Burnt Oak

Underground station, existing between 1924 and now

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Burnt Oak tube station is a London Underground station in on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Edgware and Colindale stations.

The name Burnt Oak was first used in 1754 and from then until the 1850s referred to no more than a field on the eastern side of the Edgware Road (Watling Street). Nor is there evidence that the name implies anything except that the field had once contained a burnt oak tree.

In May 1844 Burnt Oak field was sold to a Mr Essex, and by the 1860s plans were in place to build three residential streets: North Street, East Street, and South Street. The application of the field name to the area seems to have followed from this new estate and was in use by the end of the 19th century.

However, the area was generally known as Red Hill until the opening of Burnt Oak tube station.

The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Burnt Oak (Watling) on the 27 October 1924, two months after the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate Line from Hendon Central to Edgware had opened. The station was originally provided with a temporary structure before the final ticket office building was constructed in 1925. The suffix was dropped from the name about 1950.


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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

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Comment
   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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Lived here
David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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THE STREETS OF BURNT OAK
Abbots Road, HA8 Abbots Road follows a footpath which stretched from Bunns Lane to Orange Hill House.
Albany Court, HA8 Albany Court is a location in London.
Amy Johnson Court, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Arundel Gardens, HA8 Arundel Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Back Lane, HA8 Back Lane is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Benningholme Road, HA8 Benningholme Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Bernhart Close, HA8 Bernhart Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Birchwood Court, HA8 Birchwood Court is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Blundell Road, HA8 Blundell Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Boston Road, HA8 Boston Road is a location in London.
Brearley Close, HA8 Brearley Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Burnt Oak Fields, HA8 Burnt Oak Fields is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Butler Close, HA8 Butler Close is a location in London.
Cameron Crescent, HA8 Cameron Crescent is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Clare House, HA8 Residential block
Colchester Road, HA8 Colchester Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Compton Close, HA8 Compton Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Cooms Walk, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Cressingham Road, HA8 Cressingham Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Crispin Road, HA8 Crispin Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
De Havilland Road, HA8 De Havilland Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dean Walk, HA8 Dean Walk is a location in London.
Deansbrook Road, HA8 Deansbrook Road is a local secondary centre of shopping for the Watling Estate.
Dryfield Road, HA8 Dryfield Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
East Road, HA8 East Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Edwin Road, HA8 Edwin Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Eversfield Gardens, NW7 Eversfield Gardens is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Fell Walk, HA8 Fell Walk is a location in London.
Fortescue Road, HA8 Fortescue Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fortune Avenue, HA8 Fortune Avenue is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Fourland Walk, HA8 Fourland Walk is a location in London.
Gaskarth Road, HA8 Gaskarth Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gervase Road, HA8 Gervase Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gilbert Grove, HA8 Gilbert Grove is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Gloucester Grove, HA8 Gloucester Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gold Hill, HA8 Gold Hill is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Goldbeaters Grove, HA8 Goldbeaters Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Grace Close, HA8 Grace Close is a location in London.
Gunter Grove, HA8 Gunter Grove is a location in London.
Halford Close, HA8 Halford Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Hanshaw Drive, HA8 Hanshaw Drive is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Homefield Road, HA8 Homefield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Horsecroft Road, HA8 Horsecroft Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Hutton Row, HA8 Hutton Row is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Kirton Walk, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Langham Road, HA8 Langham Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Limesdale Gardens, HA8 Limesdale Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Littlefield Road, HA8 Littlefield Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Lyndhurst Avenue, NW7 Lyndhurst Avenue is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Maple Gardens, HA8 Maple Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Market Lane, HA8 Market Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Melrose Gardens, HA8 Melrose Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Merrivale Mews, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Millfield Road, HA8 Millfield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Milling Road, HA8 Milling Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Mostyn Road, HA8 Mostyn Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Norwich Walk, HA8 Norwich Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Oak Gardens, HA8 Oak Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Oakleigh Court, HA8 Oakleigh Court is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Orange Hill Road, HA8 Orange Hill Road is named after a house which was built around 1818 and which stood on Abbots Road.
Oval Court, HA8 Oval Court is a location in London.
Ovalley Court, HA8 Ovalley Court is a location in London.
Pavilion Way, HA8 Pavilion Way is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Playfield Road, HA8 Playfield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Redhill Drive, HA8 Redhill Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Roscoff Close, HA8 Roscoff Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Ruddock Close, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Scott Road, HA8 Scott Road is a location in London.
Selwyn Court, HA8 Selwyn Court is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Silkstream Parade, HA8 Silkstream Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Silkstream Road, HA8 Silkstream Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Southbourne Avenue, NW9 Southbourne Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Spalding Close, HA8 Spalding Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
St Alphage Walk, HA8 St Alphage Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
St. Alphage Walk, HA8 St. Alphage Walk is a location in London.
Storksmead Road, HA8 Storksmead Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Teignmouth Close, HA8 Teignmouth Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
The Croft, HA8 The Croft is a road in the HA8 postcode area
The Meads, HA8 The Meads is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Thirleby Road, HA8 Thirleby Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Trevor Gardens, HA8 Trevor Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Trevor Road, HA8 Trevor Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Trueman Close, HA8 Trueman Close is a location in London.
Walter Walk, HA8 Walter Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Warren Way, HA8 Warren Way is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Watling Avenue, HA8 Watling Avenue is a road which forms part of the Burnt Oak Broadway shopping area.

THE PUBS OF BURNT OAK
Bald Faced Stag The Baldfaced Stag was an inn on the Edgware Road as early as the 18th century when hay carters from Middlesex and Hertfordhire would meet there on May Day.
Blarneys Free House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The New Inn The New Inn is a pub situated within a shopping parade at 19 Burnt Oak Broadway.




LOCAL PHOTOS
The Edgware Road in Colindale
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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