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It means 'the nose-shaped hill' referring to a well-defined landmark of this area. Init was known as Needsden and the present spelling appeared at a later date.
The land was owned by St. In medieval times, the village consisted only of several small buildings around the green near the site of the present Neasden roundabout.
In the 15th—17th century the Roberts family were the major landowners in the area. After the Restoration the estates were returned to the ownership of the Church but were leased out to the Roberts family.
Sir William improved Neasden House and by it was one of the largest houses in the Willesden parish. During the 18th century the Nicoll family replaced the Roberts as the dominant family in Neasden.
In the 19th century these farmers and moneyers at the Royal Mint wholly owned Neasden House and much of the land in the area. At this time there were six cottages, four larger houses or farms, a public house and a smithygrouped around the green. The dwellings include The Grove, which had been bought by a London solicitor named James Hall, and its former outbuilding, which Hall had converted into a house that became known as The Grange.
It had a dramatic effect on the landscape as the damming of the River Brent put many fields and meadows underwater. In the early s, Neasden had a population of about In the Victorian times the horse was the main form of transport, and as London grew, the demand for horses in the capital soared in the second half of the 19th century.
Neasden farms concentrated on rearing and providing horses for the city. Town work was exhausting and unhealthy for the horses, and in the RSPCA formed a committee to set up the Home of Rest for Horses with grounds in Sudbury and Neasden, where for a small fee town horses were allowed to graze in the open for a few weeks.
Pancras was opened for goods traffic in Octoberwith passenger services following soon. InDudding Hill, the first station in the area, was opened, and the Metropolitan Railway was extended through Neasden shortly afterwards. New housing, initially for railway workers, was built in the village particularly around Village Way with all the streets named after Metropolitan Railway stations in Buckinghamshire.
Inan Anglican mission chapel, St Saviour's, was set up in the village. Its priest, the Reverend James Mills, became an important and popular figure in late 19th century Neasden.
In Mills took over St Andrew's, Kingsbury and became vicar of a new parish, Neasden-cum-Kingsbury, created because of the area's rising population. Before Mill's arrival, the only sporting facilities in Neasden had been two packs of foxhounds, both of which had disbanded by Mills became founder president of Neasden Cricket Club and encouraged musical societies.
In the s change led to a conscious effort to create a village atmosphere. At this time, the Spotted Dog became a social centre for local people. By Neasden had a population ofhalf of whom lived in the village. Despite the presence of the village in the west, it was the London end that grew fastest.
In the Great Central Railway got permission to join up its main line from Nottingham with the Metropolitan. Trains ran on or alongside the Metropolitan track to a terminus at Marylebone this is now the modern day Chiltern Main Line. The Great Central set up a depot south of the line at Neasden and built houses for its workers Gresham and Woodheyes roads.
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