This blog records notes about London (and Greater London) streets - what the buildings are, what the background is. These pages have been compiled over many years and from many sources - its not intended to copy from other people's work. Each post represents a square on the Ordnance Survey grid -and the vast majority of information is culled from map based source material - Ordnance Survey, A/Z, etc.
On some inner city squares only a quarter of each square is done because of the volume of material involved
Please add your comments and corrections - I am sure there are lots of mistakes - and my idea is to build up a correct record interactively
Red- it is (hopefully) there now Blue - its interesting but its gone No colour, same as the text - don't know. needs to be verified
Developed in the 1930s on King College Estate land.
A walking route along the River Pinn
Kings College Road
Named for the College which were major
landowners here since the 15th and who are still the Lords of the
War Memorial Homes. Opened in 1952 for disabled service men. Also called the
97 Modern Movement house. White concrete. By the pioneer modernists
Connell, Ward & Lucas, 1936. Restored.
99 is the least altered. It is by Connell, Ward & Lucas, in White
stucco with flat roofs.
Modern Movement House.
This is hornbeam and oak woodland and a Site of Special Scientific Interest
which also screens Ruislip Lido. There is a strip of younger woodland where
pylons once stood and in the south a stand of aspen and wild cherries. It was earlier known as Ruislip Park –
that is a park in the medieval sense from the 13th century.The original enclosure was oval and in the
southern part of the present wood. Earth banks enclosed it and they run from
near the entrance from Broadwood Avenue eastwards to the footpath near
Grangewood School in Fore Street. This
land belonged to Kings College and began to be taken for building in the 1920s.
Following public concern in 1930 the College agreed to make Park Wood public
open space. This was agreed and part funded by Middlesex County Council and Ruislip-Northwood
Urban District Council agreed to maintain it.It was declared open in 1932.
Bowlt. Ruislip Past
Highways and Byways around historic Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote