Townshend Estate, NW8

Road in/near St John's Wood

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Townshend Estate, NW8

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Road · St John's Wood · NW8 ·
July
28
2017

Townshend Estate is a road in the NW8 postcode area




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

NEARBY STREETS
Acacia Road, NW8 Acacia Road dates from the 1830s.
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.
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
Greenberry Street, NW8 Greenberry Street 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
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
Ormonde Terrace, NW8 Ormonde Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Prince Albert Road, NW1 Originally called Albert Road, it was renamed after the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria in 1938.
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
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 James’s Close, NW8 St James’s Close 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
Titchfield Road, NW8 Titchfield Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Road, NW8 Townshend Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wellington Road, NW8 Wellington Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wells Rise, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Woronzow Road, NW8 Woronzow Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area


St John's Wood

St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323.

After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area was agricultural.

St John’s Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density ’villa’ housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century. Parts of St John’s Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density but it remains one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John’s Wood is the location of Lord’s Cricket Ground and for Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John’s Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John’s Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979. With the opening of St John’s Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord’s (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John’s Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Regent's Park
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Chalk Farm in 1730
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Fitzjohn's Avenue sign
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Shepherd’s Well in 1820
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