Ajax Road, NW6

Road in/near Fortune Green, existing between 1886 and now

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Ajax Road, NW6

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Road · Fortune Green · NW6 ·
December
21
2018

Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.

The road is named after one of the four heroes of the Trojan War : Ajax the Great.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Avenue Farm Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Cottages, NW6 Cottages in London NW6.
West End Hall West End Hall (once called New West End Hall) was one of the mansions of West End (West Hampstead).
Woodbine Cottage Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.

NEARBY STREETS
Achilles Road, NW6 Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Agamemnon Road, NW6 Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road.
Aldred Road, NW6 Aldred Road was named after Aldred, Archbishop of York.
Ardwick Road, NW2 Ardwick Road was named Major Ardwick Burgess who developed the road.
Asmara Road, NW2 Asmara Road is a named after the capital city of Eritrea.
Avenue Mansions, NW3 Avenue Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Berridge Mews, NW6 Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6
Broomsleigh Street, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Burrard Road, NW6 Burrard Road runs north from Fortune Green Road.
Cannon Hill, NW6 Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Carlton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cholmley Gardens, NW6 Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6
Croft Way, NW3 Croft Way is a street in Hampstead.
Croftway, NW3 Croftway is a street in Hampstead.
Dornfell Street, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Ferncroft Avenue, NW3 Ferncroft Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Fortune Green Road, NW3 Fortune Green Road is a street in Hampstead.
Fortune Green Road, NW6 Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6
Glastonbury Street, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Glenbrook Road, NW6 Glenbrook Road lies to the west of West Hampstead.
Gondar Gardens, NW6 Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6
Harvard Court, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Heath Drive, NW3 Heath Drive, one of the roads connecting Hampstead with the Finchley Road was originally West Hampstead Avenue.
Hillfield Road, NW6 Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate.
Holmdale Road, NW6 Holmdale Road runs from Mill Lane to Dennington Park Road in West Hampstead.
Honeybourne Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Ingham Road, NW3 Ingham Road is a street in Hampstead.
Ingham Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Inglewood House, NW6 Inglewood House is on the corner of West End Lane and Inglewood Road.
Inglewood Road, NW6 Inglewood Road, NW6 was one of the last roads to be built in West End, West Hampstead.
Kidderpore Avenue, NW3 Kidderpore Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Kidderpore Gardens, NW3 Kidderpore Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Marlborough Mansions, NW6 Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Menelik Road, NW2 Menelik Road runs from Westbere Road to Minster Road.
Mill Lane, NW6 Mill Lane forms the boundary between Fortune Green and West Hampstead.
Minster Road, NW2 Minster Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Narcissus Road, NW6 Narcissus Road lies in London NW6
Norman Terrace, NW6 Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Orestes Mews, NW6 Orestes Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Parsifal Road, NW6 Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
Ranulf Road, NW2 Ranulf Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Rose Joan Mews, NW6 Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Salmon Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Sarre Road, NW2 Sarre Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Somali Road, NW2 Somali Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Studholme Court, NW3 Studholme Court is a street in Hampstead.
The Mansions, NW6 The Mansions is a residential block on the north side of Mill Lane.
Ulysses Road, NW6 Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.
Wayne Kirkum Way, NW6 Wayne Kirkum Way is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Weech Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Welbeck Mansions, NW6 Welbeck Mansions, flats notable for their ironwork balconies, were built north of Inglewood Road in 1897.
West Cottages, NW6 West Cottages is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Westbere Road, NW2 Westbere Road is a street in Cricklewood.


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.

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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Cedars
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Estate map of West Emd
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West End Green
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Early agriculture
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Agriculture
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Laura Bell Thistlethwayte
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Hansom cab
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