Bridge Approach, NW1

Road in/near Chalk Farm, existing between 1855 and now

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Bridge Approach was once a busy thoroughfare connecting Regents Park Road with the world.

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Regents Park Road was a major east west route from central London to the east was very busy. To the north lay Bridge Street.

In the 1960s, two children were knocked down and killed at the railway bridge. As a result the bridge was closed to traffic and one of the five entry points into Primrose Hill was blocked to cars whilst still allowing pedestrian access. The road was renamed Bridge Approach.

Regents Park Road was no longer a through route. The massive decrease in traffic flows encouraged restaurants and shops to settle and form a more vibrant Primrose Hill. Although they have many attributes, the presence of busy through routes ultimately prevents the formation of a relaxed village neighbourhood which Primrose Hill has susequently become.

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VIEW THE CHALK FARM AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CHALK FARM AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CHALK FARM AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CHALK FARM AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CHALK FARM 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
Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Tailors:   The Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen was founded on 10 February 1837.
Chalk Farm:   Chalk Farm has nothing to do with chalk at all. Though there once was a farm...
Chalk Farm:   Chalk Farm was originally a farmhouse and later a tavern set in fields. But Chalk Farm has nothing to do with chalk at all.
Haverstock School:   Haverstock School (formerly Haverstock Comprehensive School), is a comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 18.
Queen’s Crescent Market:   Queen’s Crescent Market is one of London’s oldest street markets, and is still held every Thursday and Saturday.
The Load of Hay:   The Load of Hay was established by 1721.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ainger Road, NW3 · Auden Place, NW1 · Baptist Gardens, NW5 · Belmont Street, NW1 · Berkley Grove, NW1 · Berkley Road, NW1 · Bridge Approach, NW1 · Camden Lock Place, NW1 · Camden Lock, NW1 · Castle Road, NW1 · Castlehaven Road, NW1 · Chalcot Road, NW1 · Chalk Farm Parade, NW3 · Chalk Farm Road, NW1 · Chamberlain Street, NW1 · Crogsland Road, NW1 · Dumpton Place, NW1 · East Yard, NW1 · Edis Street, NW1 · Egbert Street, NW1 · Erskine Road, NW3 · Eton College Road, NW3 · Eton Hall, NW3 · Eton Rise, NW3 · Eton Road, NW3 · Eton Villas, NW3 · Ferdinand Place, NW1 · Ferdinand Street, NW1 · Fitzroy Road, NW1 · Gloucester Avenue, NW1 · Hadley Street, NW1 · Harmood Street, NW1 · Hartland Road, NW1 · Haven Street, NW1 · Hawley Crescent, NW1 · Hawley Cresent, NW1 · Hawley Road, NW1 · Hillview, NW3 · Kentish Town Road, NW1 · Kingstown Street, NW1 · Leybourne Road, NW1 · Maitland Park Road, NW3 · Maitland Park Villas, NW3 · Manley Street, NW1 · Marsden Street, NW5 · Middle Yard, NW1 · Modbury Gardens, NW5 · Powlett Place, NW1 · Primrose Hill Studios, NW1 · Primrose Mews, NW1 · Prince of Wales Road, NW3 · Princess Road, NW1 · Provost Road, NW3 · Rhyl Street, NW5 · Sharpleshall Street, NW1 · St Georges Mews, NW1 · St Georges Terrace, NW1 · St Marks Crescent, NW1 · St Marks Cresent, NW1 · Steele?s Mews South, NW3 · Steele?s Road, NW3 · Stucley Place, NW1 · The Courtyard, NW1 · The Stables Market, NW1 · Torbay Street, NW1 · Water Lane, NW1 · Waterside Place, NW1 · West Yard, NW1 ·


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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."
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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.
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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
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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