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Flats, Fortune Green Road

Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.

The name of Fortune Green is derived from foran-tune meaning in front of the tun, probably an inn in the area.

Originally Fortune Green was a patch of manorial waste, now in the north of the ward, where local residents had the right to graze animals, dig turf and play sports. The Green dwindled considerably in the 19th century when the lord of the manor granted enclosure rights for about a third of the area.

Lying on the south-west side of the Finchley Road, Hampstead town council decided to build its overflow cemetery here in the 1840s.

The arrival of the Midland Railway in 1871 brought rapid development and many large houses were demolished in favour of higher density buildings. Victorian residential buildings display considerable variety in their design and detail and there are a number of large distinctive red brick mansion blocks, most of which have remained unaltered.

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LDNnews
27 Jun 2017
01:10
IP: 216.244.66.237
1498535289
1499112622
Post from Finchley Road
'Forever loved', 17-year-old boy who drowned in Thames on hottest day
Tributes were today paid to a teenage boy who drowned in the Thames on the hottest day of the year.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/forever-loved-17yearold-boy-who-drowned-in-thames-on-hottest-day-a3573066.html
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LDNnews
25 Jun 2017
18:37
IP: 164.132.162.153
1498535289
1499002636
Post from South Hampstead
Freshly resurfaced Black Path is positively gleaming in the June sunshine
It may have taken many months, community clear ups (instigated by West Hampstead Life), and a number of meetings and site visits, but regular users of The Black Path, which links West End Lane and Broomsleigh/Ravenshaw Streets, can't fail to have noticed the transformation that's come about in the last few weeks with less foliage […]

http://westhampsteadlife.com/2017/06/23/freshly-resurfaced-black-path-is-positively-gleaming-in-the-june-sunshine/19997
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LDNnews
24 Jun 2017
01:57
IP: 207.46.13.99
1498535289
1498856261
Post from Finchley Road
Letting agents 'use holding deposit system to take advantage of desperate renters', Which? warns
Letting agents in London are taking advantage of desperate renters by abusing a deposit system meant to help them secure a home, a consumer watchdog warned today.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/letting-agents-use-holding-deposit-system-to-take-advantage-of-desperate-renters-which-warns-a3571821.html
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LDNnews
22 Jun 2017
05:08
IP: 46.229.168.67
1498535289
1498694892
Post from Finchley Road
Bayern warn Robert Lewandowski suitors amid Chelsea, Man Utd links
Bayern Munich have have sent Robert Lewandowski's potential suitors a warning amid reports linking the striker with a transfer to Chelsea and Manchester United.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/bayern-issue-lewandowski-warning-amid-chelsea-man-utd-links-a3570196.html
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LDNnews
20 Jun 2017
21:11
IP: 46.229.168.79
1498535289
1498579870
Post from Finchley Road
David Davis offers united approach in Brexit talks
UK negotiator hints at chance of compromises

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/david-davis-offers-united-approach-in-brexit-talks-a3568136.html

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Beckford's Estate:   Beckfords, belonging to the family of the same name, consisted of 15 acres north of Mill Lane and west of Fortune Green Lane.
Cedars:   A local West Hampstead builder, Thomas Potter, constructed Cedars in 1878.
Cholmley Lodge:   Cholmley Lodge, a two storeyed stuccoed house, was built in 1813.
Cock and Hoop:   The Cock and Hoop Inn was standing on the corner of West End Lane and Fortune Green Road by 1723.
Flitcroft Estate:   Flitcroft was a 50 acre estate at Fortune Green and West End, named after its owner in the 18th century.
Fortune Green:   Fortune Green lies to the north of the ancient village of West End.
Hackney College:   The Village Itinerancy Society, a Congregationalist college, was transformed into Hackney Theological Seminary.
National School:   A National School was established in West End during 1844.
New West End:   New West End was created in the 1840s on the Finchley Road.
Poplar House:   Poplar House was occupied by one of the first developers of West Hampstead, Thomas Potter.
Potter's Iron Foundry:   In the nineteenth century, many West Hampstead people had jobs in Potter’s Iron Foundry.
Ripley House:   Jeremy Jepson Ripley built a house and coach house after 1814, with a large garden north of Lauriston Lodge.
Temple Park:   Temple Park is one of the smaller suburbs of north London.
The Black Lion:   The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house.
Thorplands:   Thorplands was an estate south of Mill Lane.
West Cottages, NW6:   Cottages in London NW6.
West End Green:   West End Green is situated on a corner of West End Lane, formerly the location of West End Fair.
West Hampstead Police Station:   The Metropolitam Police established itself in West Hampstead during the 1880s.
Woodbine Cottage:   Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s):   Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Achilles Road, NW6 · Agamemnon Road, NW6 · Ajax Road, NW6 · Aldred Road, NW6 · Ardwick Road, NW2 · Berridge Mews, NW6 · Briardale Gardens, NW3 · Broomsleigh Street, NW6 · Buckingham Mansions, NW6 · Burgess Hill, NW2 · Burrard Road, NW6 · Cannon Hill, NW6 · Carlton Mews, NW6 · Cholmley Gardens, NW6 · Croft Way, NW3 · Croftway, NW3 · Dornfell Street, NW6 · Fortune Green Road, NW3 · Fortune Green Road, NW6 · Glastonbury Street, NW6 · Gondar Gardens, NW6 · Hillfield Road, NW6 · Hollycroft Avenue, NW3 · Holmdale Road, NW6 · Ingham Road, NW3 · Ingham Road, NW6 · Inglewood House, NW6 · Inglewood Road, NW6 · Kidderpore Avenue, NW3 · Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 · Marlborough Mansions, NW6 · Mill Lane, NW6 · Narcissus Road, NW6 · Norman Terrace, NW6 · Orestes Mews, NW6 · Parsifal Road, NW6 · Platts Lane, NW3 · Ranulf Road, NW2 · Rose Joan Mews, NW6 · Salmon Mews, NW6 · Studholme Court, NW3 · The Mansions, NW6 · Ulysses Road, NW6 · Vernon Court, NW2 · Weech Road, NW6 · Welbeck Mansions, NW6 ·


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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.
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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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