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
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).
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 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."
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
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.