Woodchurch Road, NW6

Place Name

Takes its name from a hamlet close to the Powell-Cotton family’s estate Quex Park in Birchington-on-Sea. This road was originally on land of Kilburn Wood Farm, which John Powell, a secretary to George III and onetime Paymaster General, bought as in investment in 1773. Both this and his other estate Shoot Up Hill Farm  were passed down through the family. Once the railways lines in the Kilburn area were established, the land began to be sold for housing. All the roads were named after places local to the family’s property at Quex Park, in Kent, and later after places Major Powell-Cotton visited on his travels – particularly Abyssinia (Ethiopia) between 1899 – 1900. 

 13 total views,  1 views today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *