Cressy Road, NW3

Road in/near South End Green, existing between 1881 and now

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Cressy Road was named for a famous English victory by its builder Thomas Gibb.

The battle of Cressy, near Calais, took place during the Hundred Years’ War.


Main source: Hampstead: Belsize | British History Online
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South End Green

South End Green is the focus of a distinct Hampstead community.

South End Green has been marked as such on maps since the 18th century, going simultaneously by another name - Pond Street.

The area took more shape along the rough edges of Hampstead Heath in 1835, when the small puddle at the bottom of aptly-named Pond Street was filled in. Much like Parliament Hill on the opposite side of the Heath, the arrival of a tram terminus brought people, shops, roads, homes and large public houses to this once sleepy hamlet by mid-century.
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