Fortune Green

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Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.

The name of Fortune Green is derived from foran-tune meaning in front of the tun, probably an inn in the area.

Originally Fortune Green was a patch of manorial waste, now in the north of the ward, where local residents had the right to graze animals, dig turf and play sports. The Green dwindled considerably in the 19th century when the lord of the manor granted enclosure rights for about a third of the area.

Lying on the south-west side of the Finchley Road, Hampstead town council decided to build its overflow cemetery here in the 1840s.

The arrival of the Midland Railway in 1871 brought rapid development and many large houses were demolished in favour of higher density buildings. Victorian residential buildings display considerable variety in their design and detail and there are a number of large distinctive red brick mansion blocks, most of which have remained unaltered.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Jean Deane   
Added: 2 Oct 2023 16:43 GMT   

Advertisement for a laundry in Mill Lane, Brixton Hill, SW2 from early 1900’s
The New Imperial Laundry

Source: From a Ladies glance guide for Mistress and Maid

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Wendy    
Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Charles   
Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.

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NH   
Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000

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Paul Cox   
Added: 5 Mar 2024 22:18 GMT   

War damage reinstatement plans of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street
Whilst clearing my elderly Mothers house of general detritus, I’ve come across original plans (one on acetate) of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street. Might they be of interest or should I just dispose of them? There are 4 copies seemingly from the one single acetate example. Seems a shame to just junk them as the level of detail is exquisite. No worries if of no interest, but thought I’d put it out there.

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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Avenue Farm Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period.
Beckford’s Estate Beckfords, belonging to the family of the same name, consisted of 15 acres north of Mill Lane and west of Fortune Green Lane.
Cedars A local West Hampstead builder, Thomas Potter, constructed Cedars in 1878.
Cholmley Lodge Cholmley Lodge, a two storeyed stuccoed house, was built in 1813.
Cock and Hoop The Cock and Hoop Inn was standing on the corner of West End Lane and Fortune Green Road by 1723.
Flitcroft Flitcroft was a 50 acre estate at Fortune Green and West End, named after its owner in the 18th century.
Fortune Green Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.
Fortune Green Fortune Green lies to the north of the ancient village of West End.
Hackney College The Village Itinerancy Society, a Congregationalist college, was transformed into Hackney Theological Seminary.
Hillfield By 1644 Hillfield was already mentioned in parish records.
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s) Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.
National School A National School was established in West End during 1844.
New West End New West End was created in the 1840s on the Finchley Road.
Potter’s Iron Foundry In the nineteenth century, many West Hampstead people had jobs in Potter’s Iron Foundry.
The Black Lion The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house.
Thorplands Thorplands was an estate south of Mill Lane.
West End Green West End Green is situated on a corner of West End Lane, formerly the location of West End Fair.
Woodbine Cottage Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.

NEARBY STREETS
, NW3 Kidderpore Gardens is a street in Hampstead (Hampstead)
Achilles Road, NW6 Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Agamemnon Road, NW6 Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road (Fortune Green)
Ajax Road, NW6 Ajax Road was first developed in 1886 (Fortune Green)
Aldred Road, NW6 Aldred Road was named after Aldred, Archbishop of York (Fortune Green)
Alfred Court, NW6 Alfred Court can be found on Fortune Green Road (Fortune Green)
Ardwick Road, NW2 Ardwick Road was named Major Ardwick Burgess who developed the road (Temple Park)
Avenue Mansions, NW3 Avenue Mansions is a street in Hampstead (Fortune Green)
Ballantrae House, NW2 Ballantrae House can be found on Lyndale (Temple Park)
Berridge Mews, NW6 Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Boyd House, NW3 Boyd House is located on Kidderpore Avenue (Hampstead)
Bracknell Way, NW3 Bracknell Way is a road in the NW3 postcode area (Hampstead)
Buckingham Mansions, NW6 Buckingham Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6 (West Hampstead)
Burgess Hill, NW2 Burgess Hill runs off of Finchley Road (Temple Park)
Burrard Road, NW6 Burrard Road runs north from Fortune Green Road (Fortune Green)
Cannon Hill, NW6 Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Carlton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Caulfield House, NW3 Caulfield House is a block on Kidderpore Avenue (Hampstead)
Cavendish Mansions, NW6 Cavendish Mansions lie along Mill Lane (West Hampstead)
Cholmley Gardens, NW6 Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Clark House, NW3 Clark House is a block on Finchley Road (Hampstead)
Croft Way, NW3 Croft Way is a street in Hampstead (Hampstead)
Croftway, NW3 Croftway is a street in Hampstead (Hampstead)
Durisdeer House, NW2 Durisdeer House is a block on Lyndale (Temple Park)
Ferncroft Avenue, NW3 Ferncroft Avenue is a street in Hampstead (Hampstead)
Fortune Green Road, NW6 Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Gentler House, NW3 Gentler House is a block on Finchley Road (Hampstead)
Gondar Gardens, NW6 Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Harvard Court, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Heartfield House, NW3 Heartfield House is a block on Finchley Road (Hampstead)
Heath Drive, NW3 Heath Drive, one of the roads connecting Hampstead with the Finchley Road was originally West Hampstead Avenue (Hampstead)
Hillfield Road, NW6 Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate (Fortune Green)
Hocroft Road, NW2 Hocroft Road is a street in Cricklewood (Temple Park)
Holmdale Road, NW6 Holmdale Road runs from Mill Lane to Dennington Park Road in West Hampstead (West Hampstead)
Honeybourne Road, NW6 Honeybourne Road runs between West End Lane and Fawley Road (West Hampstead)
Ingham Road, NW6 Ingham Road is a street in Hampstead (Fortune Green)
Joan Court, NW6 Joan Court is a block on Fortune Green Road (Fortune Green)
Kidderpore Avenue, NW3 Kidderpore Avenue is a street in Hampstead (Hampstead)
Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6 (Hampstead)
Lyndale, NW2 Lyndale is just south of Hendon Way (Temple Park)
Mackellar House, NW2 Mackellar House is sited on Burgess Hill (Temple Park)
Marlborough Mansions, NW6 Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Menelik Road, NW2 Menelik Road runs from Westbere Road to Minster Road (Cricklewood)
Mill Lane, NW6 Mill Lane forms the boundary between Fortune Green and West Hampstead (West Hampstead)
Mondrian House, NW3 Mondrian House is a block on Platt’s Lane (Hampstead)
Nicholson House, NW3 Nicholson House is a block on Finchley Road (Hampstead)
Norman Terrace, NW6 Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Orestes Mews, NW6 Orestes Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Osprey Court, NW6 Osprey Court lies on the Finchley Road (Hampstead)
Parsifal Road, NW6 Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road (Fortune Green)
Penrose Gardens, NW3 Penrose Gardens is a location in London (Hampstead)
PO Box 4, NW3 Fortune Green Road is a street in Hampstead (Hampstead)
Potter’s Buildings, NW6 Potter’s Buildings or West Cottages were established by Thomas Potter for his workers (West Hampstead)
Rackham House, NW3 Rackham House is a block on Kidderpore Avenue (Hampstead)
Ranulf Road, NW2 Ranulf Road is a street in Cricklewood (Temple Park)
Ranulph Road, NW2 Ranulph Road is a location in London (Temple Park)
Rose Joan Mews, NW6 Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Salmon Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (West Hampstead)
Sarre Road, NW2 Sarre Road is a street in Cricklewood (Cricklewood)
Studholme Court, NW3 Studholme Court is a street in Hampstead (Hampstead)
The Mansions, NW6 The Mansions is a residential block on the north side of Mill Lane (West Hampstead)
The Octagon 527a, NW3 The Octagon 527a is a location in London (Fortune Green)
Ulysses Road, NW6 Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War (Fortune Green)
Weech Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6 (Fortune Green)
Welbeck Mansions, NW6 Welbeck Mansions, flats notable for their ironwork balconies, were built north of Inglewood Road in 1897 (West Hampstead)
Westbere Road, NW2 Westbere Road has been the location for a series of notable schools over the years (Cricklewood)

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