Woffington Close, KT1

Road in/near Queen’s Park

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  ·  MAPS  ·  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.41646 -0.31533, 51.416 -0.315) 
MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502021Remove markers
Road · * · KT1 ·
October
5
2018

Woffington Close is named for stage performer Peg Woffington.

Peg Woffington was an 18th-century actress who performed in Teddington, near to where the road is located.

She is buried in Teddington parish church.


Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence

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

None so far :(
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 STREETS
Aspen Close, KT1 Aspen Close is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Baygrove Mews, KT1 Baygrove Mews is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Becketts Place, KT1 Becketts Place is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Becketts Wharf, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Bennet Close, KT1 Bennet Close is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Bennett Close, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Beverley Road, KT1 Beverley Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Blagrove Road, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Broom Close, TW11 Broom Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Broom Park, TW11 Broom Park is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bushy Park Road, TW11 Bushy Park Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bushy Park, TW11 Bushy Park is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Carlisle Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Cedars Road, KT1 Cedars Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Cherwell Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Conifers Close, TW11 Conifers Close is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Craufurd Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Elton Close, KT1 Elton Close is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Glamorgan Road, KT1 Glamorgan Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Hamble Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
High Street Hampton Wick, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Jubilee Close, KT1 Jubilee Close is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Langdon Park, TW11 Langdon Park is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Lexington Place, KT1 Lexington Place is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Lindum Road, TW11 Lindum Road is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Lower Teddington Road, KT1 Lower Teddington Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Mary Crellin House, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Monmouth Avenue, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Needham Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Normansfield Avenue, TW11 Normansfield Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Normansfield Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Palgrave Court, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Park Road, KT1 Park Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Raeburn Close, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Railway Wharf, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Salamander Quay, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
School House Lane, TW11 School House Lane is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
School Lane, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
School Road, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Seymour Road, KT1 Seymour Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Site Office, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Southcott Road, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode
Spinnaker Court, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Station Road, KT1 Station Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Thameside Place, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
The Langdon Down Centre 2a, KT1 A street within the TW11 postcode
Tremanton Place, TW11 Tremanton Place is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Trematon Place, TW11 Trematon Place is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Tynamara, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Upper Teddington Road, KT1 Upper Teddington Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Vineyard Row, KT1 A street within the KT1 postcode
Warwick Road, KT1 Warwick Road is a road in the KT1 postcode area
Whitewing Close, TW11 Whitewing Close is a road in the TW11 postcode area
Wick Road, TW11 Wick Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Widewing Close, TW11 A street within the TW11 postcode

NEARBY PUBS
La Cloche at The Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Foresters Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Swan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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
A view of Kingston Bridge (1831)
TUM image id: 1482364117
Licence: CC BY 2.0
Block on Parkleys
TUM image id: 1574440143
Licence: CC BY 2.0

In the neighbourhood...

Click an image below for a better view...
A view of Kingston Bridge (1831)
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Print-friendly version of this page