January 2019 archive

Isle of Dogs

The Isle of Dogs, locally referred to as the island, is a geographic area made up of Millwall, Cubitt Town, Canary Wharf and parts of Blackwall, Limehouse and Poplar. It is in the East End of London and is bounded on three sides (east, south and west) by one of the largest meanders in the …

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Neasden is situated in the middle of Brent. It borders on many other districts in the Borough, including Wembley, Kingsbury, Dollis Hill and Willesden. The name Neasden means ‘the nose-shaped hill’ in Anglo-Saxon. The original Anglo-Saxon settlement was on a well-drained and well-watered site on the western end of the Dollis Hill ridge. A charter …

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London Borough of Bromley

There are over 40 designated conservation areas within the London Borough of Bromley. These are listed below.  For more information go to: www.bromley.gov.uk  Aldersmead Road, Beckenham – Victorian and Edwardian detached and semi-detached houses (1989). Alexandra Cottages, Penge– 1860s development by The Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes (1984). Barnmead Road, Beckenham– Cator …

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This area was also part of the land given to Geoffrey de Mandeville by William the Conqueror and also became part of Enfield Chase. A map of 1776 shows “Cockfosters” centred on the present junction of Chalk Lane/Games Road with a messuage (house plus outbuildings) on West Farm. The name Cockfosters is believed to be derived from the title …

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Abbey Road, NW8