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North End is a street in Hampstead.



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VIEW THE NORTH END AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE NORTH END AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE NORTH END AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE NORTH END AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE NORTH END AREA IN THE 1900s
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North End

North End is a village-like area between Hampstead and Golders Green.

North End was the site of an Anglo-Saxon boundary points: Sandgate.

A wood, Wildwood, part of Eton College’s Wyldes estate in Hendon, probably originally extended across to the northern slopes of Hampstead Heath and by 1632 it marked the parish boundary. Until c. 1730 the ancient route across the heath to Hendon took a sharp westward turn, before turning north again. Its twists were presumably imposed by obstacles, probably dense woodland, at the location marked as Wildwood Corner c. 1672. About 1730 a cutting was made through the heath west of the old route, creating the modern North End Way (formerly Road), a more direct route to Hendon.

North End was the home of William Pitt the Elder in 1766–67. Wylde’s Farm has played host to William Blake and the ubiquitous Dickens. Some of its lands were bought in 1905 to become the Heath Extension. From 1906 to 1940 the farmhouse belonged to Raymond Unwin, architect of Hampstead Garden Suburb. In 1912 the dancer Anna Pavlova bought Ivy House, and lived here until she died in 1931.

North End was to have had the deepest tube station in London – at the Bull and Bush – but residents’ objections prevented it from ever opening. In the 1950s the partially built lower level was converted into an under­ground control centre for ‘floodgates’ on the deep tubes around central London. In case these gates should ever need to be used in a war situation the control room is allegedly ‘blast-​​protected’ – even against sustained nuclear attack.

Recent years have seen a growing number of ‘futur­ist­ically’ styled properties inserted into North End – to the distress of some residents who want to preserve its rural charm.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
6 Ellerdale Road:   6 Ellerdale Road is a house built by the Arts and Crafts movement architect Richard Norman Shaw for himself in the period 1874 to 1876.
An introduction to Hampstead by G.E. Mitton (1902):   This text originates from "The Fascination of Hampstead" by Geraldine Edith Mitton (published 1902)
Annemount School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Branch Hill Pond:   Branch Hill Pond which was fed from a spring which was also the main source of the Westbourne.
Bull and Bush:   The Old Bull and Bush is a Grade II listed public house near Hampstead Heath in London which gave its name to the music hall song ’Down at the old Bull and Bush’.
Christ Church Primary School, Hampstead:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Devonshire House Preparatory School:   Devonshire House preparatory school is based in four large Victorian houses in Hampstead.
Devonshire House Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Everyman Cinema:   The Everyman, in Heath Street, Hampstead, opened as a cinema on 26 December 1933.
Fitzjohn’s Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Golders Hill Park:   
Golders Hill Park Deer Enclosure:   
Great Hollow Elm:   The Great Hollow Elm stood at the top of Hampstead Heath.
Hampstead:   Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm.
Hampstead Heath Extension:   
Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Hampstead Town:   This article first appeared in ’A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington’.
Hare and Hounds:   The Hare and Hounds was the northernmost public house in Hampstead.
Heathside Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 14. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Hill Garden and Pergola, Hampstead Heath:   
New End Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
North End:   North End is a village-like area between Hampstead and Golders Green.
Pentameters Theatre:   The Pentameters Theatre was founded in 1968 and is 60-seat venue and is a fringe theatre, located above the Three Horseshoes public house in Hampstead.
Source of the Kilbourne:   The easternmost branch of the River Westbourne rises just south of the centre of Hampstead,
St Anthony’s Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
St Anthony’s School for Girls:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
St John, Hampstead:   St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England parish church dedicated to St John the Evangelist.
St Mary’s Church:   St Mary’s Chapel, now known as St Mary’s Church, is a Grade II* listed Roman Catholic church.
The King Alfred School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
University College School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 18.
Whitestone Pond:   Whitestone Pond is the source of one of London’s lost rivers, the River Westbourne.
Wyldes Farm:   Wyldes Farm - where Dickens stayed and Hampstead Garden Suburb was realised.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Hampstead station (1907):   Hampstead station pictured at its opening in 1907
Jack Straw's Castle (1907):   Jack Straw’s Castle Hotel, photographed in 1907.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Admiral’s Walk, NW3 · Back Lane, NW3 · Back Lane, NW9 · Bigwood Road, NW11 · Birchwood Drive, NW3 · Bracknell Gardens, NW3 · Branch Hill, NW3 · Britten Close, NW11 · Bunkers Hill, NW11 · Cannon Place, NW3 · Carlyle Close, N2 · Carnegie House, NW3 · Chandos Way, NW11 · Chesterford Gardens, NW3 · Christ Church, NW3 · Church Row, NW3 · Coach House Yard, NW3 · Constable Close, NW11 · Cotman Close, NW11 · Ellerdale Close, NW3 · Elm Row, NW3 · Emmott Close, NW11 · Fairway Close, NW11 · Falcon Lodge, NW3 · Firecrest Drive, NW3 · Flask Cottages, NW3 · Flask Walk, NW3 · Frognal Close, NW3 · Frognal Gardens, NW3 · Frognal Lane, NW3 · Frognal Rise, NW3 · Frognal Way, NW3 · Frognal, NW3 · Gardnor Road, NW3 · Gayton Road, NW3 · Grange Gardens, NW3 · Green Close, NW11 · Greenaway Gardens, NW3 · Grey Close, NW11 · Grove Place, NW3 · Hampstead Grove, NW3 · Hampstead High Street, NW3 · Hampstead Square, NW3 · Heath Brow, NW3 · Heath Close, NW11 · Heath Street, NW3 · Heath Villas, NW3 · Heathgate, NW11 · Heysham Lane, NW3 · Holford Road, NW3 · Holly Berry Lane, NW3 · Holly Bush Vale, NW3 · Holly Hill, NW3 · Holly Mount, NW3 · Holly Walk, NW3 · Holne Chase, N2 · Hurst Close, NW11 · Ingram Avenue, NW11 · Inverforth Close, NW3 · Judges’ Walk, NW3 · Lakis Close, NW3 · Lower Terrace, NW3 · Mansion Gardens, NW3 · Meadway Close, NW11 · Meadway Court, NW11 · Meadway, NW11 · Morland Close, NW11 · Mount Vernon, NW3 · Mountview Close, NW11 · Neville Drive, N2 · Neville Drive, NW11 · New End Square, NW3 · New End, NW3 · North End Avenue, NW3 · North End Road, NW3 · North End Way, NW3 · North End, NW3 · Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 · Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 · Oak Hill Park, NW3 · Oak Hill Way, NW3 · Oakhill Avenue, NW3 · Oriel Court, NW3 · Oriel Place, NW3 · Park Avenue, NW11 · Park Drive, NW11 · Perrin’s Lane, NW3 · Perrins Court, NW3 · Perrins Walk, NW3 · Prince Arthur Mews, NW3 · Prince Arthur Road, NW3 · Raeburn Close, NW11 · Redington Gardens, NW3 · Redington Road, NW3 · Reynolds Close, NW11 · Romney Close, NW11 · Rowan Walk, N2 · Ruskin Close, NW11 · Sandy Road, NW11 · Sandy Road, NW3 · Spaniards Close, NW11 · Spaniards End, NW3 · Spaniards Road, NW3 · Spedan Close, NW3 · Spencer Drive, N2 · St Judes Churches, NW11 · Streatley Place, NW3 · Templewood Avenue, NW3 · Templewood Gardens, NW3 · The Limes, NW3 · The Mount, NW3 · The Park, NW11 · The Village, NW3 · Thurlby Road, HA0 · Turner Close, NW11 · Turner Drive, NW11 · Turners Wood, NW11 · Upper Terrace, NW3 · Vale of Health, NW3 · Village Mount, NW3 · Wellgarth Road, NW11 · Whitestone Lane, NW3 · Wildwood Grove, NW3 · Wildwood Rise, NW11 · Wildwood Road, NW11 · Wildwood Road, NW3 · Windmill Hill, NW3 · Wyldes Close, NW3 · Yorkshire Grey Place, NW3 ·
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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.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

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.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

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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