Kingdon Road, NW6

Road in West Hampstead, existing between 1881 and now

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Kingdon Road connects Sumatra Road and Dennington Park Road.

Kingdon Road was possibly named after a speculator Emmeline Kingdon, and houses there date between 1883 and 1888.

Three blocks of flats, named Dene Mansions after Little Dene, home of the Ripley family, replaced Lauriston Lodge in 1904 which had been situated on what became the corner of Kingdon Road and Dennington Park Road.

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25 Jun 2017
18:37
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Freshly resurfaced Black Path is positively gleaming in the June sunshine
It may have taken many months, community clear ups (instigated by West Hampstead Life), and a number of meetings and site visits, but regular users of The Black Path, which links West End Lane and Broomsleigh/Ravenshaw Streets, can't fail to have noticed the transformation that's come about in the last few weeks with less foliage […]

http://westhampsteadlife.com/2017/06/23/freshly-resurfaced-black-path-is-positively-gleaming-in-the-june-sunshine/19997
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24 Jun 2017
03:07
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Homeless families and relatives of those who died will receive thousands of pounds in aid
Homeless families and relatives of those who died will receive thousands of pounds in aid

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/evening-standard-to-hand-out-landmark-aid-package-as-fund-hits-46m-a3571766.html
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24 Jun 2017
01:57
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Letting agents 'use holding deposit system to take advantage of desperate renters', Which? warns
Letting agents in London are taking advantage of desperate renters by abusing a deposit system meant to help them secure a home, a consumer watchdog warned today.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/letting-agents-use-holding-deposit-system-to-take-advantage-of-desperate-renters-which-warns-a3571821.html
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22 Jun 2017
06:43
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Harry Winks targets quick Tottenham pre-season return after 'horrible' injury
Harry Winks has revealed he is putting in the hard work early on to recover in time for Tottenham's 2017-18 campaign.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/harry-winks-targets-quick-tottenham-preseason-return-after-horrible-injury-a3570156.html
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22 Jun 2017
05:08
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Bayern warn Robert Lewandowski suitors amid Chelsea, Man Utd links
Bayern Munich have have sent Robert Lewandowski's potential suitors a warning amid reports linking the striker with a transfer to Chelsea and Manchester United.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/bayern-issue-lewandowski-warning-amid-chelsea-man-utd-links-a3570196.html
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21 Jun 2017
23:51
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Hampton Court Palace Festival (7th Jun 17 to 24th Jun 17)
Taking place in the stunning Tudor Courtyard, the festival brings you world-class acts in a spectacular setting. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace Festival. Starting lif...

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21 Jun 2017
01:25
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Off-duty PC who tackled London Bridge attackers sheds tears as he meets WWE hero Triple H
An off-duty PC seriously injured as he tried to fight off the London Bridge terrorists was in tears when he received a surprise visit from his hero, WWE superstar Triple H.

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20 Jun 2017
21:11
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David Davis offers united approach in Brexit talks
UK negotiator hints at chance of compromises

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/david-davis-offers-united-approach-in-brexit-talks-a3568136.html
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19 Jun 2017
20:13
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This is what's in store at the Catford Beer Festival which is returning after 10 years
Catford beer festival will return after a ten year hiatus.

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19 Jun 2017
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Pictured: The heroic London firefighters who risked their lives to take on Grenfell Tower blaze
Pictured: The heroic London firefighters who risked their lives to take on Grenfell Tower blaze

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/pictured-the-heroic-london-firefighters-who-took-on-grenfell-tower-blazepictured-the-heroic-london-a3565711.html
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19 Jun 2017
16:26
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This Saturday, the Friends of Fortune Green is putting on its first screening of the summer. The film will be Arrival it’s a science-fiction movie from last year that got generally pretty good reviews. it will make you think and feel, but I don’t want to give too much away. Due to popular demand, the […]
This Saturday, the Friends of Fortune Green is putting on its first screening of the summer. The film will be Arrival it’s a science-fiction movie from last year that got generally pretty good reviews. it will make you think and feel, but I don’t want to give too much away. Due to popular demand, the […]

http://westhampsteadlife.com/2017/06/15/cinema-on-fortune-green-arrival-in-west-hampstead/19955
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19 Jun 2017
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GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Incumbent Harrow MPs both retain seats
The incumbent Harrow MPs both held onto their seats following the results of the General Election 2017.

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Maida Vale residents' horror as more than 100 revellers descend for 'all-night rave at flat hired on Airbnb'
More than 100 revellers descended on a flat hired on Airbnb for an all-night rave, it is claimed, in scenes likened to the Notting Hill Carnival.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/maida-vale-residents-horror-as-100-revellers-descend-for-allnight-rave-at-flat-hired-on-airbnb-a3562331.html
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Deptford Bridge crash: Woman dies after being hit by cement truck in south east London
A woman has been killed in a crash with a cement mixer in south east London.

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Spatulas at the ready to support those that protect our country and their families at the SSAFA Big Brew Up
Grab your mugs, kettles and spatulas for the biggest armed forces fundraising event of the year in Richmond.

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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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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
Alice House:   What is now the Alice House has been through a number of incarnations since it was built in the early 1900s.
Beckford's Estate:   Beckfords, belonging to the family of the same name, consisted of 15 acres north of Mill Lane and west of Fortune Green Lane.
Billy Fury Way, NW6:   Billy Fury Way is a path which runs alongside the railway in NW6.
Broadhurst Gardens Meadow:   Broadhurst Gardens Community Meadow is a private area open only to the residents of the houses which surround it.
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.
Cholmley Lodge:   Cholmley Lodge, a two storeyed stuccoed house, was built in 1813.
Cock and Hoop:   The Cock and Hoop Inn was standing on the corner of West End Lane and Fortune Green Road by 1723.
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.
Earlsfields:   Between Thorplands on the east and Shoot Up Hill on the west lay several fields called Earlsfields.
Flitcroft Estate:   Flitcroft was a 50 acre estate at Fortune Green and West End, named after its owner in the 18th century.
Hampstead Cricket Club:   Hampstead Cricket Club moved to its Lymington Road site in 1877.
Hillfield:   By 1644 Hillfield was already mentioned in parish records.
Jacksfield:   Jacksfield was one of the smaller but well-documented copyhold estates in the West Hampstead area.
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.
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.
National School:   A National School was established in West End during 1844.
Oaklands Hall:   On the west side of West End Lane, Charles Spain bought 5 acres and between 1829 and 1838 built York Villa.
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.
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,
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 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 Police Station:   The Metropolitam Police established itself in West Hampstead during the 1880s.
West Hampstead Synagogue:   The West Hampstead Synagogue was consecrated in September 1892.
Woodbine Cottage:   Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s):   Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Achilles Road, NW6 · Ajax Road, NW6 · Aldred Road, NW6 · Alvanley Gardens, NW6 · Ariel Road, NW6 · Avenue Mansions, NW3 · Banister Mews, NW6 · Barlow Road, NW6 · Bembridge Close, NW6 · Berridge Mews, NW6 · Beswick Mews, NW6 · Blackburn Road, NW6 · Brassey Road, NW6 · Broadhurst Close, NW6 · Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 · Broadwell Parade, NW6 · Broomsleigh Street, NW6 · Buckingham Mansions, NW6 · Canfield Gardens, NW6 · Cannon Hill, NW6 · Carlton Mews, NW6 · Cavendish Close, NW6 · Cavendish Road, NW6 · Cholmley Gardens, NW6 · Cleve Road, NW6 · Coleridge Gardens, NW6 · Compayne Gardens, NW6 · Cotleigh Road, NW6 · Crediton Hill, NW6 · Crown Close, NW6 · Dennington Park Road, NW6 · Dornfell Street, NW6 · Doulton Mews, NW6 · Dresden Close, NW6 · Dyne Road, NW6 · Dynham Road, NW6 · Fawley Road, NW6 · Fortune Green Road, NW6 · Gascony Avenue, NW6 · Gladys Road, NW6 · Glastonbury Street, NW6 · Glenbrook Road, NW6 · Goldhurst Terrace, NW6 · Hall Oak Walk, NW6 · Harvard Court, NW6 · Hemstal Road, NW6 · Highfield Mews, NW6 · Hillfield Road, NW6 · Hilltop Road, NW6 · Holmdale Road, NW6 · Honeybourne Road, NW6 · Inglewood House, NW6 · Inglewood Road, NW6 · Iverson Road, NW6 · Kingdon Road, NW6 · Kings Gardens, NW6 · Kylemore Road, NW6 · Liddell Road, NW6 · Linstead Street, NW6 · Lowfield Road, NW6 · Lymington Road, NW6 · Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 · Marlborough Mansions, NW6 · Maygrove Road, NW6 · Medley Road, NW6 · Messina Avenue, NW6 · Mill Lane, NW6 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Minton Mews, NW6 · Mowbray Road, NW6 · Narcissus Road, NW6 · Orestes Mews, NW6 · Palace Court, NW3 · Pandora Road, NW6 · Parsifal Road, NW6 · Ravenshaw Street, NW6 · Rowntree Close, NW6 · Salmon Mews, NW6 · Sandwell Crescent, NW6 · Sherriff Road, NW6 · Smyrna Road, NW6 · Solent Road, NW6 · Spode Walk, NW6 · Sumatra Road, NW6 · Welbeck Mansions, NW6 · West End Lane, NW6 · West Hampstead Mews, NW6 ·


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