Tokyngton

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Tokyngton
Tokyngton is located in Greater London
Tokyngton
Tokyngton
 Tokyngton shown within Greater London
Population 15,105 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid reference TQ175855
London borough Brent
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WEMBLEY
Postcode district HA9
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Brent North
London Assembly Brent and Harrow
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Coordinates: 51°32′51″N 0°16′37″W / 51.5476°N 0.2770°W / 51.5476; -0.2770

Tokyngton, also locally known as Monks Park, is an area near Wembley in the London Borough of Brent, in northwest London, England.

Tokyngton was first mentioned in 1171, its name meaning "the farm of the sons of Toca".[2]

Today it covers part of the Harrow Road (A404) and the residential neighbourhoods north of it, although the name Tokyngton is seldom used by locals and is not mentioned on street signs (except for street names and public places bearing the name). Most refer it as being either Wembley or Stonebridge.

Tokyngton is served by two stations: Stonebridge Park on the Bakerloo and Watford DC Lines, and Wembley Stadium on the Chiltern Main Line.

Location[edit]

Tokyngton is situated roughly east of Wembley. The main road through the area is the A404 Harrow Road, which runs from southeast to northwest; the A406 North Circular Road passes to the southeast, separated from the area by the River Brent.

To the south and southwest of Tokyngton are the London Underground Bakerloo line, the London Overground Watford DC Line and the West Coast Main Line, as well as the Bakerloo line's Stonebridge Park depot. To the north are the Chiltern Main Line and Wembley Stadium, and to the east is Tokyngton Recreation Ground, through which the River Brent flows.

The area mostly consists of Edwardian terraces and 1930s semi-detached housing. There are three schools in the area: Oakington Manor Primary School in the northeast, and Elsley Primary School and St Joseph's Catholic Junior School in the west. There is also a community centre within Sherrans Farm Open Space in the north of the area, close to Wembley Stadium. Tokyngton Library, in the southeast, closed in 2011.[3]

Sport and leisure[edit]

Tokyngton has a non-League football team, Tokyngton Manor F.C., which plays at Spratleys Meadow.

Nearby places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brent Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Places in Brent: Wembley and Tokyngton" (PDF). Brent Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Walters, Max (9 February 2013). "Tokyngton Library site to be sold off". Brent & Kilburn Times. Retrieved 12 September 2015.