Silk Stream

River in/near Queen’s Park, existing until now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  ·  MAPS  ·  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.579 -0.246, 51.579 -0.246) 
MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502021Remove markers
River · * · NW9 ·
July
11
2018

Silk Stream is just over 4 kilometres long and lies entirely within the current London Borough of Barnet.

The name is believed to derive from Sulh or Sulc, the Old English for plough or furrow.

The Silk Stream winds from the area near to Edgware Hospital and flows into the Welsh Harp. Silk Stream is a tributary of the River Brent. Its own main tributary - Burnt Oak Brook - runs for about 1.5 kilometres from near the M1 motorway and meets the Silk Stream at Burnt Oak. It has several other tributaries including Edgware Brook, the Edgwarebury Brook and Deans Brook.


Main source: Silk Stream - Wikipedia
Further citations and sources


Click here to go to a random London street
We now have 422 completed street histories and 47078 partial histories
Find streets or residential blocks within the M25 by clicking STREETS


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Comment
Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   

Schweppes factory
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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 LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Silk Stream Silk Stream is just over 4 kilometres long and lies entirely within the current London Borough of Barnet.
West Hendon Playing Fields West Hendon Playing Fields is a 62 acre public park.

NEARBY STREETS
Bala Green, NW9 Bala Green is a location in London.
Brent Park Road, NW9 Brent Park Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Brent View Road, NW4 Brent View Road is a terrace overlooking the Midland Main Line in West Hendon.
Brent View Road, NW9 Brent View Road is a location in London.
Camarthen Green, NW9 Camarthen Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Damsel Walk, NW9 Damsel Walk is a location in London.
Derwent Rise, NW9 Derwent Rise is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Esmar Crescent, NW9 Esmar Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fryent Crescent, NW9 Fryent Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fryent Fields, NW9 Fryent Fields is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fryent Grove, NW9 Fryent Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
Gadsbury Close, NW9 Gadsbury Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Garrick Road, NW9 Garrick Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Goldsmith Avenue, NW9 Goldsmith Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Herbert Road, NW9 Herbert Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hyde Crescent, NW9 Hyde Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Irving Way, NW9 Irving Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Marriotts Close, NW9 Marriotts Close is a post-war development.
Marsh Drive, NW9 Marsh Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Milton Road, NW9 Milton Road was the site of the first church in West Hendon.
Moorhen Drive, NW9 Moorhen Drive is a location in London.
Northgate Drive, NW9 Northgate Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Park Road, NW9 Park Road is a street in Hendon.
Park Road, NW9 Park Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Perryfield Way, NW9 Perryfield Way is a location in London.
Pheasant Square, NW9 Pheasant Square is a location in London.
Pollard Road, NW9 Pollard Road was urbanised in the final decades of the nineteenth century.
Ramsay Road, NW9 Ramsay Road was the northernmost of a series of disappeared streets in West Hendon.
Ramsey Close, NW9 Ramsey Close consists of two storey semi-detached houses built in the 1980s.
Reets Farm Close, NW9 Reets Farm Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Russell Road, NW9 Russell Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Ruthin Close, NW9 Ruthin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Shearwater Drive, NW9 Shearwater Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Silk Bridge Retail Park, NW9 Silk Bridge Retail Park is a location in London.
Snowdon Drive, NW9 Snowdon Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sorrel Mead, NW9 Sorrel Mead is a location in London.
Station Road, NW9 Station Road was formerly called Burroughs Lane and led from the Burroughs to Edgware Road south of Silk Bridge.
Talgarth Walk, NW9 Talgarth Walk is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Telford Road, NW9 Telford Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Broadway, NW9 The Broadway is a street in Kingsbury.
Tyrrel Way, NW9 Tyrrel Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Warner Close, NW9 Warner Close was part of the West Hendon Estate.
Welshside Walk, NW9 Welshside Walk is a location in London.
West Hendon Broadway, NW9 West Hendon Broadway is part of the Edgware Road.

NEARBY PUBS
O’Hanlons This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Upper Welsh Harp The Upper Welsh Harp was a pub on West Hendon Broadway.


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
Hendon Central Circus (1928)
TUM image id: 1489498245
Licence: CC BY 2.0
Hendon Central (1923)
TUM image id: 1489498425
Licence: CC BY 2.0
West Hendon from above
TUM image id: 1489498601
Licence: CC BY 2.0
The Edgware Road in Colindale
TUM image id: 1517936686
Licence: CC BY 2.0
Welsh Harp
Credit: Unknown
TUM image id: 1534456927
Licence: CC BY 2.0
Dollis Hall Farm
Credit: Brent Museum
TUM image id: 1516546073
Licence: CC BY 2.0

In the neighbourhood...

Click an image below for a better view...
West Hendon from above
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Print-friendly version of this page