Kingsbury

Kingsbury

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Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

History

Kingsbury was historically a small parish in the Gore (hundred) and county of Middlesex. Until the nineteenth century it was largely rural with only scattered settlements. Oliver Goldsmith lived at Hyde Farm in Kingsbury from 1771 to 1774. David William Murray, 3rd Earl of Mansfield was buried at St. Andrew's churchyard in 1840.

Although it lay close to London, development started slowly, and it was not until after World War I that the district became built up. An aircraft industry was established in the part of Kingsbury adjacent to Hendon aerdrome during the war, while the road network was improved to cater for the British Empire Exhibition in nearby Wembley in 1924.[http://www.brent.gov.uk/Heritage.nsf/24878f4b00d4f0f68025663c006c7944/96101d74523fd02580256b210035a3cb/$FILE/Kingsbury.PDF ''Places in Brent: Kingsbury'', Grange Museum of Community History and Brent Archive, accessed January 28, 2008] The number of inhabited houses in the civil parishes in England increased from just 140 in 1901 to 3,937 in 1931. By 1951 this had risen to 11,776.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26893 ''Kingsbury: Introduction'', ''Victoria County History of Middlesex'', Volume 5 (British History Online), accessed January 28, 2008] Between 1921 and 1931 Kingsbury's population increased by 796%.

John Logie Baird's experimental transmissions from UK to Berlin, Germany were transmitted from the stable block of Kingsbury Manor, now the Veterans Club in Roe Green Park.

From 1923 to 1979 Kingsbury Road was the location of the Vanden Plas specialist motor body works, body makers for Bentley and later part of Austin Motor Company, British Motor Corporation, and British Leyland. The site is now Kingsbury Trading Estate.
In 1894 Kingsbury was included in the Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland) of Municipal Borough of Wembley. However as Kingsbury had only three councillors on the urban district council to Wembley's nine, Kingsbury's councillors felt the needs of the area were not well-served. In 1900 Kingsbury became a separate urban district with six councillors. The new council was immediately involved in controversy and in 1906 it failed to make a rate or meet its financial commitments. Following an inquiry initiated by ratepayers the council was increased to nine councillors, although personal difficulties between councillors continued for some years.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26898 ''Kingsbury: Local Government'', ''Victoria County History of Middlesex'', Vol.5, (British History Online), accessed January 28, 2008]

In 1934 the Kingsbury Urban District was abolished and merged once more in Wembley Urban District. The urban district became a municipal borough in 1937 and in 1965 the area became part of the London Borough of Brent.

The first two series of BBC children's drama Grange Hill were filmed at Kingsbury High School.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075512/locations

The BBC play Bar Mitzvah Boy is a British television play, written by Jack Rosenthal and originally transmitted in the Play for Today anthology series on BBC1. Broadcast on 14 September 1976, the 75-minute production was directed by Michael Tuchner and produced by Graeme MacDonald. This was filmed in a house in Valley Drive Kingsbury.

Today, Kingsbury is an important settlement for Indian people and Romanians communities due to the affordable renting prices. Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

Notable people

*The Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts. He lived in Grosvenor Crescent, attended Kingsbury High School and used to practice his drumming on the top of Fryent Country Park.
*Jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Courtney Pine moved to Kingsbury at age 14 and attended Kingsbury High School http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2000/sep/30/jazz1
*Birthplace of Yes (band) bassist Chris Squire
*No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal
*England cricketer Mike Gatting went to Fryent Primary School
*Singer and songwriters Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan, who both rose to fame as original members of pop group, Sugababes, were born and raised in Kingsbury and attended Kingsbury High School.
*Footballer Stuart Pearce, although born in Shepherds Bush, grew up in Kingsbury before he signed professional terms with Coventry City
*James Hanratty who was hanged for murder both lived in Kingsbury and attended Tylers Croft School.
*Jet Harris who played with Tony Meehan and The Shadows was born in Kingsbury.
*George Michael went to Roe Green Primary, and spent the first year at Kingsbury High School, before moving to Bushey and fame. His video for Round Here (George Michael song), about his childhood, features Roe Green Park, Roe Green Primary School, Colindale Snooker Club and other flashes of Kingsbury and Colindale.
*Jazz multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine OBE who attended Kingsbury High School from the age of 14.http://www.theguardian.com/music/2000/sep/30/jazz1
*Julie Rogers (singer) of The Wedding (song) fame also lived in Kingsbury, as did Goldfinger (film) actress Shirley Eaton. Julie Rogers attended Tylers Croft Secondary Modern.
*John Lingwood (drummer in assorted bands) went to Kingsbury County Grammar School
*Dhiren Barot (a convicted terrorist) lived in Kingsbury and attended Kingsbury High School.
*Birthplace of Wycombe Wanderers F.C. manager, Gary Waddock.
* Actress Jasmyn Banks who plays Alice Branning in soap opera Eastenders, attended Kingsbury High School. Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

Geography

Neighbouring Areas
{{Geographic Location
|title = '''Neighbouring areas of Kingsbury'''
|Northwest = Wealdstone
|North = Queensbury, London
|Northeast = Colindale
|West = Kenton
|Centre = Kingsbury
|East = Hendon, London
|Southwest = Preston, London
|South = Wembley Park
|Southeast = Welsh Harp (ward)
}} Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

Transport

Roads
Kingsbury Road A4006 runs though Kinsbury.

Buses
London Buses serving Kingsbury are:

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|London Buses route 79
|Alperton ''Sainsburys''
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|London Buses route 83
|Ealing Hospital
|Golders Green
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|London Buses route 183
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|London Buses route 204
|Sudbury, London
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|London Buses route 302
|Mill Hill
|Kensal Rise
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|London Buses route 305
|Kingsbury Circle
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|London Buses route 324
|Brent Cross ''Tesco''
|Stanmore
|London Sovereign
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|London Buses route 628
|Southgate, London
|Kingsbury ''JFS''
|Sullivan Buses
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|London Buses route 653
|Muswell Hill
|Kingsbury ''JFS''
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|London Buses route 683
|Friern Barnet
|Kingsbury ''JFS''
|Sullivan Buses
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|London Buses route 688
|Kingsbury ''JFS''
|Southgate, London
|Sullivan Buses
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|London Buses route N98
|Holborn
|Stanmore
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Tube

Stations in the area are:

*Kingsbury tube station (Jubilee Line) Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

Local parks

* Barn Hill Open Space
* Fryent Country Park
* Kingsbury Green Recreation Ground
* Roe Green Park
* Silver Jubilee Park
* Grove Park Open Space Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

Schools

*Kingsbury High School
*Jewish Free School (JFS)
*Fryent Primary School
*Oliver Goldsmith Primary School
*Kingsbury Green Primary School
*Roe Green Primary School
*St Robert Southwell Primary School Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

See also

*Old St Andrew's Church, Kingsbury Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

References

Kingsbury is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London. The name Kingsbury means "The King's Manor".

External links

*[http://www.brent-heritage.co.uk/Kingsbury.htm Kingsbury heritage]
*[http://www.route79.com/journal/archives/000093.html Kingsbury history]
*[http://www.photolondon.org.uk/assoc_pages/brent/brentpics1.htm Highfort Court, Buck Lane]. Designed in the style of a fortified castle by local architect E. G. Trobridge
*[http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/index.htm?vandenindexf.htm Vanden Plas Kingsbury Works - A Potted History]


Category:Areas of London
Category:Districts of Brent
Category:Districts of London listed in the Domesday Book