Northolt Park

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Post to the North South Harrow

Post to the west not done

Post to the east South Harrow tunnel

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Cadogan Close.

Northolt Park Station. 1926.  Between South Ruislip and Sudbury Hill Harrow on Chiltern Railways line to St.Marylebone. Great Central Railway opened as ‘South Harrow and Roxteth’. In 1929 it was renamed Northolt Park.

Newmarket Avenue

Named for the racecourse.  Council flats built here post-war.

Northolt Park Infant School.

Northolt Park 

Northolt Manor, held in the Domesday Book by Geoffrey de Mandeville

The park is the site of the old racecourse but it is just a bog standard recreation ground.

Northolt Road

Roxeth, GC R and Metropolitan Rly.

Harrow Gas Works. 1855-1954 John Chapman, Harrow GLCC 1872, Harrow Dist. 1873, Harrow and Stanmore 1894, Brentford 1924, GLCC 1926, NTGB 1949. Built by Chapman at the request of the inhabitants of Harrow 1872 rebuilt, then became a statutory company, 1902 horizontal house became inclined, ext to retorts in 1925, plant from Ilford works. CWG 1906. 1924 Travers Clark Complete Gasification. Had sulphate plant 1933 active carbon benzol recovery plant, 1931 waterless gasholder plus big row. Camouflage painting. Closed in 1954 but holders till there 1957

Race Course Estate

Race Course housing estate. up to 1939 this was a penny race track.  The racecourse had been opened on what was previously farm land in 1929 as the national centre for pony racing. In the Second World War it was used as a camp for Italian Prisoners of War.  Before the races could re-start the Council bought the site for housing.  64 houses were built in 1951 and the grandstand was demolished. Some houses were built by Ealing Council and some by Harrow.   One stand was moved to Brands Hatch.


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