Thornhill Crescent, N1

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  ·  MAPS  ·  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.54144 -0.11525, 51.541 -0.115) 
MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502021Remove markers
Road · Barnsbury · N1 ·
August
9
2017

Thornhill Crescent is a road in the N1 postcode area





CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Comment
Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

Reply
Comment
Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

Reply
Comment
Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

Reply

Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

Reply
Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

Reply
LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

Reply
Comment
Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

Reply
Comment
   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

Reply
Comment
Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

Reply
Comment
norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

Reply
Comment
Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

Reply
Comment
Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

Reply
Comment
Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

Reply

NEARBY STREETS
Airdrie Close, N1 Airdrie Close is a road serving the Bemerton Estate.
Albion Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Arthur Mews, N7 Arthur Mews was also known as Arthur Place.
Arthur Terrace, N1 Arthur Terrace was built in 1853 and renumbered as part of Caledonian Road in 1878.
Arundel Place, N1 Arundel Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Arundel Square, N7 Arundel Square is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Augustas Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Barnsbury Grove, N7 This is a street in the N7 postcode area
Barnsbury Park, N1 Barnsbury Park is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Square, N1 Barnsbury Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Terrace, N1 Barnsbury Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Belitha Villas, N1 Belitha Villas is a road in the N1 postcode area
Bemerton Street, N1 Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road.
Bingfield Street, N1 Bingfield Street marks the southern boundary of the Bemerton Estate.
Blenheim Court, N7 Blenheim Court is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Blundell Street, N7 Blundell Street is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Boxworth Grove, N1 Boxworth Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bramwell Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brayfield Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brewery Road, N7 Brewery Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Bridgeman Road, N1 Bridgeman Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brooksby Street, N1 Brooksby Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brydon Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bunning Way, N1 Bunning Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Caledonian Road, N7 Caledonian Road continues north towards Holloway Road.
Campbell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Carfree Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Carnoustie Drive, N1 Carnoustie Drive is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Centurion Close, N7 Centurion Close follows the line of the former Cumberland Street (Ponder Street).
Coatbridge House, N1 Residential block
Conistone Way, N7 Conistone Way is a road in the N7 postcode area
Cornelia Street, N7 Cornelia Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Cowdenbeath Path, N1 Cowdenbeath Path is a walkway on the Bemerton Estate.
Crescent Street, N1 Crescent Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Diarmid Road, N20 Diarmid Road is a location in London.
Dowrey Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Drummond Way, N7 A street within the N1 postcode
Earlsferry Way, N1 Earlsferry Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Epping Place, N1 Epping Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Eton Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Faraday Close, N7 Faraday Close is a road in the N7 postcode area
Ferriby Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Francis Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Frederica Street, N7 Frederica Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Freeling Street, N1 Freeling Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gifford Street, N1 Gifford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gissing Walk, N1 Gissing Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Havelock Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hemingford Road, N1 Hemingford Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Huntingdon Street, N1 Huntingdon Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Joiners Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Joseph Mews, N7 A street within the N7 postcode
Kember Street, N1 Kember Street runs west from Caledonian Road.
Kerwick Close, N7 Kerwick Close is a road in the N7 postcode area
King’s Court, N7 King’s Court is a road in the N7 postcode area
Kinross House, N1 Residential block
Lambert Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Langford Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lawrence Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Legion Close, N1 Legion Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Lionswood, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lofting Road, N1 Lofting Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Lonsdale Square, N1 Lonsdale Square was built between 1838 and 1845, and was designed in Gothic Revival style by R. C. Carpenter.
Lower Carriage Drive, N1 Lower Carriage Drive is a road in the W4 postcode area
Lyon Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Malvern Terrace, N1 Malvern Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Matilda Street, N1 Matilda Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Morland Mews, N1 Morland Mews is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Mountfort Crescent, N1 Mountfort Crescent is a road in the N1 postcode area
Mountfort House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Mountfort Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Offord Road, N1 Offord Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Offord Street, N1 Offord Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Orkney House, N1 Residential block
Outram Place, N1 Outram Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pembroke Avenue, N1 Pembroke Avenue is the southern extension of Pembroke Street.
Pembroke Street, N1 Pembroke Street is a north-south street in the Barnsbury area.
Perth House, N1 Perth House is a ten-storey block.
Randell’s Road, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Randells Road, N1 Randells Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Randell’s Road, N1 Randell’s Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Richmond Avenue, N1 Richmond Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Richmond Avenue, N1 Richmond Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Richmond Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Ripplevale Grove, N1 Ripplevale Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Roman Way Industrial Estate, N1 Roman Way Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Rufford Street Mews, N1 Rufford Street Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rufford Street, N1 Rufford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Selkirk House, N1 Selkirk House is the twin building of Perth House.
Sheen Grove, N1 Sheen Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
St Clements Street, N7 St Clements Street is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Stanmore Street, N1 Stanmore Street runs west from Caledonian Road.
Stonefield Street, N1 Stonefield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Story Street, N1 Story Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stranraer Way, N1 Stranraer Way is a road on the Bemerton Estate.
Tayport Close, N1 Tayport Close leads off Stranraer Way.
The Courtyard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Road, N1 Thornhill Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Thornhill Square, N1 Thornhill Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tilloch Street, N1 Tilloch Street predates the Bemerton Estate of which it is now part.
Twyford Street, N1 Twyford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Vibart Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wellington Square, N1 Wellington Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wheeler Gardens, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wheelwright Street, N7 Wheelwright Street was built for prison wardens and other staff.
York Road, N1C York Road was the pre-1938 name for what became York Way.

NEARBY PUBS
Doyles Tavern This pub stands on the corner of Frederica Street and Caledonian Road.
Kennedy’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Meltdown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Albion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Drapers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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 Queen’s 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 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Risinghill Street, N1
TUM image id: 1467032267
Licence: CC BY 2.0

In the neighbourhood...

Click an image below for a better view...
White Conduit House, and the conduit head from which it was named, 1827
Credit: Robert Chambers (1832)
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Caledonian Road looking north towards Holloway
Old London postcard
Licence:
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Caledonian Road. The market clock tower remained after the Metropolitan Cattle Market disappeared.
Old London postcard
Licence:
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Wilsham Street, W11 Charles Booth’s poverty map placed the Kensington Potteries among the "criminal and irreclaimable areas", largely on account of the overcrowded condition of its unsuitable and derelict houses. Five short streets in the district became known as the "Special Area.": Bangor Street, Crescent Street and three roads that have been renamed. St. Clement’s, now called Sirdar Road, St. Katherine’s Road, now Wilsham Street, and William, now Kenley Street.
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

The former Pentonville Cottages awaiting demolition
Credit: London Metropolitan Archives
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Print-friendly version of this page