TQ2182 : Railway workers' cottages in Harlesden

taken 8 years ago, near to Harlesden, Brent, Great Britain

Railway workers' cottages in Harlesden
Railway workers' cottages in Harlesden
The London to Birmingham Railway was opened through Harlesden in 1837. The LNWR opened a large locomotive depot on a site on the south side of the main line to the west of Willesden Junction in 1873. Only then did the area become a focus of local activity. In the 19th century cottages for railway and industrial workers were built. The locomotive depot was enlarged in 1898. The London Midland & Scottish Railway opened an additional roundhouse on the site in 1929. Both buildings were demolished when the depot was closed in 1965 by British Railways and replaced by a Freightliner depot.
These railway workers' cottages from the second half of the 19th century are now an attractive little enclave on either side of Old Oak Lane, and between the West Coast Main Line, the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the London Overground line between Willesden Junction and Acton Central. Names like Stephenson Street, Stoke Place and Crewe Place hint at their origins.
This view looks towards Goodhall Street from Old Oak Lane.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2158 8281 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.8670N 0:14.9183W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2160 8280
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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