Block Management Preston Road
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Preston Road.
History of Preston Road
Preston is a small locality of north-west London, in the borough of Brent. It is 13 miles from the centre of London. The word Preston originates from "the farm belonging to the priest". It was a small settlement at Preston Green, just south of Kenton. In 1220, during the reign of King Henry III, (r. 1216-1272), the name was first mentioned. By 1231, Preston was a township.
By the mid 15th century, Preston had only two farms and a few cottages. The northern farm was probably the birthplace of John Lyon, (1534-1592), a local landowner, who founded Harrow School in 1572. After his death, the farm was granted a subsidy, for the upkeep of the school.
In 1759, during the Georgian era, there were nine buildings at Preston, including the Horseshoe Inn, which was licensed in 1751.
There was a period of agricultural depression after the Napoleonic Wars, (1803-1815). London was in much need of hay. The depression led to an outbreak of violence in the area around 1828: desperate agricultural labourers burnt haystacks and threatened local landowners.
In 1851, during Victorian period, the Rose and Crown beerhouse was situated at the top of Preston Hill. From 1830 to 1869, beerhouses actively discouraged the sale of spirits.
During the 19th century, Preston House was leased to various professionals, including a surgeon, a cigar importer and a solicitor. In around 1880, Preston House was acquired by George Timms. He turned the grounds into Preston Tea Gardens; and these flourished well into the 20th century.
In 1894, Wembley Park station opened on the Metropolitan Line. In 1896, it was proposed that a station should be built serving Preston. However, this was rejected, because the local population was so small. Even in the early 20th century, the area was entirely rural. The Wealdstone Brook was described as "one of the most perfect little streams anywhere, abounding in dace and roach".
During the 1920s, local roads were prone to flooding. However, improved communications led to suburban development. From 1923 to 1924, Forty Green was built over; and housing spread along Preston Road and Preston Hill.
In 1908 Preston Road was opened as a station. It was named Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton. In 1932, it was re-opened at another nearby site. This is the Preston Road Underground station we know today, on the Metropolitan Line.
By the early 1960s, all of Preston's old buildings were demolished, including Lyon's Farm and Preston House. These were replaced with blocks of flats. Today, Preston is pleasant and prosperous, despite the absence of its older buildings.
New developments in Preston Road
Property Hub Ltd have on offer Central Apartments, 455 High Road, Wembley, HA9. The average for a two bedroom apartment at this luxury new development, is £399,000. Two double bedroom apartments have two bathrooms and one reception, a balcony and double glazing throughout.
The property is well furnished, with open plan living space and original wooden flooring. The kitchen has all appliances fitted.
The nearest station is Wembley Central, Underground, National Rail and Silverlink, 0 miles away.
Ellis & Co have on offer Essence Court, 112 The Avenue, Wembley, HA9. The average for a two bedroom apartment is £375,000. Two double bedroom apartments have two bathrooms and a balcony, off the living room. The rooms are spacious and generous.
The hallways, living rooms and bedrooms have wooden flooring, and the bathrooms are tiled, with glass screened shower. Kitchens are stylish, with wooden cabinets, marble worktops and integrated appliances.
The nearest station is Wembley Park, Underground, 0.4 miles away. Preston Road, Underground, is 0.4 miles away and North Wembley, Underground, is 0.8 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Preston Road
In the summer, I went with my friend, to Preston Park. We enjoyed a game of tennis. Then we went for a pleasant walk, and had a good picnic.
Things to do in Preston
Preston Park, College Road, Wembley, HA9, is a 7.5 hectare open green space. There is grassland and trees, six hard ground tennis courts, an enclosed bowling green and a children's playground. Car parking is available.
Preston - Cultural Scene
The Preston Pub, 161 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9, offers dine-in and take-away. Starters include prawn cocktail, breaded mushrooms, calamari, crispy chicken, oven-baked mushrooms and soup of the day. Mains offer pasta, fish and salds, lunchtime sandwiches and wraps. Pub classics include fish and chips, lasagne, chicken, gammon and chips, scampi and chips, chargrilled chicken, pulled beef chilli, katsu chicken curry, steak and guiness pie. There is a good selection of burgers, chargrill steaks and sides. Desserts include treacle sponge pudding, caramel apple crumble pie, Belgian chocolate brownie, grilled Belgium waffles, rhubarb galette, salted caramel chocolate bar, strawberry and raspberry Eton mess sundae. There is a children's menu available. Drinks include ale, beer, cider, cocktails wines, prosecco, champagne, wines, low and no alcohol, coffees and teas. The pub has drinks packages that come with pre-ordering for any occasion.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Preston Road
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Hunters - 292 Preston Road, Wembley, Harrow HA3 0QA
Wex & Co - Carlton Parade, Preston Road, Wembley HA9 8NE
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