Oxhey Lane, WD19

Road in/near Carpenders Park, existing until now

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Oxhey Lane is the oldest road in Carpenders Park.

The road connected Oxhey and Hatch End. Midway along, Carpenders Park Farm was formerly the location of Braziers Dairy. Oxhey Lane was a narrow winding lane until widened in 1937.

Little Carpenders, along the lane, dates from around the 1860s and may have been the Estate Agent’s house for the ’Carpenders Estate’.

Before the South Oxhey (Carpenders Park) estate was built, the Oxhey Hall Estate was built in the 1930s in the lands to the west of Oxhey Lane as an example of "Metroland" architecture.

In the mid 1930s, Carpenders Park station was simply a halt for golfers using Oxhey Hall Golf Course. Bungalows and a few houses were built around it and Carpenders Avenue came into being; other roads spread out from it.

After the Second World War, South Oxhey Estate was built by London County Council between the railway line and Oxhey Woods. The land had formerly been part of the extensive Blackwells’ estate (of Crosse and Blackwell fame)at Oxhey Place.

By 1951, a report on the estate lamented the lack of a community and warned of the development of an “appalling, soulless situation, a source of persistent unhappiness, suffering and discontent”. By 1952, 17 000 people were living in South Oxhey.

South Oxhey was originally managed by the London County Council. In 1980 the ownership and management of the estate was transferred from the GLC to Three Rivers District Council.

After the introduction of the 1980 ’Right To Buy’ policy, many South Oxhey residents bought their homes from the local council. By 2007, some 70% of houses on the estate were privately owned. The estate was built after the Second World War to help alleviate the housing pressures thrust upon London during the Blitz as well as general inadequate housing.

Following changes to financial regulations in 2008, the remaining social housing was transferred to Thrive Homes housing association.

Oxhey Place burnt down in 1960. Oxhey Chapel, dating from 1612, is still standing to the south of the parish church of All Saints. All Saints church opened in 1954 to serve the new estate. The church was demolished and rebuilt in 2000.

Main source: https://www.ouroxhey.org.uk/
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Carpenders Park

Carpenders Park station lies in the Hertfordshire commuter suburb of South Oxhey.

Carpenders Park was opened by the London and North Western Railway on 1 April 1914. It closed again on 1 January 1917 only to reopen once more on 5 May 1919 and served only by London Electric Railway (which later became London Underground) trains. L&NWR electric trains were reinstated from 10 July 1922. The original station was built to serve the nearby golf course.

The station was location 210 metres further north than the current site - it was a wooden two platform structure with a footbridge. It was closed on 17 November 1952 when the present station opened.

London Underground trains served the station until 24 September 1982.

London Overground services from London Euston to Watford Junction currently serve Carpenders Park station.

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