West End House

Large house in/near West Hampstead, existed between 1655 and 1897.

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JANUARY
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2015
West End House, once in open countryside, became surrounded by railways.

In 1655 William Hitchcock, merchant tailor, sold a new house, described in 1687 as a mansion house on the west side of West End Lane, to William Bennett, another London merchant. Bennett's house was probably also known as the "White House", which passed to Norwich Salisbury by 1692 and to Richard Limbrey in 1743.

To the north of it another house was held by three generations of Wachters, London merchants, possibly Jews, from 1649 to 1686.

The White House had by 1774 been replaced by West End House, which, as a result of the straightening of West End Lane, stood back from the road. The property, with other West End estates, passed in 1796 to Maria Beckford, whose family, which included William Beckford (1709-70), Lord Mayor of London, had occupied a house nearby since 1762 or earlier. The house was occupied by Miss Beckford from 1807 to 1810, by the marchioness of Headfort from 1815 to 1825, and by the Hon. Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish in 1842.

Another resident by 1800 was Germain Lavie, J.P., who was lessee of Lauriston Lodge and some 11 acres of the Gilberts estate, from 1806. The house, later occupied by Sir William Woods, Garter King-at-Arms, was of red brick with stained-glass windows and a fine entrance.

The Hampstead Junction Railway, built by 1857, ran along the southern boundary of West End House.

The transformation of West End came with the building of three railway lines south of the village, crossing West End Lane. Large sections of several estates were sold to the railway companies: in addition to the lines themselves, sidings, yards, and rubbish tips occupied much space and the remaining farm- and parkland was cut into segments, determining the subsequent street pattern.

The Hampstead Junction Railway, built by 1857, ran along the southern boundary of West End House.

The owner at that time, Reverend William Dunbar sold the estate to a speculator, Charles Bischoff, the owner in 1863 when the second railway line, the Midland, was proposed.

The Midland line, opened in 1868, passed along the northern boundary of West End House, which in 1857 became a girls' laundry training school and later accommodated railway workers before its demolition in the late 1890s.

Before 1873 Bischoff sold the estate to the British Land Company, which constructed Iverson Road, where four cottages were built in the West End portion in 1872, and developed the land to the west, in Kilburn, but most of the West End section was occupied by railway land.

The Midland Railway bought the eastern section of the estate and built coal offices in Iverson Road in 1890-1 and Heysham Terrace (nos. 202-20) on the site of West End House in 1897.


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Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:26 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
My Grandfather bought No 45 Buchanan Gdns in I believe 1902 and died ther in the early 1950s

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Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:20 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
I lived in No 7 from 1933 to 1938

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Sylvia guiver   
Added: 4 Jul 2024 14:52 GMT   

Grandparents 1937 lived 37 Blandford Square
Y mother and all her sisters and brother lived there, before this date , my parent wedding photographers were take in the square, I use to visit with my mother I remember the barge ballon in the square in the war.

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Roy Mathieson   
Added: 27 Jun 2024 16:25 GMT   

St Saviours
My great grandmother was born in Bowling Green Lane in 1848. The family moved from there to Earl Terrace, Bermondsey in 1849. I have never been able to locate Earl Terrace on maps.

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Added: 26 Jun 2024 13:10 GMT   

Buckhurst Street, E1
Mt grandfather, Thomas Walton Ward had a musical instrument workshop in Buckhurst Street from 1934 until the street was bombed during the war. Grandfather was a partner in the musical instrument firm of R.J. Ward and Sons of Liverpool. He died in 1945 and is buried in a common grave at Abney Park Cemetery.

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Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Cannon Stream The Cannon Stream was, before it was sent underground, a tributary of the Westbourne River.
Canterbury House In the last half of the nineteenth century, a white house called Canterbury was built on the then southern fringes of West End.
Decca Studios Decca Studios was a recording facility in Broadhurst Gardens.
Hampstead Cricket Club Hampstead Cricket Club moved to its Lymington Road site in 1877.
Jacksfield Jacksfield was one of the smaller but well-documented copyhold estates in the West Hampstead area.
Kilburn Grange Park Kilburn Grange Park is a three hectare open space adjacent to Kilburn High Road.
Lauriston Lodge Lauriston Lodge, now the site of Dene Mansions, was a large house in West Hampstead.
Oaklands Hall On the west side of West End Lane, Charles Spain bought 5 acres and between 1829 and 1838 built York Villa.
Poplar House Poplar House was occupied by one of the first developers of West Hampstead, Thomas Potter.
Ripley House Jeremy Jepson Ripley built a house and coach house after 1814, with a large garden north of Lauriston Lodge.
Sandwell House Sandwell House was owned by three generations of the Wachter family.
The Railway The Railway pub is a standard Victorian pub with a musical secret.
Treherne House Treherne House was built in the mid eighteenth century,
West End Hall West End Hall (once called New West End Hall) was one of the mansions of West End (West Hampstead).
West End House West End House, once in open countryside, became surrounded by railways.
West End Park West End Park was created from fields known as the 'Little Estate'.

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Brassey Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Broadhurst Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 Broadhurst Gardens is in West Hampstead, NW6 (West Hampstead)
Broadwell Parade, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Brooklands Court, NW6 Brooklands Court is a block on Cavendish Road
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Campagne Gardens, NW6 Campagne Gardens is a location in London (West Hampstead)
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Carlton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
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Cedar House, NW6 Cedar House is a block on Netherwood Street (Kilburn)
Cleve Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Compagne Gardens, NW6 Compagne Gardens is a location in London (West Hampstead)
Compayne Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Cotleigh Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Coverdale Road, NW6 Coverdale Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
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Doulton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
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Dynham Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
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Greencroft Avenue, NW6 Greencroft Avenue is a location in London (South Hampstead)
Hall Oak Walk, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
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Hemstal Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
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Lithos Road, NW3 Lithos Road is a part of the NW3 postal area which lies west of the Finchley Road (Finchley Road)
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Rowntree Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Salmon Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Sandwell Crescent, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
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Sherriff Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Smyma Road, NW6 Smyma Road is a location in London (West Hampstead)
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NEARBY PUBS
Alice House What is now the Alice House has been through a number of incarnations since it was built in the early 1900s.
Cock and Hoop The Cock and Hoop Inn was standing on the corner of West End Lane and Fortune Green Road by 1723.
The Black Lion The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house.
The Railway The Railway pub is a standard Victorian pub with a musical secret.


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