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VIEW THE BELSIZE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE BELSIZE PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE BELSIZE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BELSIZE PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BELSIZE PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Belsize Park

The Manor of Belsize dates back to 1317, with the name is derived from French bel assis meaning 'well situated'.

Belsize Manor was built by Daniel O'Neill for his wife, the Countess of Chesterfield, in the 17th century. Urbanisation took place largely between 1852 and 1878, by which time it extended to Haverstock Hill. After World War I, the construction of blocks of flats began, and now a great many of the larger houses are also converted into flats.

Belsize Park underground station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway as an intermediate station on its line from Charing Cross to Hampstead. It is served by three lifts and there are 219 steps. The station was designed by Leslie Green and has his familiar facade of ox-blood faience with four round arched windows. It remained largely untouched until the late 1980s when the lifts were replaced and a new ticketing system installed.

It was during the 1930s that Belsize Park contributed most to the artistic and intellectual life of Hampstead. Artists associated with the Mall studios included Dame Barbara Hepworth from 1927 to 1939, her first husband John Skeaping and second Ben Nicholson from 1931 to 1939, and Henry Moore, who lived at no. 11A Parkhill Road from 1929 to 1940. They were members of Unit One, a group of artists and architects founded in 1933 by Paul Nash (1889-1946), who lived at no. 3 Eldon Grove from 1936 to 1939. Sir Herbert Read, the poet and art critic, who lived in 1934-5 at the Mall studios, which he described as a 'nest of gentle artists', published the group's manifesto, a theory of modern style.

Another centre was no. 37 Belsize Park Gardens, meeting place of MARS, an architectural group, and home of Jack Pritchard, who founded Isokon, a firm making modern furniture designed by people like Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, refugees who brought a European dimension to the abstract design movement in the arts. Others included Piet Mondrian, the Dutch painter, who stayed with the Pritchards before moving to no. 60 Parkhill Road (1938-41). Pritchard also commissioned Wells Coates in 1934 to build the Isokon or Lawn Road flats, partly to house artistic refugees, on a site which he owned. Built in concrete in a functional style, the flats came to be recognized as 'a milestone in the introduction of the modern idiom into London'.

In World War II, a large underground air-raid shelter was built here and its entrance can still be seen near the tube station at Downside Crescent. The area on Haverstock Hill north of Belsize Park underground station up to Hampstead Town Hall and including part of a primary school near the Royal Free Hospital was heavily bombed.

Belsize Park these days is a lively area with many restaurants, pubs and cafés along Haverstock Hill and also England's Lane.

Glossary: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, edited by C R Elrington.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Belsize Park:   The Manor of Belsize dates back to 1317, with the name is derived from French bel assis meaning 'well situated'.
CCfL Key Stage 3 PRU:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 14.
CCfL Key Stage 4 PRU:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 16.
Fine Arts College:   Fine Arts College is an Independent school and sixth form founded in 1978 by artists Candida Cave and Nicholas Cochrane.
Fine Arts College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Fleet Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Gloucester House, The Tavistock Children’s Day Unit:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 14.
Gospel Oak:   Gospel Oak is an inner suburb of north London below Hampstead Heath.
Gospel Oak Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hall School:   The Hall School is an independent boys’ preparatory school in Belsize Park.
Hampstead Heath:   Hampstead Heath railway station has been part of the London Overground since 11 November 2007.
Hampstead Hill School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Hereward House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Isokon Building:   The Isokon building is a concrete block of 34 flats designed by architect Wells Coates for Molly and Jack Pritchard, as an experiment in communal living.
Keats House:   Keats House is a writer’s house museum in a house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats.
Lyndhurst House Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Maria Montessori School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 12.
Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead:   The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead was a Metropolitan borough of the County of London from 1900 to 1965, when it was amalgamated with the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras and the Metropolitan Borough of Holborn to form the London Borough of Camden.
North Bridge Nursery School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Parliament Hill Fields:   Parliament Hill is an area of open parkland in the south-east corner of Hampstead Heath.
Pax Lodge:   Pax Lodge is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centre.
Rosary Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel:   The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel is a place of worship and a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the umbrella organisation for British Unitarians.
Royal Free Hospital:   Since 1975, the Royal Free Hospital has been located in Hampstead.
Royal Free Hospital Children’s School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Sarum Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
South End Green:   South End Green is the focus of a distinct Hampstead community.
South Hampstead High School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
St Christopher’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Mary’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Stephen’s Church:   St. Stephen’s is a former church building, sited on Rosslyn Hill at its junction with Pond Street, a steep slope adjacent to the Royal Free Hospital.
St. Mary’s Town and Country School:   St. Mary’s Town and Country School was an independent, non-denominational, co-educational progressive day and boarding school.
St. Stephen%27s Church, Rosslyn Hill:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Stephen%27s_Church%2C_Rosslyn_Hill
Swiss Cottage School - Development & Research Centre:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
The Academy School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 6 and 14. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
The Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 13.
The Load of Hay:   The Load of Hay was established by 1721.
The UCL Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Village School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Trevor-Roberts School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Wac Arts College:   Free schools alternative provision which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Winchester Hotel:   Winchester Hotel was situated at 21a Winchester Road, NW3


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adamson Road, NW3 · Adelaide Road, NW3 · Agincourt Road, NW3 · Akenside Road, NW3 · Antrim Grove, NW3 · Antrim Mansions, NW3 · Antrim Road, NW3 · Aspern Grove, NW3 · Avenue Close, NW8 · Avenue Road, NW8 · Baynes Mews, NW3 · Belsize Avenue, NW3 · Belsize Court Garages, NW3 · Belsize Court, NW3 · Belsize Crescent, NW3 · Belsize Cresent, NW3 · Belsize Grove, NW3 · Belsize Lane, NW3 · Belsize Mews, NW3 · Belsize Park Gardens, NW3 · Belsize Park Mews, NW3 · Belsize Park, NW3 · Belsize Place, NW3 · Belsize Square, NW3 · Belsize Terrace, NW3 · Briary Close, NW3 · Brocas Close, NW3 · Broxwood Way, NW8 · Buckland Crescent, NW3 · Byron Mews, NW3 · Carlingford Road, NW3 · Cayford House, NW3 · Chalcot Gardens, NW3 · College Crescent, NW3 · College Cresent, NW3 · Connaught Mews, NW3 · Constantine Road, NW3 · Conybeare, NW3 · Cressy Road, NW3 · Crossfield Road, NW3 · Daleham Gardens, NW3 · Daleham Mews, NW3 · Denning Road, NW3 · Downshire Hill, NW3 · Downside Crescent, NW3 · Dunboyne Road, NW3 · East Heath Road, · East Heath Road, NW3 · Elizabeth Mews, NW3 · Ella Mews, NW3 · Elliott Square, NW3 · Elsworthy Road, NW3 · Elsworthy Road, NW8 · Elsworthy Terrace, NW3 · England’s Lane, NW3 · Englands Lane, NW3 · Eton Avenue, NW3 · Eton College Road, NW3 · Eton Court, NW3 · Eton Garages, NW3 · Eton Hall, NW3 · Eton Rise, NW3 · Eton Road, NW3 · Eton Villas, NW3 · Fellows Road, NW3 · Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 · Fitzjohns Avenue, NW3 · Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 · Fleet Road, NW3 · Fountain Mews, NW3 · Gainsborough Gardens, NW3 · Garnett Road, NW3 · Glenilla Road, NW3 · Glenloch Road, NW3 · Glenmore Road, NW3 · Hampstead Green, NW3 · Hampstead Hill Gardens, NW3 · Harley Road, NW3 · Haverstock Hill, NW3 · Hawtrey Road, NW3 · Heath Hurst Road, NW3 · Heath Side, NW3 · Hillfield Court · Hillfield Court, NW3 · Hillfield Mansions, NW3 · Hillview, NW3 · Hornby Close, NW3 · Howitt Close, N16 · Howitt Close, NW3 · Howitt Road, NW3 · Huson Close, NW3 · Keats Grove, NW3 · King Henry’s Road, NW3 · King Henry’s Road, NW3 · King?s College Road, NW3 · Kingsford Street, NW5 · Lamble Street, NW5 · Lambolle Place, NW3 · Lambolle Road, NW3 · Lancaster Drive, NW3 · Lancaster Grove, NW3 · Lancaster Stables, NW3 · Lawn Road, NW3 · Lime Avenue, N6 · Lime Avenue, NW3 · Lower Merton Rise, NW3 · Lowlands, NW3 · Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3 · Lyndhurst Terrace, NW3 · Mackeson Road, NW3 · Maitland Park Road, NW3 · Maitland Park Villas, NW3 · Mansfield Road, NW3 · Mansfield Road, NW5 · Marion Mews, SE21 · Martys Yard, NW3 · Maryon Mews, NW3 · McCrone Mews, NW3 · Meadowbank, NW3 · Midland Crescent, NW3 · Nassington Road, NW3 · Norfolk Road, NW8 · Northways Parade, NW3 · Oppidans Road, NW3 · Ordnance Hill, NW8 · Ormonde Court, NW3 · Ormonde Terrace, NW8 · Ornan Road, NW3 · Park End, NW3 · Park Hill Road, NW3 · Parkhill Road, NW3 · Parkhill Walk, NW3 · Parliament Hill, NW3 · Perceval Avenue, NW3 · Pilgrim’s Lane, NW3 · Pilgrims Lane, NW3 · Pond Street, NW3 · Primrose Gardens, NW3 · Primrose Hill Road, NW3 · Princess Mews, NW3 · Queensmead, NW8 · Quickswood, NW3 · Radlett Place, NW8 · Rosslyn Hill, NW3 · Rosslyn Mews, NW3 · Rowland Hill Street, NW3 · Rudgwick Terrace, NW8 · Saint Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 · South End Close, NW3 · South End Road, NW3 · South Hill Park Gardens, NW3 · South Hill Park, NW3 · St Crispins Close, NW3 · St Edmund’s Terrace, NW3 · St Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 · St Stephen’s Close, NW8 · St. Crispin?s Close, NW3 · Stanbury Court, NW3 · Steele?s Mews South, NW3 · Steele?s Road, NW3 · Strathray Gardens, NW3 · Sumpter Close, NW3 · Swiss Terrace, NW3 · Tanza Road, NW3 · Tasker Road, NW3 · The Old Orchard, NW3 · Thurlow Road, NW3 · Tobin Close, NW3 · Tranley Mews, NW3 · Tudor Close, NW3 · Upper Park Road, NW3 · Wadham Gardens, NW3 · Wandsworth Place, NW3 · Waterhouse Close, NW3 · Wedderburn Road, NW3 · Wells Rise, NW8 · Willow Road, NW3 · Winchester Road, NW3 · Wood Field, NW3 · Woodland Walk, NW3 · Woodland Walk, NW6 · Woronzow Road, NW8 ·
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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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