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VIEW THE WEST HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WEST HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WEST HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WEST HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WEST HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1900s
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West Hampstead

The name "West Hampstead" was a 19th century invention - the original name was West End.

Lacking its own supply of spring water and situated away from the main roads, medieval West End barely qualified as a hamlet until a few country houses were built here from the 17th century onwards. The tendency for West End Lane to become impassably muddy after heavy rain further enhanced the hamlet's isolation.

By 1815 West End was still excep­tionally quiet – so much so that its inhab­itants claimed to have heard the cannon fire at Waterloo. The construction of the Finchley Road in the 1830s brought few additions to a population that consisted of a handful of squires and some farm labourers, gardeners and craftsmen. By 1851 West End had one inn and two beershops.

Railways were the prime stimulus of growth in many country corners of modern London but few places were trans­formed as wholly as West End. With the arrival of the Hampstead Junction Railway in 1857, the Midland Railway in 1868 and the Metro­politan and St John’s Wood Railway in 1879, the new suburb of West Hampstead spread in all directions.

Rapid development in the 1880s and 1890s swept away the large houses and the streets were laid out in today's pattern. A local estate agent in Kilburn claimed that he coined the name ‘West Hampstead’, for one of the local railway stations. Public amenities such as street lighting, gas and electricity were provided and much of the frontage to West End Lane was developed as shops.

Some of the new estates were the work of big developers like the United Land Company, whose inclination was to build fairly densely, and during the latter decades of the 19th century parts of West Hampstead became increasingly working-class in character, with policeman, travelling salesmen and railwaymen mixing with clerks and artisans. Engin­eering workshops operated near the railway lines.

Twentieth-century building was limited mainly to interwar blocks of flats in the north of the district, often in place of Victorian houses that had already become run-down.

The West Hampstead ward now has relatively few families and a great number of young single people. A large proportion of homes are privately rented and fewer than a quarter of adults are married, compared with more than half for the country as a whole. This socio-economic profile is evident in the upmarket cafés that have lined West End Lane in recent years.

Famous West Hampstead residents have included the singers Dusty Springfield, Joan Armat­rading, Olivia Newton John and Jimmy Somerville, author Doris Lessing, actresses Imelda Staunton and Emma Thompson, and the playwright Joe Orton, who lived on West End Lane with his lover Kenneth Halliwell from 1951 to 1959. Stephen Fry has also lived here.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
6 Ellerdale Road:   6 Ellerdale Road is a house built by the Arts and Crafts movement architect Richard Norman Shaw for himself in the period 1874 to 1876.
Abercorn School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Alice House:   What is now the Alice House has been through a number of incarnations since it was built in the early 1900s.
An introduction to Hampstead by G.E. Mitton (1902):   This text originates from "The Fascination of Hampstead" by Geraldine Edith Mitton (published 1902)
Anna Freud Centre:   The Anna Freud Centre is a child mental health research, training and treatment centre.
Arnold House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Beachcroft AP Academy:   Academy alternative provision converter which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Beckford Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Billy Fury Way, NW6:   Billy Fury Way is a path which runs alongside the railway in NW6.
Bracknell Way, NW3:   Bracknell Way is a small alleyway, usable only by pedestrians
Broadhurst Gardens Meadow:   Broadhurst Gardens Community Meadow is a private area open only to the residents of the houses which surround it.
Broadhurst School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Camden Arts Centre:   Camden Arts Centre is a place for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and education.
Canterbury House:   In the last half of the nineteenth century, a white house called Canterbury was built on the then southern fringes of West End.
Cedars:   A local West Hampstead builder, Thomas Potter, constructed Cedars in 1878.
Christ Church Primary School, Hampstead:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Compayne Open Space:   As West Hampstead was developed, a series of private gardens were built behind the urban facades.
Decca Studios:   Decca Studios was a recording facility in Broadhurst Gardens.
Devonshire House Preparatory School:   Devonshire House preparatory school is based in four large Victorian houses in Hampstead.
Devonshire House Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Earlsfields:   Between Thorplands on the east and Shoot Up Hill on the west lay several fields called Earlsfields.
Everyman Cinema:   The Everyman, in Heath Street, Hampstead, opened as a cinema on 26 December 1933.
Finchley Road:   Finchley Road is on the Jubilee line, between West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage and on the Metropolitan line between Baker Street and Wembley Park.
Finchley Road And Frognal:   Finchley Road & Frognal railway station lies on the London Overground network.
Freud Museum:   The Freud Museum is a museum dedicated to Sigmund Freud, who lived there with his family during the last year of his life.
Frognal Bridge:   Where Frognal meets the Finchley Road, there is an indiscernible dip...
George Eliot Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Goldhurst Open Space:   Maryon Wilson Green Triangle and Goldhurst Open Space lies to the rear of Fairhazel Gardens and Goldhurst Terrace.
Hampstead:   Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm.
Hampstead Cricket Club:   Hampstead Cricket Club moved to its Lymington Road site in 1877.
Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Hampstead Town:   This article first appeared in ’A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington’.
Hampstead tunnel:   Hampstead Tunnel, 1166 yards long, was built as part of the Hampstead Junction Railway, and opened on 2 January 1860.
Harris Academy St John’s Wood:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Heathside Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 14. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Hillfield:   By 1644 Hillfield was already mentioned in parish records.
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, NW3:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Jacksfield:   Jacksfield was one of the smaller but well-documented copyhold estates in the West Hampstead area.
Kilburn Bridge:   Kilburn Bridge once marked the spot where the Edgware Road crossed the River Westbourne.
Kilburn Bridge Farm:   Kilburn Bridge Farm stood beside Watling Street until the late 1830s.
Kingsgate Community Centre:   Kingsgate Community Association was set up in 1982 by a group of local people who wished to establish a community centre in what was then a derelict building.
Kingsgate Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lauriston Lodge:   Lauriston Lodge, now the site of Dene Mansions, was a large house in West Hampstead.
Maygrove Peace Park:   On 27 April 1983, Camden Council opened Maygrove Peace Park and dedicated it as a reminder of the Council's commitment to peace.
Naima Jewish Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Netherhall House:   Netherhall House is a catered intercollegiate halls of residence for men, founded in 1952.
New End Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
North Bridge House Pre-Prep School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7.
O2 Centre:   The O2 Centre, an indoor shopping and entertainment centre was opened in 1998.
Oaklands Hall:   On the west side of West End Lane, Charles Spain bought 5 acres and between 1829 and 1838 built York Villa.
Pentameters Theatre:   The Pentameters Theatre was founded in 1968 and is 60-seat venue and is a fringe theatre, located above the Three Horseshoes public house in Hampstead.
Piecemeal building:   The infant River Westbourne crossed, what in 1900, was still a boggy field.
Poplar House:   Poplar House was occupied by one of the first developers of West Hampstead, Thomas Potter.
Potter's Iron Foundry:   In the nineteenth century, many West Hampstead people had jobs in Potter’s Iron Foundry.
Ripley House:   Jeremy Jepson Ripley built a house and coach house after 1814, with a large garden north of Lauriston Lodge.
Sandwell House:   Sandwell House was owned by three generations of the Wachter family.
Source of the Kilbourne:   The easternmost branch of the River Westbourne rises just south of the centre of Hampstead,
South Hampstead High School:   South Hampstead High School is an independent day school.
Southbank International School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St George’s Catholic School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St John, Hampstead:   St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England parish church dedicated to St John the Evangelist.
St Margaret’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
St Mary’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Mary’s Church:   St Mary’s Chapel, now known as St Mary’s Church, is a Grade II* listed Roman Catholic church.
The American School in London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
The Black Lion:   The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house.
The Railway:   The Railway pub is a standard Victorian pub with a musical secret.
The Wet Fish Cafe:   The Wet Fish Café is an Art Deco classic at 242 West End Lane.
Thorplands:   Thorplands was an estate south of Mill Lane.
Treherne House:   Treherne House was built in the mid eighteenth century,
Two streams meet:   Somewhere beneath the basement of 16 Frognal, NW3 two tributaries of the River Westbourne meet.
UCS Pre-Prep:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
University College School:   University College School, generally known as UCS, is an independent school charity situated in northwest London.
University College School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 18.
West Cottages, NW6:   Cottages in London NW6.
West End Green:   West End Green is situated on a corner of West End Lane, formerly the location of West End Fair.
West End Hall:   West End Hall (once called New West End Hall) was one of the mansions of West End (West Hampstead).
West End House:   West End House, once in open countryside, became surrounded by railways.
West End Park:   West End Park was created from fields known as the 'Little Estate'.
West End Sidings Estate:   The West End Sidings Estate takes its name from the former West End railway sidings running along the Midland Railway.
West Hampstead:   The name "West Hampstead" was a 19th century invention - the original name was West End.
West Hampstead (Overground) station:   Wesr Hampstead overground station was known as West End Lane until its name was changed in 1975.
West Hampstead Synagogue:   The West Hampstead Synagogue was consecrated in September 1892.
Westbourne Pond:   Westbourne Pond is marked on the 1830 Greenwood map as the source of the Westbourne River.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Hampstead station (1907):   Hampstead station pictured at its opening in 1907
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s):   Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Gardens, NW8 · Abbey Road, NW6 · Abbey Road, NW8 · Aberdare Gardens, NW6 · Admiral’s Walk, NW3 · Ainsworth Way, NW8 · Alban House, NW3 · Alexandra Road, NW8 · Alvanley Gardens, NW3 · Alvanley Gardens, NW6 · Andover Place, NW6 · Andover Place, W9 · Ariel Road, NW6 · Arkwright Road, NW3 · Aubrey Place, NW8 · B505, NW6 · Back Lane, NW3 · Back Lane, NW9 · Banister Mews, NW6 · Barlow Road, NW6 · Belgrave Gardens, NW8 · Belsise Road, NW6 · Belsize Road, NW6 · Belsize Road, NW8 · Bembridge Close, NW6 · Beswick Mews, NW6 · Billy Fury Way, NW3 · Billy Fury Way, NW6 · Birchwood Drive, NW3 · Blackburn Road, NW6 · Blenheim Road, NW8 · Blenheim Terrace, NW8 · Bolton Road, NW8 · Boundary Road, NW8 · Bracknell Gardens, NW3 · Bracknell Way, NW3 · Branch Hill, NW3 · Brassey Road, NW6 · Broadhurst Close, NW6 · Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 · Broadwell Parade, NW6 · Broomsleigh Street, NW6 · Buckingham Mansions, NW6 · Canfield Gardens, NW6 · Canfield Place, NW6 · Carlton Hill, NW8 · Carlton Mews, NW6 · Carlton Vale, W9 · Cavendish Close, NW6 · Cavendish Road, NW6 · Chesterford Gardens, NW3 · Christ Church, NW3 · Church Row, NW3 · Cleve Road, NW6 · Clifton Hill, NW8 · Coach House Yard, NW3 · Coleridge Gardens, NW6 · Compayne Gardens, NW6 · Cotleigh Road, NW6 · Crediton Hill, NW6 · Crown Close, NW6 · Dennington Park Road, NW6 · Dibdin House, W9 · Dobson Close, NW6 · Dorman Way, NW8 · Dornfell Street, NW6 · Doulton Mews, NW6 · Dresden Close, NW6 · Dyne Road, NW6 · Dynham Road, NW6 · Eliot Mews, NW8 · Ellerdale Close, NW3 · Ellerdale Road, NW3 · Elm Row, NW3 · Fairfax Mansions, NW3 · Fairfax Place, NW6 · Fairfax Road, NW3 · Fairfax Road, NW6 · Fairhazel Gardens, NW6 · Falcon Lodge, NW3 · Fawley Road, NW6 · Finchley Road, NW3 · Finchley Road, NW6 · Flask Walk, NW3 · Frognal Close, NW3 · Frognal Court, NW3 · Frognal Gardens, NW3 · Frognal Lane, NW3 · Frognal Parade, NW3 · Frognal Rise, NW3 · Frognal Way, NW3 · Frognal, NW3 · Frognal, NW3 · Gascony Avenue, NW6 · Gladys Road, NW6 · Glastonbury Street, NW6 · Glenbrook Road, NW6 · Goldhurst Terrace, NW3 · Goldhurst Terrace, NW6 · Greenaway Gardens, NW3 · Greencroft Gardens, NW6 · Greville Place, NW6 · Greville Place, W9 · Greville Road, NW6 · Hall Oak Walk, NW6 · Hampstead Gate, NW3 · Hampstead Grove, NW3 · Hampstead High Street, NW3 · Hampstead Square, NW3 · Harben Parade, NW3 · Harben Road, NW6 · Harvard Court, NW6 · Heath Street, NW3 · Hemstal Road, NW6 · Heysham Lane, NW3 · Highfield Mews, NW6 · Hilgrove Road, NW6 · Hillside Close, NW6 · Hillside Close, W9 · Hilltop Road, NW6 · Holford Road, NW3 · Holly Berry Lane, NW3 · Holly Bush Vale, NW3 · Holly Hill, NW3 · Holly Mount, NW3 · Holly Walk, NW3 · Holmdale Road, NW6 · Honeybourne Road, NW6 · Inglewood Road, NW6 · Iverson Road, NW6 · Jade Terrace, NW6 · Judges’ Walk, NW3 · Kilburn Priory, NW6 · Kilburn Priory, NW8 · Kingdon Road, NW6 · Kings Gardens, NW6 · Kylemore Road, NW6 · Lakis Close, NW3 · Langford Place, NW8 · Langland Gardens, NW3 · Langtry Road, NW8 · Langtry Walk, NW8 · Liddell Road, NW6 · Lindfield Gardens, NW3 · Lithos Road, NW3 · Lithos Road, NW3 · Loudoun Road, NW8 · Lower Terrace, NW3 · Lowfield Road, NW6 · Lymington Road, NW3 · Lymington Road, NW6 · Maresfield Gardens, NW3 · Marlborough Hill, NW8 · Marlborough Place, NW8 · Marston Close, NW6 · Maygrove Road, NW6 · Medley Road, NW6 · Messina Avenue, NW6 · Metropolitan/Jubilee Lines, NW6 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Minton Mews, NW6 · Mortimer Crescent, NW6 · Mortimer Crescent, NW6 · Mortimer Place, NW6 · Mount Vernon, NW3 · Mowbray Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW6 · Narcissus Road, NW6 · Naseby Close, NW6 · Netherhall Gardens, NW3 · Netherhall Way, NW3 · New College Parade, NW3 · New End, NW3 · Noel House, NW6 · Nutley Terrace, NW3 · O2 Centre Car Park, NW3 · O2 Centre, NW3 · Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 · Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 · Oak Hill Park, NW3 · Oak Hill Way, NW3 · Oakhill Avenue, NW3 · Oriel Court, NW3 · Oriel Place, NW3 · Palace Court, NW3 · Pandora Road, NW6 · Perrin’s Lane, NW3 · Perrins Court, NW3 · Perrins Walk, NW3 · Plaza Parade, NW6 · Prince Arthur Mews, NW3 · Prince Arthur Road, NW3 · Priory Road, NW6 · Priory Terrace, NW6 · Randolph Gardens, NW6 · Ravenshaw Street, NW6 · Redington Gardens, NW3 · Redington Road, NW3 · Regents Mews, NW8 · Regents Plaza, NW6 · Rosemont Road, NW3 · Rosslyn Mansions, NW6 · Rowley Way, NW8 · Rowntree Close, NW6 · Ryder’s Terrace, NW8 · Salmon Mews, NW6 · Sandwell Crescent, NW6 · Selby House, NW6 · Sherriff Road, NW6 · Smyrna Road, NW6 · Solent Road, NW6 · Spedan Close, NW3 · Spode Walk, NW6 · Springfield Road, NW8 · St Johns Court, NW3 · St Marys Mews, NW6 · Streatley Place, NW3 · Sumatra Road, NW6 · Templewood Avenue, NW3 · Templewood Gardens, NW3 · The Gables, NW3 · The Lane, NW8 · The Mount, NW3 · Torridon House, NW6 · Trinity Walk, NW3 · Upper Terrace, NW3 · Village Mount, NW3 · Violet Hill, NW8 · Wavel Mews, NW6 · West Cottages, NW6 · West End Lane, NW6 · West Hampstead Mews, NW6 · Windmill Hill, NW3 · Worcester Mews, NW6 · Yorkshire Grey Place, NW3 ·
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John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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