Nicoll Farm

Farm in/near Elstree, existed between 1500 and the 2010s

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Nicoll Farm

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2018

Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area.

Nicoll (Nicholl) Farm was built on land owned by Lord Aldenham. The farmhouse was built c.1500 with a crosswing added a century later. There was an early and mid eighteenth century extension, and 19th and 20th century additions.

The farm was interesting geologically as it occupied land suitable for growing crops whereas the surrounding area was mostly clay. Later in its life, it had an equestrian speciality.

By 1908, the farm was tenanted out to Joseph Still. Later the tenancy went to Douglas Dalton who was known for both his pigsty and his sausages.

Despite being green belt, a housing development was built on the site in the 2010s.


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Nicoll Farm shown at the brow of the hill in Allum Lane (a.k.a. Station Road)</SPAN>

Nicoll Farm shown at the brow of the hill in Allum Lane (a.k.a. Station Road)
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barham House Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
Hillside Hillside was the childhood home of Sir Richard Burton.
Nicoll Farm Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area.
The Grange The Grange was a large house built for Frank May, chief cashier to the Bank of England from 1873 to 1893.

NEARBY STREETS
Allum Lane, WD6 Allum Lane links Borehamwood with Watling Street just north of Elstree village.
Bishops Avenue, WD6 Bishops Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Blattner Close, WD6 Blattner Close was named after Ludwig (Louis) Blattner, cinema pioneer, when built in the late 1990s.
Boreham Holt, WD6 Boreham Holt is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Hill North, WD6 Elstree Hill North is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Road, WD6 Elstree Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fir Tree Court, WD6 Fir Tree Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Grange Road, WD6 Grange Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Holt Close, WD6 Holt Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Park, WD6 Knowl Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Way, WD6 Knowl Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Links Drive, WD6 Links Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lodge Avenue, WD6 Lodge Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Nash Close, WD6 Nash Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Sheraton Close, WD6 Sheraton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tauber Close, WD6 Tauber Close is a small cul-de-sac off of Allum Lane.
The Rise, WD6 The Rise is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Farm Close, WD6 Watling Farm Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wentworth Avenue, WD6 Wentworth Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Woodside, WD6 Woodside is a road in the WD6 postcode area


Elstree

Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.

Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).

It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.

Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.








LOCAL PHOTOS
Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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The Artichoke
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The Red Lion about 1900
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Elstree Manor House
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In the neighbourhood...

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Napoleon’s Death Mask, made in 1821 by Barham House resident, Francis Burton M.D., the uncle of explorer Richard Francis Burton
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The Artichoke
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Elstree:Station Road, now Allum Lane, with Nicoll Farm on the left. Postcard dated 14 September 1910
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"Hillside" - also known as "Barham House".
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Nicoll Farm shown at the brow of the hill in Allum Lane (a.k.a. Station Road)
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