The Wells House, NW3

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VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD AREA IN THE 1900s
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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
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)
Anna Freud Centre:   The Anna Freud Centre is a child mental health research, training and treatment centre.
Bracknell Way, NW3:   Bracknell Way is a small alleyway, usable only by pedestrians
Branch Hill Pond:   Branch Hill Pond which was fed from a spring which was also the main source of the Westbourne.
Broadhurst School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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.
Finchley Road:   Finchley Road is on the Jubilee line, between West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage and on the Metropolitan line between Baker Street and Wembley Park.
Fitzjohn’s Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Fitzjohn’s Primary School:   Fitzjohn’s Primary School is a community primary school, established in 1953.
Freud Museum:   The Freud Museum is a museum dedicated to Sigmund Freud, who lived there with his family during the last year of his life.
Frognal Bridge:   Where Frognal meets the Finchley Road, there is an indiscernible dip...
Gloucester House, The Tavistock Children’s Day Unit:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 14.
Great Hollow Elm:   The Great Hollow Elm stood at the top of Hampstead Heath.
Hall School:   The Hall School is an independent boys’ preparatory school in Belsize Park.
Hampstead:   Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm.
Hampstead Hill School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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’.
Hampstead tunnel:   Hampstead Tunnel, 1166 yards long, was built as part of the Hampstead Junction Railway, and opened on 2 January 1860.
Heathside Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 14. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Hereward House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, NW3:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
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.
Netherhall House:   Netherhall House is a catered intercollegiate halls of residence for men, founded in 1952.
New End Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
New West End:   New West End was created in the 1840s on the Finchley Road.
North Bridge House Pre-Prep School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7.
North Bridge House Senior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
North Bridge Nursery School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
North End:   North End is a village-like area between Hampstead and Golders Green.
Pax Lodge:   Pax Lodge is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centre.
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.
Piecemeal building:   The infant River Westbourne crossed, what in 1900, was still a boggy field.
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel:   The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel is a place of worship and a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the umbrella organisation for British Unitarians.
Rosslyn House:   Rosslyn (Roslyn) House, which stood between Wedderburn and Lyndhurst Roads, was one of the last of the famous old Hampstead houses to be destroyed.
Shepherd’s Well:   Shepherd’s Well, whose flow was thought to be nearly as pure as distilled water, is the source of the River Tyburn.
Source of the Kilbourne:   The easternmost branch of the River Westbourne rises just south of the centre of Hampstead,
South Hampstead High School:   South Hampstead High School is an independent day school.
South Hampstead High School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Southbank International School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Spaniards Inn:   The Spaniards Inn lies in Hampstead Lane on the way from Hampstead to Highgate and on the edge of Hampstead Heath.
St Anthony’s Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
St Christopher’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St John, Hampstead:   St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England parish church dedicated to St John the Evangelist.
St Luke’s Church of England Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Margaret’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
St Mary’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Mary’s Church:   St Mary’s Chapel, now known as St Mary’s Church, is a Grade II* listed Roman Catholic church.
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
The Academy School:   The Academy School is an independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged between 6 and 13.
The Academy School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 6 and 14. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
The Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 13.
The Royal School, Hampstead:   The Royal School, Hampstead, was an independent girls’ day and boarding school. The school educated girls aged 3-16.
Two streams meet:   Somewhere beneath the basement of 16 Frognal, NW3 two tributaries of the River Westbourne meet.
UCS Pre-Prep:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
University College School:   University College School, generally known as UCS, is an independent school charity situated in northwest London.
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.


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
Adamson Road, NW3 · Admiral’s Walk, NW3 · Akenside Road, NW3 · Alban House, NW3 · Arkwright Road, NW3 · Avenue Mansions, NW3 · Back Lane, NW3 · Back Lane, NW9 · Baynes Mews, NW3 · Belsize Avenue, NW3 · Belsize Court Garages, NW3 · Belsize Court, NW3 · Belsize Crescent, NW3 · Belsize Cresent, NW3 · Belsize Lane, NW3 · Belsize Mews, NW3 · Belsize Park Mews, NW3 · Belsize Place, NW3 · Belsize Square, NW3 · Belsize Terrace, NW3 · Birchwood Drive, NW3 · Bracknell Gardens, NW3 · Bracknell Way, NW3 · Branch Hill, NW3 · Buckland Crescent, NW3 · Canfield Place, NW6 · Cannon Lane, NW3 · Cannon Place, NW3 · Carlingford Road, NW3 · Carnegie House, NW3 · Chesterford Gardens, NW3 · Christ Church, NW3 · Christchurch Hill, NW3 · Church Row, NW3 · Coach House Yard, NW3 · College Crescent, NW3 · College Cresent, NW3 · Columbas Drive, NW3 · Connaught Mews, NW3 · Croft Way, NW3 · Croftway, NW3 · Crossfield Road, NW3 · Daleham Gardens, NW3 · Daleham Mews, NW3 · Denning Road, NW3 · Downshire Hill, NW3 · East Heath Road, · East Heath Road, NW3 · Ellerdale Close, NW3 · Ellerdale Road, NW3 · Elm Row, NW3 · Eton Avenue, NW3 · Eton Court, NW3 · Fairfax Mansions, NW3 · Fairfax Road, NW3 · Falcon Lodge, NW3 · Ferncroft Avenue, NW3 · Finchley Road, NW3 · Finchley Road, NW6 · Firecrest Drive, NW3 · Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 · Fitzjohn's Avenue, NW3 · Fitzjohns Avenue, NW3 · Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 · Flask Cottages, NW3 · Flask Walk, NW3 · Fortune Green Road, NW3 · Frognal Close, NW3 · Frognal Court, NW3 · Frognal Gardens, NW3 · Frognal Lane, NW3 · Frognal Rise, NW3 · Frognal Way, NW3 · Frognal, NW3 · Frognal, NW3 · Gainsborough Gardens, NW3 · Gardnor Road, NW3 · Gayton Crescent, NW3 · Gayton Road, NW3 · Glenilla Road, NW3 · Goldhurst Terrace, NW3 · Grange Gardens, NW3 · Greenaway Gardens, NW3 · Greenhill, NW3 · Grove Place, NW3 · Hampstead Gate, NW3 · Hampstead Green, NW3 · Hampstead Grove, NW3 · Hampstead High Street, NW3 · Hampstead Hill Gardens, NW3 · Hampstead Lane, NW3 · Hampstead Square, NW3 · Harben Parade, NW3 · Heath Brow, NW3 · Heath Drive, NW3 · Heath Hurst Road, NW3 · Heath Side, NW3 · Heath Street, NW3 · Heath Villas, NW3 · Heysham Lane, NW3 · Holford Road, NW3 · Holly Berry Lane, NW3 · Holly Bush Vale, NW3 · Holly Hill, NW3 · Holly Mount, NW3 · Holly Walk, NW3 · Ingram Avenue, N2 · Judges’ Walk, NW3 · Keats Grove, NW3 · Kemplay Road, NW3 · Kenwood Close, NW3 · Kidderpore Avenue, NW3 · Kidderpore Gardens, NW3 · King?s College Road, NW3 · Lakis Close, NW3 · Lancaster Drive, NW3 · Lancaster Grove, NW3 · Langland Gardens, NW3 · Lime Avenue, N6 · Lime Avenue, NW3 · Lindfield Gardens, NW3 · Lower Terrace, NW3 · Lowlands, NW3 · Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3 · Lyndhurst Road, NW3 · Lyndhurst Terrace, NW3 · Mansion Gardens, NW3 · Maresfield Gardens, NW3 · Martys Yard, NW3 · McCrone Mews, NW3 · Midland Crescent, NW3 · Mount Vernon, NW3 · Naseby Close, NW6 · Netherhall Gardens, NW3 · Netherhall Way, NW3 · New College Parade, NW3 · New End Square, NW3 · New End, NW3 · Noel House, NW6 · North End Avenue, NW3 · North End Way, NW3 · Northways Parade, NW3 · Nutley Terrace, NW3 · O2 Centre, NW3 · Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 · Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 · Oak Hill Park, NW3 · Oak Hill Way, NW3 · Oakhill Avenue, NW3 · Old Brewery Mews, NW3 · Oriel Court, NW3 · Oriel Place, NW3 · Ornan Road, NW3 · Palace Court, NW3 · Perceval Avenue, NW3 · Perrin’s Lane, NW3 · Perrins Court, NW3 · Perrins Walk, NW3 · Pilgrim’s Lane, NW3 · Pilgrim’s Place, NW3 · Pilgrims Lane, NW3 · Pilgrims Place, NW3 · Prince Arthur Mews, NW3 · Prince Arthur Road, NW3 · Princess Mews, NW3 · Redington Gardens, NW3 · Redington Road, NW3 · Rosecroft Avenue, NW3 · Rosslyn Hill, NW3 · Rosslyn Mansions, NW6 · Rosslyn Mews, NW3 · Rudall Crescent, NW3 · Shepherd’s Path, NW3 · Shepherd's Path, NW3 · Shepherds Walk, NW3 · Spaniards Close, NW11 · Spaniards End, NW3 · Spaniards Road, NW3 · Spedan Close, NW3 · St Johns Court, NW3 · Strathray Gardens, NW3 · Streatley Place, NW3 · Studholme Court, NW3 · Sumpter Close, NW3 · Telegraph Hill, NW3 · Templewood Avenue, NW3 · Templewood Gardens, NW3 · The Gables, NW3 · The Mount, NW3 · Thurlow Road, NW3 · Trinity Walk, NW3 · Turners Wood, NW11 · Upper Terrace, NW3 · Vale of Health, NW3 · Vane Close, NW3 · Village Mount, NW3 · Wandsworth Place, NW3 · Waterhouse Close, NW3 · Wedderburn Road, NW3 · Well Road, NW3 · Well Walk, NW3 · Whitestone Lane, NW3 · Wildwood Rise, NW11 · Willoughby Road, NW3 · Willow Road, NW3 · Windmill Hill, 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.
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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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