St. Gregory Close, HA4

Road in/near Eastcote

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Road · Eastcote · HA4 ·
December
7
2020

St. Gregory Close lies within the HA4 postcode.





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Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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tom   
Added: 3 Nov 2021 05:16 GMT   

I met
someone here 6 years ago

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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
South Ruislip South Ruislip developed only in the twentieth century after the opening of the local station.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbot Close, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Abbots Close, HA4 Abbots Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Angus Drive, HA4 Angus Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Appledore Avenue, HA4 Appledore Avenue is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Arla Place, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Barnstaple Road, HA4 Barnstaple Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bideford Road, HA4 Bideford Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Braintree Road, HA4 Braintree Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bridgwater Road, HA4 Bridgwater Road is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Burgundy Court, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Business Park, HA4 Business Park is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Cobalt Court, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Croft Court, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Crossway, HA4 Crossway is a road in the HA4 postcode area
East Mead, HA4 East Mead is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Exmouth Road, HA4 Exmouth Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fairview, HA4 Fairview lies within the HA4 postcode.
Fawn Court, Fawn Court lies within the postcode.
Graphite Court, Graphite Court lies within the postcode.
Hartland Drive, HA4 Hartland Drive is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Kelvedon Court, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Long Drive, HA4 Long Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Manningtree Road, HA4 Manningtree Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Melthorne Drive, HA4 Melthorne Drive is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Odyssey Business Park, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Old Dairy Lane, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Queens Walk Terrace, HA4 A street within the HA4 postcode
Queens Walk, HA4 Queens Walk is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rydal Way, HA4 Rydal Way is a road in the HA4 postcode area
South Ruislip, HA4 South Ruislip lies within the HA4 postcode.
The Croft, HA4 The Croft is a road in the HA4 postcode area
The Fairway, HA4 The Fairway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Vale, HA4 The Vale is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Tiptree Road, HA4 Tiptree Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Trenchard Avenue, HA4 Trenchard Avenue is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Victoria Road, HA4 Victoria Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
West Mead, HA4 West Mead is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.

NEARBY PUBS
The Black Bull This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Middlesex Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Eastcote

Eastcote was originally ’Ascot’, one of the three medieval tithings of the parish of Ruislip - along with Westcot and Norwood.

The Hawtrey family moved to Eastcote around 1525 when Ralph Hawtrey married Winifred Walleston and the couple moved into Eastcote House. Their only daughter became Lady Mary Bankes when she married Sir John Bankes, Chief Justice to Charles I. As a Royalist at the time of the English Civil War, she defended their home in Dorset against the Roundheads in 1643. Lady Bankes had also lived in Eastcote at Haydon Hall and her name is remembered by a school in Northwood Hills.

Highgrove House was rebuilt in 1879 after being destroyed by fire. Winston Churchill stayed there during his honeymoon and the Queen of Sweden was resident during the First World War.

Eastcote station was originally built as a halt in 1906. At the turn of the 20th century, the recorded population was only around 600 people. This had reached over 12 000, one hundred years later.

The arrival of the railway brought a substantial number of visitors seeking a day out in the countryside. The tea garden of the Old Barn House became popular, as were cottages including The Rosery and Orchard Farm which served refreshments. In 1914, the Cavendish Pavilion was built as a private sports ground.

In 1930, developers Comben & Wakeling purchased the Hawtrey family land, including Eastcote House and its grounds, and built the new Eastcote Park Estate. The estate - comprising Pamela Gardens, St Lawrence Drive, Rodney Gardens, Burwood Avenue and The Glen - would have necessitated the demolition of Eastcote House until this was purchased by the Ruislip-Northwood Urban District Council in 1937 for public use. In 1964, Eastcote House was demolished after it was declared structurally unsafe though its grounds including the walled garden, coach house and dovecote were retained for public use.

Haydon Hall was also purchased by the council in 1936 after the death of its owner, Mrs Bennett-Edwards. Haydon Hall also fell into a state of disrepair and was demolished in 1967.

The railway halt was rebuilt as a station in 1939.

The British government built a military hospital on land near Highgrove House during the war. Bletchley Park also established an outpost in surplus buildings on the site, which became known to staff as HMS Pembroke V. A total of 100 Bombe codebreaker machines were used to decode German Enigma messages. Operations continued on the site, including the use of two Colossus codebreaking machines. GCHQ moved to a new purpose-built site in Cheltenham in 1954.

In 1952, a number of new houses were built by Wimpeys Ltd in Newnham Avenue for the Ruislip-Northwood Urban District Council.

The RAF Eastcote site was sold for development to Taylor Wimpey in 2007. 385 new homes were built on the renamed Pembroke Park.


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