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Hospital in/near South End Green, existing between 1975 and now

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Royal Free Hospital

Since 1975, the Royal Free Hospital has been located in Hampstead.

The Royal Free Hospital was founded in 1828 by the surgeon William Marsden to provide, as its name indicates, free care to those of little means. It is said that one evening, Marsden found a young girl in the churchyard of St. Andrew’s Church, Holborn, suffering from hypothermia, and sought help for her from one of the nearby hospitals. However, none would take the girl in, and she died in agony in Marsden’s arms.

After this experience Marsden set up a small dispensary at 16 Greville Street, Holborn, called the London General Institution for the Gratuitous Care of Malignant Diseases.

A royal charter was granted by Queen Victoria in 1837 after a cholera epidemic in which the hospital had extended care to many victims. As demand for in-patient facilities increased, it was constituted as the Royal Free Hospital, and moved to Gray’s Inn Road in the 1840s. Another building in Liverpool Road, Islington, was used as an isolation hospital. Marsden also founded the Free Cancer Hospital in Westminster in 1851, renamed The Royal Marsden Hospital in 1954.

In 1975 the Royal Free facilities at Islington and Holborn were combined and moved to the current 12-storey cruciform tower block, built on the site of the former Hampstead Hospital.

The hospital houses part of the UCL Medical School and its associated medical research facilities. The London School of Medicine for Women, since August 1998 a part of the UCL Medical School, was the first to train female doctors in the United Kingdom; the Royal Free Hospital was the first teaching hospital in London to admit women for training.

Significant advances in the fields of liver medicine (hepatology) and transplantation; renal disease and dialysis; haematology and haemophilia have been made at the Royal Free, and the trust now treats all patients needing dialysis in north and central London. The professorial department of liver medicine is recognised as one of the leading research units of its type in the world.

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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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VIEW THE SOUTH END GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SOUTH END GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SOUTH END GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SOUTH END GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE SOUTH END GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Hampstead

Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm.

Hampstead is on a steep hill and the tube station platforms are the deepest on the London Underground network, at 58.5 metres below ground level. It has the deepest lift shaft on the Underground.

Although early records of Hampstead itself can be found in a grant by King Ethelred the Unready to the monastery of St. Peter's at Westminster (AD 986) and it is referred to in the Domesday Book (1086), the history of Hampstead is generally traced back to the 17th century.

Trustees of the Well started advertising the medicinal qualities of the chalybeate waters (water impregnated with iron) in 1700. Although Hampstead Wells was initially successful, its popularity declined in the 1800s due to competition with other London spas. The spa was demolished in 1882, although a water fountain was left behind.

Hampstead started to expand following the opening of the North London Railway in the 1860s (now on the London Overground), and expanded further after the tube station opened in 1907.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Belsize Park:   The Manor of Belsize dates back to 1317, with the name is derived from French bel assis meaning 'well situated'.
CCfL Key Stage 3 PRU:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 14.
CCfL Key Stage 4 PRU:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 16.
Fine Arts College:   Fine Arts College is an Independent school and sixth form founded in 1978 by artists Candida Cave and Nicholas Cochrane.
Fine Arts College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Fleet Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hall School:   The Hall School is an independent boys’ preparatory school in Belsize Park.
Hampstead Heath:   Hampstead Heath railway station has been part of the London Overground since 11 November 2007.
Hampstead Hill School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Hereward House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Isokon Building:   The Isokon building is a concrete block of 34 flats designed by architect Wells Coates for Molly and Jack Pritchard, as an experiment in communal living.
Keats House:   Keats House is a writer’s house museum in a house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats.
Lyndhurst House Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Maria Montessori School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 12.
Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead:   The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead was a Metropolitan borough of the County of London from 1900 to 1965, when it was amalgamated with the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras and the Metropolitan Borough of Holborn to form the London Borough of Camden.
Parliament Hill Fields:   Parliament Hill is an area of open parkland in the south-east corner of Hampstead Heath.
Pax Lodge:   Pax Lodge is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centre.
Rosary Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Royal Free Hospital Children’s School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Sarum Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
South End Green:   South End Green is the focus of a distinct Hampstead community.
St Christopher’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Stephen’s Church:   St. Stephen’s is a former church building, sited on Rosslyn Hill at its junction with Pond Street, a steep slope adjacent to the Royal Free Hospital.
St. Mary’s Town and Country School:   St. Mary’s Town and Country School was an independent, non-denominational, co-educational progressive day and boarding school.
St. Stephen%27s Church, Rosslyn Hill:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Stephen%27s_Church%2C_Rosslyn_Hill
Swiss Cottage School - Development & Research Centre:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
The Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 13.
The UCL Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Village School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Trevor-Roberts School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Wac Arts College:   Free schools alternative provision which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Winchester Hotel:   Winchester Hotel was situated at 21a Winchester Road, NW3


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adamson Road, NW3 · Adelaide Road, NW3 · Agincourt Road, NW3 · Antrim Grove, NW3 · Antrim Mansions, NW3 · Antrim Road, NW3 · Aspern Grove, NW3 · Baynes Mews, NW3 · Belsize Avenue, NW3 · Belsize Court Garages, NW3 · Belsize Court, NW3 · Belsize Grove, NW3 · Belsize Lane, NW3 · Belsize Mews, NW3 · Belsize Park Gardens, NW3 · Belsize Park Mews, NW3 · Belsize Park, NW3 · Belsize Place, NW3 · Belsize Square, NW3 · Belsize Terrace, NW3 · Briary Close, NW3 · Brocas Close, NW3 · Byron Mews, NW3 · Carlingford Road, NW3 · Cayford House, NW3 · Chalcot Gardens, NW3 · Connaught Mews, NW3 · Constantine Road, NW3 · Conybeare, NW3 · Cressy Road, NW3 · Crossfield Road, NW3 · Denning Road, NW3 · Downshire Hill, NW3 · Downside Crescent, NW3 · Dunboyne Road, NW3 · East Heath Road, · East Heath Road, NW3 · Elizabeth Mews, NW3 · Ella Mews, NW3 · Elliott Square, NW3 · Elsworthy Road, NW3 · Elsworthy Road, NW8 · Elsworthy Terrace, NW3 · England’s Lane, NW3 · Englands Lane, NW3 · Eton Avenue, NW3 · Eton Court, NW3 · Eton Garages, NW3 · Fellows Road, NW3 · Fleet Road, NW3 · Fountain Mews, NW3 · Gainsborough Gardens, NW3 · Garnett Road, NW3 · Glenilla Road, NW3 · Glenloch Road, NW3 · Glenmore Road, NW3 · Hampstead Green, NW3 · Hampstead Hill Gardens, NW3 · Harley Road, NW3 · Haverstock Hill, NW3 · Hawtrey Road, NW3 · Heath Hurst Road, NW3 · Heath Side, NW3 · Hillfield Court · Hillfield Court, NW3 · Hillfield Mansions, NW3 · Hillview, NW3 · Hornby Close, NW3 · Howitt Close, N16 · Howitt Close, NW3 · Howitt Road, NW3 · Huson Close, NW3 · Keats Grove, NW3 · King Henry’s Road, NW3 · King Henry’s Road, NW3 · King?s College Road, NW3 · Lambolle Place, NW3 · Lambolle Road, NW3 · Lancaster Drive, NW3 · Lancaster Grove, NW3 · Lancaster Stables, NW3 · Lawn Road, NW3 · Lime Avenue, N6 · Lime Avenue, NW3 · Lisburne Road, NW3 · Lower Merton Rise, NW3 · Lowlands, NW3 · Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3 · Mackeson Road, NW3 · Marion Mews, SE21 · Martys Yard, NW3 · Maryon Mews, NW3 · Meadowbank, NW3 · Midland Crescent, NW3 · Nassington Road, NW3 · Oppidans Road, NW3 · Ormonde Court, NW3 · Ornan Road, NW3 · Park End, NW3 · Parliament Hill, NW3 · Perceval Avenue, NW3 · Pilgrim’s Lane, NW3 · Pilgrims Lane, NW3 · Pond Street, NW3 · Primrose Gardens, NW3 · Primrose Hill Road, NW3 · Princess Mews, NW3 · Quickswood, NW3 · Rosslyn Hill, NW3 · Rowland Hill Street, NW3 · South End Close, NW3 · South End Road, NW3 · South Hill Park Gardens, NW3 · South Hill Park, NW3 · St Crispins Close, NW3 · St. Crispin?s Close, NW3 · Stanbury Court, NW3 · Steele?s Road, NW3 · Strathray Gardens, NW3 · Sumpter Close, NW3 · Tanza Road, NW3 · Tasker Road, NW3 · The Old Orchard, NW3 · Tobin Close, NW3 · Tranley Mews, NW3 · Tudor Close, NW3 · Upper Park Road, NW3 · Wadham Gardens, NW3 · Wandsworth Place, NW3 · Waterhouse Close, NW3 · Wedderburn Road, NW3 · Willow Road, NW3 · Winchester Road, NW3 · Wood Field, NW3 · Woodland Walk, NW3 · Woodland Walk, NW6 ·
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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.
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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
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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