Location: Various locations around Kingsbury
Ernest Trobridge was an architect who lived in Kingsbury from 1915 until his death in 1942. He trained as an architect in Belfast before moving to London. He had a big influence on the architecture in Kingsbury, and built his first estate of thatched timber cottages in the early 1910s. He introduced innovative new ways to build cheap but comfortable homes following the end of the First World War and by the 1930s was building flats that looked like castles.
There are still over 200 of the homes he designed in Kingsbury. Highlights include the thatched cottages in Buck Lane and Stag Lane, Whitecastle Mansions, at the corner of Buck Lane and Wakemans Hill Avenue, Highfort Court, a block of four flats at the corner of Buck Lane and Highfield Avenue, and Old St Andrew’s Mansions in Old Church Lane.
Learn more about Trobridge in the online exhibition, curated by local historian Philip Grant, where you can also download self-guided walking tours of the Trobridge houses around Kingsbury.