Rotherwick Road, NW11

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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