Acacia Road, NW8

Road in/near St John's Wood, existing between the 1830s and now

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Acacia Road, NW8

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Road · St John's Wood · NW8 ·
December
21
2018

Acacia Road dates from the 1830s.

Acacia Road was built along the south side of St John’s Wood farmyard after nearby Elm Tree Road, Oak Tree Road and Avenue Road were already built.

There may have been a large acacia tree on the corner with Finchley Road.


Citation information: St John’s Wood – The Underground Map
Further citations and sources




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
St John's Wood St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

NEARBY STREETS
Allitsen Road, NW8 Allitsen Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Aquila Street, NW8 Aquila Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Avenue Close, NW8 Avenue Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Avenue Road, NW8 Avenue Road was an important road on the Eyre estate.
Barbara Brosnan Court, NW8 Barbara Brosnan Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Bridgeman Street, NW8 Bridgeman Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broxwood Way, NW8 Broxwood Way is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cavendish Avenue, NW8 Cavendish Avenue is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Charlbert Street, NW8 Charlbert Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Charles Lane, NW8 Charles Lane is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Circus Road, NW8 Circus Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cochrane Mews, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Cochrane Street, NW8 Cochrane Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Culworth Street, NW8 Culworth Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Eamont Street, NW8 Eamont Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Finchley Road, NW8 Finchley Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Henstridge Place, NW8 Henstridge Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Kingsmill Terrace, NW8 Kingsmill Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Langford Place, NW8 Langford Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Loudoun Road, NW8 Loudoun Road, dating from the 1850s, was originally known as Bridge Road.
Marlborough Hill, NW8 Marlborough Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Newcourt Street, NW8 Newcourt Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Norfolk Road, NW8 Norfolk Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Ordnance Hill, NW8 Ordnance Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Prince Albert Road, NW8 Prince Albert Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Queen’s Grove, NW8 Queen’s Grove is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Queen’s Terrace, NW8 Queen’s Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Queensmead, NW8 Queensmead is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Radlett Place, NW8 Radlett Place was formerly called Regent Villa Mews.
Regent’s Canal Towpath, NW8 Regent’s Canal Towpath is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Regents Mews, NW8 Regents Mews is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Rossetti Mews, NW8 Rossetti Mews is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Rudgwick Terrace, NW8 Rudgwick Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Saint Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Saint John’s Wood High Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Saint John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
St Edmund’s Terrace, NW3 St Edmund’s Terrace is a road in the NW3 postcode area
St Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 St Edmund’s Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 St John’s Wood High Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Park, NW8 St John’s Wood Park is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 St John’s Wood Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St Stephen’s Close, NW8 St Stephen’s Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Tatham Place, NW8 Tatham Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
The Marlowes, NW8 The Marlowes is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Titchfield Road, NW8 Titchfield Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Estate, NW8 Townshend Estate is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Road, NW8 Townshend Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Waverley Place, NW8 Waverley Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Woronzow Road, NW8 Woronzow Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area


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
Regent's Park
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19th century cricket
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Chalk Farm in 1730
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Fitzjohn's Avenue sign
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The Beatles at Decca
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