW11 Golders Manor Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Golders Rise, NW4 Golders Rise is a street in Hendon.
Green Lane, NW4 Green Lane is a street in Hendon.
Green Walk, NW4 Green Walk is a street in Hendon.
Haslemere Avenue, NW4 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Heather Gardens, NW11 Heather Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Heriot Road, NW4 Heriot Road is a street in Hendon.
Holmbrook Drive, NW4 Holmbrook Drive is a street in Hendon.
Holmdale Gardens, NW4 Holmdale Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Holmfield Avenue, NW4 Holmfield Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
James Close, NW11 James Close is a street in Golders Green.
Mayfield Gardens, NW4 Mayfield Gardens is a street in Hendon.
New Brent Street, NW4 New Brent Street is a street in Hendon.
North Circular Road, NW11 North Circular Road dates from works done in 1924.
North Circular Road, NW4 North Circular Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Park View Gardens, NW4 Park View Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Prestige Way, NW4 Prestige Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Princes Parade, NW11 Princes Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Queens Gardens, NW4 Queens Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Queens Parade, NW4 Queens Parade is a parade of shops along Queens Road, Hendon.
Queens Road, NW4 Queens Road is a street in Hendon.
Queens Way, NW4 Queens Way is a street in Hendon.
Raleigh Close, NW4 Raleigh Close is a street in Hendon.
Renters Avenue, NW4 Renters Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Shirehall Close, NW4 Shirehall Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Shirehall Gardens, NW4 Shirehall Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Shirehall Lane, NW4 Shirehall Lane is a street in Hendon.
Shirehall Park, NW4 Shirehall Park is a street in Hendon.
Sinclair Grove, NW11 Sinclair Grove runs from Western Avenue to Golders Green Road.
Sydney Grove, NW4 Sydney Grove is the western extension of Heriot Road.
The Approach, NW4 The Approach is a street in Hendon.
The Crest, NW4 The Crest is a street in Hendon.
Water Brook Lane, NW4 Water Brook Lane is a road in the NW4 postcode area
West Avenue, NW4 West Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Woodburn Close, NW4 Woodburn Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Woodlands Close, NW11 Woodlands Close is a street in Golders Green.
Woodlands, NW11 Woodlands is a street in Golders Green.


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 Queens 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 (LNWR) 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. As of December 2013, no mainline services calling at the station and the Watford service has been transferred to London Overground.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Shire Hall
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Hendon House
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Foster House
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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