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One of the small station buildings of Brondesbury Park Station, higher than the line which is in cutting. It has small cornices at the hood of window height and a modillioned bulky cornice (ledge) above. It built in yellow-brown brick with complementary coloured red brick dressings.
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Willesden Lane in Brondesbury
Brondesbury is located in Greater London
Brondesbury
Brondesbury
Population 13,023 (Brondesbury & Brondesbury Park)
OS grid reference TQ245845
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district NW6
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
  • Hampstead and Kilburn
London Assembly
  • Brent and Harrow
  • Barnet and Camden
List of places
UK
England
London
51°32′44″N 0°12′21″W / 51.54567°N 0.20597°W / 51.54567; -0.20597Coordinates: 51°32′44″N 0°12′21″W / 51.54567°N 0.20597°W / 51.54567; -0.20597

Brondesbury, which includes Brondesbury Park, is an area in the London Borough of Brent, in London, England. The area is traditionally part of the Ancient Parish and subsequent Municipal Borough of Willesden, one of the areas that merged to from the modern borough of Brent.

Brondesbury railway station lies 4.1 miles north-west of Charing Cross, and its proximity to the originally Roman A5 road (the borough's eastern boundary) sometimes leads to addresses on the eastern, Camden, side of the road to also be informally described as part of Brondesbury.

It was a rural area until several decades after the coming of the railway in the Victorian era. Housing began to be built in earnest across Brondesbury in the late 1860s to 1890s and it became desirable enough to retain a suburban layout and most of the associated original wave of house building. It has long had British, Irish, Jewish, black and south Asian communities.

Transport

Rail/Underground

Brondesbury has two railway stations served by London Overground's North London Line services with trains to Richmond, Highbury & Islington and Stratford.

  • Brondesbury Station
  • Brondesbury Park Station

The London Underground's Kilburn station served by the Jubilee line is a few meters from Brondesbury station on Kilburn High Road.

Geography

Location

Demography

Economic activity groups

Half of the area is Brondesbury Park ward, details of which are below:

Status Ward % Borough % National %
Economically Active 78.0 74.3 76.8
Retired 2.5 2.6 4.9
Student 7.9 9.2 6.6
Looking After Home Or Family 4.8 5.9 4.9
Long-Term Sick Or Disabled 4.0 4.0 4.6
Other inactive 2.9 4.0 2.3

Narrowly, most of the other half forms the north of Kilburn electoral ward, equivalent details of which are below:

Status Ward % Borough % National %
Economically Active 77.5 74.3 76.8
Retired 2.1 2.6 4.9
Student 7.4 9.2 6.6
Looking After Home Or Family 4.7 5.9 4.9
Long-Term Sick Or Disabled 4.9 4.0 4.6
Other inactive 3.6 4.0 2.3

Currently as the electoral wards are drawn about 20% of the area is in Queens Park ward. Its relevant statistics are as follows:

Status Ward % Borough % National %
Economically Active 81.4 74.3 76.8
Retired 2.0 2.6 4.9
Student 6.3 9.2 6.6
Looking After Home Or Family 4.0 5.9 4.9
Long-Term Sick Or Disabled 3.4 4.0 4.6
Other inactive 3.0 4.0 2.3

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