The Greville Estate: The History of a Kilburn Neighbourhood, by Marianne Colloms and Dick Weindling

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The Greville Estate: The History of a Kilburn Neighbourhood, by Marianne Colloms and Dick Weindling
Published by the Camden History Society in 2007, 112 pages. Paperback (N7259)

From the rear side cover: What do a delicate dancer and a deranged duke; a Crystal Palace con-man and a Captain who fought with Nelson; or the 'Wanderers of Kilburn' have in common? They all, along with a host of other interesting people, lived at one time or another in this part of Camden. This book tells the history of the area, which lies between St John's Wood and the southern end of Kilburn, and has not been studied in detail before. The authors describe the development of the streets and houses and unearth the stories of the succession of occupants of individual houses. The reader will discover what an intriguing part of Kilburn this is: a mixed neighbourhood of small and large houses that has been home to many painters and solicitors, actors and sculptors as well as to clerks and shop workers. Chapters include:

Historical introduction
In the beginning
Development up to 1846
Building completed
Redevelopment
Individual roads, buildings and their occupants
Kilburn Priory and Maida Vale
Greville Place and Greville Road
Mortimer Road and Mortimer Crescent
Kilburn High Road, Alexandra Road and other streets
Main sources
Index

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price and small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.