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EAW022134 ENGLAND (1949). The South Oxhey Housing Estate under construction around Hayling Road, South Oxhey, from the east, 1949

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Title [EAW022134] The South Oxhey Housing Estate under construction around Hayling Road, South Oxhey, from the east, 1949
Reference EAW022134
Date 14-April-1949
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Place name SOUTH OXHEY
Parish WATFORD RURAL
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 511563, 193359
Longitude / Latitude -0.38805432071936, 51.627503289836
National Grid Reference TQ116934

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Vivian Close and Gardens

John Swain
Sunday 22nd of December 2013 04:53:59 PM
Eastbury Pumping Station (Colne Valley Water Company).

John Swain
Sunday 22nd of December 2013 04:51:11 PM
Former Police houses at the far end of Hayling Road, which were first occupied in late 1950/January 1951 by PS Wray & Family (314) and PC Farrer & Family. Sergeant Wray was replaced by Sergeant Swain & family in February 1953, including this contributor, until January 1965. No.314 was extended by an East African businessman, of Gujarati extraction, in 1992/93. The Farrers left, en bloc, for Australia in June 1960, one of several families who emigrated Down Under in the post-war period.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:33:34 AM
1930s electricity pylon.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:20:05 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:14:59 AM
Ralston Way and Puttenham Close.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:14:14 AM
Junction of Fairfield Avenue and Birkdale Gardens.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:13:09 AM
Numbers 3 and 4 Oxhey Wood Cottages built in 1912 by the Blackwell family.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:11:23 AM
Site of the main shopping centre on the west side of Prestwick Road, which was due for completion by 1955.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:05:04 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:00:52 AM
Site of Oxhey Wood Junior School (May 1950).

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:00:08 AM
Warren Dell School under construction, the first school to be completed (July 1949).

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:56:17 AM
50, Hayling Road, the first brick-built house to be occupied on South Oxhey Estate in November 1947.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:52:59 AM
Oxhey Chapel (1612).

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:50:42 AM
Oxhey Place Farm

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:48:31 AM
The Manor House at Oxhey Place (1910-1960).

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:42:12 AM
Fulford Grove and Newquay Gardens

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:40:10 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:38:51 AM
Roads already marked out at the west end of the estate: Dumfries Close, Nairn Green, Handsworth Way, Ashburnham Drive and Hallowes Crescent are all shown branching off from Hayling Road. By the summer of 1951, all the houses would be finished, trees planted and soon the roads would have a Tarmac surface. A new bus route (346)served this end of South Oxhey, via Eastbury Road and Prestwick Road, and a row of neighbourhood shops appeared in Hallowes Crescent.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:35:50 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:23:17 AM
Site of Little Furze Infants & Junior School (1952-2004).

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:20:24 AM
Young Hangings and Little Furze Field

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:19:04 AM
Old Furze Field

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:18:06 AM
Oxhey Woods forming a natural barrier on the south and west sides of the new housing estate.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:17:19 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:15:49 AM
Interwar suburban development at Moor Park.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:14:56 AM
Metropolitan & Great Central Joint Railway Line.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:13:49 AM
Sandy Lodge Lane leading to Moor Park Station.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:11:46 AM
Sandy Lodge Golf Course, founded in 1910 and still extant more than a century later.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:09:40 AM
The newly-expanded works at Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Company on Tolpits Lane. The initial factory opened in 1930 and was eventually closed 55 years later.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:08:04 AM
Hampermill Lake, created in the 1930s by the extraction of wet gravel from the flood plain and lower terraces of the Colne Valley.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:05:52 AM
Merchant Taylors' School (1933).

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:03:53 AM
Hampermill Lane

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:03:01 AM
Woods at Hampermill Spring alongside Sandy Lane.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 10:01:56 AM
West end of Oxhey Golf Course

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:59:53 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:58:29 AM
Woods at Ox Pasture Spring

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:57:50 AM
Hillcroft Crescent, Oxhey Hall

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:57:01 AM
Oxhey Municipal Golf Course

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:56:13 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:54:33 AM

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:53:42 AM
Main line London-Birmingham Railway (LMS pre-1948).

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:52:21 AM
Footbridge at Carpenders Park station.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:49:59 AM
Carpenders Park, to the east of the railway line.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:48:56 AM

User Comment Contributions

This view is looking in the opposite direction to EAW022130 and is thus a useful complement to the previous image depicting the emergence of the huge, sprawling London County Council estate at South Oxhey.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 11:42:52 AM
This view of the Oxhey Housing Estate is looking west along the line of one of the major roads, in almost the exact opposite direction to image EAW022130. The estate is still less than half finished and the remaining housing stock would not be in place for another three years. The social amenities, such as schools, shops, clubs and churches, would follow in the 1950s. In this shot, it is readily apparent that building started at the east (railway) end and would slowly progress along the axis of Hayling Road. The police houses built at the western end of Hayling Road (nos. 312 and 314) were only completed in late 1950.

John Swain
Friday 20th of December 2013 09:44:33 AM