Category: Borehamwood

Ashley Drive, WD6

Ashley Drive was one of the original Laing estate roads. Borehamwood might have looked very different if two 1930s plans had not been halted by the War. Since work had begun on extending the Underground system to Elstree Hill from Edgware, the John Laing company purchased hundreds of acres, intending to create a garden town. …

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Aycliffe Road, WD6

[advanced_iframe securitykey=”73bfdf36bff161fdb6d48c80a87afbe943e66891″ src=”″ width=”400″ height=”400″] Aycliffe Road is one of the major roads in the north of the Borehamwood estate. Boreham Wood – as it was spelled then – was a small village until the 1950s when there was a rapid expansion to provide housing for families relocated from North London. Separate estates, each with their own parade …

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Barham Avenue, WD6

Barham Avenue was constructed on the site of two historic houses.

Barnet Bypass, EN5

The Barnet Bypass, part of the A1, was opened in 1928.

Borehamwood – an overspill town

In times gone by, the bus routes of London were l-o-n-g. London Transport have shortened routes in more modern days, both for the logistic reasons of bus station/depot placement and the slow speed of traffic-clogged streets. The latter reason causes huge problems in timetable planning. Thus, the modern route 2 does not cross a huge …

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Brickfield Cottages, WD6

Brickfield Cottages lie between Theobald Street and the railway.

Clarendon Road, WD6

Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.

Deacons Hill Road, WD6

Deacons Hill Road is a road connecting Barnet Lane and Allum Lane.

Drayton Road, WD6

Drayton Road is one of the older streets in Borehamwood.

Elstree Way, WD6

Elstree Way connects Shenley Road and the A1 in Borehamwood.