West Heath Gardens, NW2

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West Heath Gardens is a road in the NW2 postcode area



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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Golders Green

Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.

Golders Green station was opened by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR, now part of the Northern Line) on 22 June 1907. It was one of the railway's two northern terminals (the other being at Archway) and was also the site of the railway's depot.

Before World War I plans were made to extend the CCE&HR north from Golders Green to Hendon and Edgware to open up new areas of the Middlesex countryside to development and to create a source of new passengers. The war postponed the construction of the extension and work did not begin until 12 June 1922. The first section of the extension, as far as Hendon Central opened on 19 November 1923.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alice House:   What is now the Alice House has been through a number of incarnations since it was built in the early 1900s.
Basing Hill Park:   
Beckford Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Bracknell Way, NW3:   Bracknell Way is a small alleyway, usable only by pedestrians
Brent Park:   
Cedars:   A local West Hampstead builder, Thomas Potter, constructed Cedars in 1878.
Child's Hill:   Childs Hill, now a select area, was formerly reknowned for bricks and laundering.
Childs Hill Park:   
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.
Earlsfields:   Between Thorplands on the east and Shoot Up Hill on the west lay several fields called Earlsfields.
Emmanuel Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Eton College Estate:   The Eton College estate - the fields beneath Temple Fortune.
Etz Chaim Yeshiva:   Etz Chaim Yeshiva was an Ashkenazi Orthodox yeshiva in Golders Green.
Flitcroft Estate:   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.
Golders Green:   Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.
Golders Green crossroads:   The name Golders Green apparently derives from that of a local family, the Goodyers, and was first recorded in 1612. The hamlet of Golders Green originated as a group of cottages on waste ground on each side of the main road. In 1754, manorial waste at Golders Green stretched for some distance on either side of the main road from Hampstead.
Golders Green crossroads:   Golders Green crossroads was formed when the new Finchley Road crossed North End Road in the 1830s.
Golders Green Hippodrome:   The Golders Green Hippodrome, was opened in 1913. Built next to Golders Green station, it was built as a 3000 seat music hall by Bertie Crewe.
Golders Hill Park:   
Golders Hill School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Golders Lodge:   The villas in their wooded grounds, which gave Golders Green its special character, disappeared rapidly with the growth of suburban housing after the extension of the Underground; they included Alba Lodge, Gloucester Lodge, the Oaks, and Grove House.
Grove Farm:   Grove Farm changed usage between a farm and a house before being overwhelmed by suburbia.
Hackney College:   The Village Itinerancy Society, a Congregationalist college, was transformed into Hackney Theological Seminary.
Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church:   The Free Church is a listed building located in Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Hendon Park Row:   Hendon Park Row in 1860s was a row of thirty small cottages built for the labourers of a local brick works.
Hillfield:   By 1644 Hillfield was already mentioned in parish records.
Hodford Farm:   The Hodford and Cowhouse estate consisted of a compact block of lands stretching from the Hampstead border to a point north of Golders Green station and from Cricklewood to Golders Hill.
Hoop Lane Cemetery:   In 1895 a Jewish Cemetery was established on Hoop Lane, with the first burial in 1897.
Ionic Cinema:   The Ionic Cinema was built in the early days of Golders Green's suburban development.
Kisharon School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Lauriston Lodge:   Lauriston Lodge, now the site of Dene Mansions, was a large house in West Hampstead.
London General Omnibus Depot:   The London General Omnibus Company commenced services to Regent Street from the Crown, Cricklewood in 1883, in 1899 opening a bus garage.
Menorah Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Poplar House:   Poplar House was occupied by one of the first developers of West Hampstead, Thomas Potter.
Potter's Iron Foundry:   In the nineteenth century, many West Hampstead people had jobs in Potter’s Iron Foundry.
Princes Park:   
Rimon Jewish Primary School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Ripley House:   Jeremy Jepson Ripley built a house and coach house after 1814, with a large garden north of Lauriston Lodge.
Saint Alban's church:   The church of St Alban, Golders Green, was built as a chapel-of-ease to All Saints’, Childs Hill, in 1910. It became the centre of a new parish taken from that of All Saints in 1922.
St Anthony’s School for Girls:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
St Luke’s Church of England Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Margaret’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
Talmud Torah Tiferes Shlomoh:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 15. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Temple Park:   Temple Park is one of the smaller suburbs of north London.
The Black Lion:   The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house.
The King Alfred School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Oaks:   The Oaks was a large house situated on North End Road (later Golders Green Road)
The Wet Fish Cafe:   The Wet Fish Café is an Art Deco classic at 242 West End Lane.
Thorplands:   Thorplands was an estate south of Mill Lane.
Treherne House:   Treherne House was built in the mid eighteenth century,
Wentworth Tutorial College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Wessex Gardens Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
West Cottages, NW6:   Cottages in London NW6.
West End Green:   West End Green is situated on a corner of West End Lane, formerly the location of West End Fair.
West End Hall:   West End Hall (once called New West End Hall) was one of the mansions of West End (West Hampstead).
West End Sidings Estate:   The West End Sidings Estate takes its name from the former West End railway sidings running along the Midland Railway.
West Hampstead Police Station:   The Metropolitam Police established itself in West Hampstead during the 1880s.
West Hampstead Synagogue:   The West Hampstead Synagogue was consecrated in September 1892.
Woodbine Cottage:   Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.
Woodstock House:   Woodstock House was a large stuccoed house, dating from the early 19th century in Golders Green.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Golders Green, looking south (1905):   This photo from the London Transport Collection shows Golders Green crossroads looking south in 1905. While this predates the arrival of the Hampstead Tube (Northern Line) by a couple of years’ land speculation is already taking place.
Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905):   This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s):   Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.
Suburbia awaits (1908):   This is a view of The Homestead from the end of the unfinished Sinclair Grove, NW11


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Accommodation Road, NW11 · Achilles Road, NW6 · Agamemnon Road, NW6 · Ajax Road, NW6 · Alba Gardens, NW11 · Alberon Gardens, NW11 · Aldred Road, NW6 · Alyth Gardens, NW11 · Ambrose Avenue, NW11 · Ardwick Road, NW2 · Armitage Road, NW11 · Ashbourne Avenue, NW11 · Ashbourne Parade, NW11 · Ashbourne Way, NW11 · Avenue Mansions, NW3 · Basing Hill, NW11 · Beaufort Park, NW11 · Beaumont Gardens, NW3 · Beechcroft Avenue, NW11 · Beechworth Close, NW3 · Belmont Parade, NW11 · Bentley Drive, NW2 · Berridge Mews, NW6 · Besant Road, NW2 · Beverley Gardens, NW11 · Bracknell Gardens, NW3 · Bracknell Way, NW3 · Brent Street, NW11 · Brentfield Gardens, NW11 · Brentfield Gardens, NW2 · Briardale Gardens, NW3 · Bridge Lane, NW11 · Bridge Way, NW11 · Britten Close, NW11 · Broadwalk Lane, NW11 · Brookside Road, NW11 · Broomsleigh Street, NW6 · Buckingham Mansions, NW6 · Burgess Hill, NW2 · Burrard Road, NW3 · Burrard Road, NW6 · Candle Court Nursing Home, NW2 · Cannon Hill, NW3 · Cannon Hill, NW6 · Carlton Close, NW3 · Carlton Mews, NW6 · Cenacle Close, NW3 · Chandos Way, NW11 · Chatham Close, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW2 · Childs Hill Walk, NW2 · Cholmley Gardens, NW6 · Church Walk, NW2 · Clarendon Court, NW11 · Clifton Gardens, NW11 · Cloister Road, NW2 · Colroy Court, NW11 · Corringham Court, NW11 · Corringham Road, NW11 · Corringway, NW11 · Courtleigh Gardens, NW11 · Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 · Crediton Hill, NW6 · Crewys Road, NW2 · Croft Way, NW3 · Croftway, NW3 · Decoy Avenue, NW11 · Dennington Park Road, NW6 · Devonshire Place, NW2 · Diamond Bridge, E15 · Dingwall Gardens, NW11 · Dornfell Street, NW6 · Dunstan Road, NW11 · Dunstan Road, NW2 · Eastside Road, NW11 · Eastville Avenue, NW11 · Eden Close, NW3 · Elm Terrace, NW2 · Elm Terrace, NW3 · Elm Walk, NW3 · Elmcroft Avenue, NW11 · Elmcroft Crescent, NW11 · Elmcroft Cresent, NW11 · Etrona Buildings, NW2 · Farm Avenue, NW2 · Farm Walk, NW11 · Fawley Road, NW6 · Ferncroft Avenue, NW3 · Finchley Road, NW11 · Finchley Road, NW2 · Flower Mews, NW11 · Forres Gardens, NW11 · Fortune Green Road, NW3 · Fortune Green Road, NW6 · Gainsborough Gardens, NW11 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Garrick Avenue, NW11 · Garth Road, NW2 · Glastonbury Street, NW6 · Glenbrook Road, NW6 · Gloucester Gardens, NW11 · Golders Gardens, NW11 · Golders Green Crescent, NW11 · Golders Green Cresent, NW11 · Golders Green Road, NW11 · Golders Green, NW11 · Golders Manor Drive, NW11 · Golders Park Close, NW11 · Golders Way, NW11 · Gondar Gardens, NW6 · Granville Road, NW2 · Greenfield Gardens, NW2 · Gresham Gardens, NW11 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW11 · Hallswelle Parade, NW11 · Hallswelle Road, NW11 · Hamilton Road, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW2 · Hampstead Gardens, NW11 · Hampstead Way, NW11 · Hampstead Way, NW3 · Hanstead Garden, NW11 · Harman Close, NW2 · Harman Drive, NW2 · Harmony Close, NW11 · Harvard Court, NW6 · Hayes Crescent, NW11 · Heath Close, NW11 · Heath Drive, NW3 · Heather Gardens, NW11 · Heathgate, NW11 · Heathview Court, SW19 · Heathway Court, NW3 · Helenslea Avenue, NW11 · Hendon Park Row, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW2 · Hermitage Lane, NW2 · Highcroft Gardens, NW11 · Highfield Avenue, NW11 · Highfield Avenue, NW2 · Highfield Gardens, NW11 · Highfield Road, NW11 · Hillcrest Avenue, NW11 · Hillfield Road, NW6 · Hocroft Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Walk, NW2 · Hodford Road, NW11 · Hollycroft Avenue, NW3 · Holmdale Road, NW6 · Honeybourne Road, NW6 · Hoop Lane, NW11 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Howard Close, NW2 · Hurst Close, NW11 · Hurstwood Road, NW11 · Ingham Road, NW3 · Ingham Road, NW6 · Inglewood House, NW6 · Inglewood Road, NW6 · James Close, NW11 · Kidderpore Avenue, NW3 · Kidderpore Gardens, NW3 · Kingdon Road, NW6 · Leeside Crescent, NW11 · Leeside Cresent, NW11 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Limes Avenue, NW11 · Linnell Close, NW11 · Linnell Drive, NW11 · Llanelly Road, NW2 · Llanvanor Road, NW11 · Llanvanor Road, NW2 · Lucas Square, NW11 · Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 · Lyndale Avenue, NW2 · Lyndale, NW2 · Madoc Close, NW2 · Marlborough Mansions, NW6 · Marnham Avenue, NW2 · Meadway Close, NW11 · Meadway Gate, NW11 · Middleton Road, NW11 · Mill Lane, NW6 · Monks Way, NW11 · Monkville Avenue, NW11 · Monkville Parade, NW11 · Montpelier Rise, NW11 · Morland Close, NW11 · Mountview Close, NW11 · Nant Road, NW2 · Narcissus Road, NW6 · Norman Terrace, NW6 · North Circular Road, NW11 · North Circular Road, NW4 · North End Road, NW11 · North Square, NW11 · Oakfields Road, NW11 · Oakhill Avenue, NW3 · Orestes Mews, NW6 · Pandora Road, NW6 · Park Avenue, NW11 · Park Drive, NW11 · Park Way, NW11 · Parsifal Road, NW3 · Parsifal Road, NW6 · Pattison Road, NW2 · Pentland Close, NW11 · Platt’s Lane, NW2 · Platt’s Lane, NW3 · Platts Lane, NW3 · Portsdown Avenue, NW11 · Portsdown Mews, NW11 · Powis Gardens, NW11 · Princes Parade, NW11 · Princes Park Avenue, NW11 · Prospect Place, NW2 · Prospect Road, NW2 · Ranulf Road, NW2 · Ravenscroft Avenue, NW11 · Ravenshaw Street, NW6 · Reynolds Close, NW11 · Ridge Hill, NW11 · Ridge Road, NW2 · Rodborough Road, NW11 · Romney Close, NW11 · Rose Joan Mews, NW6 · Rosecroft Avenue, NW3 · Rotherwick Road, NW11 · Ruskin Close, NW11 · Russell Gardens, NW11 · Russell Parade, NW11 · Saint Albans Close, NW11 · Saint Albans Lane, NW11 · Saint Andrew’s Road, NW11 · Saint Mary’s Road, NW11 · Salmon Mews, NW6 · Sandringham Road, NW11 · Sandwell Crescent, NW6 · Shannon Close, NW2 · Sheridan Walk, NW11 · Sinclair Green, NW11 · Sinclair Grove, NW11 · Sneath Avenue, NW11 · Solent Road, NW6 · South Square, NW11 · St Albans Lane, NW11 · St Albans Vestry, NW11 · St Andrews Road, NW11 · St Edward’s Close, NW11 · St George’s Close, NW11 · St Georges Road, NW11 · St John’s Road, NW11 · St Judes Churches, NW11 · St Marys Road, NW11 · Station Forecourt, NW11 · Studholme Court, NW3 · Sunnyside, NW2 · Telegraph Hill, NW3 · Templars Avenue, NW11 · Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 · Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 · Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 · Temple Gardens, NW11 · The Drive, NW11 · The Grove, NW11 · The Mansions, NW6 · The Orchard, NW11 · The Park, NW11 · The Ridgeway, NW11 · The Riding, NW11 · The Vale, NW11 · The Vale, NW2 · Turner Close, NW11 · Ulysses Place, E20 · Ulysses Road, NW6 · Vale Rise, NW11 · Vernon Court, NW2 · Wayside, NW11 · Wayside, NW2 · Weech Road, NW6 · Welbeck Mansions, NW6 · Wellgarth Road, NW11 · Wentworth Road, NW11 · Wessex Gardens, NW11 · West Cottages, NW6 · West Heath Avenue, NW11 · West Heath Avenue, NW3 · West Heath Close, NW3 · West Heath Court, NW11 · West Heath Drive, NW11 · West Heath Gardens, NW2 · West Heath Gardens, NW3 · West Heath Road, NW3 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Westcroft Way, NW2 · Westover Hill, NW3 · White Lodge, NW11 · Wild Hatch, NW11 · Woodlands Close, NW11 · Woodlands, NW11 · Woodstock Avenue, NW11 · Woodstock Road, NW11 · Woodvale Way, NW11 · Woodville Road, NW11 · Worley Court, NW2 · Wycombe Gardens, NW11 ·
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John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

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