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is an area of open parkland in the south-east corner of Hampstead Heath
In 1875 Hampstead Heath
was acquired for the people by the Metropolitan Board of Works. Thirteen years later Parliament Hill
was purchased for the public for £300 000 and added to Hampstead Heath
. It has been administered by the City of London Corporation since 1989.It is a popular place that is used by walkers, runners and kite flyers.
is 98 metres high and notable for its excellent views of the capital’s skyline - to Canary Wharf, the Gherkin, the Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral.
It is known particularly as a cross-country running venue and hosted the 2009 English National Championships. The 2012 English National Cross Country Championships were also staged at Parliament Hill
Hampstead Heath railway station has been part of the London Overground since 11 November 2007.
|VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD HEATH AREA IN THE 1750s|
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.
|VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD HEATH AREA IN THE 1800s|
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.
|VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD HEATH AREA IN THE 1830s|
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.
|VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD HEATH AREA IN THE 1860s|
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.
|VIEW THE HAMPSTEAD HEATH AREA IN THE 1900s|
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.
In the nineteenth century up to 100,000 people per day used the station at weekends and on public holidays as the Heath was a popular holiday destination for Londoners. The station was rebuilt, after Second World War bomb damage, and in the 1990s in conjunction with works to allow Eurostar trains to use the North London Line.
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