Cholmley Lodge, a two storeyed stuccoed house, was built in 1813.
A National school and cottage for the schoolmistress was built on the north side of the village, on part of the grounds of Cholmley Lodge, in 1844.
In the early 20th century the property came under the ownership of Captain Henry Wilkes Notman, a wealthy Scot who had made his fortune in the railways.
Cholmley Lodge was demolished in 1921. On its grounds was then built seventeen blocks of flats fronting the four boundary roads: Mill Lane, Aldred Road, Hillfield Road, and Fortune Green Road. These blocks were put up between 1922 and 1927 and constituted Cholmley Gardens. Parts of the original lodge are still to be found in the extensive gardens of that latter road.
In particular, the main entrance steps and patio can still be found leading to the tennis court at the northern end of the gardens. Many of the retaining walls within the grounds were built using materials from the original house. Within the walls of the estate, one can find interesting pieces of the old building, including bricks with unusual markings, parts of the old coping stones and pieces of what were once pillars.Licence:
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Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.
The name of Fortune Green is derived from foran-tune
meaning in front of the tun, probably an inn in the area.
Originally Fortune Green was a patch of manorial waste, now in the north of the ward, where local residents had the right to graze animals, dig turf and play sports. The Green dwindled considerably in the 19th century when the lord of the manor granted enclosure rights for about a third of the area.
Lying on the south-west side of the Finchley Road, Hampstead town council decided to build its overflow cemetery here in the 1840s.
The arrival of the Midland Railway in 1871 brought rapid development and many large houses were demolished in favour of higher density buildings. Victorian residential buildings display considerable variety in their design and detail and there are a number of large distinctive red brick mansion blocks, most of which have remained unaltered.
|LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
: What is now the Alice House has been through a number of incarnations since it was built in the early 1900s.Beckford's Estate
: Beckfords, belonging to the family of the same name, consisted of 15 acres north of Mill Lane and west of Fortune Green Lane.Bracknell Way, NW3
: Bracknell Way is a small alleyway, usable only by pedestriansCanterbury House
: In the last half of the nineteenth century, a white house called Canterbury was built on the then southern fringes of West End.Cedars
: A local West Hampstead builder, Thomas Potter, constructed Cedars in 1878.Cock and Hoop
: The Cock and Hoop Inn was standing on the corner of West End Lane and Fortune Green Road by 1723.Flitcroft Estate
: Flitcroft was a 50 acre estate at Fortune Green and West End, named after its owner in the 18th century. Fortune Green
: Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.Fortune Green
: Fortune Green lies to the north of the ancient village of West End.Hackney College
: The Village Itinerancy Society, a Congregationalist college, was transformed into Hackney Theological Seminary. Hillfield
: By 1644 Hillfield was already mentioned in parish records.Jacksfield
: Jacksfield was one of the smaller but well-documented copyhold estates in the West Hampstead area.Lauriston Lodge
: Lauriston Lodge, now the site of Dene Mansions, was a large house in West Hampstead.Maygrove Peace Park
: On 27 April 1983, Camden Council opened Maygrove Peace Park and dedicated it as a reminder of the Council's commitment to peace.National School
: A National School was established in West End during 1844.New West End
: New West End was created in the 1840s on the Finchley Road.Poplar House
: Poplar House was occupied by one of the first developers of West Hampstead, Thomas Potter.Potter's Iron Foundry
: In the nineteenth century, many West Hampstead people had jobs in Potter’s Iron Foundry.Ripley House
: Jeremy Jepson Ripley built a house and coach house after 1814, with a large garden north of Lauriston Lodge.Sandwell House
: Sandwell House was owned by three generations of the Wachter family.The Black Lion
: The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house. The Wet Fish Cafe
: The Wet Fish Café is an Art Deco classic at 242 West End Lane.Thorplands
: Thorplands was an estate south of Mill Lane.Treherne House
: Treherne House was built in the mid eighteenth century,West Cottages, NW6
: Cottages in London NW6.West End Green
: West End Green is situated on a corner of West End Lane, formerly the location of West End Fair.West End Hall
: West End Hall (once called New West End Hall) was one of the mansions of West End (West Hampstead).West Hampstead Police Station
: The Metropolitam Police established itself in West Hampstead during the 1880s.West Hampstead Synagogue
: The West Hampstead Synagogue was consecrated in September 1892.Woodbine Cottage
: Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.Mill Lane, looking east (1900s)
: Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.
Achilles Road, NW6
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· Agamemnon Road, NW6
· Ajax Road, NW6
· Aldred Road, NW6
· Avenue Mansions, NW3
· Berridge Mews, NW6
· Broomsleigh Street, NW6
· Buckingham Mansions, NW6
· Burrard Road, NW6
· Cannon Hill, NW6
· Carlton Mews, NW6
· Cholmley Gardens, NW6
· Croft Way, NW3
· Croftway, NW3
· Dennington Park Road, NW6
· Fawley Road, NW6
· Fortune Green Road, NW3
· Fortune Green Road, NW6
· Glastonbury Street, NW6
· Glenbrook Road, NW6
· Gondar Gardens, NW6
· Harvard Court, NW6
· Heath Drive, NW3
· Hillfield Road, NW6
· Holmdale Road, NW6
· Honeybourne Road, NW6
· Ingham Road, NW3
· Ingham Road, NW6
· Inglewood House, NW6
· Inglewood Road, NW6
· Kidderpore Avenue, NW3
· Kidderpore Gardens, NW3
· Kingdon Road, NW6
· Liddell Road, NW6
· Lyncroft Gardens, NW6
· Marlborough Mansions, NW6
· Mill Lane, NW6
· Narcissus Road, NW6
· Norman Terrace, NW6
· Orestes Mews, NW6
· Pandora Road, NW6
· Parsifal Road, NW6
· Ravenshaw Street, NW6
· Rose Joan Mews, NW6
· Salmon Mews, NW6
· Sandwell Crescent, NW6
· Solent Road, NW6
· Studholme Court, NW3
· Sumatra Road, NW6
· The Mansions, NW6
· Ulysses Road, NW6
· Weech Road, NW6
· Welbeck Mansions, NW6
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