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The History of the Haymills Estate: Ealing estate agents often label the Haymills Estate “much sought after” with good reason – it is

23 Aug 2013

Ealing has several very distinct and well-loved neighbourhoods that are historically significant and remain popular today.  The Haymills Estate, situated in the Hanger Hill area of Ealing is one of those much sought after areas. 

House for sale in the Haymills Estate Ealing with Northfields Estates
Houses in the Haymills Estate are well known for their large gardens and unique features like the curved wall and balcony on this 4 bedroom house currently for sale with Northfields.

Although, the adjoining area was acquired by the Acton Aerodrome for manufacturing of the Alliance Aeroplane Company in the early years of the 20th century, the word ‘Hanger’ is not actually related to an airplane hangar but rather derives from a wood on the side of a hill or bank.

Hanger Hill House built in 1790 was thus named by local landowners the Wood family who owned the property until 1874.

In the early years of the 20th century, the mansion became a golf clubhouse, by which time the adjoining fields were taken over for airline manufacturing.  When Western Avenue was built the land was acquired for development.

The Hanger Hill estate was one of three built in north-west London by Messrs Haymills in the 1920s and 30s who gave the Haymills Esates their names and even used the names of their own home towns for street names such as Boileau Road.

At the time that they were built, the homes in the Haymills Estate were not considered cheap and had a reputation for being well-designed and sturdily built.  The consulting architect on the project was Herbert Welch from the highly respected practice of Welch and Lander which designed Park Royal Station, garage and public house, and Hanger Court (with Herbert Cachemaille-Day who went on to design many churches including the extension to St Mary's, West Twyford).  

The Haymills Estate is remarkable amongst London suburbs of the 1930s for the large number of buildings designed by a single practice and in a unique layout of a series of concentric crescents.

The original sales literature for the Haymills Estate

The original Haymills Estate sales brochures noted that the main part of the estate is 'on the southerly slope of Hanger Hill, which rises to 200 feet, bounded to the west and south by a magnificent belt of stately trees, which form a fine setting to the estate…There was also a tennis club with five all-weather courts” and "close proximity to Ealing which has always been noted for its excellent shopping facilities."

Heathcroft for sale in Haymills Estate Ealing
One of two reception rooms in this 4 bedroom home in the Haymills Estate.

You can own a piece of history

We currently have this beautiful four bedroom detached family home for sale in the Haymills Estate.  It is easy to see what made these homes so unique with their curved front walls and large gardens.  Just as desirable today as they were yesterday. 

One reception room in a 4 bed house for sale in Ealing
The houses in the Haymills Estate had a reputation for being sturdily built when they were constructed in the late 20's and 30's

It’s good to know that some things never change….

If you would like to view this four bedroom property for sale on Heathcroft in the Haymills Estate or have a property to sell in the Haymills Estate, call our sales team in our Ealing Broadway office now on 020 8280 9600