Inglewood Road, NW6 was one of the last roads to be built in West End, West Hampstead.
On the west side of West End Lane
, the land between the three railway lines was still largely untouched but beyond them building spread during the 1880s.
Thomas Potter, owner of Thorplands
, 13 acres south of Mill Lane
, stretching westward from the junction with West End Lane
, where he lived in Poplar House
, built about 15 houses fronting Mill Lane
between 1873 and 1877 and the Elms and the Cedars
next to the green by 1878.
New roads were constructed in the late 1870s and 346 houses were built between 1882 and 1894 in Sumatra, Solent, Holmdale, Glenbrook, Pandora, and Narcissus roads, mostly by J. I. Chapman of Solent Road
, G. W. Cossens of Mill Lane
, Jabez Reynolds of Holmdale Road
, and James Gibb of Dennington Park Road
Another 28 houses and a Methodist church were built on the estate fronting Mill Lane
in 1886-7 and seven blocks of flats in West End Lane
on what was called the Cedars
estate in 1894.
Some 49 houses were built, mostly by Reynolds, in the last road on the estate, Inglewood Road on the site of Poplar House
, in 1893-4. Welbeck Mansions
, flats notable for their ironwork balconies, were built north of Inglewood Road, on the site of Potter’s foundry, in 1897.
The London General Omnibus Co. built stables and a depot c. 1901 on ground previously used for tennis at the north-eastern corner of the estate, which later became a post office garage. A fire brigade station, by ’O. Fleming and/or C. C. Winmill ... in Voysey manner’, was built c. 1901 at the northern end of West End Lane
. Holmdale Mansions were built in Holmdale Road
in 1904 and Cavendish Mansions at the east end of Mill Lane
about the same time, when the Cedars
, which had become a school, was demolished.