First to Sixth Avenues
Harrow Road from the College Road turning to First Avenue (north side)
Kilburn Lane from the church to the Allington Road/Beetoven Street crossing
Ladbroke Grove (from the junction to the canal)
Queen’s Park Court
St John’s Terrace
A parish boundary is not a barrier but an area around a parish church and those in the parish may have their children baptised, get married, and have their funeral service in the parish church, it is also an area of pastoral care.
Kensal Green was once part of Middlesex, a county named after the territory of the Middle Saxons. The fact that parts of the parish of St John’s, Kensal Green are in Westminster and some in Brent reflect both the changes in local government, and the growth, of London.
In the late 19th century Kensal Green on the London side of Kilburn Lane became a part of the new county of London and Metropolitan Borough of Paddington. That part of the parish remaining in Middlesex was transferred to the Borough of Willesden in 1933.
In 1965 the ancient County of Middlesex was abolished and the Borough of Willesden became a part of the new Borough of Brent and the Borough of Paddington was absorbed into the new City of Westminster.
Dear Middlesex, dear vanished country friend,
Your neighbour, London, killed you in the end.
John Betjeman, Contrasts!
St John's Vicarage
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