EPW062814 ENGLAND (1939). Copthall Drive and environs, Mill Hill, 1939

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Details

Title [EPW062814] Copthall Drive and environs, Mill Hill, 1939
Reference EPW062814
Date 30-August-1939
Link
Place name MILL HILL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 522294, 191412
Longitude / Latitude -0.23376034826849, 51.60777321167
National Grid Reference TQ223914

Pins

Copthall Girls Grammar School

colsouth111
Thursday 22nd of May 2014 04:54:41 PM
Copthall Gardens

colsouth111
Thursday 3rd of April 2014 11:29:39 AM
These houses were originally marketed by Merrylees as "Bijou Baronial Halls". They did indeed have rather a splendid entrance hall cum living room that was oak panelled with a fine staircase too.

colsouth111
Tuesday 1st of October 2013 03:21:39 PM

User Comment Contributions

I've added this Mill Hill picture as these upmarket suburban semis, built at the the same time (1930) as John Laing's "little palaces of Colindale", were marketed by the builder Merilees as "bijou baronial halls". That description may seem contradictory but having visited one of them I can vouch that the spacious entrance hall cum lounge had oak paneled walls and a rather splendid staircase.

colsouth111
Thursday 3rd of April 2014 11:25:20 AM
As a child in Burnt Oak, Mill Hill was rather off the radar but the eastern edge of the Watling estate reaches almost to Mill Hill, separated from it by the mainline railway and now also by the M1. Some years back an elderly lady told me how as a child she would occasionally walk with her mother across the fields to Burnt Oak. It was with some bitterness that she recalled the building of the Watling estate as a barrier to such childhood pleasures. She said that Mill Hill folk would refer, rather unfairly, to the LCC Watling estate as "little Moscow", which fact is also mentioned in Alan A Jackson's excellent book "Semi-detatched London" (2nd edition, Wild Swan, 1991).

colsouth111
Thursday 3rd of April 2014 11:25:20 AM