Print-friendly version of this page Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.
Hilltop was owned by film director Herbert Wilcox and the actress Anna Neagle.
In the 1930s and 40s, Neagle and Wilcox lived in Hilltop at the south end of Deacons Hill Road
. Their marriage lasted from 1943 until his death in 1977.
From Hilltop in 1936 they watched as The British & Dominions Imperial Studios that Wilcox had built in 1929, went up in flames.
It is now the location of a more modern house.
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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.