Litchfield Square, NW11

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing between 1908 and now

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Road · Hampstead Garden Suburb · NW11 ·
July
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2022

Litchfield Square is a large formal composition designed by Parker and Unwin.





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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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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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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Elephant Field The grazing elephants of Hampstead Garden Suburb...
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.

NEARBY STREETS
Alyth Gardens, NW11 Alyth Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Arcade House, NW11 Arcade House is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Ashbourne Avenue, NW11 Ashbourne Avenue is a location in Temple Fortune
Asmuns Hill, NW11 Asmuns Hill was the location for the first buildings in Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Asmuns Place, NW11 In 1908, two hundred and seventy houses went up in Asmuns Place.
Belmont Court, NW11 Belmont Court is in an area of Temple Fortune
Belmont Parade, NW11 Belmont Parade is in Temple Fortune
Bridge Way, NW11 Bridge Way is in an area of Temple Fortune
Central Square, NW11 Central Square was the original centre of Hampstead Garden Suburb due to the further development of the Suburb in the 1920s and 1930s, it is now located towards the west.
Chatham Close, NW11 Chatham Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Childs Way, NW11 Childs Way is a cul-de-sac off Finchley Road.
Clifton Gardens, NW11 Clifton Gardens is in Temple Fortune
Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 Cranbourne Gardens is part of a development to the north and west of 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.
Dingwall Gardens, NW11 Dingwall Gardens is in Temple Fortune
Eastville Avenue, NW11 Eastville Avenue, lies in Temple Fortune
Erskine Hill, NW11 Erskine Hill is flanked by groups of cottages designed by C M Crickmer.
Farm Walk, NW11 In Farm Walk, there are roughcast terraces with brick doorways and bay windows designed by Parker and Unwin in 1911.
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
Hampstead Gardens, NW11 Hampstead Gardens backs onto the Jewish Cemetary.
Hayes Crescent, NW11 Hayes Crescent is part of Temple Fortune
Heathgate, NW11 Heathgate is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Hendon Park Row, NW11 Hendon Park Row is part of Temple Fortune
Highcroft Gardens, NW11 Highcroft Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Hill Close, NW11 Hill Close forms an intimate cul de sac rising towards Central Square.
Linnell Close, NW11 Linnell Close, like nearby Linnell Drive, was named for a Victorian artist.
Lucas Square, NW11 Lucas Square was named after its architect, Geoffrey Lucas.
Meadway Gate, NW11 Meadway Gate is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
North Square, NW11 North Square is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Portsdown Avenue, NW11 Portsdown Avenue is part of Temple Fortune
Portsdown Mews, NW11 Portsdown Mews, forms part of Temple Fortune
Ruskin Close, NW11 Ruskin Close is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Sheridan Walk, NW11 Sheridan Walk is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
South Square, NW11 South Square is the name of the southern part of Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb.
St Andrew’s Road, NW11 St Andrew’s Road connects Templars Avenue and Wentworth Road.
St Georges Road, NW11 St Georges Road is a location in Temple Fortune
Templars Avenue, NW11 The Finchley Road and Golders Green Syndicate began to build an estate south of Temple Fortune, including Templars Avenue and Wentworth Road, in 1907.
Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 Temple Fortune Hill is within the oldest part of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 Temple Fortune Lane leads from Temple Fortune itself into Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 Temple Fortune Parade possibly dates from 1911.
Temple Gardens, NW11 Temple Gardens is in the Temple Fortune area
Temple Grove, NW11 Temple Grove is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
The Orchard, NW11 57 flats were built in The Orchard in 1909, one of the earliest developments of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Wentworth Road, NW11 Wentworth Road forms part of one of the earliest development in the Golders Green and Temple Fortune areas.
Willifield Way, NW11 Willifield Way runs south from ‘Crickmer Circus’ to meet Hampstead Way before the junction with Meadway.
Woodside, NW11 Woodside is in Hampstead Garden Suburb

NEARBY PUBS
Templars Lawn Tennis Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Wallace Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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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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Constructing Golders Green station (c. 1904)
Credit: London Transport Museum
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View towards Central Square
Credit: Hampstead Garden Suburb trust
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Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way (1914) Golders Green crematorium can be seen in the background
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South Square
Credit: Hampstead Garden Suburb Heritage
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