Category Archive: Fortune Green

Mar 07

Gypsies in Fortune Green

  The image is captioned “Fortune Green, 1887” but it is otherwise unclear if this encampment was on the Green itself or in the area. Some Facebook users have suggested this was on the Hampstead Cemetery grounds before that burial ground was established.  

Jan 12

The Estates of West Hampstead

Click map icons to view locations Before the builders arrived en masse in the late nineteenth century, West Hampstead was a rural area of large houses, farms and estates, centred around West End Green. Beckfords Estate, belonging to the family of the same name, consisted of 15 acres north of Mill Lane and west of …

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