Farriers Way, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1976 and now

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Farriers Way, WD6

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Farriers Way was built on the site of the former Home of Rest for Horses.

Starting in 1886, the Home of Rest for Horses came to Borehamwood in 1933 from Cricklewood, and had extensive grounds, all now covered by housing. It was much loved by the locals who visited often, particularly at the weekend.

In 1968, the Elstree Rural District Council foresaw a housing shortage and requested that the Home of Rest’s site might be rezoned and scheduled as suitable for housing development. The charity began to look for new premises and a year later a new site was purchased in Speen, Buckinghamshire.

The home finally closed in 1975 and relocated to Speen, Princes Risborough where it still is today.

The names of all roads on this estate have connections to horses.


Main source: Elstree & Borehamwood Museum
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NEARBY STREETS
Ashley Drive, WD6 Ashley Drive was one of the original Laing estate roads.
Barnet Way, EN5 Barnet Way is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Barnet Way, WD6 Barnet Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Burghley Avenue, WD6 Burghley Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Carrington Close, WD6 Carrington Close lies off of Carrington Avenue.
Cleveland Crescent, WD6 Cleveland Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clydesdale Close, WD6 Clydesdale Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cobb Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Connemara Close, WD6 Connemara Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cranes Way, WD6 Cranes Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dacre Gardens, WD6 Dacre Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dales Road, WD6 Dales Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Park, WD6 Elstree Park is a mobile home park.
Ely Gardens, WD6 Ely Gardens is a cul-de-sac off of Nicoll Way.
Grantham Green, WD6 Grantham Green is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hackney Close, WD6 Hackney Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Halter Close, WD6 Halter Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hampton Close, WD6 Hampton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hunter Close, WD6 Hunter Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lincoln Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Linster Grove, WD6 Linster Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Percheron Road, WD6 Percheron Road like many roads on the site of the Home of Rest for Horses has an equine theme.
Pinto Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Richmond Close, WD6 Richmond Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ripon Way, WD6 Ripon Way was planned as one of the main roads of the Laing Estate.
Saddlers Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Shetland Close, WD6 Shetland Close, like other roads on the ’Horses Home’ estate was named after a breed of horse.
St Paul’s Close, WD6 St Paul’s Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stangate Crescent, WD6 Stangate Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stirling Way, WD6 Stirling Way was built as the 1930s began.
Suffolk Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Tinwell Mews, WD6 Tinwell Mews is a road in the WD6 postcode area


Borehamwood

Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.


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