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Borehamwood

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Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.

The streets of Boreham Wood: Abbots Place · Aberford Road · Alban Crescent · Alconbury Close · Alexandra Road · Allerton Close · Allerton Road · Almond Way · Anthony Road · Armstrong Close · Arundel Drive · Ashdown Drive · Ashley Drive · Auden Drive · Audley Close · Badminton Close · Bairstow Close · Balmoral Drive · Barton Way · Beech Drive · Beechfield Close · Blyth Close · Bradbury Close · Brampton Terrace · Brickfield Cottages · Brownlow Road · Buchanan Court · Buckettsland Lane · Buckton Road · Burghley Avenue · Byron Avenue · Caishowe Road · Campions Close · Canterbury House · Canterbury Road · Cardinal Avenue · Carlton Close · Carrington Avenue · Carrington Close · Castleford Close · Catterick Way · Cedars Close · Champions Close · Chandos Road · Chatsworth Close · Clarendon Road · Cleveland Crescent · Clifton Way · Clydesdale Close · Cobb Close · Coleridge Way · Connemara Close · Coopers Crescent · Corfe Close · Cowley Hill · Cranes Way · Cromwell Road · Croxdale Road · Dacre Gardens · Dales Road · Danziger Way · Denham Way · Drayton Road · Dunnock Close · Dunster Court · Durham Road · Eldon Avenue · Elstree Park · Elstree Way · Ely Gardens · Fairway Avenue · Farm Close · Farrant Way · Farriers Way · Featherstone Gardens · Felton Close · Furzehill Road · Gate Close · Gateshead Road · Goldfinch Way · Grantham Green · Graveley Avenue · Green Street · Grenfell Close · Grosvenor Road · Hackney Close · Haggerston Road · Halter Close · Hampton Close · Hawkins Close · Hillside Avenue · Holme Park · Holmshill Lane · Hornbeam Close · Hunter Close · Kelly Close · Kenilworth Drive · Kensington Way · Keystone Passage · Kimbolton Green · Kingsley Avenue · Knebworth Path · Laughton Court · Leeming Road · Lemsford Court · Lexington Close · Lincoln Court · Linster Grove · Linton Avenue · Lullington Garth · Malden Road · Manor Way · Masefield Avenue · Maydwell Lodge · Melrose Avenue · Meryfield Close · Mildred Avenue · Milland Court · Milton Drive · Monksmead · Monkswood Gardens · Morpeth Avenue · Neagle Close · Newark Green · Newton Crescent · Niven Close · Norfolk Gardens · Northgate Path · Norton Close · Oakwood Avenue · Oberon Close · Oddesey Road · Odyssey Road · Organ Hall Road · Palmers Road · Percheron Road · Pinto Close · Purcell Close · Ranskill Road · Red Road · Reston Close · Retford Close · Richmond Close · Ripon Way · Rossington Avenue · Rowley Lane · Rye Close · Saddlers Close · Sellers Close · Shakespeare Drive · Shenley Road · Shepperton Close · Shetland Close · Sinderby Close · Siskin Close · St Paul’s Close · Stanborough Avenue · Stanborough Close · Stangate Crescent · Stanley Gardens · Station Road · Stevenage Crescent · Stirling Way · Stratfield Road · Stretton Way · Suffolk Close · Summerswood Lane · Summerswood Lane · Sutton Path · Tempsford Avenue · Tennison Avenue · The Campions · The Reddings · Theobald Street · Thirsk Road · Thirston Path · Thornbury Gardens · Thrift Farm Lane · Tilehouse Close · Tinwell Mews · Tomkins Close · Torworth Road · Tudor Court · Tuxford Close · Vale Avenue · Wansford Park · Warenford Way · Warren Grove · Warwick Road · Water End Close · Welham Close · Wentbridge Path · Wetherby Road · Whitehall Close · Whitehouse Avenue · Wilcox Close · Winstre Road · Winthorpe Gardens · Woodlands Close · Woolmer Close · Wordsworth Gardens · York Crescent · York Way

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
27A Theobald Street 27a Theobald Street was once Boreham Wood’s first purpose-built school.
66 Shenley Road, WD6 66 Shenley Road used to lie on the corner of Furzehill Road.
68 Shenley Road, WD6 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared.
ABPC Elstree Studios British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927.
Allum Hall Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.
Barham House Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Boreham Wood Engine Works The Boreham Wood Engine Works and Loco Packing Company was situated in Drayton Road.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Elstree and Borehamwood Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes.
Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905) Added photo for 73 Shenley Road, WD6
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Shenley Road (1930s) Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
Shenley Road water tank Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.
The Myriad Stores Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6
Theobald Street, looking north This image probably dates from the 1950s.

THE STREETS OF BOREHAMWOOD
Abbots Place, WD6 Abbots Place lies just off of Cowley Hill.
Aberford Road, WD6 Aberford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Alban Crescent, WD6 Alban Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Alconbury Close, WD6 Alconbury Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Alexandra Road, WD6 Alexandra Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Allerton Close, WD6 Allerton Close, like Allerton Road, is named after a village in North Yorkshire.
Allerton Road, WD6 Allerton Road is named after Allerton Mauleverer - a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire.
Almond Way, WD6 Almond Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Anthony Road, WD6 Anthony Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Armstrong Close, WD6 Armstrong Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Arundel Drive, WD6 Arundel Drive runs from Furzehill Road to Balmoral Drive.
Ashdown Drive, WD6 Ashdown Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ashley Drive, WD6 Ashley Drive was one of the original Laing estate roads.
Auden Drive, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Audley Close, WD6 Audley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Badminton Close, WD6 Badminton Close is a cul-de-sac running north from Stratfield Road.
Bairstow Close, WD6 Bairstow Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Balmoral Drive, WD6 Balmoral Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Barton Way, WD6 Barton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beech Drive, WD6 Beech Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beechfield Close, WD6 Beechfield Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Blyth Close, WD6 Blyth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Bradbury Close, WD6 Bradbury Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brampton Terrace, WD6 Brampton Terrace is the southern extension of Stapleton Road.
Brickfield Cottages, WD6 Brickfield Cottages lie between Theobald Street and the railway.
Brownlow Road, WD6 Brownlow Road was built together with Drayton Road.
Buchanan Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Buckettsland Lane, WD6 Buckettsland Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Buckton Road, WD6 Buckton Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Burghley Avenue, WD6 Burghley Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Byron Avenue, WD6 Byron Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Caishowe Road, WD6 Caishowe Road links Odyssey Road with Hartforde Road in Borehamwood
Campions Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Canterbury House, WD6 Canterbury House is a tower block in Borehamwood.
Canterbury Road, WD6 Canterbury Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cardinal Avenue, WD6 Cardinal Avenue leads south off of Shenley Road.
Carlton Close, WD6 Carlton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Carrington Avenue, WD6 Carrington Avenue dates from 1958.
Carrington Close, WD6 Carrington Close lies off of Carrington Avenue.
Castleford Close, WD6 Castleford Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Catterick Way, WD6 Catterick Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cedars Close, WD6 Cedars Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Champions Close, WD6 Champions Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chandos Road, WD6 Chandos Road was constructed upon a remaining field of Tilehouse Farm.
Chatsworth Close, WD6 Chatsworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Cleveland Crescent, WD6 Cleveland Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clifton Way, WD6 Clifton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clydesdale Close, WD6 Clydesdale Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cobb Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Coleridge Way, WD6 Coleridge Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Connemara Close, WD6 Connemara Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Coopers Crescent, WD6 Coopers Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Corfe Close, WD6 Corfe Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cowley Hill, WD6 Cowley Hill is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cranes Way, WD6 Cranes Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cromwell Road, WD6 Cromwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Croxdale Road, WD6 Croxdale Road is a street in Borehamwood
Dacre Gardens, WD6 Dacre Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dales Road, WD6 Dales Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Danziger Way, WD6 Danziger Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Denham Way, WD6 Denham Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Drayton Road, WD6 Drayton Road is one of the older streets in Borehamwood.
Dunnock Close, WD6 Dunnock Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dunster Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Durham Road, WD6 Durham Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Eldon Avenue, WD6 Eldon Avenue is a street in Borehamwood.
Elstree Park, WD6 Elstree Park is a mobile home park.
Elstree Way, WD6 Elstree Way connects Shenley Road and the A1 in Borehamwood.
Ely Gardens, WD6 Ely Gardens is a cul-de-sac off of Nicoll Way.
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
Farm Close, WD6 Farm Close is situated on the Organ Hall Estate of Borehamwood.
Farrant Way, WD6 Farrant Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Farriers Way, WD6 Farriers Way was built on the site of the former Home of Rest for Horses.
Featherstone Gardens, WD6 Featherstone Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.
Felton Close, WD6 Felton Close, Borehamwood.
Furzehill Road, WD6 Furzehill Road runs from Shenley Road to Barnet Lane.
Gate Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Gateshead Road, WD6 Gateshead Road is a major east-west road in Borehamwood.
Goldfinch Way, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grantham Green, WD6 Grantham Green is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Graveley Avenue, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Green Street, WD6 Green Street is the modern name for the road which runs through the area, north to south, and which connects Borehamwood with Shenley.
Grenfell Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hackney Close, WD6 Hackney Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Haggerston Road, WD6 Haggerston Road is in the WD6 postcode area.
Halter Close, WD6 Halter Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hampton Close, WD6 Hampton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hawkins Close, WD6 Hawkins Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hillside Avenue, WD6 Hillside Avenue was a pre-war road laid out from 1937 onwards.
Holme Park, WD6 Holme Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Holmshill Lane, WD6 Holmshill Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hornbeam Close, WD6 Hornbeam Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hunter Close, WD6 Hunter Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Kelly Close, WD6 Kelly Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Kenilworth Drive, WD6 Kenilworth Drive was one of the roads built for the proposed Laing’s Estate.
Kensington Way, WD6 Kensington Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Keystone Passage, WD6 Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Kimbolton Green, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Kingsley Avenue, WD6 Kingsley Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knebworth Path, WD6 Knebworth Path is a cut through between Nicoll Way and Balmoral Drive.
Laughton Court, WD6 Laughton Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Leeming Road, WD6 Leeming Road is a shopping area in the north of Borehamwood.
Lemsford Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Lexington Close, WD6 Lexington Close is a cul-de-sac that didn’t last.
Lincoln Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Linster Grove, WD6 Linster Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Linton Avenue, WD6 Linton Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lullington Garth, WD6 Lullington Garth has a very unusual name!
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Manor Way, WD6 Manor Way was one of the first new roads to be designed in the Boreham Wood Estate.
Masefield Avenue, WD6 Masefield Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Maydwell Lodge, WD6 Maydwell Lodge is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Melrose Avenue, WD6 Melrose Avenue was the first built of Borehamwood’s ’poet’ roads.
Meryfield Close, WD6 Meryfield Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Mildred Avenue, WD6 Mildred Avenue is a curious road, being in two halves.
Milland Court, WD6 Milland Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Milton Drive, WD6 Milton Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Monksmead, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Monkswood Gardens, WD6 Monkswood Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Morpeth Avenue, WD6 Morpeth Avenue is in the WD6 postcode area.
Neagle Close, WD6 Neagle Close is named after Dame Anna Neagle (1904–1986), born Florence Marjorie Robertson, a popular English stage and film actress.
Newark Green, WD6 Newark Green is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Newton Crescent, WD6 Newton Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Niven Close, WD6 Niven Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Norfolk Gardens, WD6 Norfolk Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Northgate Path, WD6 Northgate Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Norton Close, WD6 Norton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Oakwood Avenue, WD6 Oakwood Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Oberon Close, WD6 Oberon Close is one of the roads built on the former MGM studios land.
Oddesey Road, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Odyssey Road, WD6 Odyssey Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Organ Hall Road, WD6 Organ Hall Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Palmers Road, WD6 Palmers Road links Cowley Hill with Edulf Road.
Percheron Road, WD6 Percheron Road like many roads on the site of the Home of Rest for Horses has an equine theme.
Pinto Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Purcell Close, WD6 Purcell Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ranskill Road, WD6 Ranskill Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Red Road, WD6 Red Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Reston Close, WD6 Reston Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Retford Close, WD6 Retford Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Richmond Close, WD6 Richmond Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ripon Way, WD6 Ripon Way was planned as one of the main roads of the Laing Estate.
Rossington Avenue, WD6 Rossington Avenue, built in the 1950s, is situated in the north part of Borehamwood.
Rowley Lane, WD6 Rowley Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Rye Close, WD6 Rye Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Saddlers Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Sellers Close, WD6 Sellers Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Shakespeare Drive, WD6 Shakespeare Drive, which was part of the former Furzehill School is part of a development by Persimmon Plc.
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Shepperton Close, WD6 Shepperton Close was opened to residents in 1983.
Shetland Close, WD6 Shetland Close, like other roads on the ’Horses Home’ estate was named after a breed of horse.
Sinderby Close, WD6 Sinderby Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Siskin Close, WD6 Siskin Close was built on the site of the Boreham Wood Engine Works.
St Paul’s Close, WD6 St Paul’s Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stanborough Avenue, WD6 Stanborough Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stanborough Close, WD6 Stanborough Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stangate Crescent, WD6 Stangate Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stanley Gardens, WD6 Stanley Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Station Road, WD6 Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village.
Stevenage Crescent, WD6 Stevenage Crescent is a street in Borehamwood
Stirling Way, WD6 Stirling Way was built as the 1930s began.
Stratfield Road, WD6 Stratfield Road was built over the land of Tilehouse Farm in the late 1960s.
Stretton Way, WD6 Stretton Way is named after a deserted medieval village.
Suffolk Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Summerswood Lane, EN6 Summerswood Lane is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Summerswood Lane, WD6 Summerswood Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Tempsford Avenue, WD6 Tempsford Avenue gives its name to Tempsford Green, just beside it.
Tennison Avenue, WD6 Tennison Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Campions, WD6 The Campions is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Reddings, WD6 The Reddings is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Theobald Street, WD6 Theobald Street runs from the centre of Borehamwood to the centre of Radlett.
Thirsk Road, WD6 Thirsk Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Thirston Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Thornbury Gardens, WD6 Thornbury Gardens runs from Kenilworth Drive to Arundel Drive.
Thrift Farm Lane, WD6 Thrift Farm Lane used to run to Thrift Farm.
Tilehouse Close, WD6 Tilehouse Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tinwell Mews, WD6 Tinwell Mews is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tomkins Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Torworth Road, WD6 Torworth Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tudor Court, WD6 Tudor Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tuxford Close Tuxford Close is a cul-de-sac in Borehamwood.
Vale Avenue, WD6 Vale Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wansford Park, WD6 Wansford Park is a street in Borehamwood
Warenford Way, WD6 Warenford Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Warren Grove, WD6 Warren Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Warwick Road, WD6 Warwick Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Water End Close, WD6 Water End Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Welham Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Wentbridge Path, WD6 Wentbridge Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wetherby Road, WD6 Wetherby Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.
Wilcox Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Winstre Road, WD6 Winstre Road leads from Grove Road to Broughinge Road.
Winthorpe Gardens, WD6 Winthorpe Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Woodlands Close, WD6 Woodlands Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Woolmer Close, WD6 Woolmer Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wordsworth Gardens, WD6 Wordsworth Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
York Crescent, WD6 York Crescent was created to connect industrial areas off of Elstree Way.
York Way, WD6 York Way is the remnant of a service road which used to serve the MGM studios.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Neptune Studios
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ABPC Elstree Studios
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Whitehall Studios
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Buses in Shenley Road
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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199 Shenley Road, WD6
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49 Shenley Road, WD6
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71 Shenley Road, WD6
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