The Grange, Neasden
The Grange – Last Heritage Building Still Standing
The Grange is a charming Grade II listed building, the ‘last one standing’ of a group of large houses and farms that once made up ‘Neasden Green’. Situated next to a Nature Reserve and having a beautiful garden, the Grange has played a variety of roles through its 300 year history – stables, cottage, museum and currently business and community hub.
Now sitting in the middle of a roundabout due to the construction of the Neasden Underpass, The Grade II listed ‘Grange’ was originally an outbuilding of an early-eighteenth century farm, converted into a cottage in the nineteenth century. In 1962 it was purchased by the then Willesden Borough Council.
The house was threatened with demolition when the Neasden Underpass scheme was proposed in c.1964, and the house deteriorated. In 1970 it was saved following a public enquiry. In 1975 it was renovated for use as a local history resource and was registered in 1993 as The Grange Museum, the local community history museum for Brent. The museum had a small area of enclosed garden at the rear within which was an old well from the original farm.
The Museum closed in 2004 and is now thriving business and community building for small start-up companies, local and charitable organisations to showcase their activities and talent.
Vijay Amin, April 2021
AB Associates CIC
The Grange, Neasden Lane, London NW101QB