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Edgware Brook Little Stanmore

Edgware Brook Edgware Brook flows northeastwards Post to the west Stanmore Marsh Post to the south Canons Post to the east Edgware Canon’s Park Marked on the Ordnance map of 1877, and named from the estate owned by the Augustinian canons of St Bartholomew's, Smithfield, who got six acres of land here in 1331. The site of the house of the Duke of Chandos, eventually the site of the North London Collegiate School is to the north of this area, but the public park area covers the remains of his grounds. The park is a fragment of an 18th landscape garden laid out between 1713 and 1720 by the Duke of Chandos. Garden designers associated with the grounds include George London, Dr Richard Bradley and Tilleman Bobart who was in charge until 1724, followed by Thomas Knowlton and Alexander Blackwell, who modelled it on Versailles. John Theophilus Desaguiliers is said to have to designed the water features.   In the park were 4 radiating tree lined avenues. After Chandos’ death the

Edgware Brook Canons

Edgware Brook The Edgware Brook flows east and north TQ 18488 90420 Suburban area with playing fields and parks, and some light industry Post to the north Little Stanmore Bransgrove Avenue Woodlands First and Middle School , Special School Camrose Avenue Camrose Baptist Church .   From 1934 people began to gather together regularly and Camrose Baptist Church in 1935 meeting in a wooden hut. The main church, was originally planned as the church hall, and opened in 1936. An extension was opened in 1976. Chandos Recreation Ground . Named after the Duke of Chandos, this was laid out before the Second World War on a hillside. The original gates remain and there is a brick pavilion as well as sports facilities. Dalston Gardens Trading and light industrial buildings.   These have included a number of bodies involved in electronic research 2 Glen Spectra – specialise in equipment for light measurement and are part of Horoba Instruments. This is the UK division of Internationa

Edgeware Brook - Stanmore Marsh

Edgware Brook The Brook flows east and south Post to the west Stanmore Park Post to the east Little Stanmore Abercorn Road Stanmore Baptist Church .   The foundation-stone was laid in 1935.   This had grown from a group meeting in the Old Barn and started among workers on the new housing in the area. The building was km brick and including a hall, classrooms, and vestry. It was enlarged in 1963 with a bigger hall, and classrooms Stanburn First and Middle schools . Stanburn School opened on its present site in 1938 with the junior school on the floor and the infants on the ground. It was seen as a major design by W.T. Curtis and H.W.Burchett Middlesex County Council architects influenced by Dudok. Stanburn, like their other schools, features a central stair tower. There have however been extensions added since. In 1973 it was split into First and Middle Schools and in 2010 once again became Stanburn Junior School and Stanburn Infant School. Blast Shelter . In 1939 during the sc

Edgware Brook - Stanmore Park

Edgware Brook The Edgware Brook (Stanburn) is joined by tributaries and flows south and east Post to the north Great Stanmore Post to the east Stanmore Marsh Douglas Close Stanmore Air Cadets . The cadets are in the one building remaining from the Stanmore Park RAF Station.   This is what was the NAAFI building and it now houses various youth and community groups as well as the 2236 ATC Sqn Stanmore Park Children’s Centre Elliott Road Married quarters for personnel at RAF Stanmore Gordon Avenue Laid out and built up by Frederick Gordon of Bentley Priory who named it after himself.   Gordon had come from Ross-on-Wye, the eldest son of a decorator. Who had qualified as a solicitor and then built up the largest chain of hotels in the world. He bought Bentley Priory and other land in Stanmore, promoted the railway and the golf club. 2-4 Orme Lodge Day Hospital . A 19 th house, Orme Lodge, was used by the Royal Air Force in the Second World War and subsequently in 1946 bough

Edgware Brook Great Stanmore

Edgware Brook The Edgware brook flows south and east. At this point it is called the Stanburn Stream Post to the west Bentley Priory Post to the south Stanmore Park Aylmer Close 1 House built in 1963 and Designed by Edward Samuel. There is an entrance terrace, with unpainted board-marked reinforced concrete beams and a   timber-framed structure above, There is an adults' wing and   children's wing- the children's bedrooms each have a mezzanine gallery with a timber balustrade. This is a modern house of quality with many original interior features. Aylmer Drive Private road with manned gatehouse at the eastern end. It is on the site of a mediaeval tenement called Aylwards which also owned fields going down the hill. Aylwards was still extant in 1934 when Sir John Rees, Bt., M.P. and his son Sir Richard Had successively owned it. Bentley Priory Park Deer park . The herd of fallow deer are said to be in a private park. Boot Pond . Spring fed pond, allegedly bo

Edgware Brook Bentley Priory

Edgware Brook The Edgware Brook rises in this area and flows east and south TQ 15780 92321 Large area of open parkland on the site of the southern part of the Bentley Priory Estate with a lake, and other facilities.  Some housing to the south - laid out with lots of space, lawns and so on. Post to the north Bentley Priory Post to the east Great Stanmore Post to the west Grimsdyke Bentley Priory Nature Reserve The nine acre nature reserve was established in 1975.   The area slopes southwards from the edge of the Stanmore Hill ridge. The lower part is London clay but in the north this is overlaid by the pebbly Claygate beds and further north with gravel – which supports heathland vegetation like gorse. It is here that springs emerge and form streams as they meet the clay. Grassland .   The name Bentley is thought to derive from Anglo-Saxon words meaning coarse grass on cleared ground. Traditional grassland is still a feature of the reserve. It is “unimproved” and thus has ma