Shirehall Close, NW4

Road in/near Hendon Central

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Shirehall Close, NW4

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Road · Hendon Central · NW4 ·
July
8
2017

Shirehall 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
Bethel Close, NW4 Bethel Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 Brent Cross Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Brent Green, NW4 Brent Green is a street in Hendon.
Century Close, NW4 Century Close is a road in the NW4 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
Elm Close, NW4 Elm Close 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.
Haley Road, NW4 Haley Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Harmony Close, NW11 Harmony Close is a street in Golders Green.
Haslemere Avenue, NW4 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Heather Gardens, NW11 Heather Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Heathfield Gardens, NW11 Heathfield Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Heriot Road, NW4 Heriot Road is a street in Hendon.
Highfield Gardens, NW11 Highfield Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Highfield Road, NW11 Highfield Road is a street in Golders Green.
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.
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 Road, NW4 Queens Road is a street in Hendon.
Queens Way, NW4 Queens Way is a street in Hendon.
Renters Avenue, NW4 Renters Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Russell Parade, NW11 Russell Parade is a street in Golders Green.
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.
Spalding Road, NW4 Spalding Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
The Approach, NW4 The Approach 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.
Western Avenue, NW11 Western Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
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.


Hendon Central

Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.

Hendon Central, like all stations north from Golders Green, is a surface station (although the tracks enter twin tunnels a short distance further north on the way to Colindale). When it was built it stood in lonely glory amid fields, as one writer puts it, south of the old village of Hendon, which has since been swallowed up by London’s suburbs.

The station is a Grade II listed building, designed in a neo-Georgian style by Stanley Heaps, who also designed Brent Cross tube station in a similar style, with a prominent portico featuring a Doric colonnade.

The fact that the area was largely undeveloped allowed a hitherto unusual degree of coordination between the station and the surrounding buildings that were constructed over the next few years. The station was intended to be the centre and a key architectural feature of a new suburban town; it faces a circus 73 metres in diameter that is intersected by four approach roads which provide access to all parts of Hendon and the surrounding areas beyond. For many years this was a roundabout known as ’Central Circus’; however it is now a crossroads controlled by traffic signals.

Writing in 1932, William Passingham commended the integrated approach taken at Hendon Central as an outstanding example of the co-ordination of road-planning with passenger station requirements. He noted, only nine years after the station opened, that it had already become the centre of an ever-widening cluster of new houses.


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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