Hampstead Way, NW11

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing between 1907 and now

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Hampstead Way was one of the major roads designed for Hampstead Garden Suburb.


It is the earliest road in the suburb.

On 2 May 1907, Henrietta Barnett turned the first spadeful of soil for the coming Suburb. A child recited a poem written for the occasion and other children struggled with fluttering ribbons on this windy day to plait them round a maypole. Speeches were delivered and where the first sod had been cut, a pair of cottages, 140 and 142 Hampstead Way, were soon built; a plaque marks them as the earliest dwellings.




Main source: Hampstead Garden Suburb Virtual Museum
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Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.

The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.
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