Frognal, NW3

Road in Finchley Road And Frognal, existing between 1878 and now

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Road · Finchley Road And Frognal · NW3 · Contributed by The Underground Map
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Frognal
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In 1878, Frognal was described as a beautiful suburban village, full of gentlemen's seats. In 1903 it still had an air of affluence but was overlooked by 'many windowed, scarlet-faced mansions' and had lost its 'aimless paths and trees'. Building had covered most of the frontage to the road, old as well as new, and was encroaching on the large private gardens.

Frognal has a diverse architecture, with many architecturally notable buildings. The central area, lacking large council estates, has undergone less change than some other parts of Hampstead. University College School, an independent day school founded in 1830, relocated to Frognal (the road) in 1907. Frognall Grove, Grade II listed, (1871–72) was large house inherited by the architect George Edmund Street, who made additions to it. It was later subdivided into four semi-detached houses.

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VIEW THE FINCHLEY ROAD AND FROGNAL AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE FINCHLEY ROAD AND FROGNAL AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE FINCHLEY ROAD AND FROGNAL AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE FINCHLEY ROAD AND FROGNAL AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE FINCHLEY ROAD AND FROGNAL AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

 
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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
Anna Freud Centre:   The Anna Freud Centre is a child mental health research, training and treatment centre.
Camden Arts Centre:   Camden Arts Centre is a place for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and education.
Compayne Open Space:   As West Hampstead was developed, a series of private gardens were built behind the urban facades.
Devonshire House Preparatory School:   Devonshire House preparatory school is based in four large Victorian houses in Hampstead.
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.
Finchley Road And Frognal:   Finchley Road & Frognal railway station lies on the London Overground network.
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...
Hampstead tunnel:   Hampstead Tunnel, 1166 yards long, was built as part of the Hampstead Junction Railway, and opened on 2 January 1860.
Netherhall House:   Netherhall House is a catered intercollegiate halls of residence for men, founded in 1952.
O2 Centre:   The O2 Centre, an indoor shopping and entertainment centre was opened in 1998.
Piecemeal building:   The infant River Westbourne crossed, what in 1900, was still a boggy field.
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.
Two streams meet:   Somewhere beneath the basement of 16 Frognal, NW3 two tributaries of the River Westbourne meet.
University College School:   University College School, generally known as UCS, is an independent school charity situated in northwest London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alban House, NW3 · Arkwright Road, NW3 · Beswick Mews, NW6 · Broadhurst Close, NW6 · Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 · Canfield Gardens, NW6 · Canfield Place, NW6 · Dresden Close, NW6 · Ellerdale Close, NW3 · Ellerdale Road, NW3 · Fairfax Mansions, NW3 · Finchley Road, NW3 · Fitzjohn's Avenue, NW3 · Frognal Close, NW3 · Frognal Court, NW3 · Frognal Lane, NW3 · Frognal Parade, NW3 · Frognal Way, NW3 · Frognal, NW3 · Hampstead Gate, NW3 · Langland Gardens, NW3 · Lindfield Gardens, NW3 · Lithos Road, NW3 · Lithos Road, NW3 · Maresfield Gardens, NW3 · Naseby Close, NW6 · Netherhall Gardens, NW3 · Netherhall Way, NW3 · New College Parade, NW3 · Nutley Terrace, NW3 · Prince Arthur Road, NW3 · Rosemont Road, NW3 · Rosslyn Mansions, NW6 · Spode Walk, NW6 · St Johns Court, NW3 · Trinity Walk, 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.
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