Drayton Road, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1887 and now

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Drayton Road, WD6

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2018

Drayton Road is one of the older streets in Borehamwood.

The road largely consists of late Victorian terraces.

In 1896 Charles Braithwaite opened a factory at the south end of Drayton Road specialising in making packing material.

Formerly the location of the Borehamwood Times, the local museum, Drayton Road was also the terminus of earlier bus routes.


Main source: Elstree & Borehamwood Museum
Further citations and sources



Drayton Road (1953)

Drayton Road (1953)
Victor Rowntree

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
27A Theobald Street 27a Theobald Street was once Boreham Wood’s first purpose-built school.
66 Shenley Road, WD6 66 Shenley Road used to lie on the corner of Furzehill Road.
68 Shenley Road, WD6 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared.
ABPC Elstree Studios British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927.
Allum Hall Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Boreham Wood Engine Works The Boreham Wood Engine Works and Loco Packing Company was situated in Drayton Road.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Elstree and Borehamwood Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes.
Elstree Brick & Tile Company Elstree Brick Works ran from 1865 until 1915.
Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905) Added photo for 73 Shenley Road, WD6
Shenley Road (1930s) Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
The Grange The Grange was a large house built for Frank May, chief cashier to the Bank of England from 1873 to 1893.
The Myriad Stores Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6
Theobald Street, looking north This image probably dates from the 1950s.

NEARBY STREETS
Almond Way, WD6 Almond Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Boreham Holt, WD6 Boreham Holt is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brickfield Cottages, WD6 Brickfield Cottages lie between Theobald Street and the railway.
Brownlow Road, WD6 Brownlow Road was built together with Drayton Road.
Cardinal Avenue, WD6 Cardinal Avenue leads south off of Shenley Road.
Cavendish Crescent, WD6 Cavendish Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cedars Close, WD6 Cedars Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chatsworth Close, WD6 Chatsworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chaucer Grove, WD6 Chaucer Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Coleridge Way, WD6 Coleridge Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Deacons Hill Road, WD6 Deacons Hill Road is a road connecting Barnet Lane and Allum Lane.
Dunnock Close, WD6 Dunnock Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Essex Road, WD6 Essex Road was created just prior to the first world war.
Furzehill Road, WD6 Furzehill Road runs from Shenley Road to Barnet Lane.
Gables Avenue, WD6 Gables Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 Glenhaven Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Goldfinch Way, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Hollywood Court, WD6 Hollywood Court was built in 1935.
Holt Close, WD6 Holt Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Keats Close, WD6 Keats Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Keystone Passage, WD6 Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Links Drive, WD6 Links Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Mildred Avenue, WD6 Mildred Avenue is a curious road, being in two halves.
Oakwood Avenue, WD6 Oakwood Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Park Crescent, WD6 Park Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Shakespeare Drive, WD6 Shakespeare Drive, which was part of the former Furzehill School is part of a development by Persimmon Plc.
Shelley Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Siskin Close, WD6 Siskin Close was built on the site of the Boreham Wood Engine Works.
Station Road, WD6 Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village.
Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
ABPC Elstree Studios
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Whitehall Studios
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Buses in Shenley Road
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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199 Shenley Road, WD6
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49 Shenley Road, WD6
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71 Shenley Road, WD6
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37 Shenley Road, WD6
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39 Shenley Road, WD6
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73 Shenley Road, WD6
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