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New Road names and locations in South Harrow and Roxeth

There is a lot of truth in the saying that you don't notice what is going on around you and the changes with regard to new developments and locations in Roxeth and South Harrow is no exception. You do of course, notice changes in the main thoroughfares and places you pass through on a regular basis. It came as quite a shock when researching this Then and Now series to learn that there are almost forty new roads or locations in the area. Some of these of course were developed over fifty years ago on land left untouched by the 1930's developments, such an example being Brookside Close built on the land where Field End Road joins Eastcote Lane . Others, being Rowe Walk following the demolition of the Tithe Farm house and The Paddocks in Northolt Road following the demolition of the farm house there. It is however the more recent developments that come as the real shock as many of these have taken place in the form of large back garden developments which have been completed without being really noticed generally.

The following illustrates a few of these

Brookside Close off Eastcote Lane. Paul Turner

ORCHARD GATE FENTIMAN WAY - ROXETH GREEN AVENUE Paul Turner

COWAN AVENUE ALMOST WHERE ALMA ROAD WAS LOCATED Paul Turner

Bridge Court Stanley Road Paul Turner

Jasmine Gardens Sandringham Crescent Paul Turner

Reverend Close Corbins Lane Paul Turner

Mirren Close Stivens Crescent Paul Turner

The Rayners Lane Estate

As many will be aware to assist with the large number of families made homeless as a result of the blitz etc are large area of the Roxeth Marshes was developed at the end of hostilities into a housing estate comprising of prefabricated dwellings . The above photo, taken from the top of the gasholder shows the estate nearing completion, the buildings to the right are the remains of the Italian POW camp whose occupants assisted in the construction of the estate. This resulted in road names such as Coles Crescent and Drinkwater Road etc . Over the years replacement of the prefabs took place with single unit dwellings and low rise blocks of flats. Recently much of the estate has been redeveloped as can be seen in the following.

More Recent Re-Deveopment Paul Turner

Newer Low Rise flats Paul Turner

Recent Extension To Grange Farm Estate Shaftsbury Avenue Paul Turner