Rotherwick Road, NW11

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing between 1912 and now

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Rotherwick Road, like Corringham Road, links Golders Green with Hampstead Garden Suburb.

It was appreciated that the new Northern Line would be an important transport hub for the Suburb. A station had been planned for a site at the top of Hampstead Way close to the old weather boarded farmhouse of Wyldes. This prospect caused angst to resident Henrietta Barnett, fearing bland suburbanisation - so much so that the idea for Hampstead Garden Suburb was born. When Golders Green became the only station, designer of the Suburb, Raymond Unwin made it a high priority to build up the approach from it.

Rotherwick Road is entered from Finchley Road by the first of Unwin’s ’gates’: four large houses, three on one side and one on the other in an intricate dog-legged plan, so that the Finchley Road street frontage is dramatically set back.

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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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