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Roe Green Village Brent

Summary

Roe Green Village was built in 1918-20 by the Government's Office of Works on the site of Roe Green House, with assistance from prisoners of war. It was designed by Sir Frank Baines, OPW chief architect, as a garden village to house aircraft and munitions workers in the factories in Kingsbury. Within the garden village is a communal pocket park.

Basic Details

Site location:
Roe Lane

Postcode:
NW9 9BH ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1918-20

Designer(s):
Sir Frank Baines

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Brent

Site ownership:
LB Brent

Site management:
Parks Service

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
public roads

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Kingsbury (Jubilee). Bus: 302

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2009
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.brent.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ200893 (520074,189382)

Size in hectares:
0.16 (pocket park)

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Roe Green Village

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

James Buchanon, well known for his whisky, had built Roe Green Farm in 1894 and had private polo fields here. During WWI there were aircraft and munitions factories established in Kingsbury, and a small aerodrome off Stag Lane. In 1921 the de Havilland company bought the Stag Lane Aerodrome. The former park and farmland of Roe Green Farm was later laid out as Roe Green Park (q.v.).

Sources consulted:

Len Snow 'Brent, Wembley, Willesden and Kingsbury' (Phillimore, 1990)

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