Lismore Circus, NW5

Road in/near Gospel Oak, existing between 1855 and now

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Haverstock Hill station in 1905 with its entrance on Lismore Circus.

Lismore Circus was a former Victorian circus with six streets radiating from it.

Lord Mansfield, Lord Southampton and Lord Lisburne were the local landowners and plans were drawn up for six streets radiating from Lismore Circus. Houses here were built by 1853.

From 1868 the Midland Railway ran trains from Bedford to its own terminus at St. Pancras with the railway tunnel running underneath the southern half of the Circus. And also in 1868, Haverstock Hill station opened and was situated in the southwest of the circus (partially closing in 1916 but only finally decomissioned in 1983).

In 1870 St Pancras Vestry took over the central area following a memorial that it should be laid out as a garden. It opened to the public in 1871, a circular garden surrounded by privet hedge with grass, shrubs and trees.

The area was devestated by bombing during the Second World War. On 15 October 1940, a bomb demolished the Lismore Circus bridge over the railway, blocking it.

The housing estate surrounding Lismore Circus was built in the 1960s and 70s. Frederick MacManus and Partners designed the estate. These two long parallel grey brick buildings were built between 1969 and 1972.

Local residents rallied around the idea of maintaining an area of the open space in Lismore Circus in the late 1990s. In June 1998 Michael Palin ceremonially planted a ‘Gospel Oak’ in the vicinity of what is now Lismore Circus Community Woods.

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I am trying to find any information out about 3 Erskine Road. NW3. I have just come across an old identity card which was my Grandmothers, dated 1946 , this being where she then lived. If anyone can give me any information about this area then, or old photographs, that would be really good.

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I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

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Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak is an inner suburb of north London below Hampstead Heath.

The name derives from an oak tree, under which parishioners gathered to hear an annual gospel reading when the area was still rural. Lords Mansfield, Southampton and Lisburne were the local landowners when development began in the mid-19th century. Plans were drawn up for elegant streets radiating from Lismore Circus but after two railway lines were extended across the area the first buildings were two- and three-storey cottages for "navvies and quarrelsome shoemakers." Later the neighbourhood became more respectable and solidly residential.

All Hallows Church by James Brooks is a notable late Victorian church. After World War II much of the original housing around Lismore Circus was demolished and a series of estates built for Camden Council. Today Gospel Oak is a socially mixed area with its share of inner-city problems but a very strong community spirit. Famous residents include Tony Blair?s former head of communications Alastair Campbell and his partner journalist Fiona Millar, ex-Python Michael Palin, and Britain’s top networker Carole Stone and her husband broadcaster Richard Lindley.


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.
Children’s Playground & Paddling Pool:   
Gospel Oak:   Gospel Oak is an inner suburb of north London below Hampstead Heath.
Hampstead Heath:   
Parliament Hill Fields:   Parliament Hill is an area of open parkland in the south-east corner of Hampstead Heath.
Parliament Hill Fields Athletics Track:   
Queen’s Crescent Market:   Queen’s Crescent Market is one of London’s oldest street markets, and is still held every Thursday and Saturday.
St Dominic’s Priory:   St Dominic’s Priory Church (formally named "Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic") is one of the largest Roman Catholic churches in London.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Cricket on Parliament Hill Fields:   The Parliament Hill cricket season begins on the last Saturday in April and ends on the last Sunday in August.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Allcroft Road, NW5 · Ashdown Crescent, NW5 · Ashdown Cresent, NW5 · Baptist Gardens, NW5 · Barrington Close, NW5 · Bassett Street, NW5 · Chaston Place, NW5 · Coity Road, NW5 · Courthope Road, NW3 · Dunboyne Road, NW3 · Elaine Grove, NW3 · Estelle Road, NW3 · Gilden Crescent, NW5 · Gordon House Road, NW3 · Grafton Terrace, NW5 · Haverstock Road, NW5 · Heathgate Place, NW3 · Heathgate, NW3 · Hemingway Close, NW5 · Herbert Street, NW5 · Kiln Place, NW5 · Kingsford Street, NW5 · Lamble Street, NW5 · Lisburne Road, NW3 · Lismore Circus, NW5 · Malden Place, NW5 · Malden Road, NW5 · Mansfield Place, NW3 · Mansfield Road, NW3 · Mansfield Road, NW5 · Modbury Gardens, NW5 · Oak Village, NW5 · Park Hill Road, NW3 · Parkhill Road, NW3 · Parkhill Walk, NW3 · Prince of Wales Road, NW3 · Quadrant Grove, NW5 · Queen’s Crescent, NW5 · Queens Crescent, NW5 · Rhyl Street, NW5 · Roderick Road, NW3 · Rona Road, NW3 · Savernake Road, NW3 · Savernake Road, NW5 · Shirlock Road, NW3 · Southampton Road, NW3 · Southampton Road, NW5 · Tasker Road, NW3 · Thurlow Terrace, NW5 · Vicars Road, NW5 · Weedington Road, NW5 · Wellesley Road, NW5 · Wood Field, NW3 ·

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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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