Creswick Walk, NW11

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing between 1911 and now

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Creswick Walk is a 1911 cul-de-sac designed by G.L. Sutcliffe - his first in the Suburb.





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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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Lived here
   
Added: 10 Dec 2020 23:51 GMT   

Wellgarth Road, NW11
I lived at 15 Wellgarth Road with my parents and family from 1956 until I left home in the 70s and continued to visit my mother there until she moved in the early 80s. On the first day we moved in we kids raced around the garden and immediately discovered an air raid shelter that ran right underneath the house which I assume was added in the run-up to WW2. There was a basement room with its own entrance off the garden and right opposite where the air raid shelter emerged. In no time at all up high near the ceiling of this room, we discovered a door which, while we were little enough, we could enter by standing on some item of furniture, haul ourselves in and hide from the grownups. That room was soundproof enough for us kids to make a racket if we wanted to. But not too loud if my dad was playing billiards in the amazing wood-panelled room immediately above. We had no idea that we were living in such an historical building. To us it was just fun - and home!

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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danny currie   
Added: 30 Nov 2022 18:39 GMT   

dads yard
ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days

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Lynette beardwood   
Added: 29 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT   

Spy’s Club
Topham’s Hotel at 24-28 Ebury Street was called the Ebury Court Hotel. Its first proprietor was a Mrs Topham. In WW2 it was a favourite watering hole for the various intelligence organisations based in the Pimlico area. The first woman infiltrated into France in 1942, FANY Yvonne Rudellat, was recruited by the Special Operations Executive while working there. She died in Bergen Belsen in April 1945.

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:38 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.


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stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

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Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located

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Ashbourne Road, NW11 Ashbourne Road, forms part of Temple Fortune
Ashbourne Way, NW11 Ashbourne Way runs behind the shops of Finchley Road.
Asmuns Hill, NW11 Asmuns Hill was the location for the first buildings in Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Beaufort Drive, NW11 Beaufort Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Beaufort Park, NW11 Beaufort Park is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Beechwood Avenue, N3 Beechwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Belmont Court, NW11 Belmont Court is in an area of Temple Fortune
Bridge Lane, NW11 Bridge Lane is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Brookland Rise, NW11 Brookland Rise leads north of Falloden Way.
Charter Way, N3 Charter Way provides an exit from the eastbound A406 towards the A598 and is separated from the rest of the junction by Charter Green.
Chessington Avenue, N3 Chessington Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Childs Way, NW11 Childs Way is a cul-de-sac off Finchley Road.
Cinderella Path, NW11 Cinderella Path is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
Clandon Gardens, N3 Clandon Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Clarendon Court, NW11 Clarendon Court is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Coleridge Walk, NW11 Coleridge Walk is a cul-de-sac designed by Herbert Welch in 1911.
Connaught Drive, NW11 Connaught Drive is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
Crispin Mews, NW11 Crispin Mews runs parallel with Finchley Road.
Decoy Avenue, NW11 Decoy Avenue is in Temple Fortune
Denman Drive North, NW11 Denman Drive North is one of two spurs of Denman Drive.
Denman Drive South, NW11 Denman Drive South was laid out in 1915.
Denman Drive, NW11 Denman Drive leads off Erskine Hill.
Dorchester Gardens, NW11 Dorchester Gardens is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Eastside Road, NW11 Eastside Road runs north from Ashbourne Avenue.
Edge Hill Avenue, N3 Edge Hill Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Erskine Hill, NW11 Erskine Hill is flanked by groups of cottages designed by C M Crickmer.
Fairholme Close, N3 Fairholme Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Fairholme Gardens, N3 Fairholme Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Falloden Way, NW11 Falloden Way is the local name for the A1 trunk road.
Gloucester Drive, NW11 Gloucester Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Hallswelle Parade, NW11 Hallswelle Parade is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Hallswelle Road, NW11 Hallswelle Road is a location in Temple Fortune
Haslemere Avenue, N3 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Haslemere Gardens, N3 Haslemere Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hayes Crescent, NW11 Hayes Crescent is part of Temple Fortune
Hillcrest Avenue, NW11 Hillcrest Avenue runs north from Bridge Lane.
Hogarth Hill, NW11 Hogarth Hill is a steep road connecting Willifield Way and Addison Way.
Homesfield, NW11 Homesfield leads to a courtyard containing three detached blocks designed by Parker and Unwin, backing on to Little Wood.
Hurstwood Court, NW11 Hurstwood Court is a location in Temple Fortune
Hurstwood Road, NW11 Hurstwood Road is in an area of Temple Fortune
Kinloss Gardens, N3 Kinloss Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Monks Way, NW11 Monks Way is in Temple Fortune
Monkville Avenue, NW11 Monkville Avenue is in the Temple Fortune area
Monkville Parade, NW11 Monkville Parade is part of Temple Fortune
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North Circular Road, NW11 The North Circular Road is an arterial road of London.
Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 Tillingbourne Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Tillingbourne Way, N3 Tillingbourne Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Woodside, NW11 Woodside is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Wordsworth Walk, NW11 Wordsworth Walk was built between 1910 and 1911 by Herbert Welch, aged twenty-seven.


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Hampstead Garden Suburb

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.

The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.


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Eton College Estate was the land beneath modern Temple Fortune. The Estate, which consisted in 1828 of 315 acres, originated in grants of land by Bela, widow of Austin the mercer, in 1259 and by William de Pavely and his wife in 1273.
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Henly’s Corner garage. Many London junctions are named after pubs, garages and other commercial sites which are no longer there, but the names persist.
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La Délivrance (2006)
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Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way (1914) Golders Green crematorium can be seen in the background
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