Print-friendly version of this page Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.
Together with Winnington Road
, Ingram Avenue
and the reknowned Bishop’s Avenue, the wood was named after Arthur Winnington-Ingram, who as Bishop of London owned much of the surrounding area following a land grant in 704 AD.
Bishop’s Wood, with one further to the north called Mutton Wood, and another to the west known as Wild Wood, was a portion of the great wood attached to the estate and castle of the Bishop of London, at Highgate.
In 1755 it was purchased by Lord Mansfield, and left as a wild copse, strictly preserved as a cover for game.
Most of the land was sold privately in the early 20th century.
The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.