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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.
Roe Green Village, 'Farver Crismas in a Airyplane', photograph, 1920. Courtesy of Brent Archives
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Previous / Other name:
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:
Borough: Brent
Site ownership: LB Brent
Site management: Parks Service
Open to public?
Opening times:
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Kingsbury (Jubilee). Bus: 302
Roe Green Village, 'Farver Crismas in a Airyplane', photograph, 1920. Courtesy of Brent Archives
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2009
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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)
Grid ref: TQ200893
Size in hectares: 0.16 (pocket park)
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
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:

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