Melina Place, NW8

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Road · St John’s Wood · NW8 ·
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Melina Place runs west from Grove End Road.





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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:30 GMT   

Kilburn Park - opened 1915
Kilburn Park station was opened at the height of the First World War

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:49 GMT   

A bit of a lift....
Kilburn Park was the first station to be designed around escalators, rather than lifts.

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Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Born here
Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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NEARBY STREETS
Abbey House, NW8 Abbey House is a block adjacent to Abbey Road studios.
Abercorn Close, NW8 Abercorn Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Abercorn Place, NW8 Abercorn Place is on the Harrow School Estate and is named after James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, a governor of the school.
Abercorn Walk, NW8 Abercorn Walk is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Aberdeen Place, NW8 Aberdeen Place was built on the site of a farm once owned by John Lyon, who founded Harrow School in 1571.
Alexandra Court, W9 Alexandra Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Alma Square, NW8 Alma Square commemorates the River Alma on whose banks the first Anglo-French victory of the Crimean War was won.
Barbara Brosnan Court, NW8 Barbara Brosnan Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Barrow Hill Road, NW8 Barrow Hill Road marks the location of Barrow Hill.
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cavendish Avenue, NW8 Cavendish Avenue was built on land owned by Cavendish family.
Cavendish Close, NW8 Cavendish Close leads off Cavendish Avenue.
Circus Road, NW8 Circus Road reflects the circular shape of the original Eyre Estate building plan.
Clarendon Terrace, W9 Clarendon Terrace is a street in Maida Vale.
Clifton Court, NW8 Clifton Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Clifton Road, W9 Clifton Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Clive Court, W9 Clive Court is a residential block upon Maida Vale.
Cochrane Street, NW8 Cochrane Street runs between Circus Road and Wellington Place.
Cropthorne Court, W9 Cropthorne Court is a block on Maida Vale
Cunningham Place, NW8 Cunningham Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Denning Close, NW8 Denning Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Elizabeth Close, W9 Elizabeth Close commemorates Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the poet.
Elm Tree Road, NW8 Elm Tree Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Eyre Road, NW8 Eyre Road is a location in London.
Fairlop Place, NW8 Fairlop Place seems to continue the oak theme of the naming of Oak Tree Road - Fairlop Oak is a celebrated tree in Essex.
Garden Road, NW8 Garden Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Grove End Road, NW8 Grove End Road has a name reflecting the end of Lisson Grove.
Grove Hall Court, NW8 Grove Hall Court is on Hall Road.
Hall Road, NW8 Hall Road is named after the builder William Hall who died in either 1832 or 1833.
Hamilton Close, NW8 Hamilton Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Gardens, NW8 Hamilton Gardens is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Terrace, NW8 Hamilton Terrace is named after Charles Hamilton who was a Harrow School governor.
Henderson Drive, NW8 Henderson Drive is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hill Road, NW8 Hill Road runs west from Abbey Road.
Jerome Crescent, NW8 Jerome Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lanark Mews, W9 Lanark Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Lanark Place, W9 Lanark Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Lanark Road, W9 Lanark Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a corruption of the local manor of Lileston. Originally the road was lined with trees.
Lodge Road, NW8 Lodge Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Maida Vale, W9 Maida Vale is the name of part of the A5 road running through northwest London and ultimately takes its name from a pub.
Neville Court, NW8 Neville Court is a block on Grove End Road
Northwick Close, NW8 Northwick Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Terrace, NW8 Northwick Terrace was named after Lord John Northwick, Harrow School governor.
Nugent Terrace, NW8 Nugent Terrace is named after George Nugent-Greville, Baron Nugent (1789-1850).
Oak Tree Road, NW8 Oak Tree Road connects St John’s Wood Road and Lodge Road.
O’ Neill House, NW8 O’Neill House is a block along Cochrane Street.
Randolph Avenue, W9 Randolph Avenue was first planned in 1827 by John Gutch, surveyor to the Bishop of London.
Randolph Crescent, W9 Randolph Crescent is a street in Maida Vale.
Regents Court, W9 Regents Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Rodney Court, W9 Rodney Court is located on Maida Vale
Sandringham Court, W9 Sandringham Court is a residential block upon Maida Vale.
Scott Ellis Gardens, NW8 Scott Ellis Gardens was built by Thomas Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden (1880-1946) who was a landowner, writer, Olympic athlete and patron of the arts.
St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 St John’s Wood High Street is a shopping street of St John’s Wood.
St John’s Wood Road, NW8 St John’s Wood Road is a main road connecting Lord’s with Maida Vale.
Stranraer Place, W9 Stranraer Place was a former name for the eastern section of Sutherland Avenue.
Vale Close, W9 Vale Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Verulam Terrace, W9 Verulam Terrace is the former name for a section of the modern Hall Road.
Violet Hill, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Warrington Crescent, W9 Warrington Crescent is a street in Maida Vale.
Wellesley Court, W9 Wellesley Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Wellington Place, NW8 Wellington Place, like Wellington Road, is named for the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Wellington Road, NW8 Wellington Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area


St John’s Wood

St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323.

After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area was agricultural.

St John’s Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density ’villa’ housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century. Parts of St John’s Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density but it remains one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John’s Wood is the location of Lord’s Cricket Ground and for Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John’s Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John’s Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979. With the opening of St John’s Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord’s (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John’s Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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The 1807 Hyatt map
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Dada style Maida Vale block of flats
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Derived from a somewhat famous cover work by Iain Macmillan. Behind the art, the view is Abbey Road, NW8 looking north. The gates of the Abbey Road Studios are behind the white VW Beetle on the left.
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This Edwardian view of Marlborough Road station gives a good idea of the general arrangement; the building was directly over the railway cutting. The thoroughfare Marlborough Road was renamed Marlborough Place in the 1930s but the station retained the old name until closure
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St Marylebone Electricity Generating Station This was built in 1905 and located at the corner of Richmond Street (later Orchardson Street) and Fisherton Street
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Cochrane Street, St John’s Wood (1958) From the episode ’Radioactive’ of the TV series ’Dial 999’,
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Paddington Fire Station (c.1900)
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St John’s Wood was once on the Bakerloo Line
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