Golders Green, looking south (1905)

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2017
Golders Green crossroads looking south in 1905
Credit: London Transport Collection

   Contemporary view of the area - viewing direction is appoximate

This photo from the London Transport Collection shows Golders Green crossroads looking south in 1905. While this predates the arrival of the Hampstead Tube (Northern Line) by a couple of years’ land speculation is already taking place.

At the beginning of the 20th century Golders Green was a small rural hamlet with only a few houses, but the opening of the railway stimulated a rapid building boom causing the number of houses and the population to increase greatly.

The photographer is standing in a position which would see them directly underneath the earth of the Golders Green railway viaduct by 1907.



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Golders Green

Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.

Golders Green station was opened by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR, now part of the Northern Line) on 22 June 1907. It was one of the railway's two northern terminals (the other being at Archway) and was also the site of the railway's depot.

Before World War I plans were made to extend the CCE&HR north from Golders Green to Hendon and Edgware to open up new areas of the Middlesex countryside to development and to create a source of new passengers. The war postponed the construction of the extension and work did not begin until 12 June 1922. The first section of the extension, as far as Hendon Central opened on 19 November 1923.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Golders Green:   Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.
Golders Green crossroads:   The name Golders Green apparently derives from that of a local family, the Goodyers, and was first recorded in 1612. The hamlet of Golders Green originated as a group of cottages on waste ground on each side of the main road. In 1754, manorial waste at Golders Green stretched for some distance on either side of the main road from Hampstead.
Golders Green crossroads:   Golders Green crossroads was formed when the new Finchley Road crossed North End Road in the 1830s.
Golders Green Hippodrome:   The Golders Green Hippodrome, was opened in 1913. Built next to Golders Green station, it was built as a 3000 seat music hall by Bertie Crewe.
Golders Lodge:   The villas in their wooded grounds, which gave Golders Green its special character, disappeared rapidly with the growth of suburban housing after the extension of the Underground; they included Alba Lodge, Gloucester Lodge, the Oaks, and Grove House.
Grove Farm:   Grove Farm changed usage between a farm and a house before being overwhelmed by suburbia.
Hodford Farm:   The Hodford and Cowhouse estate consisted of a compact block of lands stretching from the Hampstead border to a point north of Golders Green station and from Cricklewood to Golders Hill.
Hoop Lane Cemetery:   In 1895 a Jewish Cemetery was established on Hoop Lane, with the first burial in 1897.
Ionic Cinema:   The Ionic Cinema was built in the early days of Golders Green's suburban development.
Saint Alban's church:   The church of St Alban, Golders Green, was built as a chapel-of-ease to All Saints’, Childs Hill, in 1910. It became the centre of a new parish taken from that of All Saints in 1922.
The Oaks:   The Oaks was a large house situated on North End Road (later Golders Green Road)
Woodstock House:   Woodstock House was a large stuccoed house, dating from the early 19th century in Golders Green.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905):   This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A41, NW8 · Accommodation Road, NW11 · Alba Gardens, NW11 · Alberon Gardens, NW11 · Alyth Gardens, NW11 · Ambrose Avenue, NW11 · Armitage Road, NW11 · Ashbourne Avenue, NW11 · Ashbourne Parade, NW11 · Ashbourne Way, NW11 · Basing Hill, NW11 · Beaufort Park, NW11 · Beechcroft Avenue, NW11 · Belmont Parade, NW11 · Bentley Drive, NW2 · Besant Road, NW2 · Beverley Gardens, NW11 · Brent Cross Bus Station, NW4 · Brent Street, NW11 · Brentfield Gardens, NW11 · Brentfield Gardens, NW2 · Bridge Lane, NW11 · Bridge Way, NW11 · Britten Close, NW11 · Broadwalk Lane, NW11 · Brookside Road, NW11 · Candle Court Nursing Home, NW2 · Chandos Way, NW11 · Chatham Close, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW2 · Childs Hill Walk, NW2 · Church Walk, NW2 · Clarendon Court, NW11 · Clifton Gardens, NW11 · Cloister Road, NW2 · Colroy Court, NW11 · Corring Way, NW11 · Corringham Court, NW11 · Corringham Road, NW11 · Courtleigh Gardens, NW11 · Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 · Crewys Road, NW2 · Decoy Avenue, NW11 · Devonshire Place, NW2 · Dingwall Gardens, NW11 · Dunstan Road, NW11 · Dunstan Road, NW2 · Eastside Road, NW11 · Eastville Avenue, NW11 · Elmcroft Avenue, NW11 · Elmcroft Crescent, NW11 · Elmcroft Cresent, NW11 · Etrona Buildings, NW2 · Farm Avenue, NW2 · Farm Walk, NW11 · Finchley Road, NW11 · Finchley Road, NW2 · Flower Mews, NW11 · Forres Gardens, NW11 · Gainsborough Gardens, NW11 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Garrick Avenue, NW11 · Garth Road, NW2 · Gloucester Gardens, NW11 · Golders Gardens, NW11 · Golders Green Crescent, NW11 · Golders Green Cresent, NW11 · Golders Green Road, NW11 · Golders Green, NW11 · Golders Manor Drive, NW11 · Golders Park Close, NW11 · Golders Way, NW11 · Granville Road, NW2 · Greenfield Gardens, NW2 · Gresham Gardens, NW11 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW11 · Hallswelle Parade, NW11 · Hallswelle Road, NW11 · Hamilton Road, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW2 · Hampstead Gardens, NW11 · Hampstead Way, NW11 · Hampstead Way, NW3 · Hanstead Garden, NW11 · Harman Close, NW2 · Harman Drive, NW2 · Harmony Close, NW11 · Hayes Crescent, NW11 · Heath Close, NW11 · Heather Gardens, NW11 · Heathgate, NW11 · Heathview Court, SW19 · Helenslea Avenue, NW11 · Hendon Park Row, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW2 · Hermitage Lane, NW2 · Highcroft Gardens, NW11 · Highfield Avenue, NW11 · Highfield Avenue, NW2 · Highfield Gardens, NW11 · Highfield Road, NW11 · Hillcrest Avenue, NW11 · Hocroft Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Walk, NW2 · Hodford Road, NW11 · Hoop Lane, NW11 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Howard Close, NW2 · Hurst Close, NW11 · Hurstwood Road, NW11 · James Close, NW11 · Leeside Crescent, NW11 · Leeside Cresent, NW11 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Limes Avenue, NW11 · Linnell Close, NW11 · Linnell Drive, NW11 · Llanelly Road, NW2 · Llanvanor Road, NW11 · Llanvanor Road, NW2 · Lucas Square, NW11 · Lyndale Avenue, NW2 · Madoc Close, NW2 · Marnham Avenue, NW2 · Meadway Close, NW11 · Meadway Gate, NW11 · Middleton Road, NW11 · Monks Way, NW11 · Monkville Avenue, NW11 · Monkville Parade, NW11 · Montpelier Rise, NW11 · Morland Close, NW11 · Mountview Close, NW11 · Nant Road, NW2 · North Circular Road, NW11 · North Circular Road, NW4 · North End Road, NW11 · North Square, NW11 · Oakfields Road, NW11 · Park Avenue, NW11 · Park Drive, NW11 · Park Way, NW11 · Pattison Road, NW2 · Pentland Close, NW11 · Platt’s Lane, NW2 · Portsdown Avenue, NW11 · Portsdown Mews, NW11 · Powis Gardens, NW11 · Princes Parade, NW11 · Princes Park Avenue, NW11 · Prospect Place, NW2 · Prospect Road, NW2 · Ravenscroft Avenue, NW11 · Reynolds Close, NW11 · Ridge Hill, NW11 · Ridge Road, NW2 · Rodborough Road, NW11 · Romney Close, NW11 · Rotherwick Road, NW11 · Ruskin Close, NW11 · Russell Gardens, NW11 · Russell Parade, NW11 · Sandringham Road, NW11 · Shannon Close, NW2 · Sheridan Walk, NW11 · Sinclair Green, NW11 · Sinclair Grove, NW11 · Sneath Avenue, NW11 · South Square, NW11 · St Albans Lane, NW11 · St Albans Vestry, NW11 · St Andrews Road, NW11 · St Edward’s Close, NW11 · St George’s Close, NW11 · St Georges Road, NW11 · St John’s Road, NW11 · St Judes Churches, NW11 · St Marys Road, NW11 · Station Forecourt, NW11 · Templars Avenue, NW11 · Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 · Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 · Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 · Temple Gardens, NW11 · The Drive, NW11 · The Grove, NW11 · The Orchard, NW11 · The Park, NW11 · The Ridgeway, NW11 · The Riding, NW11 · The Vale, NW11 · The Vale, NW2 · Turner Close, NW11 · Vale Rise, NW11 · Wayside, NW11 · Wayside, NW2 · Wellgarth Road, NW11 · Wentworth Road, NW11 · Wessex Gardens, NW11 · West Heath Avenue, NW11 · West Heath Court, NW11 · West Heath Drive, NW11 · West Heath Gardens, NW2 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Westcroft Way, NW2 · White Lodge, NW11 · Wild Hatch, NW11 · Woodlands Close, NW11 · Woodlands, NW11 · Woodstock Avenue, NW11 · Woodstock Road, NW11 · Woodvale Way, NW11 · Woodville Road, NW11 · Worley Court, NW2 · Wycombe Gardens, NW11 ·


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