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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.

Flats, Fortune Green Road
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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THE STREETS OF FORTUNE GREEN
Achilles Road, NW6 Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Agamemnon Road, NW6 Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road.
Ajax Road, NW6 Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Aldred Road, NW6 Aldred Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Berridge Mews, NW6 Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6
Buckingham Mansions, NW6 Buckingham Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Burrard Road, NW3 Burrard Road is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Burrard Road, NW6 Burrard Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Cannon Hill, NW3 Cannon Hill is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Cholmley Gardens, NW6 Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6
Fortune Green Road, NW6 Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6
Gondar Gardens, NW6 Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6
Hillfield Road, NW6 Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate.
Ingham Road, NW3 Ingham Road is a street in Hampstead.
Ingham Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Norman Terrace, NW6 Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Orestes Mews, NW6 Orestes Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Parsifal Road, NW3 Parsifal Road is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Parsifal Road, NW6 Parsifal Road is in Fortune Green, NW6
Rose Joan Mews, NW6 Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
The Mansions, NW6 The Mansions is a residential block on the north side of Mill Lane.
Ulysses Road, NW6 Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.
Wayne Kirkum Way, NW6 Wayne Kirkum Way is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Weech Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6



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I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


VIEW THE FORTUNE GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE FORTUNE GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE FORTUNE GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE FORTUNE GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE FORTUNE GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Fortune Green

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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