infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
constituency_westminster= Brent North
Kingsbury is a place in the
London Borough of Brent, North West London. Its name means "The King's Manor".
Kingsbury was historically a small parish in the Hundred of Gore and county of
Middlesex. Until the nineteenth centuryit was largely rural with only scattered settlements. Oliver Goldsmithlived at Hyde Farm in Kingsbury from 1771to 1774. David William Murray, 3rd Earl of Mansfieldwas buried at St. Andrew's churchyard in 1840.
Although it lay close to
London, development started slowly, and it was not until after World War Ithat the district became built up. An aircraft industry was established in the part of Kingsbury adjacent to Hendon aerdrome during the war, while the road network was improved to cater for the British Empire Exhibitionin nearby Wembleyin 1924. [http://www.brent.gov.uk/Heritage.nsf/24878f4b00d4f0f68025663c006c7944/96101d74523fd02580256b210035a3cb/$FILE/Kingsbury.PDF "Places in Brent: Kingsbury", Grange Museum of Community History and Brent Archive, accessed January 28, 2008] ] The number of inhabited houses in the civil parishincreased from just 140 in 1901 to 3,937 in 1931. By 1951 this had risen to 11,776. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26893 "Kingsbury: Introduction", "Victoria County History of Middlesex", Volume 5 (British History Online), accessed January 28, 2008] ] Between 1921 and 1931 Kingsbury's population increased by 796 %. John Logie Baird's experimental transmissions from Englandto Berlin, Germanywere transmitted from the stable block of Kingsbury Manor, now the Veterans Club in Roe Green Park.
From from 1923 to 1979 Kingsbury Road was the location of the
Vanden Plasspecialist motor body works, body makers for Bentleyand later part of Austin, BMC, and British Leyland. The site is now Kingsbury Trading Estate.
In 1894 Kingsbury was included in the
urban districtof Wembley. However as Kingsbury had only three councillors on the urban district council to Wembley's nine, Kingsbury's councillors felt the needs of the area were not well-served. In 1900 Kingsbury became a separate urban district with six councillors. The new council was immediately involved in controversy and in 1906 it failed to make a rate or meet its financial commitments. Following an inquiry initiated by ratepayers the council was increased to nine councillors, although personal difficulties between councillors continued for some years. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26898 "Kingsbury: Local Government", "Victoria County History of Middlesex", Vol.5, (British History Online), accessed January 28, 2008] ]
In 1934 the Kingsbury Urban District was abolished and merged once more in Wembley Urban District. The urban district became a
municipal boroughin 1937 and in 1965 the area became part of the London Borough of Brent.
* Birthplace of Yes bassist
Chris Squireand England cricketer Mike Gatting, Sugababe Keisha Buchananand singer Mutya Buena. Footballer Stuart Pearce, although born in Shepherds Bush, grew up in Kingsbury before he signed professional terms with Coventry City.Tony Kanal, from the band No Doubt, also grew up in Kingsbury.
Nearest tube station
Kingsbury tube station
Wembley Park tube station
Queensbury tube station
Kingsbury tube station is located on the Kingsbury Road,
A4006. There are also many buses which operate within the area of Kingsbury, Kingsbury Green and Kingsbury Circle.These London Buses routes include the 83, 302, 204, 183, 305, 79 and the N98 (Night Bus). These buses provide transport to such areas as Edgware, Hendon, Harrow and Wembley.
Barn Hill Open Space
Fryent Country Park
Kingsbury Green Recreation Ground
Roe Green Park
Silver Jubilee Park
Kingsbury High School
Jewish Free School(JFS)
Fryent Primary School
Oliver Goldsmith Primary School
Kingsbury Green Primary School
Roe Green Primary School
St Robert Southwell Primary School
* [http://www.brent-heritage.co.uk/Kingsbury.htm Kingsbury heritage]
* [http://www.route79.com/journal/archives/000093.html Kingsbury history]
* [http://www.photolondon.org.uk/assoc_pages/brent/brentpics1.htm Highfort Court, Buck Lane] . Designed in the style of a fortified castle by local architect E. G. Trobridge
* [http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/index.htm?vandenindexf.htm Vanden Plas Kingsbury Works - A Potted History]
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