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Suburb · Hampstead Garden Suburb · NW11 ·
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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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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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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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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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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
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 STREETS OF HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB
Addison Way, NW11 Addison Way is the northernmost road in the Temple Fortune section of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Arden Court Gardens, N2 Arden Court Gardens is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
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
Belvedere Court, N2 Belvedere Court is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Bigwood Road, NW11 Bigwood Road, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Bishop’s Grove, N2 Bishop’s Grove, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Bishops Grove, N2 Bishops Grove is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Bishops Park, N2 Bishops Park, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Blandford Close, N2 Blandford Close, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Britten Close, NW11 Britten Close is situated above the tunnel entrance to the Northern Line.
Brompton Grove, N2 Brompton Grove is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Brookland Close, NW11 Brookland Close, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Brookland Hill, NW11 Brookland Hill leads off Brookland Rise.
Brookland Rise, NW11 Brookland Rise leads north of Falloden Way.
Brunner Close, NW11 Brunner Close is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Bunkers Hill, NW11 Bunkers Hill, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Bute Mews, N2 Bute Mews lies behind Market Place.
Byron Drive, N2 Byron Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Canons Close, N2 Canons Close, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Carlyle Close, N2 Carlyle Close lies within the N2 postal area
Cedar Drive, N2 Cedar Drive is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
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.
Chalton Drive, N2 Chalton Drive is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the N2 area
Chandos Way, NW11 Chandos Way runs off of Wellgarth Road.
Chatham Close, NW11 Chatham Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Church Mount, N2 Church Mount is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Cinderella Path, NW11 Cinderella Path is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb 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
Constable Close, NW11 Constable Close lies within the NW11 postal area
Cornwood Close, N2 Cornwood Close is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Corringham Court, NW11 Corringham Court is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
Corringham Road, NW11 Corringham Road is a manifestation of designer Raymond Unwin’s later ’Georgian’ phase.
Corringway, NW11 Corringway included a unique Hampstead Garden Suburb feature - a large block of garages (now demolished)
Cotman Close, NW11 Cotman Close, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Creswick Walk, NW11 Creswick Walk is a 1911 cul-de-sac designed by G.L. Sutcliffe - his first in the Suburb.
Crosby Court, N2 Crosby Court is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Danewood Drive, N2 Danewood Drive, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Deacons Rise, N2 Deacons Rise is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
Deansway, N2 Deansway, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Denison Close, N2 The flats in Denison Close have a modern feel, with horizontal paned casement windows.
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.
Devon Rise, N2 Devon Rise is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Dorchester Gardens, NW11 Dorchester Gardens is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Eastholm, NW11 Eastholm, built in 1919, was complete in 1920.
Edmunds Walk, N2 Edmunds Walk is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Emmott Close, NW11 Emmott Close is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Erskine Hill, NW11 Erskine Hill is flanked by groups of cottages designed by C M Crickmer.
Fairway Close, NW11 Fairway Close lies within the NW11 postal area
Falloden Way, NW11 Falloden Way is the local name for the A1 trunk road.
George Lane, N2 George Lane ran from Hampstead Lane to East End Road.
Gloucester Drive, NW11 Gloucester Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Green Close, NW11 Green Close lies within the NW11 postal area
Greenhalgh Walk, N2 Greenhalgh Walk, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Grey Close, NW11 Grey Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Gurney Drive, N2 Gurney Drive, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Hampstead Way, NW11 Hampstead Way was one of the major roads designed for Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Harford Walk, N2 Harford Walk lies within the N2 postal area
Heath Close, NW11 Heath Close, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Heathgate, NW11 Heathgate is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Heathview Court, NW11 Heathview Court is on Corringway.
Hill Close, NW11 Hill Close forms an intimate cul de sac rising towards Central Square.
Hill Rise, NW11 Hill Rise leads north from Falloden Way.
Hill Top, NW11 Hill Top contains some of the earliest building in the area.
Hogarth Hill, NW11 Hogarth Hill is a steep road connecting Willifield Way and Addison Way.
Holne Chase, N2 Holne Chase, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Holyoake Walk, N2 Holyoake Walk has brick and render houses with modernist influences.
Homesfield, NW11 Homesfield leads to a courtyard containing three detached blocks designed by Parker and Unwin, backing on to Little Wood.
Hurst Close, NW11 Hurst Close is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Hutchings Walk, NW11 Hutchings Walk, designed in the mid 1930s, is an enclave of striking Moderne houses with pitched roofs.
Ingram Avenue, NW11 Ingram Avenue is a later road of Hampstead Garden Surburb.
Kingsley Close, NW11 Kingsley Close is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Kingsley Way, N2 Kingsley Way, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Linden Lea, N2 Linden Lea, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Linnell Close, NW11 Linnell Close, like nearby Linnell Drive, was named for a Victorian artist.
Linnell Drive, NW11 Linnell Drive was named for the painter John Linnell.
Litchfield Square, NW11 Litchfield Square is a large formal composition designed by Parker and Unwin.
Litchfield Way, NW11 Litchfield Way is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Lucas Square, NW11 Lucas Square was named after its architect, Geoffrey Lucas.
Ludlow Way, NW11 Ludlow Way was designed by the architect Crickmer.
Lyttelton Road, N2 Lyttelton Road (and Market Place) formed part of Unwin’s 1911-12 plan for the ‘New (Hampstead Garden) Suburb’
Lytton Close, N2 Lytton Close is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Market Place, N2 Market Place formed part of Unwin’s 1911-12 plan for the ‘New (Hampstead Garden) Suburb’
Maurice Walk, N2 Maurice Walk is a road in the northern section of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Meadway Close, NW11 Meadway Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
Meadway Court, NW11 Meadway Court was designed by G.L. Sutcliffe in 1913.
Meadway Gate, NW11 Meadway Gate is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Meadway, NW11 Meadway is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Middleway, NW11 Middleway is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Midholm Close, NW11 Midholm Close, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Midholm Close, NW11 Midholm Close was designed in 1928 by C.U. Butler.
Midholm, NW11 Midholm lies north of Falloden Way.
Morland Close, NW11 Morland Close is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Neville Drive, N2 Neville Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Neville Drive, N2 Neville Drive is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Norrice Lea, N2 Norrice Lea is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the N2 area
North Circular Road, NW11 The North Circular Road is an arterial road of London.
North Square, NW11 North Square is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Northway, NW11 Northway runs from Central Square to Falloden Way.
Oakwood Road, NW11 Oakwood Road was laid out during the second phase of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Ossulton Way, N2 Ossulton Way rises steeply out of Market Place running northwards to meet East End Road which forms the northern boundary of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Raeburn Close, NW11 Raeburn Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Reynolds Close, NW11 Reynolds Close lies off of Hampstead Way.
Romney Close, NW11 Romney Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Rowan Walk, N2 Rowan Walk is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the N2 area
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.
Southway, NW11 Southway is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Spaniards Close, NW11 Spaniards Close is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Spaniards End, NW3 Spaniards End lies behind the eponymous inn.
Spencer Drive, N2 Spencer Drive is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Sutcliffe Close, NW11 Sutcliffe Close, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 Temple Fortune Hill is within the oldest part of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
The Bishops Avenue, N2 The Bishops Avenue is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
The Causeway, N2 The Causeway is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
The Orchard, NW11 57 flats were built in The Orchard in 1909, one of the earliest developments of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Thornton Way, NW11 Thornton Way, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Totnes Walk, N2 Totnes Walk, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Turner Close, NW11 Turner Close, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Turner Drive, NW11 Turner Drive is one of a number of Hampstead Garden Suburb roads named after artists.
Turners Wood, NW11 Turner’s Wood, built in 1916, was the final road of the original Hampstead Garden Suburb before the First World War brought work to an end.
Vivian Way, N2 Vivian Way lies within the N2 postal area
Wellgarth Road, NW11 Wellgarth Road connects North End Road with the Hampstead Heath Extension.
Westholm, NW11 Westholm was developed just after the First World War to provide housing for rent at ’modest’ rates.
White Lodge Close, N2 White Lodge Close is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Widecombe Way, N2 Widecombe Way is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Wild Hatch, NW11 Wild Hatch, now a small road, is part of an ancient route.
Wildwood Rise, NW11 Wildwood Rise is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Wildwood Road, NW11 Wildwood Road skirts around the Hampstead Heath Extension in an arc.
Willifield Way, NW11 Willifield Way runs south from ‘Crickmer Circus’ to meet Hampstead Way before the junction with Meadway.
Winnington Close, N2 Winnington Close, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Winnington Road, N2 Winnington Road was added to Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1930.
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.

THE PUBS OF HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB
Hampstead Golf Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Papillion Lounge Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Lion The White Lion dates from 1700 or even earlier.


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Bute Mews
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In the neighbourhood...

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Constructing Golders Green station (c. 1904)
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View towards Central Square
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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
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