Messina Avenue, NW6

Road in/near West Hampstead, existing between 1883 and now

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Messina Avenue stretches from West End Lane over to Kilburn High Road.

No addresses have so far been added to Messina Avenue, NW6

On the western side of West End Lane, on the Powell-Cotton (Liddell) estate north of Quex Road, the Chimes, a large house built in the 1860s by E. W. Pugin for the painter John Rogers Herbert (1810-90), for some time insulated the area from further building.

Building spread northward from Quex Road west of the Chimes. Kingsgate Road, named after another place in Kent, stretched northward to the estate border by 1875 and 77 houses were built there between 1878 and 1888.

A road, Eresby Road, was planned across the southern part of the Little estate between Edgware Road and Kingsgate Road in 1879. In 1883 and two roads to the north, Gascony and Messina avenues, were constructed across both estates; 130 houses were built there between 1881 and 1887.

When the Grange house was demolished just before the First World War, Kilburn Grange Park was laid out at the western end and the domed Grange Cinema opened in 1914 on the High Road corner of Messina Avenue.

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I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/21/two-victims-of-separate-london-knife-attacks-die-in-hospital
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British camera operator dies while filming BBC drama
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What have you missed since November 13th?
A new farmer’s market opened up in the O2 carpark. It was a soft opening this week, but some nice stalls and the weather was good. Sticking to the food theme, Deliveroo opened up a new kitchen in the area, more delivery choices, but at what cost? There will be a mum’s march, supported by […]

http://westhampsteadlife.com/2017/11/20/what-have-you-missed-since-november-13th/20818
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Arsenal beat Spurs in league for first time since 2014
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King’s Cross fire victims honoured 30 years on
Memorial service takes place at London tube station for families, survivors and emergency services staff from 1987 blaze Silence descended on a corner of one of London’s busiest underground stations for a minute on Saturday as victims’ families and survivors gathered to remember those who died in the King’s Cross fire 30 years ago.Huddled together just below street level, emergency services personnel who responded to the blaze were among those attending the memorial service at the station. Related: Grenfell Tower and the forgotten lessons of the King’s Cross tube fire | Peter Bradshaw Continue reading...

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Head of grammar school that forced out A-level students resigns
Aydin Önaç quits St Olave’s school in Orpington, where Guardian found policy of culling pupils who were falling below A gradesThe headteacher of a top grammar school has resigned following weeks of controversy after a Guardian investigation revealed the school’s policy of forcing out pupils who were deemed unlikely to achieve the highest A-level grades.Aydin Önaç, the headteacher of St Olave’s grammar school in Orpington, south-east London, until his suspension last month, has announced his resignation, the school told parents and staff on Friday. Related: St Olave’s allows rejected sixth-formers to return to school Related: Schools abandon exclusion of sixth-formers after parents complain Continue reading...

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New Sunday food market in O2 car park
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Grenfell Tower final death toll: police say 71 lives lost as result of fire
Officers say they have recovered and identified the final two bodies from the tower and do not expect to find any moreAll the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire named so farThe Grenfell Tower fire took the lives of 71 people, police have said, after recovering what they believe to be the last of the bodies.Officers investigating the disaster said on Thursday they had identified the final two people who died as 71-year-old Victoria King and her 40-year-old daughter, Alexandra Atala.The first thing to note is that the police’s expected and confirmed death tolls were always a lot lower than much of the speculation. The shadow home secretary and others, such as the singer Lily Allen, had insisted at various times that the number must be well into the hundreds. Related: Grenfell five months on: ’They are not the same children as they were’ Related: All the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire named so far (June 14, 2017) Continue reading...

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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
Alice House:   What is now the Alice House has been through a number of incarnations since it was built in the early 1900s.
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.
Cannon Stream:   The Cannon Stream was, before it was sent underground, a tributary of the Westbourne River.
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.
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.
Gaumont State:   The Gaumont State Cinema is a Grade II listed Art Deco theatre. While it still exists, it is no longer a cinema.
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.
Kilburn Grange Park:   Kilburn Grange Park is a 3.2 hectare open space adjacent to Kilburn High Road.
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.
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 Grange:   The Grange was a large mansion situated on Kilburn High Road until the turn of the twentieth century.
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 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.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Kilburn High Road (1880s):   This photo was taken on the corner of Kilburn High Road and Eresby Road, which has since disappeared.
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s):   Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albion Mews, NW6 · Aldershot Road, NW6 · Alvanley Gardens, NW3 · Alvanley Gardens, NW6 · Ariel Road, NW6 · B505, NW6 · Banister Mews, NW6 · Barlow Road, NW6 · Bembridge Close, NW6 · Beswick Mews, NW6 · Billy Fury Way, NW6 · Birchington Road, NW6 · Blackburn Road, NW6 · Bransdale Close, NW6 · Brassey Road, NW6 · Broadhurst Close, NW6 · Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 · Broadwell Parade, NW6 · Brondesbury Mews, NW6 · Broomsleigh Street, NW6 · Buckley Road, NW6 · Burton Road, NW6 · Canfield Gardens, NW6 · Carlton Mews, NW6 · Cavendish Close, NW6 · Cavendish Road, NW6 · Charteris Road, NW6 · Cleve Road, NW6 · Colas Mews, NW6 · Compayne Gardens, NW6 · Cotleigh Road, NW6 · Crediton Hill, NW6 · Crown Close, NW6 · Daynor House, NW6 · Dennington Park Road, NW6 · Dornfell Street, NW6 · Douglas Court, NW6 · Doulton Mews, NW6 · Dresden Close, NW6 · Dyne Road, NW6 · Dynham Road, NW6 · Fawley Road, NW6 · Gascony Avenue, NW6 · Gladys Road, NW6 · Glastonbury Street, NW6 · Glenbrook Road, NW6 · Glengall Road, NW6 · Goldhurst Terrace, NW6 · Grange Place, NW6 · Grangeway, NW6 · Hall Oak Walk, NW6 · Harvard Court, NW6 · Hemstal Road, NW6 · Hermit Place, NW6 · Highfield Mews, NW6 · Hilltop Road, NW6 · Holmdale Road, NW6 · Honeybourne Road, NW6 · Inglewood Road, NW6 · Iverson Road, NW6 · Kenilworth Road, NW6 · Kilburn Place, NW6 · Kilburn Vale, NW6 · Kingdon Road, NW6 · Kings Gardens, NW6 · Kingsgate Place, NW6 · Kingsgate Road, NW6 · Kylemore Road, NW6 · Liddell Road, NW6 · Linstead Street, NW6 · Loveridge Road, NW6 · Lowfield Road, NW6 · Lymington Road, NW6 · Maygrove Road, NW6 · Mazenod Avenue, NW6 · Medley Road, NW6 · Messina Avenue, NW6 · Metropolitan/Jubilee Lines, NW6 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Minton Mews, NW6 · Mowbray Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW6 · Mutrix Road, NW6 · Narcissus Road, NW6 · Netherwood Street, NW6 · O2 Centre Car Park, NW3 · Palmerston Road, NW6 · Pandora Road, NW6 · Priory Park Road, NW6 · Quex Mews, NW6 · Quex Road, NW6 · Ravenshaw Street, NW6 · Rosedene, NW6 · Rowntree Close, NW6 · Salmon Mews, NW6 · Sandwell Crescent, NW6 · Sherriff Road, NW6 · Smyrna Road, NW6 · Solent Road, NW6 · Spode Walk, NW6 · St Julians Road, NW6 · Sumatra Road, NW6 · Swiss Terrace, NW6 · The Terrace, NW6 · Victoria Mews, NW6 · Waterloo Passage, NW6 · Webheath, NW6 · West Cottages, NW6 · West End Lane, NW6 · West Hampstead Mews, NW6 ·


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